Draft League Low Tier Swiss Tour - Round 1 [REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY!!]

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Welcome to the Draft forum's first Low Tier tournament! This thread will contain the bracket assignments for this round of the tournament. Please be aware that the bracket section of the tournament is single elimination, best of one.

Below are the rules for the tournament. Please be mindful of the Activity Wins Rules section, as extensions will only be granted in very unique circumstances. If you believe your match deserves or needs an extension, please post in this thread to contact the hosts. A bracket scheduling channel will not be provided in Discord. Smogon VMs are the expected way to schedule, as it allows the hosts to confirm scheduling should an activity win be requested.

  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool's tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you may not pick it.
  • For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
  • Once the draft is over, you must declare one Tera Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that may terastallize.
  • The following complex bans are in place:
    - No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
    - No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Leppa Berry.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Quick Claw.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drizzle.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drought.
  • The following Pokémon may not be Tera-Captains:
    :cloyster: - Cloyster :cloyster:
    :cresselia: - Cresselia :cresselia:
    :drednaw: - Drednaw :drednaw:
    :polteageist: - Polteageist :polteageist:
    :noivern: - Noivern :noivern:
    :regidrago: - Regidrago :regidrago:
    :regieleki: - Regieleki :regieleki:
    :sandy-shocks: - Sandy Shocks :sandy-shocks:
    :tornadus: - Tornadus-Incarnate :tornadus:
    :toxtricity: - Toxtricity :toxtricity:

  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Paldea Dex Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us.
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Each set is a best-of-one set.
  • The following clauses apply:
    - Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    - Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
    - Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat
    - OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
    - Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
    - Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
    - Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset.
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the rule.]

The drafts and matchups for the bracket are in this link.
A few prep teambuilding sheets can be found in this link.

The matchups with Smogon usernames are in the spoiler below:
KhaBanh VS Uta The Clown
Arvid VS Mr. Onetake
memedose46 VS PrinceOfAllTacos
termnal VS Twitchs
SeithKheldon VS Kinetic1000
SponsoredPost VS charzard14
Soccerpies VS faygoes
Astico VS Kaneki-san
Razorgliscor VS HarmonyHatterene37
Lady Salamence VS thekid189
illegal in galar VS UizGT
Meowscarada! VS Pollitoshark
bs32 VS Dackt
SoggyDoggySage VS thunderbug
Sabran IX VS ultraplayer
E Man VS vinithewini
CeeLo Green VS CocaKoala
OdinRM VS Temple475
Eve VS Maric28
100percentpureheat VS AstilCodex
Hi its me kesha VS Maansibmac
DamnDaTa VS Ciege
ComputerWhiz VS Gilmoney02
Galactic Greninja VS WombatBaby
GoldenCyber VS Gelbel3c
Exostomp VS Don Bork
StormWitch VS JT__13
Venoo VS Axelraid2828
Swagata Mitra VS wughead
Chairman Rose VS enoelr
Fabio_59 VS Daddy Dark Aura
empoleon9000 VS Jamezy_166
TwentyTwan VS Glacier48
Meta VS gorex
Rukt VS Sir.dee
catast VS giove97
prismatic_lazar VS CG12
Psycho782 VS YukiNekoSE
Iranupagoat VS JubioHDX
GypsyKing VS It's classified
55Miniben VS Xand
6Roggenrolas VS TDK
Blui VS Thomas18
Axel The Flygon VS Derfbez
vmnunes VS bronzo
zxgzxg VS Funny_Pickle42
Mushtoast VS MightyThunderball
hourglassflipper VS s1lveryo
SlickPanther VS hjj no
HarrisIsAwesome VS Zygarde12
BigBlueRock VS Humdawg
r1icard VS Elgino
Rissoux VS Your_Shinigami
AbhiSinha08 VS Masskeau
Garden Sage VS TeeZwo
Bullet From The XO VS EndlessGadgets
FakeFan0 VS Hallowed_Hazel
geniusturtle VS Tapu trevy
Davo2544 VS EviGaro
chi yu later VS Vholtninja
TengokuLight VS thekweenofbasic
scionicle VS BigTimeBrownie
kaminjaw VS JhawkKing
mcgrits VS GamerOfTheYear2020
Ehmcee VS ShyGuySerpent
MZ VS ChilisGrillNBar
Chosenonew VS Delta4
Professor Shuckle VS Paxerion
robjr VS hedja
Pave Low VS Lightniong
Reuben_Thomas05 VS Cliffb7
Pranay VS Shultze1134
LightUpFox VS Giothebeast67
Marshy. VS zomb™
Ilyes25 VS PikachuZappyZap
aces3232 VS Radical1233
Xion5128 VS Babyhuey
LollWith2Ls VS ITZWhateva
zappire VS JCMShadow
Luxanse VS RoiDadadou
Arkaes VS SkillzBP
bottomsley VS attcris
Hamish150 VS MonkeBoi215
Rwbyred VS Lucas2543
alienx3 VS Palkia62
VigilanteVigoroth VS Kewta
crumpet VS not mishmesh
Almighty Rye VS Aberforth
EzBakeOven VS Lennart
Live1sh VS Kingstonia
Shaad Skyel VS lrodher
bicmouth VS Feyy
P2gyorg VS softlock
Cureja VS IcyHallsz
Shade1x VS Nox was taken
dot the dot VS IRazvannN
ThinkingSceptile VS TheHelixFossil1
HisuAvalugg VS Manofwoof1
AdamAsh123456 VS paycech
Zaqwe51 VS SouthernCavern
GBlaze VS Bowas
sablolol VS GGTC
BaitWiz VS austinerzs
TheMiniGamer88 VS JD Twigs
a12qsd too VS 3.14dgeot-Mega
legonene VS JimmyG
choptch VS Rasche
Fenrir Rune VS Rotom Supporter
Kerthwack VS Noah Aloha
Silver64 (Real) VS Mister McLovin
FSF Iceik VS nel4576
Soulblaze VS Diamond1996
yokoisop VS P4bl00
Joelesheesh VS 7ayakum
pannu VS kesta
JRoberts VS Arcaninebr 2.0
Valerie VS Rysachi
Pickedman VS ogalbina
Pachequitos VS Meowerdoom
pigsuit VS pkcc
Chronalga VS Peregrine_ST
Stefaan VS Deranged_Lime
PotatoZ VS AmishDrip
antheartt VS Concept Everything
q2w3e4r5 VS Frablz
demedichi VS l3ssth4n3
jscurf2 VS Xiphactin
M4ikoOffThePerc VS TTK
sundays VS rogueRotom

