Official Smogon Tournament XIX - Round 1-A

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Welcome to the first round of this year's Official Smogon Tournament! The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokémon players as its champions across five generations. Over the next few months, thousands* (!) of players will compete to the best of their ability as they attempt to join the exclusive ranks of the OST trophy holders. Only one of those players will succeed in their journey and earn the recognition that comes with their victory, along with the iconic OST trophy.

The tournament will have a best of three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. Players are allowed to switch teams in between games, or use the same team throughout the set; it is completely up to the player. If players only partially complete a series before the deadline, it will be considered an uncompleted match and action will be taken accordingly (either an activity win or a coin flip).

Just like last year, there will be a cash prize for this tournament! The winner of this year's Official Smogon Tournament will receive 200 USD!

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or a tournament director!

OST Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SV OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.
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Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

General Tournament Rules


Players may sign up as a substitute if they didn't join in time. If you are eliminated from the tournament (i.e. you lose your games, are substituted out, or drop out), you may not sign up as a substitute. I will endeavor to substitute players in whenever a player drops out, and one week before the round 1 deadline, I will look through all players and activity win requests and replace any inactive players with substitutes. Given the size of the bracket this year, there might be two substitution waves. There is a good chance that you will get to play if you sign up as a substitute. Substitutes will only be allowed into the tournament during round 1. Substitutes will be implemented on a mostly first come, first serve basis, but if you are inactive after you sign up as a substitute then you're at risk of not being substituted into the tournament.

To sign up as a substitute, please use the substitute signup thread.

Please read this guide if you're unsure how to schedule with your opponent! Alternatively, watch this video made by teal6:

Now then, without further ado..

