DPP Cup VII - Semifinals


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:jirachi: DPP Cup VII Semifinals :latias:
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Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here.
  • Standard DPP OU (Reminder: Baton Pass, Sand Veil, and Arena Trap are banned!)
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Do not make baseless activity posts -- get in contact with your opponent and report missed times / scheduling issues only.

About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: Tournament matches must be played on the Smogtours server. The Main PS! server is also acceptable if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the TD team and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing in Smogtours, where we also have the power to recreate games that end due to DC's.


On scouting opponents: Going through your opponent’s replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

On the Timer: The timer must stay on throughout the whole battle.

On Timeout losses: A player that loses by having all his time run out loses the game. This is only not the case if the player that received the timeout loss can be verified to have suffered a True Disconnection. Rematches are only allowed if there was a True Disconnection.

On True Disconnection: The TD team has a secret threshold of seconds that your timer must be at or above, from the moment you disconnect, for a timeout loss to be considered a True disconnection. If your game is determined to be a true disconnection if you played on Smogtours and contacted a TD before the room expired your game will be recreated up to the point the disconnect happened. It is the responsibility of the player that disconnected to get a TD into the room before it expires.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
Round 8

Xevara  vs  McMeghan
Christos  vs  Star

Deadline: Sunday October 10th 11:59 PM GMT-4. Extension deadline is Wednesday October 6th 11:59 PM GMT-4. Message me with any questions on Discord at emma#0404.


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I was completely outclassed today, ggs wp. I think my matchup was nearly unwinnable in G1 (certainly after Swampert took Grass Knot and didn't KO Roserade) which, while unfortunate, is my fault. In G2, I misplayed / overpredicted in several crucial turns and lost a winnable mu as a consequence. I am very satisfied with my run overall, but my performance today left a lot to be desired and that makes me even more determined to improve whenever I return from my imminent hiatus (mandatory military service will take me away for several months).
I would like to take a moment to thank BluBirD252 , johnnyg2 and Kristyl for their beyond incredible support; it means a lot to me. Also, shout-outs to the rest of the Yetis crew and of course to my Greek teammates & friends. Love you all, I'm out !

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