Scheduling Advice:
  • Prioritize scheduling with your opponent. The chance of you advancing in the tournament by attempting to avoid your opponent is nonexistent compared to playing your matches.
  • Do your best to make time for your matches, Activity Win requests may be rejected if the hosts believe that a valid attempt to play did not occur, such as if you only offer limited times to play, or if scheduling did not take place on Smogon VMs and provided logs appear incomplete or forged.

The tier does not innately catch a handful of bans, which must be adhered to in play. Here's the challenge command that includes all the teambuilder bans to make it easier for validation. Just paste it in the PMs of your opponent on Smogtours:
/challenge gen9terapreviewpaldeadexdraft@@@ -Last Respects, -Shed Tail, -Drizzle, -Drought, -Leppa Berry, -Baton Pass, -Quick Claw

All games must be complete by 11:59PM GMT-0 on Sunday, August 20th, 2023. Incomplete games will be resolved by the hosts (TTK, Lumii, and ultraplayer) following the Activity Win Rules above.

Please post the name of your opponent with it as well as the end score.

For example: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen9paldeadexdraft-1806537886-4kh0psde9rs0m9jk0ir7ekv753plw5zpw ultraplayer vs RoiDaddou (victory to ultraplayer 6-0)

This thread and all other Low Tier Draft threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error. We are human, after all.[/USER]
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I (pool 16) won vs Pacheco (pool 14), first round of pools, but we both lost the replay. Opponent can confirm.
Brief description of battle, a few rounds of getting up rocks and spinning them away from both sides, then salazzle toxics dragalge, dies, scovillain stalls it out a little with some subs, goes for stomping tantrum, misses kill, dies, dragalge dies to toxic, eventually get in rillaboom, trailblaze into heracross switch, tera flying acrobatics spam.
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