GSC Cup VII - Round 3


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Henlo gamers ٩(๑•◡-๑)۶ Welcome to Round 3 of the GSC Cup!​

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Classic rules can be found here.
  • Standard GSC OU.
  • Best-of-three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!

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, not to be turned off even in the case of a player disconnecting as we now have a separate disconnection timer (more details here). The timer may not be turned off in any 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
  • 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
Feel free to contact me or a tournament director if you have any questions regarding this tournament (or Classic in general).

ninjadog  vs  DraKeyTT
64 Squares  vs  Vileman
McMeghan  vs  MendeeZ
robjr  vs  Fakes
ABR  vs  Star
Yves Stone  vs  Fear
watashi  vs  toytean
RealJester  vs  Blui
TopLel TopKek  vs  frisoeva
Kenix  vs  Altina
Nael222  vs  D4 Repertoire
MTV BRATVA  vs  London Beats
Rubyblood  vs  So Noisy
SiTuM  vs  kael
Exiline  vs  shiloh
Finchinator  vs  Aliss
Monsareeasy  vs  Dragon Claw
TonyFlygon  vs  Ophion
TC  vs  Serpi
Vaboh  vs  PDC
dice  vs  HSA
Mana  vs  Stareal
MichaelderBeste2  vs  byronthewellwell
Gilbert arenas  vs  Groudon
Chaos23333  vs  pkThunderbolt
SoulWind  vs  ziloXX
Spl4sh  vs  Estarossa
Siatam  vs  Conflict
Hayburner  vs  Earthworm
Heysup  vs  spies
mikmer  vs  Malekith
eden  vs  Eo Ut Mortus

Deadline is September 12th at 11:59 PM (GMT -4).
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I confirm this loss, ggs. Interesting set of games, especially game 2 where I had a huge advantage but squandered it through suboptimal plays that allowed for a last minute comeback through low probability events. I got too comfortable and paid the price for it.

Although I didn't make it very far in this tournament, I will probably post the teams I used and replays because I feel there are some concepts I explored with my team building that could influence the metagame, and I also want to show where I think I went wrong.

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