SM SM OU Winter Seasonal #5 - Sign Ups

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art by Blazenix !! so good
SM OU Winter Seasonal #5
hosted by kenny and goldmason. thanks to emma and luigi for the skeleton

  • This is a standard SM OU tournament
  • This tournament will be Double Elimination
  • Rounds will be Best of Three. You may switch teams in between battles of the same set.
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown! (Main or SmogTours)
  • Replays will not be required until Top 16.
  • Activity calls will be made by me, potentially with neutral assistance from a Tournament Director. Coin flips will be done publicly on PS!
  • In the event that something is added to or removed from the SM OU metagame in the middle of a round, that change will be in effect starting the next round.
  • Do not cheat. Cheating will result in a disqualification. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
    • Signing up with more than one account
    • Ghosting or being ghosted by another player (e.g. while playing a set, asking for advice about what plays to make)
    • Manipulating match outcomes (e.g. throwing a match in exchange for a Chipotle gift card.)
  • Do not harass or insult your opponents. I reserve the right to disqualify anyone breaking this rule. Additional punishments may be applied as necessary.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause Mod: Limit one foe put to sleep.
  • Species Clause: Limit one of each Pokémon.
  • Evasion Moves Clause: Evasion moves are banned.
  • OHKO Clause: OHKO moves are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: A player cannot use a combination of items / moves / abilities to force a game that will never end (example: Recycle / Leppa Berry / Heal Pulse, etc).
  • Moody Clause: A player can not use the ability Moody.
  • Swagger Clause: A player can not use the move Swagger.
  • Pokemon in Uber are banned.
What are we playing for
This tournament will award points towards the 2024 SM OU Circuit, which awards a ribbon to the winner of the entire circuit.

SM OU Sample Teams can be found here and the general SM Forum with additional resources can be found here.
Tournament Rules and General Guidelines can be found here. Scheduling Guide can be found here. Activity Win guidelines can be found here.

Post in to join!

Signups will close Sunday, January 14th 11:59 PM GMT-5
I hope everyone is as excited for 2024 tournaments as I am!

If you have any questions, feel free to message me or goldmason on Discord or Smogon.
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