Official Smogon Tournament XVIII - Round 3-C

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Welcome to the third 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 500 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

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..

Hyssou  vs  Kyo
D2TheW  vs  haxlolo
Vroxxz  vs  StepC
fa500  vs  zS
Argasfultrols65w  vs  DonSalvatore
Dasmer  vs  megaoshawott
Feen  vs  Zokuru
I1Eschaton1I  vs  TeamCharm
adem  vs  Amukamara
QWILY  vs  banks
RTM  vs  M Dragon
potato14798  vs  Gondra
Leftiez  vs  Star
mael  vs  Void
MaswoodShaheb  vs  Satanic Beast
Aurella  vs  TheSergio235
DetroitLolcat  vs  Bluxio
Pataozinho  vs  Eledyr
Jessalyn Ouellette  vs  Sabella
ShinyXTyrunt  vs  Yarti
TOXpkmn  vs  TPP
Heart Doom  vs  Akola
jawabarat  vs  pannuracotta
watashi  vs  drew12513
Bbox3000  vs  Relous
Jojo8868  vs  Aryan 10
TTTech  vs  Asilis
Seasons  vs  camiam098
Yves Stone  vs  lacknesalfa
Ninja  vs  Limpy Lucario
Arkter  vs  Chaitanya
FMG  vs  R13zi
Weaselfie  vs  AymanKun
Acey 2B  vs  Hoolin
Shashwat Arora  vs  TDK
arn.av136  vs  Freezerman
saggylove69allthetime  vs  Drud
mind gaming  vs  z0mOG
So Noisy  vs  Pinto
mj  vs  ez
apologies  vs  Thunder~BALLZ
nis298  vs  OriginalSurko
fabwooloo  vs  DeeJ
Unowndragon  vs  Bijets
Aliss  vs  mncmt
Ayante  vs  Sirwings
DittoDropper  vs  Beraldinho
mixwell  vs  Cristina Makise
ZIP_ALIEN  vs  neilvgc
IPF  vs  Nat
Nowh  vs  Zerotti
Raichy  vs  Analytic
Amir  vs  Trade
16bit  vs  dex
Archiiiie17  vs  ACR1
Yuu hiroko  vs  Ballfire
A plague doc  vs  pj
martha  vs  TerminatorWW
LxBrndn  vs  Snowy
Blox  vs  Splash
Gei  vs  7Lunar_
Mdraa  vs  PolloJunior
Skypenguin  vs  Banded Bonks
Cristianchini74  vs  4ndre4
FangFoe  vs  seathc02
Lennart  vs  Holy Ghost
Luthier  vs  Eternal Spirit
DarkCryZe  vs  ojr

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

Deadline is Sunday, February 13th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Deadline for extended games from Round 2 is Wednesday, February 9th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
 
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i tried to contact opp, but i can't see their profile because it's limited to who can see it. what should i do?
 
is it still possible to be involved in this? Some things came up with my health and my work and I completely blocked this event from my mind. I see I'm suppose to be playing against Sabella tho
 

Kaede

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is it still possible to be involved in this? Some things came up with my health and my work and I completely blocked this event from my mind. I see I'm suppose to be playing against Sabella tho
it is possible, schedule with your opponent

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Nat vs Jim9174 - both tried finding a time but latter kept missing it and former called act, act win granted.

New pairing:
Nat vs IPF
 
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