RBY Cup III - Finals [Won by We Three Kings]

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RBY Cup!
Logo by MiniArchitect
Signups | Round 1 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Semifinals | Finals​

Tournament rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations, which can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic III rules, which can be read here.
  • RBY OU tier's ruleset, which can be studied here.
  • Matches are best of three
  • Tournament is single elimination.
  • Battles will take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Do not make baseless activity posts, get in contact with your opponent and report missed times / scheduling issues only.

I expect many battles to be completed under alts and I expect many battles to be completed on other servers to prevent scouting. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.


Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on PO. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter.

With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so don't be too mean.

Timer Clause

As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.


If a player disconnects and either player contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If it is agreed between players that this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Do not do it.

I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Freeze Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle

We've got a great finals for you. Going head to head we've got Alexander., an extremely formidable and consistent opponent versus We Three Kings, who made it up to semifinals in last year's RBY Cup and is gunning for the top spot this year.

Amazingly, these players have the exact same record for this tour this year - each were granted one activity win and each only gave up 2 battles in their entire run. Congratulations to both of you for making it this far, and no matter what happens this is sure to be an electric round.

Finally, I want to say thank you to everyone who participated, thanks to Lutra for generating pairings in the early rounds and for general advice, and thanks to idiotfrommars and the whole Smogon team for giving me the opportunity to host this tour - it was a huge honor and a lot of fun, and I hope to host more tournaments here in the future!

Alexander. (0) vs We Three Kings (2)

Alexander. (Overall Record: 12-2)
2-0 vs Orayo
2-0 vs Contact
2-0 vs TSR
Activity vs Newalfonquest
2-1 vs MetalGro$$
2-0 vs ABR
2-1 vs Peasounay

We Three Kings (Overall Record: 12-2)
2-0 vs Rokhan
Activity vs New Breed
2-0 vs The Quasar
2-1 vs roudolf13
2-0 vs giara
2-0 vs FlamingVictini
2-1 vs d0nut

Deadline for Finals: Sunday, June 11th, at 23:59 EDT
Just kidding.

Please post when you are scheduled so folks can spectate!
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rooting for moxie. i'll return ur favor following my adv ladder runs by following your RBY ladder run in preparation for this series. you can do it buddy!!!
Won 2-0 vs Alexander., ggs.

Like most of the tournament, luck was heavily on my side. Sorry for barely making it playable for you, you deserved this win way more than I do.
Good luck in playoffs. We all remember what happened last time you quit, just to come back a few days later.

A quick shoutout to Peasounay for keeping my RBY sharp throughout most of the tournament.
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