Grand Slam VII - Introduction

#55
Hi, I´m very new to this and have a question about two terms:
single elimination: as soon as I lose a best-of-three, I´m out, is that correct?
best-of-three: first player to win two games wins best-of-three, correct? Do I have to use the same team or can I use 3 (2) different teams in one best-of-three?

Thanks :)
Yes and yes and you can use up to 3 different teams if you want.
 
#56
As a precision, if you lose a bo3 (best-of-3), you're out of the Open you played, you aren't out of the tournament. So if you lose in UU, you can still play NU or whatever Open you joined.
 
#58
This is my first smogon grand slam, being the big ubers fan that i am, i will decide to join this year and win all the points
OMG this will be my first official tournament for pokemon, hope I do well
oh yes, my first Grand Slam
I feel bad from these fellas because they said that it's gonna be their first grand slam, but they never participated in the tour, although 2 people did join a tour, they just got an activity loss :blobpensive:
 

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#60
I feel bad from these fellas because they said that it's gonna be their first grand slam, but they never participated in the tour, although 2 people did join a tour, they just got an activity loss :blobpensive:
I think that the hosts (including myself here) could have taken more steps to try to educate those new users on how to actually schedule and then play their matches - most of the coinflips and 5 of the act losses (afaik, can't reember the exact number) in Ubers Open happened because they just did not know how to proceed after joining the tournament - maybe linking the official tour guidelines or maybe writing a short thing with tips could have helped but meh. It's certainly a thing to look out for future editions of OST, Classic and Slam though.
 
#61
I think that the hosts (including myself here) could have taken more steps to try to educate those new users on how to actually schedule and then play their matches - most of the coinflips and 5 of the act losses (afaik, can't reember the exact number) in Ubers Open happened because they just did not know how to proceed after joining the tournament - maybe linking the official tour guidelines or maybe writing a short thing with tips could have helped but meh. It's certainly a thing to look out for future editions of OST, Classic and Slam though.
I think that's what the TD's could focus on tbh.
 
#62
I think that the hosts (including myself here) could have taken more steps to try to educate those new users on how to actually schedule and then play their matches - most of the coinflips and 5 of the act losses (afaik, can't reember the exact number) in Ubers Open happened because they just did not know how to proceed after joining the tournament - maybe linking the official tour guidelines or maybe writing a short thing with tips could have helped but meh. It's certainly a thing to look out for future editions of OST, Classic and Slam though.

nah. just let me substitute for all their places, so i can have a better chance of winning.
 
#63
I think that the hosts (including myself here) could have taken more steps to try to educate those new users on how to actually schedule and then play their matches - most of the coinflips and 5 of the act losses (afaik, can't reember the exact number) in Ubers Open happened because they just did not know how to proceed after joining the tournament - maybe linking the official tour guidelines or maybe writing a short thing with tips could have helped but meh. It's certainly a thing to look out for future editions of OST, Classic and Slam though.
Perry, I can tell you what I usually do when I host a tour. I know, first round of a Grand Slam tour is full of players and match. So it's an hard work to do. However I let it go few days, then for all games not played, I write a message to both players concerned, indicating who is and how they can contact their opponent.
 

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#64
I think that the hosts (including myself here) could have taken more steps to try to educate those new users on how to actually schedule and then play their matches - most of the coinflips and 5 of the act losses (afaik, can't reember the exact number) in Ubers Open happened because they just did not know how to proceed after joining the tournament - maybe linking the official tour guidelines or maybe writing a short thing with tips could have helped but meh. It's certainly a thing to look out for future editions of OST, Classic and Slam though.
I made this video which was used in OST this year for the majority of it, dunno how useful it would be but the other TDs included it in the OP:

 

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