NU NeverUsed Homefield Advantage I - Round 1 [$50 Grand Prize]


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Welcome to the first edition of The NeverUsed Homefield Advantage. This tournament will be included in the 2021 NU Tournament Circuit! Players will sign up with a generation of their choice for a Bo3 single-elimination tournament, with the first game locked to SS NU. The loser of that game will then play their opponent in the generation they signed up with immediately, giving them a homefield advantage. The host of this tournament is roxiee, do not hesitate if you have any questions. $50 has been added as a prize for the winner of this tournament!
Tournament-Specific Rules

The home player can choose from one of the following tiers to be played: USUM NU, ORAS NU, BW2 NU, DPP NU, ADV NU, and GSC NU. Your generation of choice is locked starting from round 1, meaning you cannot change it from round to round, make sure to choose wisely!
  • This tournament will be Single Elimination.​
  • All rounds will be Best of Three. You may switch teams in between battles of the same set.​
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!, preferably on the smogtours server.​
  • General tournament rules and clauses apply.​
  • Smogon-Wide Clauses still apply.​
  • Replays aren’t required until later rounds.​
  • Any tier changes that occur after this post will not affect this tournament.​
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same PokeDex number on his team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned. (No other evasion boosting things are banned).
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.
  • Sleep Clause

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: The matches must be played on either the Smogtours server or the Main PS! server if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the host(s) and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing on Smogtours.


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

Timer Clause: As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.

Disconnections: Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.


Use VMs to schedule with your opponent to make it easier for me to track activity calls when needed, and use this guide to ensure you don't lose via activity or coinflip. If you use other methods to contact your opponent outside of VMs, then post in this thread confirming you're in contact with your opponent; otherwise, it's not necessary. Extensions for those with time conflicts will only be given when proof is provided of scheduling with their opponent in the beginning of the round, so do not schedule last minute expecting to be compensated in case of timezone conflicts or be given an activity win over your opponent.

I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.

Round 1

Elstomp (DPP)  vs  Alkione (USUM)
S1nn0hC0nfirm3d (USUM)  vs  jcbc (USUM)
Chaitanya (ORAS)  vs  Reeece (GSC)
daniYSB (USUM)  vs  Lord Thorx (ORAS)
neomon (ADV)  vs  Yves Stone (BW)
SOMALIA (ADV)  vs  Ara (DPP)
poh (USUM)  vs  Ktütverde (ORAS)
Thiago Nunes (USUM)  vs  Confide (BW)
Boat (ADV)  vs  Fant'sy Beast (BW)
Raichy (DPP)  vs  Mr.Bossaru (ORAS)
Bouff (ADV)  vs  FNH (GSC)
Catalisador (GSC)  vs  zben (ORAS)
halaman95 (USUM)  vs  Drud (DPP)
roxiee (GSC)  vs  Gray (USUM)
Sabella (USUM)  vs  Puffy424 (USUM)
Elias PSY (USUM)  vs  Finchinator (BW)
ACR1 (ADV)  vs  Siatam (GSC)
iKiQ (ADV)  vs  banks (ORAS)
kalifguest22 (GSC)  vs  Wamr (ADV)
Meri Berry (ADV)  vs  PandaDoux (DPP)
Luck O' the Irish (ORAS)  vs  BiscotteKouloulou (USUM)
Expulso (DPP)  vs  ToastedBunzzz02 (ORAS)
Turtledoggo21 (DPP)  vs  LpZ (DPP)
Kempelnie (USUM)  vs  Ren-chon (ORAS)
SpacialRendevous (BW)  vs  toytean (ADV)
Souw (GSC)  vs  Gensil (USUM)
Oathkeepre (ORAS)  vs  Fathiryxi (USUM)
crucify (ADV)  vs  Fille (USUM)
tlenit (USUM)  vs  Surfy (USUM)
ServreS (USUM)  vs  OnArceus (USUM)
Elfuseon (DPP)  vs  Mart (USUM)
Maple (USUM)  vs  Sificon (ADV)
Espeonage. (USUM)  vs  Lucario (ORAS)
Hats (BW)  vs  Xiri (USUM)
giove97 (USUM)  vs  Davon (BW)
crying (USUM)  vs  Baloor (DPP)
Voidtoxin (USUM)  vs  Sensei Axew (USUM)
Chokepic (USUM)  vs  ashbala99 (ORAS)
Kiyo (ORAS)  vs  Earthworm (GSC)
snaga (ADV)  vs  skimmythegod (BW)
Bekaray (ORAS)  vs  Sharifa Airen (SM)
mj (USUM)  vs  TeamCharm (GSC)
Abejas (ORAS)  vs  gorex (ORAS)
Goblin (DPP)  vs  Parpar (ORAS)
Sagisolar (USUM)  vs  Ghostricker0197 (USUM)
Pohjis (USUM)  vs  Quartosa (DPP)
McSim (ORAS)  vs  Decem (USUM)
Dinesh Raj Gujjula (USUM)  vs  Ninja (DPP)

Homefield Information Document
The deadline for this round will be June 27th at 11:59 PM GMT-4.
Contact deadline is Friday, June 25th.
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