ORAS ORAS OU Global Championship 2018 [$50 Prize] —︎ Finals [won by blarghlfarghl]


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ORAS OU Global Championship is a standard ORAS OU Tournament with a goal to find the best ORAS OU player of the year.

Each round will consist of 2 stages. The first stage each player will be given 2 sets of pairings in which they play a best-of-1 vs their opponent. After the first stage is completed and the host has determined wins, players who win both their matches go through to the next round, while players who lost twice are eliminated. The players who won 1, lost 1, battle it out in a tiebreaker best of 1 in stage 2 to join the two-time winners in the next round or the player wins the tournament in the case of a final.

The prize returns: a $50 (or equivalent) amazon gift card will be given out to the winner of the entire tournament!

ORAS OverUsed Format

Tournament Format
Best of 1, Single Elimination.

Banned Pokémon
Aegislash, Arceus (All formes), Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys, Deoxys-Attack, Deoxys-Defense, Deoxys-Speed, Dialga, Genesect, Giratina, Giratina-Origin, Greninja, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Hoopa-Unbound, Kyogre, Kyurem-White, Landorus-Incarnate, Lugia, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Shaymin-Sky, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom.

Banned Moves
Baton Pass, Swagger.

Banned Abilities
Arena Trap, Shadow Tag.

Banned Items
Gengarite, Kangaskhanite, Lucarionite, Mawilite, Sablenite, Salemencite, Soul Dew.

Sleep Clause, Species Clause, Self-KO Clause, OKHO Clause, Evasion Clause, Moody Clause, Endless Battle Clause, Swagger Clause.

Tournament Format : pseudo-double elimination 192 players

Round 1: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 96 FT1W matches (192 unseeded players, subs period) & Stage 2
Round 2: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 48 first-to-1-wins matches (96 unseeded players) & Stage 2
Round 3: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 24 first-to-1-wins matches (48 unseeded players) & Stage 2
Round 4: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 12 first-to-1-wins matches (24 unseeded players) & Stage 2
Round 5: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 6 first-to-1-wins matches (12 unseeded players) & Stage 2
Semi-finals: Stage 1 - 2 sets of 3 first-to-2-wins matches (6 unseeded players) & Stage 2
Finals: Stage 1 - Round robin of 3 first-to-2-wins matches (3 unseeded players) - round robin repeated until decisive winner.
Stage 1 End: Players with 2 match wins go through, and those with 2 losses are eliminated.
Stage 2: Players with a 1-1 record play each other in a FT1W match to see who progresses.

Arrange location: Profile posts on the Smogon Forums.
Battle location: Pokémon Showdown! Smogon Server

Play against both opponents (Sets 1 & 2) best-of-1 win and report the score you won or lost after completing each match.

Stage 1 Contact Deadline: December 15th 4:00 PM EST / 9:00 PM CET
Stage 1 Final Deadline: December 19th 4:00 PM EST / 9:00 PM CET

This isn't a strict deadline; just get the matches done.

Finals Cycle 1 - Matches Completed 1/3

samjo vs double switches
samjo vs blarghlfarghl
double switches vs blarghlfarghl
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☆SamjORAS: been dc'ing a lot, just fyi, apologies in advance
☆blarghlfarghl: ok
☆SamjORAS left.
Battle timer is ON: inactive players will automatically lose when time's up. (requested by blarghlfarghl)

"gg/sorry" what a good finals game

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