The LC Open VI - Round 5

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Cautiously Optimistic
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Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SM LC.
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • SM cartridge win conditions are in place, there are no ties.
  • Tiers are locked at the beginning of each round.

I expect many battles to be completed under alts and I expect many battles to be completed on other servers to prevent scouting. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions.


Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on PO. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter.

With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so don't be too mean.

Timer Clause

As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment.


If a player disconnects and either player contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If it is agreed between players that this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Do not do it.

I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Team Preview

General recommendations (formerly known as teal6's Specific Hosting Rules, which I'm shamelessly stealing and including in the OP due to the former's status as Smogon's current Head Tournament Director):
  • Contact your opponent as soon as possible upon the round going up. Activity cases are going to be handled in a very strict manner.
  • When scheduling, offer as wide a swathe of time when you are available to play. 1 hour of activity on one or two weeknights is unlikely to be considered acceptable.
  • Schedule specifically - do not schedule for "Friday afternoon" or "Sunday morning", pick a date, a time and note the timezone.
  • If I catch news of ghosting or some other sort of nefarious play, I reserve the right to investigate to the full limits of my ability in conjunction with the TD team provided there is adequate evidence to warrant it.

I streamed myself making the pairings:

Pohjis vs Sam I Yam
Blimax vs Cdumas
KratosMana vs Level 56
OP vs lighthouses
Corporal Levi vs (Rodriblutar vs Nails)
Celysi vs Eternal Spirit
sparktrain vs Drew
r0ady vs MiyoKa
Sacri' vs Megazard
Roseybear vs (fitzy72 vs tahu)
blunder vs Osh
Kingler12345 vs Zebraiken
Lax vs (Fiend vs ict )
miltankmilk vs A Hero's Destiny
aim vs SpaceWorm
iRKD vs Shiba
(Real FV13 vs Void) vs Letters
Jarii vs Ark
Eternally vs therealslap
Tricking vs Pearl
(parivard vs Plas) vs Ojama
False. vs Franklin
Wamr vs soulgazer
Dlanyer vs SilentMango

Extension deadline is Wednesday @ 11:59 PM EST

Regular deadline is September 4th @ 2:59 AM EST
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I think that the deadline of r4 was today. My opp aparently is dead, never wrote me in all the week and when I contacted him he doesnt answered. Im travelling til friday so act.
Not gonna call act on pari, but there is NO way we are getting this done. We were both very inactive and busy, and the days/times we were available (him for about 6-7 hours me for 9) were opposite ends of the week and I was either out volunteering or it was 4 am my time and there's no reason for me to be playing pokemon at that hour. Honestly coinflipping would be fine. Only thing I would bring up is my attempting to contact via showdown pms when he was on (Only time I caught him online same time as me whole time granted timezones are ass so that's neither of our faults) and asked if he could play. He said no his internet wan't working then preceded to play some other random matches. Have no evidence of course and granted maybe he didn't have teams or something. But I asked him about it about an hour later and he said something about the government taking over the internet which granted I believe him still, him being on for an hour ish and not being able to do the set kinda sucks more so than anything. Again I have 0 evidence so it's all up to whether Quote obviously wants to give act win or coinflip. Best of luck to parivard if he continues onwards. Hope to play for fun after this regardless of the person who advances
Edit: Tagging parivard granted it's like 1 am for him rn so act will be called before he wakes but not just gonna make this case without tagging him of course
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