Tournament LC Old Gens League: Quarterfinals (But, like, actually this time)

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LC Old Gens League

Finally, After 3 long weeks of Group Stage action, we have arrived at the Knockout Stage. From here, the tour gets a little more standard as far as Smogon tournaments go, but I imagine it will be no less exciting!

General Tournament Rules:
General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
Battles should take place on the Pokemon Showdown or SmogTours server.
Replays must be saved and posted

Knockout Stage Rules
During the Knockout stage, players will play their opponent in a Bo3 series where the first 2 games of the series will be in each of the players’ “home tiers.” The deciding game 3 will be played in a “neutral site tier” to be decided upon between the players when scheduling, or in the same tier as games 1 and 2 should both players have the same “home tier.” Winners of the first round will move on to the Quarterfinals where they will again be randomly seeded and drawn against the Group Stage winners were competitors will continue in the same Bo3 format.

Speaking of whom...
LilyAC Laroxyl MetaRiolu7 Tushar Cool Dreamcatcher Ninjadog Melon Fantos13
Congratulations to all of you, we look forward to seeing you again in the next round. Don't forget about this thing in the meantime.

Matchups for this first Knockout Round were determined via a random seeded draw where 2nd seeds from the Group Stage are set against a random 3rd seed from a separate group.

Matchups
brewfasa (BW) vs RaJ.Shoot (SM)
Crashy (ORAS) vs Tack :] (BW)
HSOWA (DPP) vs Meltron (BW)
GOAO (ORAS) vs Imanalt (DPP)
Heysup (DPP) vs Fiend (ORAS)
Toadow (SM) vs Joltage (ORAS)
fitzy72 (BW) vs Mikaav (SM)
EnzoLapras (SM) vs Plas (DPP)

Tier Specific Rules and Resources

SM

SM will be the same as it was when the generation finished its lifecycle. It was contemplated to institute some changes, likely either a Vullaby or Webs banning, but no consensus was reached in the planning phase of this tour. So SM games in this tour will follow standard SM LC clauses.
SM VR
SM Analyses

ORAS

ORAS will also not be altered for this tour and will follow standard ORAS LC clauses.
ORAS VR
ORAS Analyses

BW

BW is where things change, as both Misdreavus and all Sleep inducing moves (Spore, Sleep Powder, Hypnosis, etc.) will be banned. Misdreavus has long been cited as a problem for BW LC that has gone unchanged, and this tour will give us an opportunity to explore the meta in a new light. Sleep moves being banned is a decision made in accordance with their recent banning in BW OU as Sleep has come to be considered a broken mechanic in the 5th Generation. Other than that, all other standard BW LC clauses apply. I hope that these changes will entice people to give the tier another shot and hopefully change the meta for the better.
BW VR
BW Analyses (Not really all that useful with such a big shakeup, but here they are anyway)

DPP

DPP will also see changes as all Sleep inducing moves will be banned here as well. This decision has been made with the perception and understanding that the previous ban of just Hypnosis was not enough to fix the problem with Sleep in DPP. Other than that, all standard DPP LC clauses apply.
DPP VR
DPP Analyses


Important Information
Once again, Replays are required for this tour. The folks at home clamor to see you beautiful people fight with your baby animals, so don't disappoint the fans.
Also as a reminder, decide on the Tiebreaker Metagame when scheduling so that each of you has the best possible chance to properly prepare.

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Best of luck to all competitors!​
 
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Alright thanks, everybody, for getting those games done. A lot of exciting series in that first round. Let's hope it continues in the Quarterfinals!

General Tournament Rules:
General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
Battles should take place on the Pokemon Showdown or SmogTours server.
Replays must be saved and posted

Quarterfinals Matchups
LilyAC (SM) vs HSOWA (DPP)
Melon (DPP) vs GOAO (ORAS)
Ninjadog (BW) vs brewfasa (BW)
Tushar Cool (ORAS) vs Plas (DPP)
MetaRiolu7 (ORAS) vs Heysup (DPP)
Dreamcatcher (BW) vs Joltage (ORAS)
Laroxyl (SM) vs fitzy72 (BW)
Fantos13 (DPP) vs Crashy (ORAS)

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Same rules as last round. As a refesher: During the Knockout stage, players will play their opponent in a Bo3 series where the first 2 games of the series will be in each of the players’ “home tiers.” The deciding game 3 will be played in a “neutral site tier” to be decided upon between the players when scheduling, or in the same tier as games 1 and 2 should both players have the same “home tier.”

