Official Smogon Tournament XVIII - Round 3-D

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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


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..

Whydon  vs  IkeDreams
Jade Imperium  vs  RodriAlves
ABR  vs  LpZ
Captain Funk  vs  Sedom
julian113  vs  KJ Corp
TGA  vs  Darkness 789
Jb2424  vs  MS3D
Fruitdealer  vs  gmelgyu123
Hervalt  vs  Kairoh
Habaduh  vs  Y0M1
skimmythegod  vs  Thunder Pwoell
Genesis7  vs  Pais
EviGaro  vs  Lusa
quojova  vs  maroon
Giannis Antetokommo-o  vs  lukxray
Shiox  vs  Confide
Huargensy  vs  Chaos23333
lax  vs  Jefozz
INSULT  vs  Atilax
jekke11  vs  Bushtush
ausma  vs  Juseth sepulveda
Squash  vs  Drogba In Shenhua
Smart Kid  vs  Pissog
Clone  vs  dragonitenb
GasaiYunoSan  vs  Wenger
Aocry  vs  Zaza
Garay oak  vs  Sagiri
aqh  vs  Haru
Kebab mlml  vs  talah
Laroxyl  vs  Kibo
Sagisolar  vs  XKH
Nakofum  vs  bhtvincent
Crunchman  vs  Chiles Habaneros
SNAK30PRA  vs  GogodsG
Hugo Barrington  vs  Pabloxty
the pharoah  vs  CLRaven
Bomby23  vs  Corazan
Guille14  vs  Kefky
Elou2000  vs  Brumirage
Aayush_0  vs  freezai
Winterains  vs  turtledoggo1
StitChuu  vs  Xrn
7u9i2  vs  lightofdoom
xavgb  vs  Lambovino
Sharky King  vs  clean
PokemonCestDur  vs  robjr
Always!  vs  Rinda
frisoeva  vs  Inder
Steez Ibanez  vs  cb aaron judge
Sakis  vs  Ziyeh
Bdlc  vs  Lameflame
Hjwang  vs  Michielleus
Zerawhora  vs  ramboss
Smalls  vs  100percentpureheat
Armada  vs  Goblin
McMeghan  vs  BaddyGames
hyperscreens  vs  pancakeboyo
InvictusMaster  vs  Xandes
xujing691691  vs  afakedugong
Cam  vs  horrorist

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 3-A, 3-B, and 3-C 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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Would like to claim an activity win over ayk but I would also like to give him a chance to contest as he did make some effort to schedule.

Opponent did contact me and was active on Smogon all week but didn’t give me any clear times that he was able to play (see screenshot or convo on my profile for proof). Opponent then tells me he can play at 9 on Friday then the same day cancels on me saying he is playing another tour at 9.

I gave Ayk 3 specific times over the course of the week to play whereas he gave me one time and then promptly cancelled. Keep in mind that I work a full-time job and am also in grad school so this was not easy.

Opponent then has the audacity to claim that he deserves the activity win over me because I was inactive for 2 days out of 10 due to not having internet when he was not free one time for 10 days LMAO. Again, see screenshot or my wall for proof.

All in all I made more effort to schedule and communicated my free times more clearly so I think I deserve the activity win.

Edit: also noticed that my opponent tried to claim a cheap activity win over me on Sunday despite my efforts to schedule. This man was literally unavailable for an entire week and then goes behind my back to claim the win. At least have the courtesy to tag me ayk


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