Official Smogon Tournament XV - Round 3-D

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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! With the Finalist receiving $100 and both semifinalists taking home $50 each.

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or another TD team member!

OST Specific Rules
  • This is a standard USM 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.


Playing before the prediction tour occurred

The prediction tournament will return this year! You may play before the prediction tournament is up but try not to announce the result of your games before it actually get posted. In case you would play, the result wouldn't be altered anyway.


General Tournament Rules

Substitutions

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 very high 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.

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..

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 3-A, 3-C and 3-D threads for it!)

Sam I Yam vs Double01
c0mp vs Traversal
Chras vs BlazingDark
rnbs vs robjr
false vs Treble Clefable
Sakis vs Gondra
Obliviate
vs Meru
Lacus Ichinose vs Not Miyan
Kaori
vs hawks1423
GeeMick vs Senpai D.M
We Three Kings vs We
ceraa vs Wildcat Formation
deoxys speed vs Callmeyeshua
Hassin627 vs gaybama
Altina vs 6 feet above you
Valentine vs Mikaav
Sacri' vs PNDGuzma
TPP vs JackedBomber
Acsel vs Komodo_Drogo
Welli0u vs Akaru Kokuyo
Hec vs Myzozoa
ADF Test vs Dazzlingtogekisses
obii
vs Choice Specs
Vore Gidal vs ez
Accelgor vs Lycans
-Latios- vs Corazan
Jurishit
vs TrivDiego
Der Sweitzer vs The Adventures of Tintin
dom vs jacob
Melle2402 vs BIHI
Staxi vs Arifeen
Bitana
vs DetroitLolcat
Corckscrew vs Havens
Serene Grace vs Cynara
Croo vs nightcore
Oibaf vs Christo
Lil Blaine
vs Chloe
didi vs HANTSUKI
Twixtry
vs Sweepage
lotiasite vs Bloody alfa
Count Riario vs Victable
Lopunny Kicks
vs Hockeykid33
Lennart vs volcanionisgood
DenisTheMenace
vs Paradise Seeker
hjkhj vs I attract E-Girls
sethsakudo vs Ninjadog13
Mentos
vs Dankoc
Frania vs thomas888
GeniusX vs AndroidYumi
GNARKILL vs Serged
Le Sabreur
vs Weegah
Bongi vs Sas0
capo the battler vs Randomnick
BAGANHA13 vs Garay oak
Leo vs FY2.0/Eko
vso vs sed
ayevon
vs fourmi
Jase The World vs RaJ.Shoot
Santu
vs IdiotPlayer0101
Sjneider vs Rewer
Baloor vs H.M.N.I.P
suapah vs Vgcici
SMB
vs Naiike
Jardem vs Ads20000

Deadline: Sunday February 24th at Midnight EST
 
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Finchinator

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Sorry that this is late, but LordST vs GNARKILL last round is being reversed from a coinflip to an activity win for the latter. There was a missed activity post and we have revised the decision given what we have seen. Serged -- your new opponent is GNARKILL. Sorry for the inconvenience to all parties involved and the change will be reflected in the OP promptly.
 

Finchinator

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why do matchups keep changing ?.?
first it was me vs valetine then changed to The412Gang now valentine again
It should’ve been Valentine all along. I don’t know who changed it after the first time I fixed it, but Valentine advanced last round and it was missed in that thread. We fixed it at the start of this round and it should still be this way. You play Valentine.
 
my opponent posted this on his wall last week so I request an Activity Win or perhaps an extension as he gave me an unreasonable timeframe

@Everyone who has to play me in a tour next week (only my ost opp. I think): I am not sure if I have internet during the next week, until sunday, so I am might be only available from sunday onwards
 
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