GSC Cup V - Finals [Won by Lavos]

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GSC Cup Finals

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
This is just a small snippet of the full rules, which one can find here!


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..

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
  • Freeze Clause
  • Sleep Trap Clause: Pokemon can't have (Sing/Sleep Powder/Hypnosis/Lovely Kiss/Spore) + (Mean Look/Spider Web) in the same moveset

Lavos vs Ojama
Lavos vs TonyFlygon
Ojama vs TonyFlygon

The deadline for finals is June 16th at 23:59 GMT -4 and do not forget to post replays! Good luck to you three and may the best win :]


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Won vs Tony, ggs. Good luck in playoffs man, pulling for you.

New points record in Classic with 44, let's go! Your turn Jimmy Turtwig. And apparently I'm the first person to win the same cup twice, that feels pretty sweet. I enjoy setting records, it gives this fleeting hobby a sense of permanence. Wasn't too happy with some of those finals games, I played my best in all of them but luck made them less competitive than they should have been, and I still have room to improve with how close I was to getting knocked out in earlier rounds at times. However, as a whole I'm pleased with how it went - can't ask for a better result anyway.

I did this by myself (it's not hard to be self-sufficient in GSC), but thanks to everyone who showed support. Give me your energy for playoffs!


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Congratulations to Lavos, a very impressive performance!

Thank you for having me, good luck to all playoff players and may the best win :]
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