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Hello and welcome to the third Smogon Grand Slam! This time around, the XY tiers will be represented in this tournament. Players will compete in separate tournaments for the UU, LC, Doubles, RU, NU, and Ubers metagames with a turquoise trophy up for grabs!
The format consists of six separate tournaments: The UU Open, The LC Open, The Doubles Open, The RU Open, The NU Open, and the Ubers Open, however, each player can only enter five out of these six opens. Each tournament is single elimination, best of three. Depending on your performance in an Open, you will be awarded points. The point system is the same as the one used in Smogon Tour (see this for further explanation). When all the Opens have been finished, the eight players with the most points will advance to the play-offs. There they will battle in a best of five series (the higher seed will decide which tier will be excluded, but they must inform their opponent within one day of the round being posted) until there is one undisputed Grand Slam champion.
Signups for each Open will be posted after the first round of the previous Open is completed. The hosts are allowed to play in the tournament that they are administering, as long as they elect someone else to create pairings. Here is the list of the six Opens with the names of the hosts and the dates each will be posted:
- The UU Open - Hosted by kokoloko and Limitless - July 20th
- The LC Open - Hosted by macle - August 4th
- The RU Open - Hosted by Oglemi - August 18th
- The Doubles Open - Hosted by Pwnemon - August 18th
- The NU Open - Hosted by Raseri - September 1st
- The Ubers Open - Hosted by Hugendugen and Melee Mewtwo - September 1st
If a tier shift happens to occur during a round, it will not be taken into account until the following round. The same goes for the release of new Pokemon/formes. Keep in mind that this tournament is entirely XY and does not include metagames from past generations.
Best of luck to all involved!