Round 1-A

MTB  vs  2albo
Gedikli10  vs  Trade
Jesus is Lord!  vs  prav33n
AstralBlueジャブ  vs  realaccountami?
ziloXX  vs  Rojovsred
The412Gang  vs  Hashg Skynyrd
marsandback  vs  DeeJ
avaও  vs  TeamCharm
JuanDi1502  vs  xiaofengds
pdt  vs  ketchup disliker
MONCHO  vs  TJE Spectre
Slip  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
MichaelderBeste2  vs  PigWarrior19
Medeia  vs  l9nd
pokeman leboss2  vs  Spiderz
yovan33321  vs  Slowpoke Fan
Nonopro  vs  MrSoup
Sir Snub  vs  Scarlet Stars
Yelodash  vs  RoyalReloaded
Joeshh  vs  gabeawesome08
mathematicalrac  vs  Kazt_5
alusa  vs  HealthGage
Herv  vs  maki
Peeman  vs  Séance
tom holland  vs  BerrySadPerson
PrinceofUnderworld  vs  CatDude55
Moutemoute  vs  Ktütverde
3d  vs  talah
ayevon  vs  Wlaimerroman0802
James431  vs  Melbelle
XelloW  vs  7DyRex
Trogba Trogba  vs  Thiago Nunes
McMeghan  vs  HANTSUKI
DestinyTGU  vs  Reksen
What should by name be?  vs  DAHLI
AlejanDraco  vs  Galleom
mind gaming  vs  Ryuen90
Remi-J  vs  Lugia_numair
deathdragon25o  vs  gali
Yari  vs  Phinorex
Sagiri  vs  Kerthwack
abriel  vs  Azamat140499
mushamu  vs  BIG ASHLEY
Cra3k  vs  SchildpadBarry
Nemosse  vs  Lennart
Rocinaticus  vs  Leru
Pudistours  vs  fatBatman
Real FV13  vs  Karmagisax
Iranupagoat  vs  AuRyce
Bingbong4  vs  Chlora
abbehzt  vs  TibarnWasTaken
Ernestofp13  vs  TeeZwo
agenS  vs  devin
noobiste  vs  Eulelp
deathbane98  vs  Desmondo
GXE  vs  Inder
Juicyjaguar  vs  Yang Liu
Palmesote  vs  Tony
The Mefesto  vs  Drifting
Endr  vs  Auranati
Fruitdealer  vs  Failbor
I Feel Stabby  vs  CINDERBLOCK
Heika  vs  StepC
MayorLucas777  vs  nekc_u
LingCe  vs  Amit_gamer 69
Skypenguin  vs  WinstonRed
Oreotrague  vs  Steve Angello
ekoi  vs  Rokydg
Over Thinker  vs  Xiri
the_ultimate_bruh  vs  Aurorarul
So Noisy  vs  GongDeezNuts
Pataozinho  vs  Arcanine1929
Vileman  vs  valuez
shiloh  vs  Top_Uchiha69
Ikaishi  vs  Shiba
Vitor 121210  vs  Azick
airfare  vs  Jachi
Jnho  vs  Orangesodapop
Skyrio  vs  ToastedBunzzz02
the winking dol  vs  Milo
giove97  vs  Runoisch
topshotta  vs  rojasgabriel
ima  vs  erz
VegetaFan47  vs  Voyager02
Elian  vs  Am NiTro
Leftiez  vs  omfg❤guy~!
Bloub  vs  samohi0
Marcosrosarosado  vs  ausma
nqd74  vs  16bit
TOG_312  vs  Astryn
Calil  vs  Macro Kosmo
Yediael  vs  apologies
rozepanter007  vs  Liimpy
previouslyunnamed  vs  Black Arche0ps
Dan Dan  vs  Ibbyy
manyproblems  vs  DragMagReborn
IloveScaldBurns  vs  lighthouses
Alessandro25  vs  mfhoundoom
s7a  vs  TheSerotoninVibes
Enzonana.  vs  JunkoAJ
jaydenhcndj  vs  Acocado374
Michielleus  vs  soiled it
Analytic  vs  hsykid
GaryTheGengar  vs  bike mike
TPH  vs  c0mp
YasuKe  vs  pannu
Venuesaur  vs  Royal1604
BluBirD  vs  clean
Amogus italianus  vs  the pharoah
monchooo  vs  Vertigo
Kacpetias  vs  JuanSG
The8thSamurai  vs  gum
samlwes21  vs  Dasmer
MTV BRATVA  vs  Liquidocelot
LeapsFrog  vs  Ado
charlieX7  vs  damflame 3
Hockey1  vs  Back4Good
Luthier  vs  Mannuraj
Achohermano  vs  Eeveeto
dunoks  vs  Revenge Killer
su1p  vs  SaDiSTiCNarwhal
Ur he dad icicles  vs  hjj no
yokoisop  vs  Bye 536
vuthanh2807  vs  Bye 1
DarkNeonGames  vs  Bye 2
