Welcome to the first ever Other Metagames Grand Slam tournament! This tour is modeled on the original Smogon Grand Slam, which you can read about here. Basically, the Grand Slam is a series of five smaller tournaments (called Opens) where battlers gain points as they progress past each round. After the last Open ends, the 8 players with the most points advance to a final tournament. Here they battle in a best-of-five format until only one person remains! And to up the stakes as much as possible, we're giving the winner of the OM Grand Slam their own banner as well as room voice in Other Metas!
Please keep in mind this tournament requires a high level of commitment! If you're serious about winning, you need to plan to see it through to the end. The last thing we want is for a player to accumulate enough points to make it to the final 8-person tour only to drop out because he/she didn't realize the time and energy required to finish. One way to help curb burnout and to prevent people from dominating every Open is the following restriction: you may only sign up for a maximum of 4 of the 5 Opens.
Without further ado, here are the Opens, in order of their placement in the tour. Each open is a best-of-three format, co-hosted by myself and The Immortal.
- Almost Any Ability - December 5th
- Monotype - December 26th
- STABmons - January 16th
- Tier Shift - February 6th
- Balanced Hackmons - February 27th
If you have questions, post them here. Also, this is not the sign-up thread, so you don't need to post "in." You sign-up for the Opens individually, which will all have their own separate threads posted in the Circuit Tournaments forum.