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RE: xImRaptor vs ABR, Season 29, Week 1, Tour 2.

Situation: In their Round 4 game, xImRaptor was in position to win but around turn 32 made a series of plays that can only be described as throwing, and later in pm admitted to losing the game deliberately.

Result: xImRaptor's score for this week will be changed to -3, he will be infracted for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Since this happened in week 1, and ABR didn't gain any points as a result (his score from friday was higher than his score from saturday), xImRaptor won't be tourbanned, but this is the exception, not the rule. If you deliberately throw in Smogon Tour, this is the lightest punishment you can get.
 
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RE: Crown Tundra DLC, Smogon Tour 30

The Crown Tundra DLC will be released October 22nd, otherwise known as the next Thursday. We were then set with the difficult decision of either freezing the SS OU meta as it is now or allowing the new Pokémon in two of our tournaments: SSD and Smogon Tour. There are, however, significant differences between both: while SSD is nearing playoffs, Smogon Tour at this moment is slightly more than halfway done.

Furthermore, as Smogon Tour features only one current generation OU tier, we'd have only one tier/weekend impacted with the new (and returning) Pokémon for the regular season. As such, the TD team has decided to adopt a DLC2 metagame for the last three SS Smogon Tours as well as playoffs.
 

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RE: Playoffs, Smogon Tour 30

We have been working closely with the OU council so that our players can play SS OU to its fullest potential and without any broken elements. We have been pretty happy with our communications with the council and the results shown on the first three SS tours post-DLC2. We have been asked for members of the OU council for more time to evaluate the tier before playoffs - and considering a survey will be sent to a select few OU players soon - the TD team has decided to comply and postpone playoffs by one week.

Result: The first round for Smogon Tour 30 playoffs is now scheduled to start November 22nd. Any tiebreaker will take place normally on the 15th with the metagame that exists at the time. The first round of the playoffs will not be locked to the tiebreak's metagame.
 
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RE: Amoonguss, Smogon Tour 30, Week 9, Tour 1.

We have been given evidence of user Amoonguss being in a call with other 6 users (two of them permabanned from this website) while playing for today's Smogon Tour. Our rules are pretty clear: do not engage in any calls with other Smogon users when you are playing for any tournament.

i guess one shouldn't mention that in stour's lobby as well

Result: The following users have been tourbanned for 1 year: Amoonguss, m00la, solonor24 and pizzq.
 

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RE: Playoffs, Smogon Tour 30

Juuls has been discovered to have, at a minimum, account shared with/received ghosting from a permabanned user(s) during at least some points of their Smogon Tour and OLT runs; they are permanently banned from the forums, disqualified, and their results voided.

If this had been caught before any games were played, we'd have simply reseeded the bracket to account for the missing spot. This unfortunately only came to our attention after the Giannis vs Juuls match, as such we have 3 options:

1. Give a bye in the quarterfinals Giannis lost and his opponent was then disqualified, leaving an empty space in the bracket that would then be filled with a bye. This can't be done for the rather obvious reason that someone advancing straight to the semifinals without having to play while the other players have to win their matches is bad.

2. Put Giannis in the quarterfinals Giannis lost, but his opponent was found to be cheating, so he should be given a free win. This effectively gives Giannis a bye in the round of 16, which is almost as bad as the above example. This leads us to:

3. Pair Giannis with the 17th seed. This isn't perfect, as Giannis is effectively getting 2 lives here, but it's the fairest solution, and the one most similar to the scenario that would have happened had we caught this before the playoffs began in earnest.
 

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RE: Grimbert, Smogon Tour 31, Week 2, Tour 2.

During Round 1, Grimbert told the host he had won the match when he did not. Even when the host questioned him and asked for a replay, he still stood his ground. However, from the replay it is clear that Grimbert lost the game and was lying to the host. Falsying results is against the rules and therefore repeated lying, especially in a live tour format with strict time constraint, will be punished.

Result: Following the precedent set by the Bugzinator case, Grimbert will be tourbanned for 6 months.
 
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