Smogon Tour 31

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It is time once more for arguably the most popular and unarguably the best tournament on Smogon: Smogon Tour. This will be our 31st season, and the third one of the 8th generation!

The Smogon Tour is a series of Live Tournaments starting this time on the 12th of March. The format is the same as usual, consisting of the three most recent OU generations (SS OU, SM OU and ORAS 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
, and either a PS! custom avatar or an inactive account on Pokémon Showdown!, courtesy of Zarel.

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 GMT -4 on Fridays (Only the first Friday will be 6 pm GMT -5!!!)
  • 4 pm GMT -4 on Saturdays (Only the first Saturday will be 4 pm GMT -5!!!)
  • 2 pm GMT -4 on Sundays.
Remember that you can only join two tours per week. Players caught joining three tours in one week will be disqualified the first time, and banned for the rest of the season the second time. 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). Nor are you allowed to insult your opponent, spectators and especially not the host. If you do any of the things mentioned in this paragraph, 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! 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 and others answered.

Will Empo win back-to-back Smogon Tours? Will ORAS consists of more than just screens and webs? Is this finally Finchinator's tour? And will SS tours finally finish within 3 hours?

We shall find the answers to these questions and many others over the next 9 weeks.

Good luck to all! :blobwizard:

Perry's Edit:
BKC has been so kind as to upload a video explaining how the tournament works and how YOU can join and play it! Considering they are a Tournament Director whom has also won this very tournament twice, I'm sure everyone can learn a thing or two watching it.
You can find the video below:
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We are bound to get some traction here with this thread being advertised on PS!, so might as well try to reduce the "in" spam. To recapitulate, to join a Smogon Tour you have to post "in" when their respective threads are posted in this very same forum. The times are present in the OP, but you may see them below:

  • 6 pm GMT -4 on Fridays (Only the first Friday will be 6 pm GMT -5!!!)
  • 4 pm GMT -4 on Saturdays (Only the first Saturday will be 4 pm GMT -5!!!)
  • 2 pm GMT -4 on Sundays.
After joining the tournament, you head over to and wait until the round 1 is posted and play a BO1 against your opponent. If you win, report it to the host, then wait until Round 2 is posted and find your new opponent to play. Smogon Tours take around 2h30mins to 3hrs from Signups to Finish, so you should keep that in mind.

If this process is a tad too confusing, BKC has released a video explaining how it works. You can watch it below:

You are free to join the Tournament's discord or the Smogon's discord and ping a Tournament Director or Moderator, and we will be able to walk you through your doubts. And, as a plus, Smogon Tours will be advertised on both discords once Signups start, so check them out :)
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