ORAS UnderUsed Ladder Tournament

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Welcome to the Oras UnderUsed Ladder Tournament

Getting right to the gist of it, this tournament will consist of two stages.
  1. The first is the actual laddering portion of the tournament, which will last an entire month. The two participants with the highest rating at the end of each week will be entered into the playoffs. If a player "won" for multiple weeks, the next highest rated person will be admitted into the playoffs.
  2. At the end of the laddering stage (first month), the playoffs will start with the eight top ladder players of the month. Playoff seeding will be based on which week a participant won. Winning the first week will net a first seed in the playoffs (second place for week one is second seed), and it goes in succession from there.
Just so that this isn't a huge mess and less work for you guys, all that you need to do is make a fresh alt with the tag:

ULT Name
Example: ULT King UU

    • This will allow me to track who is actually entered into the tournament, and more importantly, that everyone starts on fresh alts.
    • In regards to discussion in this thread, I will allow discussion of what you guys see on the ladder. This can be anything from ladder trends to who's making a large push on the ladder. To clarify, I will allow posts on ladder players. This is meant to be a competition of sorts, so compete and talk about it.
Before participating in this tournament, please take some time to read the following threads:
Once the playoffs start, these are the specific rules:
Specific Rules

  • This is a standard ORAS UU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series each round.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!
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 pokemon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more informations.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's UU 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: We are changing the rules for activity / coin flip decisions for this tournament. 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.

The ladder is the ladder, so all suspect drops are allowed.

ORAS Ladder Tournament Winner:

Week 1 Deadline: February 1st @ 6pm EST (GMT-5)
Week 1 Winner: Yifeng - 1751
Week 1 Runner-up: King UU - 1742

Week 2 Deadline: February 8th @ 6pm EST (GMT-5)
Week 2 Winner: TewMew - 1704
Week 2 Runner-up: Hairy Toenail - 1689

Week 3 Deadline: February 15th @ 6pm EST (GMT-5)
Week 3 Winner: Lapras! - 1719
Week 3 Runner-up: Hogg - 1707

Week 4 Deadline: February 22nd @ 6pm EST (GMT-5)
Week 4 Winner: Christo The Gr8 - 1728
Week 4 Runner-up: Darkerones - 1711
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