Smogon Tour 33 [ SEE POST #39 for money prize info ]

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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 33rd season, and the fifth one of the 8th generation! We will also feature a new time for our first tournament, which we hope will cater to a wider base of players!

Smogon Tour is a series of live tournaments starting on Saturday, March 12th at 9am. The format is the same as usual, consisting of the three most recent OU generations (SS OU, SM OU and ORAS OU respectively). The live tournaments will last 9 weeks -- constituting the regular season -- 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 performers from the regular season. The winner of the Smogon Tour will obtain the glorious Pink Trophy
, $150 prize, 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 as follow (bold indicates a new time):
  • 9 am GMT EST (GMT-4 currently) on Saturdays
  • 4 pm GMT EST (GMT-4 currently) on Saturdays
  • 2 pm GMT EST (GMT-4 currently) on Sundays
Remember that you can only join two tours per week (not all three) and your best score each week counts towards the standings only (not both scores). Players caught joining three tours in one week will be disqualified and docked points the first time; repeat offenders will be banned for the rest of the season. You cannot make a new account to circumvent the rule either. Standard tournament rules all apply so keep in mind that asking for wins, offering wins, throwing games or interfering in other people's battles (ghosting them or their opponent) is strictly prohibited. You are not allowed to insult your opponent, spectators or the host either, so please be a decent human being -- it is not hard whatsoever. 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.

Don't forget to join our discord server to make sure you never miss a tour; you can ask here if you have any of your questions regarding this tournament. BKC has been so kind as to upload a video explaining how the tournament works and how YOU can join and play it!
You can find the video below:

Will SoulWind repeat as champion after so many close calls leading up to last season? Will Giannis go one step further and take home the esteemed pink trophy? Is this finally time for FINCHTOUR or will we see more FINCHSALT? Is he really writing this in third person and is anyone actually still reading?

We shall find the answers to these questions and many others over the next 9 weeks! Best of luck to all! :blobwizard:
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