The NU Open VI - Round 4

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Welcome to the sixth iteration of Smogon's premier official NU tournament.
Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SM NU
  • Best of three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown! preferrably, on the smogtours server.
  • Please post your replays along with your win/loss post.
  • 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
Helpful scheduling tips (shamelessly stolen from Teal6)
  • 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.

Pairings (courtesy of Quote)

Pearl vs snagaa
vs Koldkappuccino
Rodriblutar vs Thewall
Syncrasy vs Maskun529
Steve Angello vs Dreamscream
vs Justice_Avenger
Omfuga vs idiotfrommars
Arifeen vs Pursuitofhappiny
Erzengel- vs Laurens
vs Haruno
Ggggd vs Pohjis
vs Flamingvictini
Whitequeen vs Finchinator
vs Lord Esche
Ming549 vs FLCL
Nails vs M&M suspect test
Realistic waters vs Dundies
Elyna vs Pablo kruspe
Microwavable vs Oibaf
vs Thundaaaaa
Mazinger vs Dlayner
Lolk vs shuckleking87
Rarecandyrehab vs Lord Moet
Ares vs Sam
Goao vs HJAD
Bighairpenguin vs Lax
Go0d vs Reyscarface
vs Ice Tray
Lacus clyne vs Kingler12345
Cheryl. vs Blunder
Earth vs Bughouse
Notnova vs SaDiSTiCNarwhal
Bushtush vs Kebab mlml
Umbra Soul vs gungunj
vs Korby
Meepsvictory vs Raseri
Darrell1297 vs False.
Malekith vs Askov
Necrozma vs Sotsot
Shiba vs -snow
Ark vs rob.
Support Main vs Praj.pran
vs 0Nl
hank tornado vs kushalos
Feliburn vs SGarcia
Dodmen vs Mrsoup
Ajna vs hamhamham
Kiyo vs Energy
Sableyemybae vs John
M Dragon vs Heysup
Ed vs Cdumas
slick willy vs Simiatic
tko vs 6ti
JCM. vs Silver aurum
Therealslap vs Azx
vs Tsr
Zben vs Gunner Rohan
Shaneghoul vs Realfv13
Aim vs Le sabreur
Mythologically vs Karppi
vs Hootie
Akashi vs Santu
Iaruban vs Soulwind
vs Tricking

Extension Deadline is Thursday August 17th, at 9:00AM GMT-7
Round Deadline is Monday August 21st, at 12:00PM GMT-7
(thats noon since some people were confused last round)
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Requesting act for my r3 extension. I've waited 45 minutes past the scheduled time and my opp is a no show.

Edit: nvm for now. Playing tonight apparently.
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Distorted Time
is a Past SPL Champion
Why did Samspark ge an activity win lol, you were literally a day late on extension deadline and I initiated contact and all he said was "anytime Sunday or Monday"


Edit: just saw it was coinflipped, that also makes no sense as you said you'd give more time to people to play the extended games since you were late


bite the future and fuck the past
is a Tiering Contributor
i'm calling activity on ifm in case we don't get our game done, he said he'd be flexible with times today so i suggested we could play today but despite having been online in the meantime, ifm failed to respond whatsoever. i would rather play but he's been inactive to the point where i have to question whether he's interested in playing at all. i'll shoot him a message to see if we can get it done before the extension deadline but i doubt it.
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