The NU Open VIII - Round 1

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Welcome to the eighth iteration of the largest NU tournament, the NU Open! Almost a year has passed since up-and-comer Osh won the NU Open over stunning fashion over previous champion Pohjis and fellow up-and-comer Sjneider. It's now finally time to crown a new champion in the realm of Incineroar. Whether you're a veteran or a newcomer, I wish you the best of luck!

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!
  • SM cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Tiers are locked at the beginning of each round.

About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: Tournament matches must be played on the Smogtours server. The Main PS! server is also acceptable if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the TD team and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing in Smogtours, where we also have the power to recreate games that end due to DC's.

On scouting opponents: Going through your opponents replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed, and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

On the Timer: The timer must stay on throughout the whole battle, not to be turned off even in the case of a player disconnecting as we now have a separate disconnection timer (more details here). The timer may not be turned off in any circumstance.

On Timeout losses: A player that loses by having all his time run out loses the game. This is only not the case if the player that received the timeout loss can be verified to have suffered a True Disconnection. Rematches in such cases are not allowed.

On True Disconnection: The TD team has a secret threshold of seconds that your timer must be at or above, from the moment you disconnect, for a timeout loss to be considered a True disconnection. If your game is determined to be a true disconnection if you played on Smogtours and contacted a TD before the room expired your game will be recreated up to the point the disconnect happened. It is the responsibility of the player that disconnected to get a TD into the room before it expires.

Battle Clauses:
  • Evasion Clause
  • OHKO Clause
  • Sleep Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Team Preview
General recommendations:
  • 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 a wide selection of times 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 atrocious behavior, 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.
That aside, feel free to get back to me (or a tournament director) if you still have any questions regarding this tournament (or Grand Slam in general) after reading this post. Since this is Smogon's biggest individual NU tournament, I'm expecting a lot of going Xatu on Steelix repeatedly, high level of competition and, eventually, a deserving winner!

Last but not least, aside from points towards qualifying for Grand Slam playoffs, this tournament is part of the NU Tournament Circuit, so points for that will also be awarded accordingly depending on how well you do.