Tier Specific Rules and Resources

SM

SM will be the same as it was when the generation finished its lifecycle. It was contemplated to institute some changes, likely either a Vullaby or Webs banning, but no consensus was reached in the planning phase of this tour. So SM games in this tour will follow standard SM LC clauses.
SM VR
SM Analyses

ORAS

ORAS will also not be altered for this tour and will follow standard ORAS LC clauses.
ORAS VR
ORAS Analyses

BW

BW is where things change, as both Misdreavus and all Sleep inducing moves (Spore, Sleep Powder, Hypnosis, etc.) will be banned. Misdreavus has long been cited as a problem for BW LC that has gone unchanged, and this tour will give us an opportunity to explore the meta in a new light. Sleep moves being banned is a decision made in accordance with their recent banning in BW OU as Sleep has come to be considered a broken mechanic in the 5th Generation. Other than that, all other standard BW LC clauses apply. I hope that these changes will entice people to give the tier another shot and hopefully change the meta for the better.
BW VR
BW Analyses (Not really all that useful with such a big shakeup, but here they are anyway)

DPP

DPP will also see changes as all Sleep inducing moves will be banned here as well. This decision has been made with the perception and understanding that the previous ban of just Hypnosis was not enough to fix the problem with Sleep in DPP. Other than that, all standard DPP LC clauses apply.
DPP VR
DPP Analyses


Important Information
Once again, Replays are required for this tour. The folks at home clamor to see you beautiful people fight with your baby animals, so don't disappoint the fans.
Also as a reminder, decide on the Tiebreaker Metagame when scheduling so that each of you has the best possible chance to properly prepare.

DEADLINE: Sunday, March 29th at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Best of luck to all competitors!​
 
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Alright, now on to the actual Quarterfinals!

General Tournament Rules:
General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
Battles should take place on the Pokemon Showdown or SmogTours server.
Replays must be saved and posted

Quarterfinals Matchups
LilyAC (SM) vs Fantos13 (DPP)
MetaRiolu7 (ORAS) vs Plas (DPP)
brewfasa (BW) vs Dreamcatcher (BW)
fitzy72 (BW) vs GOAO (ORAS)

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Same rules as last round. As a refesher: During the Knockout stage, players will play their opponent in a Bo3 series where the first 2 games of the series will be in each of the players’ “home tiers.” The deciding game 3 will be played in a “neutral site tier” to be decided upon between the players when scheduling, or in the same tier as games 1 and 2 should both players have the same “home tier.”

Tier Specific Rules and Resources

SM

SM will be the same as it was when the generation finished its lifecycle. It was contemplated to institute some changes, likely either a Vullaby or Webs banning, but no consensus was reached in the planning phase of this tour. So SM games in this tour will follow standard SM LC clauses.
SM VR
SM Analyses

ORAS

ORAS will also not be altered for this tour and will follow standard ORAS LC clauses.
ORAS VR
ORAS Analyses

BW

BW is where things change, as both Misdreavus and all Sleep inducing moves (Spore, Sleep Powder, Hypnosis, etc.) will be banned. Misdreavus has long been cited as a problem for BW LC that has gone unchanged, and this tour will give us an opportunity to explore the meta in a new light. Sleep moves being banned is a decision made in accordance with their recent banning in BW OU as Sleep has come to be considered a broken mechanic in the 5th Generation. Other than that, all other standard BW LC clauses apply. I hope that these changes will entice people to give the tier another shot and hopefully change the meta for the better.
BW VR
BW Analyses (Not really all that useful with such a big shakeup, but here they are anyway)

DPP

DPP will also see changes as all Sleep inducing moves will be banned here as well. This decision has been made with the perception and understanding that the previous ban of just Hypnosis was not enough to fix the problem with Sleep in DPP. Other than that, all standard DPP LC clauses apply.
DPP VR
DPP Analyses


Important Information
Once again, Replays are required for this tour. The folks at home clamor to see you beautiful people fight with your baby animals, so don't disappoint the fans.
Also as a reminder, decide on the Tiebreaker Metagame when scheduling so that each of you has the best possible chance to properly prepare.

DEADLINE: Sunday, April 5th at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4)

Best of luck to all competitors!​
 
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