Official Smogon Tournament XV - Round 4-B

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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 4-A thread for it!)

Frania vs Corazan
egalvanc vs StepC
Le Sabreur vs Ahsan-219
Djokra vs Indigo Plateau
ayevon
vs Lord Crucify
Santu vs ObsidianWarrior
Fardin vs capo the battler
SMB vs Hyogafodex
I attract E-Girls vs xujing691691
Insult vs Acsel
Bruno de Lucas vs Real FV13
up_startme vs robjr
Alkione vs Ary
Luthier
vs Simia
Espeonage. vs H.M.N.I.P
Mapplle
vs Lamuertefrench
Quagmander vs fakenagol
Sealette vs Roseybear
Chaitanya
vs Megazardr
mind gaming vs So Noisy
Not Miyan vs Gondra
Ske vs KingKdot
Pflugmeister vs M Dragon
RaJ.Shoot vs SiTuM
Polish Vodka
vs CoolTrainerGav
Lycinth vs lil uchi
Algeria vs DKM
Slick Willy vs isuckstbattles
MS3D vs blarghlfarghl
Tenebricite vs Ojama
Wabane vs Finding True Love
London13 vs Laroxyl
The Mawile Ace vs -Niko-
Oro e Diamanti vs S poi re
volcanionisgood
vs Ada
Bdlc vs We Three Kings
John W vs Shockblade Kongou
nachoboro vs Jardem
Royal1604
vs frontloader13
TheBleedout vs toinha
Tubbe00007 vs Sharow
Kowasabii vs Rewer
TheAprilFool vs ima
Insydia
vs Ruft
GR3Y vs Lunar.
Yvettee vs Hayburner
IPF vs Quint_
Testgg vs HSOWA
Anidog vs Luigi
Akamask vs [K-12] The Madchine
Ultra Jiren vs false
100%GXE vs Bro Kappa
Ewin vs Icequake
ToffeeIceCream vs craing ;_;
Bartho vs Paraplegic
yagamauri
vs VernonN
TibetPotalaPalace vs HANTSUKI
MonkeyBreakingThrough
vs Akashi
PlatDog vs Lancers
Relatively Good vs Finchinator
andrewspornalt vs c0mp
Destroy All Stall
vs Chras
G-John vs Sneakers
DrPiplup vs FullLifeGames

Deadline: Sunday March 3rd at Midnight EST
 
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Hi I think I've been incorrectly disqualified from the OST and just wanted to know why this guy deserves to let our result go to a coinflip (if it did go to one). the entire time i've had to deal with excuses like this. Is there anything that can be done in regard to contesting my disqualification? if not i'd even be willing to accept an extension to play this guy? Thanks.
162290
 

I attract E-Girls

Banned deucer.
calling act nice and early. i only had time to play today since im busy this week and our timezones are shit, which was fine with my opponent. we agreed to play 90 mins ago and my boy didnt show up. Ive waited 90 minutes but now i really gotta go to the gym to do some nice concentration curls for the girls ya feel

no shoutouts this round lads
 
calling act nice and early. i only had time to play today since im busy this week and our timezones are shit, which was fine with my opponent. we agreed to play 90 mins ago and my boy didnt show up. Ive waited 90 minutes but now i really gotta go to the gym to do some nice concentration curls for the girls ya feel

no shoutouts this round lads
I would like to state the reasons why the act request from my opponent is not justified:
To start with, in a very disrespectful manner, my opponent contacted me for scheduling. I then gave him all the available times:

"im gmt+8 and i can be on :
every Mon/Wed 8pm to 11pm
every Sat 2pm to 11pm
every Sun 9am to 11pm"

By the time he responded, it was already Tuesday in my timezone and my opponent said:"Let's play tomorrow my time." Since I've already given him all the available times that I have, I certainly assumed that he would pick one of them. Instead, he picked a time that was not available for me and I misconstrued it. I thought he meant "tomorrow" as in my Wednesday night, which is provided above.

There are indeed some misunderstandings that I should take blame for. However, in my opinion it's also irresponsible that my opponent only gave me one time slot for the whole week and this only time slot is in conflict with my time schedule. It is also ridiculous to call an act this early in the week.

To schedule a 7-hour difference match is always a headache and requires more efforts from both players. Thus, I would like to invite my opponent to finish this match and reschedule it. If my opponent cannot play this whole week, we can apply for an extension. Just don't try to avoid the match while I'm trying my best to schedule it :-)
 

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I attract E-Girls

Banned deucer.
I would like to state the reasons why the act request from my opponent is not justified:
To start with, in a very disrespectful manner, my opponent contacted me for scheduling. I then gave him all the available times:

"im gmt+8 and i can be on :
every Mon/Wed 8pm to 11pm
every Sat 2pm to 11pm
every Sun 9am to 11pm"

By the time he responded, it was already Tuesday in my timezone and my opponent said:"Let's play tomorrow my time." Since I've already given him all the available times that I have, I certainly assumed that he would pick one of them. Instead, he picked a time that was not available for me and I misconstrued it. I thought he meant "tomorrow" as in my Wednesday night, which is provided above.

There are indeed some misunderstandings that I should take blame for. However, in my opinion it's also irresponsible that my opponent only gave me one time slot for the whole week and this only time slot is in conflict with my time schedule. It is also ridiculous to call an act this early in the week.

To schedule a 7-hour difference match is always a headache and requires more efforts from both players. Thus, I would like to invite my opponent to finish this match and reschedule it. If my opponent cannot play this whole week, we can apply for an extension. Just don't try to avoid the match while I'm trying my best to schedule it :-)
I stated my timezone and what time it would be for both of us, I dont think you can blame me for your iq being in the double digits.

Avoid the match? I waited 90 mins while you were trying to get your chinese vpn to work cause you cant get on ps otherwise lmao
 

Mace

Banned deucer.
calling act nice and early. i only had time to play today since im busy this week and our timezones are shit, which was fine with my opponent. we agreed to play 90 mins ago and my boy didnt show up. Ive waited 90 minutes but now i really gotta go to the gym to do some nice concentration curls for the girls ya feel

no shoutouts this round lads
Please teach me your technique. :blobsad::blobsad::blobsad:
 
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