Round 1

LJDarkrai vs itsjustdrew
Kushalos vs AlvusWrath
Quote vs Haki - act
HSA vs anzu42
Void vs Espeonage.
Regnite vs WMAR - act
Energy vs Karppi - extension
Pearl vs Wamr
pokeisfun vs Skilpad
McMeghan vs weakermaker
SoulWind vs Alternatif
jake vs The Thunderbirds
Finchinator vs xapx
ZoroDark vs Unamed
Bouff vs Youngster_Bill
Mannat vs TheJ3estPenguin
elodin vs frisoeva
Shogarth vs Nineage - act
pigassaultking vs Tom Yabo - flip
silver97 vs pkcc - extension
Star vs Poek
Doctor_DraX vs Luigi
Celysi vs Will-I-am
Natural Talent vs DBW
Quite Quiet vs Hyero
Z+V vs EnzoLapras
MunchlaxAndChill vs HJAD
rozes vs Heysup
Antgeezy vs King of Random
byronthewellwell vs Holy Ghost - flip
Indigo Plateau vs Drookez
Ajna vs Toxzn - act
rssp1 vs Chloe
BelmontGabriel vs Raseri
Zenadark vs Le Sabreur
Abyssal Ruins vs faded love - act
Kink vs GelatinOSO
fran17 vs Wabane
EternalSnowman vs King Leo V
Analytic vs Kebab mlml
SparksBlade vs Many
B@oba vs Yay
BK vs Mix
david dTM vs Toadow
Real FV13 vs Tenebricite
Bostonl1 vs Ed - extension
MrAldo vs Hurtadoo
Dlanyer vs Valentine - act
dEnIsSsS vs SilvioGuacamole
Teddeh vs Pierrick
Roseybear vs Yggdrasil60
soTsoT vs eifo
Joltage vs poh
blarghlfarghl vs devinownzzzyall
lighthouses vs Afro Smash
Freeroamer vs Ismail - act
trace vs cb aaron judge - extension
Ratrax vs Megazard
Silver vs SaDiSTiCNarwhal
tko vs Tikkito
naruto(sage) vs Nevve
Shiba vs Realistic Waters
†Blade† vs Shadowmonstr4
liptonic vs Portrait or Ruin
tazz vs Lopunny Kicks
Abejas vs Ophion
Sam I Yam vs Raining Inside
Lucariobai vs Caledrith - act
ssunbae vs lax
Pak vs Groudon
azogue vs Cam
starry blanket vs 0NI
SANJAY vs Emeri
Sabella vs Odd Della Robbia
OminousDraco vs gum
Sacri' vs Jrdn
Endill vs AttackOnSamurott - act
PurpleGatorade vs false
Welli0u vs Kiyo
GotCookies vs snaga
ima vs Eldeer
Zokuru vs Icequake
MJ vs Lugia_numair
Spl4sh vs Jarii
Bhris Brown vs toytean
TSR vs fatty
Broken Phobias vs WhiteFerret21
Accelgor vs Lord Thorx
Gunner Rohan vs Snou
Hyssou vs Estarossa
Pohjis vs yjh971203
Der Sweitzer vs Thisbemyalt
Charmflash vs MegaStarUniverse
Hybuyn vs Oro e Diamanti
dom vs Mysterious M
RedEmption vs Ampha - act
Ursarox vs Flyte - act
LightScreener vs Quint_
hellpowna vs Jack In My Box
Corckscrew vs jetou
Arifeen vs Cheese5555
Gondra vs KarliTheFrenshie - act
CKW vs Raiza
Serene Grace vs MetaRiolu7
Pepeduce vs gilftl308
ilesaural vs Diophantine
Rodriblutar vs DustlessPage
Zhro vs lyd - flip
Eternally vs -Voltage-
Euglena vs LLH
EviGaro vs Confide
quziel vs yzyszn3
didi vs Luthier
Moutemoute vs Louna
5FingerMachPunch vs RaJ.Shoot
Ninjadog13 vs Bdlc
Funbot28 vs Chill Shadow - act
maroon vs Pkonob31
Vulpix03 vs robjr
Haru vs Fogbound Lake
Marshall.Law vs Kev
Count Riario vs Dj Breloominati♬
Hamhamhamham vs Adam the First
Lennart vs Fantos13 - act
WPBeartic vs Velvet Blood
zugubu royale vs Mikaso04
Catalystic vs Watchog
Garay oak vs Zesty43
vooper vs Paycard
egalvanc vs Ryan37
Yoshi vs Lambo_murphy44
Finding True Love vs Excal
double switches vs Lord Death Man
Skelos vs Mack Knife - act
Laz vs eden's embrace
GunGunJ vs HT
Linguisticnightmare vs Rabia
Leo vs Mellow
TJ vs Raichy
Jase The World vs Taskr
Santu vs hariyana grande
thunderbug vs Acselsior13
Sjneider vs esche
mitchdahomeboy31 vs RCred403
suapah vs Hydro The Alpha Omega - act
Corazan vs Robert Alfons
Scizorphobic vs Tobste
So Noisy vs Amane Misa
snøfall vs WailJesus
Gochan vs BlazingDark
KingPiloswine vs Osh
London Beats vs WhiteQueen
Plas vs Adaam
Winterains vs teal6
Insult vs Nurul
DurzaOffTopic vs BLINGAS - extension
KingKdot vs banks
Rexus vs His
Bluxio vs Davon
Ganso vs Zarakro - act
Frrf vs Gorfield
Jytcampbell vs Mike Cometa - extension
ZeroPops vs lvl100Blaziken
NeedRaccoonPokemon vs obii - act
martha vs UltraBallz
voltix31 vs RevivalCircus
StepC vs Alkione
dahli vs boulicrok
HarrisIsAwesome vs H.M.N.I.P
coolio1223 vs kythr
Jacobikko vs LuluDzn - extension
roman vs Reje
Chaitanya vs Starmei
DKM vs Twilight
nishikino kotori vs King Billu - act
runt vs Manipulative
7shoes vs zben
sagar0027 vs All-Star Lineup
SanJl vs Drakus04
neomon vs LunarRabbit
Averardo vs Sensei Axew
xImRaptor vs Amazang
Emre Mor 9 vs DugZa
Jeffis vs excelphantom
yovan33321 vs Yami
laspleispkjose vs Cdumas
Thiago Nunes vs Akashi
Stoward vs thomas888
umbreon098 vs Senpai D.M
Ampharo vs S poi re
London13 vs Luck O' the Irish
Master Origami vs DreamScream
Elgino10 vs Alpha Rabbit
Poison Adhesive vs Staxi
le LLiolae vs Not Miyan
Tachibana vs Umbra Soul
Komodo_Drogo vs Slyish
Lord Crucify vs Monz - extension
Mystic Master vs UBERLandon21
yedla vs Royal1604
Ernestofp13 vs sand1234
EriDBst vs YouGotMeLOL
Marination vs xujing691691
yeezyknows vs TheFranklin
medstudent vs FLCL
Alumn vs Chokepic
Misterioussaint vs xray - extension
rylon vs Deezcastforms
TPP vs Lugia Proto
Slide vs iKiQ - act
Chicos vs shinxF4N
YasuKe vs Kevin Keatts
Descending vs Mikaav - act
Xizaaa vs TDK
Dragonflo vs Bad Player
Action Game vs Hogg - flip
Quartosa vs BeTheShadow
SPACE FORCE meeps vs Simia
Goat Heart ♥ vs Aaronboyer
Ravenswood19 vs ILoveMilk
Dr.Delete vs Shadestep
DanDaMan99 vs Xiri
Yvettee vs Flawless Nazgul
Sacred Wings vs Lord Ninjax
Dr Nibs vs The Hallows
EpicBoost vs c kai
Nat vs Heaxys
TacticalFacepalms vs houseofcards
PrinceOfAllTacos vs lightning1870
Souw vs jcbc
agenS vs Mirbro
Drew_ vs TheJFrenzy - act
xKiri vs tlenit1
Just Call Me 203 vs Twixtry
Evillar vs Kingler12345
TNTCool vs tnt is bad
ukaaa vs BackAtYouBro
Roginald vs TheRam
Batt' vs MetalGro$$
Dankoc vs Hockeykid33
HaxxSel vs Wanonymous1616
Horodro vs BIHI
Thyst vs Bruno de Lucas - act
Gareth Adamson vs Sam - act
TheBigSteve vs Mr.Bossaru
BulbaBrain vs dice - act
Vaboh vs Terracotta - act
LemonArc vs little maths
FeaNiiX vs CBU
tom holland vs Feliburn
Tindorr vs Sificon
LordST vs John1240
De-ee-ecent vs Christo
cielbakasan vs Kingofcrimea

Afro Smash
Mack Knife
Sacred Wings
Dark Shion
The Thunderbirds
Bad Luck Leo
King of Random
Abyssal Ruins
Ika Ika Musume
Natural Talent
Hydro The Alpha Omega
Amane Misa
Lugia Proto
Bruno de Lucas
Jack In My Box


Good luck to all competitors!
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