It is time once more for arguably the most popular and inarguably the best tournament on Smogon: Smogon Tour. This will be the 26th season, and the fourth of the 7th generation!
The Smogon Tour is a series of Live Tournaments starting this time on the 14th of September. The format is the same as usual, consisting of the three most recent OU generations (SM OU, ORAS OU and BW2 OU, in this very order). The Live part of the tournaments will last 9 weeks where everyone will earn a certain amount of points according to their weekly performances. Once this phase is over, we'll move to Playoffs with the 16 best players of the tournament. The winner of the Smogon Tour will obtain the glorious Pink Trophy
As usual, all the tournaments will take place on the smogtours server, unless stated otherwise. The times at which they will start are unchanged and are as follow:
- 6 pm EDT on Fridays.
- 4 pm EDT on Saturdays.
- 2 pm EDT on Sundays.
Remember that you can only join two tours per week. You cannot make a new account to circumvent the rule either. Also, you are not allowed to ask for wins, offer wins, throw games or interfere in other people's battles (ghosting them or their opponent). If you do any of the aforementioned, be prepared to get infracted and potentially banned from our Tournaments. We will take retroactive actions if needed.
Take a look at this page for more information about how Smogon Tour works and how you can participate (stick to the Rules section, the Schedule and Standings one are not up to date).
Don't forget to join our discord server to make sure you never miss a tour, and also to have any of your questions regarding this tournament answered.
How many bathroom breaks will the Italians take before each round? How many FINCHTOUR26's will be spammed in vain? How high will Avalugg's SM winrate be?
Find the answers to these questions and many others over the next 9 weeks.
Good luck to all!