Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 1-C

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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 400 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 SS 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 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..

obii  vs  jonfilch
Cam  vs  Rcook
BK  vs  Kmoor
DarkyLeThugLife  vs  The RR guy
Gethsisn  vs  Chicos
James2464  vs  Zokuru
Honey SweeTTootH  vs  Goose1633
MrTact1C  vs  MikelPrat01
mailiam45  vs  reyscarface
Pais  vs  ilovekillhunter
Nat  vs  MegaLucario
Abhisdn417  vs  cb aaron judge
beatiful  vs  Rexus
Hys  vs  Luthier
nono10023  vs  SoulWind
oldspicemike  vs  Blim
yelodash  vs  el rojo
Yomepha  vs  Smash fletchum
Bruno de Lucas  vs  VKadenius
Lord Thorx  vs  ExtremeHD
egereek  vs  Jawow
RoiDadadou  vs  The gaming attack
Lennart  vs  Bothadeeznutz
SpaghettiV  vs  shawyu 1313
Mega zygarde-100%  vs  temp
Boat  vs  rylon
Haruno  vs  EroAero
FU SHUN HA  vs  Atha
xray  vs  Death of Mimikyu
Adrift and Alone  vs  Sapientia
entrocefalo  vs  7u9i2
sorbzz_05  vs  Malekith
Galarian Blades  vs  Mysterious M
The Grand Babido  vs  Raichy
Fear  vs  elodie
Eo Ut Mortus  vs  atomicllamas
Seo.  vs  Confide
Regnite  vs  Terraquaza
Pragorius  vs  curiosity
Jamez155  vs  North
supercreeper005  vs  DemZii
pokebasket  vs  Falling to Hell
Ismail  vs  capo the battler
it's tago!  vs  Empire_Sharky
85percent  vs  hidden
Lolol.y  vs  Jacked
Roseybear  vs  Amir
SubZeroMartin  vs  Angels & Airwaves
Quite Quiet  vs  LpZ
Blu Squiid  vs  Shiiftry
TraskUlgo  vs  Rinzer
Deezcastforms  vs  brodean
Morale  vs  arn.av136
Chaitanya  vs  StepC
Conflux  vs  Lusa
Highscorezero  vs  Rchie99
Jucherz  vs  Mob Barley
Samqian  vs  Sheik :
Piyush25  vs  Blimax
kd24  vs  Aishia
Ghostricker0197  vs  DYA
talonflame qinghuan  vs  Klay
Icequake  vs  Bekaray
LightScreener  vs  Rhymeee
Alpha Rabbit  vs  martha
Aikon03  vs  Failures
Attribute  vs  RufflesPro
Jorgeta57  vs  Kiwis rulw
Sciroccoo  vs  tf
Amelia Diane  vs  Adarsh sahu
EpicBoost  vs  Alumn
daunt vs  vs  ilesaural
Raph369  vs  Sificon
hidekov  vs  CBU
JabbaTheGriffin  vs  Horodro
Vaboh  vs  Sabella
Pokeglace17  vs  Hero 1O8
TJ  vs  MS3D
Wolf-X  vs  dog nga
Metallica126  vs  Ancaval
PandahFish  vs  Zneon
Quaze  vs  Abyssal Ruins
Cheese5555  vs  Clint_House
Giannis Antetokommo-o  vs  Smalls
Mario34  vs  Kenix
RussBobert  vs  Pujo
toytean  vs  lph
Lord_Enz  vs  Fardin
cielbakasan  vs  Haund
zio  vs  Meme0267
Croo  vs  Trognon
lax  vs  Sahki
weird mon  vs  SpookyZ
Cahr0s  vs  afakedugong
Th3oU  vs  Liemaster
Perish Song  vs  TonyFlygon
byronthewellwell  vs  Eoward
Elite 4 Three  vs  davidTheMaster
Kickerich  vs  lolebruh
zeefable  vs  Steez Ibanez
Cousiin  vs  GuardArc
Bluxio  vs  EviGaro
Sockzz  vs  Mynism
Marshall.Law  vs  zugubu royale
TeamCharm69  vs  slainey
Altthiel  vs  umbry
London13  vs  AmericanPi
Shucklegigas  vs  Drud
ArgyleVGC  vs  Invo12345
DC.  vs  PGA Arkzen
Ch1ck3n Nu99ets  vs  [神凯] Shenkai
ligkfl  vs  Sharow
CyberOdin✝  vs  Omnnislash
JizzleFire9  vs  Niko
Asuya  vs  Mace
TistieyZ  vs  needle on top
Garay oak  vs  Pataozinho
Wanony  vs  STABLE
adjustments  vs  MatLaTomate
megachonkmoment  vs  AltCauseImInsecure
IPlayLoomianLegacy  vs  Void
Gucci Sadness  vs  lucardinho
Punny  vs  Shakur
naruto(sage)  vs  lotiasite
starry blanket  vs  Algeria
TAOChingChong  vs  Hybuyn
Mattorr Is Cute  vs  NA Weezing
Zenadark  vs  RidMain

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

Deadline is Sunday, January 24th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
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