GSC Cup IV - Finals [Won by Jimmy Turtwig]

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GSC Cup Finals
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Use Snorlax. It's good.

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here.
  • Standard GSC OU
  • 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 opponents 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, only being turned off in the case of a player disconnecting, and in that case will only be turned off for 5 minutes (keep in mind that this is a interim solution while we wait on PS! developers). The timer may not be turned off in any other circumstance.

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 in such cases are not allowed.

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
  • Species Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Sleep + Trapping Clause
  • Freeze Clause
  • Timed Battle
Blackoblivion vs Lavos
Blackoblivion vs Jimmy Turtwig
Lavos vs Jimmy Turtwig

Since these are finals, post scheduled times in the thread and replays afterwards! Deadline for the finals will be June 10th at 11:59pm GMT-4.

I had a lot of fun both hosting and playing this tournament, let's have some good GSC games lads.
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Won vs Lavos and BlackOblivion in 2, ggs guys (Lavos Games: g1, g2) (BlackOblivion games: g1, g2)

Really happy to finally win this after being close last year too, shame our games were so messy rng wise. Also congrats to Lavos for making finals for the second year in a row, you're still a beast in gsc even if you didn't win this one. And great job to BO for getting to finals when you're so new to the tier still, hope to see you play GSC some more in the future.
Shoutouts to my friends for telling me to stay calm when I was once again not sure what team to use, you guys rock.
Lastly thanks to all the participants, hosting this tournament was enjoyable and I hope to do it again someday.


Banned deucer.
is a defending SPL Championis a Past WCoP Championis the defending ADV Circuit Champion
congrats jimmy, apparently you didn't drop a single game this tour, that's pretty damn impressive. #1 seed going into playoffs and already a cup under your belt. hope i get another crack at you there.

was hoping to be the first person to win a cup back-to-back. wasn't in the cards this time, but i had a fucking hard road with opponents like roro and tama. can't say i'm happy, could have played better, could have gotten a few breaks here and there, but the real goal is the white trophy. time to chase that dream, let's all improve for next year.
making finals of this cup was one of the most fun experiences ive had lately, as a competetive player ive only played ORAS and SM ou quite alot and i must say i was getting bored of it so i decided to try something else for a change, GSC ou is something i wanted to play for a while after watching it during spl because it seemed like a really simple and straightforward metagame with cool teams and playstyles definitly something i will play more in the future

thanks to lavos for helping me with teams and congratz to jimmy for winning it all, goodluck both in playoffs!


It's like I'm hanging on to nothing
is the Smogon Tour Season 23 Championis a defending Smogon Snake Draft Champion
winning the cup you host :val: plus winning another one is so impressive, keep it up Jimmy, congrats

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