LastFR  vs  Bye 3
Bigbangboi212x(2)  vs  Bye 4
DarkMage27  vs  Bye 5
Nultiprise  vs  Bye 6
LudwigFrog  vs  Bye 7
Takatk  vs  Bye 8
DonSalvatore  vs  Bye 9
Uwsc  vs  Bye 10
MonkeBoi215  vs  Plunder
reymaki  vs  Bye 12
SpaceSpeakers  vs  Bye 13
DJNNR8  vs  Bye 14
Wartionzz  vs  Bye 15
Blui  vs  Bye 16
AquaticCarlie  vs  Trognon
Queen_Rosey_606  vs  Bye 18
Water Drone  vs  Bye 19
urban  vs  Bye 20
ChaFouuu  vs  PlatDog
Darrox123  vs  Bye 22
worst  vs  Bye 23
Vay  vs  Bye 24
bydy  vs  Bye 25
Poke_Ved  vs  Bye 26
Angelboza:)  vs  Bye 27
MugiwaraLux  vs  Bye 28
munkadoo1984  vs  Bye 29
Snak  vs  Bye 30
Ann  vs  Eunovation
sprasle  vs  Bye 32
MysticMysfit  vs  Bye 33
Logan83  vs  Bye 34
Twixtry  vs  Bye 35
Nislas  vs  Bye 36
tf  vs  Bye 37
eu  vs  Bye 38
Moscatas  vs  Bye 39
epicshaner  vs  Bye 40
Ainaloser  vs  Bye 41
Aera  vs  Bye 42
Acinonyx  vs  Cam
MelancholyBill  vs  Bye 44
Monai  vs  SiceXV
Marshme1to  vs  Bye 46
Isza  vs  Bye 47
DOOR MONEY  vs  Bye 48
Osajima  vs  Bye 49
LpZ  vs  Bye 50
Blizzchor  vs  Bye 51
Chaitanya  vs  JasonGetCheese
Finchinator  vs  Bye 53
Saketh22  vs  Bye 54
PolloAriosto  vs  Bye 55
ACR1  vs  Vaboh
Elias PSY  vs  Bye 57
Jondi  vs  Bye 58
Dragonair2fair  vs  PikachuZappyZap
someperson856  vs  RufflesPro
Cosmo'Star  vs  Bye 61
RocheRouche  vs  Bye 62
MANNAT  vs  Bye 63
Wait2Seconds  vs  Bye 64
Hazza83773  vs  Bye 65
welam73  vs  Bye 66
BaddyGames  vs  Bye 67
JESUSE3  vs  Oce_the_King
Hypertonix  vs  Bye 69
proudtrainer0015  vs  Bye 70
Xerneas2  vs  Bye 71
quojova  vs  Jacks_GameplayYT
Pokeglace17  vs  Bye 73
Navys_1  vs  Bye 74
Sheilwood  vs  Bye 75
Maxisc23  vs  Bye 76
cb aaron judge  vs  Bye 77
ChrisPBacon  vs  Bye 78
TTV_DarkAngel25  vs  Bye 79
subaru  vs  Bye 80
Angel tiopo  vs  Bye 81
Lapa Faraonul  vs  Bye 82
snaga  vs  Bye 83
wughead  vs  Bye 84
Shaad Skyel  vs  Bye 85
GamerGal1759  vs  Bye 86
King Billu  vs  Bye 87
Ashe0736  vs  Bye 88
Nael222  vs  Bye 89
Beraldinho  vs  Bye 90
Souw  vs  Bye 91
MegaFox888  vs  Bye 92
Reegychodon_64  vs  teal6
Yasu-Chan  vs  Bye 94
Zsynaps  vs  Bye 95
Huncho Clef  vs  Bye 96
Mashing  vs  Bye 97
TDK  vs  Meru
frogfacts  vs  WoopToons
MultiPokemon  vs  Bye 100
thepidgeyturtle  vs  Bye 101
kaibwah  vs  Bye 102
Errorcodejoe  vs  Bye 103
Zepherox  vs  Bye 104
slainey  vs  Bye 105
surgingoffense  vs  Bye 106
Corperate n  vs  Bye 107
lax  vs  Bye 108
I love Bagon  vs  Bye 109
SwaggySammy44  vs  Bye 110
Shinigami  vs  Bye 111
elodin  vs  Bye 112
Lialiabeast  vs  Bye 113
Stellar Flares  vs  Bye 114
mudd_skip  vs  Bye 115
yuji  vs  tlenit
Bu88leMania  vs  Bye 117
dice  vs  Bye 118
Chinchiiiiiii  vs  Bye 119
Laurel  vs  Bye 120
Asuno  vs  Bye 121
kpse  vs  Bye 122
Kizaco  vs  Bye 123
Yung Goober  vs  Bye 124
raf  vs  Bye 125
Sieeeffmon  vs  Bye 126
Glurakaiser  vs  Bye 127
QueenOfTheFreaks  vs  Mich28
Deranged_Lime  vs  Bye 129
Regnite  vs  Bye 130
Grabby  vs  Bye 131
Chris32156  vs  ALUC
Dhrabb  vs  Bye 133

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 1-B, 1-C, and 1-D threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
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