RBY Cup VI - Round 6


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RBY Cup Round 6

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Smogon Classic rules can be read here
  • Standard RBY OU
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • Do not make baseless activity posts -- get in contact with your opponent and report missed times / scheduling issues only.
This is just a small snippet of the full rules, which one can find here!


About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: Tournament matches must be played on the Smogtours server. The Main PS! server is also acceptable if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the TD team and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing in Smogtours, where we also have the power to recreate games that end due to DC's.


On scouting opponents: Going through your opponents replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed, and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

On the Timer: The timer must stay on throughout the whole battle..

On Timeout losses: A player that loses by having all his time run out loses the game. This is only not the case if the player that received the timeout loss can be verified to have suffered a True Disconnection. Rematches are only allowed if there was a True Disconnection.

On True Disconnection: The TD team has a secret threshold of seconds that your timer must be at or above, from the moment you disconnect, for a timeout loss to be considered a True disconnection. If your game is determined to be a true disconnection if you played on Smogtours and contacted a TD before the room expired your game will be recreated up to the point the disconnect happened. It is the responsibility of the player that disconnected to get a TD into the room before it expires.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Freeze Clause
  • Dig/Fly Glitch Prevention Clause

ABR  vs  PDC
rozes  vs  SMB
McMeghan  vs  Nails
BIHI  vs  bro fist
Hipmonlee  vs  Serpi
Ortheore  vs  We Three Kings

Good luck to everyone participating. Please contact your opponents and schedule in a timely fashion.
Feel free to contact me here on smogon or on discord as FriendOfMrGolem120#4448 if you have any questions or concerns.

From now on posting replays is mandatory!

Deadline for round 6 will be May 24th at 11:59pm GMT-4.
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ABR  vs  PDC - I could make some dumb joke here about ABR seemingly always to be lucky, but that's mostly him understanding odds better than any other "modern" gen player. Odds in RBY are the key to understanding how to play this godforsaken metagame, which automatically gives ABR an edge over any non-mainer. Also, PDC played his DPP Cup series at 6am so it seems he's done caring now that he's clinched playoffs.

rozes  vs  SMB - I have played SMB less frequently than rozes, but SMB has left a lasting impression because he once threw me off by completely changing up his gamestyle during a Bo3. I also managed to catch his set vs Prinz where he did the exact same thing with an exceptionally beautifully gameplanned game 3. Nails is my favorite to win RBY Cup, but SMB would be my second favored player.

McMeghan  vs  Nails - Nails has a very distinctive style to play this tier, but he's shown that he can also switch it up lately. McMeghan is obviously a big threat who also likes to be creative, but Nails knowing the ins and outs better here should let him take it home.

BIHI  vs  bro fist - honestly dont know a lot about either player, but BIHI made classic playoffs last year and I think he's joined some pp tours so he should know the tier slightly better.

Hipmonlee  vs  Serpi - I don't know Serpi, but Hipmonlee has picked up the pieces after a disastrous SPL X. It seems he has found a way to have fun while not bringing dogshit.

Ortheore  vs  We Three Kings - While W3K has some RBY views I harshly disagree with, I don't remember seeing Ortheore around since our powerball SPL7 series. At least I know We Three Kings has kept up with his old gens better. He also somehow has won one of these before, which makes him the favorite in my eyes.
thanks man, you were better tho. very thankful for the experience I got from this tournament playing against great players like you, also shoutouts to the german boys for cheering me on and to Lusch for the unreal support. my first ladder teams were by him, he analysed my rby cup replays and gave me feedback, we had testing games, moral support - not to mention his interview w/ ggfan, which was the very reason why I started playing RBY

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