Official Smogon Tournament XX - Round 1-A

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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, over a thousand (!) 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!

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 SV 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
  • 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 in the first 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 decent 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.

To sign up as a substitute, please use the substitute signup thread.

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..

Round 1-A

AxonVGC  vs  Tytohbird
namanisking  vs  SuperOinge22
Pajomar  vs  Atreeus
Zenadark  vs  BlazingDark
RichardMillePlain  vs  Rumor
Splash  vs  DBK31TH  vs  Wait2Seconds
California Boys  vs  BennyWildguy
MTB  vs  Rayo joaquin
s7a  vs  DeltaVelvet
INSULT  vs  mncmt
Raiza  vs  MFG
Extinct!  vs  RoiDadadou
Bassai Dai  vs  abdulziz
Giovanni but good  vs  Nkc1201*
Nayza  vs  Sirwings
Tinii  vs  Swynot
d0nut  vs  CaroOui
ChickenMcDouble  vs  topshotta
Meru  vs  Petele
Visible Man  vs  ms_DiosMagikarp
sayyonara  vs  Kingsous
jerojenol  vs  Hacker
NicolasMarley  vs  sumitvs138
watashi  vs  sensei axew
Farnsworth  vs  hammer798
viivian  vs  EeveeWillEatYou
Yes or no my dude  vs  Aberforth
bardicinspiration  vs  wavyish
Nico Serrano  vs  shadowtime2000
Mirbro  vs  shiraiki
crace1345  vs  DragonPhoenix333
schwipper  vs  ToastedBunzzz02
Dezpa1r  vs  M Dragon
Reze  vs  TPH
ToasterBoi420  vs  Kenix
Star  vs  Orokamo Kaito
lemonstre1  vs  ACII
Watercelly  vs  JspKiC
Kyo  vs  mind gaming
Cristianchini74  vs  shiloh
velvet  vs  jetou
PokemonGuyVGC21  vs  RL
dice  vs  Shucklegigas
CrowZzach  vs  Fusien
treeshhhh  vs  Mattakata
trainer_j0nathan  vs  Ampokemon
valuez  vs  Thiago Nunes
SiTuM  vs  damflame 3
Chicos  vs  Maktyum
samorathis  vs  AlyssaVGC
Milkshook  vs  ilnam
Skypenguin  vs  ChrisPBacon
Jacataca370  vs  Gaboswampert
Light DN  vs  backgroundcolors
StarsoulProductions  vs  brilliance1234
Cao Jie  vs  Fabriisse
dog mendigoso  vs  wxcked
Sensibility  vs  Skalmon
Sahki  vs  drowsy69
zS  vs  Lord Ninjax
Holy Cheetos  vs  kDCA
loomishh24  vs  GeniusX
rylibes64  vs  Pais
Owany  vs  Atha
Grooby  vs  Breezy
NotVeryCake  vs  TheDragonDealer
Vileman  vs  Shoot
yuji  vs  Vaboh
PolloAriosto  vs  Longestbanana
heskey23  vs  Wamuudes
Ado  vs  agentkeval
Joeshh  vs  StardustDragon123
PokeDestined99  vs  joangaes_
Jumpylantern  vs  Leavers
ZviTello  vs  anan2004
Chris Chien Pao  vs  Qbking3
Miyoko  vs  q b o
Flygon pl0as  vs  Armada
Nuxl  vs  sexychu
Shakur  vs  a fairy
Buhrito  vs  evakiyama!
One Autumn Leaf  vs  Luthier
Always Edgy  vs  MadaraSixSix
Weaselfie  vs  Autistic Soviet
Tenebricite  vs  Belefeb
brodiewhat  vs  Abettergreen
Uta The Clown  vs  Forten
elodin  vs  Nultiprise
Sweet Sok  vs  gum
Sachumberto  vs  sablolol
Gei  vs  T8rguy
Gigolo JC Denton  vs  Seraphz
KingKrash78  vs  Cicada
zioDorico  vs  TyCarter
Mimikyu Stardust  vs  Dasmer
Kaneki-san  vs  Paycard
AmericanPi  vs  Fearlesschi
Jonen  vs  2MuchSAWCE
Spoby  vs  leng loi
Prismatic Void  vs  Rowlet69420
Souji/Akumu  vs  Skyiew
jamesSenin  vs  Xyldaz
empoleon621  vs  Sapientia
Storm Zone  vs  thebigmansback
HANTSUKI  vs  Zerotti
Quinn  vs  kiplerKP
spell  vs  yovan33321
MikeTheEntei  vs  ZeroKitss
Squeeby  vs  mikejohns
goatdolphin  vs  DestinyTGU
Zoyotte  vs  avarice
Trout In Space  vs  Muffets#1fan
GirlsSeeGhosts  vs  JJ09LIE
Sabella  vs  Yoink 0
baibaiats  vs  xavgb
Blazking  vs  Gamma 1 and 2
M3llamo  vs  Medeia
supermonst  vs  PrinceOfAllTacos
Corperate n  vs  MichaelderBeste2
dex  vs  Eoward
GBD777  vs  hidin
Exiline  vs  Ewin
Morkal  vs  Ghoulish Champ
Indi01  vs  UnzipsCrogre
klg1220  vs  spookykitten1
Don Bork  vs  kinjiko
thebestever543  vs  OranBerryBlissey10

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 1-B, 1-C, and 1-D threads for it! Alternatively, you may be on the substitute list, and you'll be tagged to let you know your pairing when you're substituted in!)

Deadline is Sunday, February 4th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
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