OU - No Team Preview [Signups]

(i forgot to request art so enjoy this masterpiece created by yours truly)
Team preview revolutionized competitive Pokemon with its introduction in Generation 5, completely changing the way Pokemon was played as a whole. But what if team preview was never introduced to Pokemon? What would the lead metagame look like in Gen 7? Would the unpredictability of not knowing what your opponent is running become too overwhelming? Would Zoroark be viable? This tournament will attempt to explore an alternate USUM OU metagame where team preview doesn't exist, and see what possible shifts and changes (or lack thereof) would occur.

Tournament Specific Rules:
  • USUM OU, Bo1, Single Elimination
  • There is no team preview. Battles start with the first Pokemon in the teambuilder slot being sent out right away. Players will not know what Pokemon the other has until that Pokemon is sent out. (So basically, the same way that battles from Gens 1/2/3/4 start.)
  • The winners/losers of each battle are required to post a replay. If a replay is not provided by the end of the round, the battle will be determined incomplete and a coin-flip will determine who will move on. Only one replay is required from either the winner or the loser.
  • Standard USUM OU banlist and clauses are in effect.
  • All general tournament rules apply (they can be found here).
Obviously, there is no Gen 7 (No Preview) format on the official PS! server, so in order for this tournament to be possible, all matches are going to have to be played on the Dragon Heaven server under the SM Singles - OU [No Preview] format. Please make sure that you are aware that this is where battles will have to be played, so that you don't accidentally show up on the wrong server and end up missing your scheduled time because you weren't in Dragon Heaven.

Signups will close Monday December 31st, 11:59 PM GMT -8.

And finally, thank you again to Pikachuun for coding and charizard8888 for putting the format on his server, you guys are great!

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