The NU Open VIII - Round 6

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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.
Identity

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.
Scouting

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 6

Kink vs Skelos - extension
(BK vs. Sabella) vs SANJAY - activity
blarghlfarghl vs Gunner Rohan
lax vs (Abejas vs. Shadowmonstr4)
Jarii vs Averardo
Pohjis vs Count Riario
EviGaro vs Garay oak
Twixtry vs Cdumas - extension

DEADLINE FOR ROUND 6 IS AUGUST 11TH, 10:59 PM GMT -4
Deadline for extensions is AUGUST 7TH, 10:59 PM GMT-4


Good luck to all competitors!
 
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hey so bk and myself are having a bit of an issue finding a time to get this series done and we were both wondering if we could complete the series on sat/sun and whoever is the winner will try and play the next series the same day as long as our opp agrees. BK's r4 game went into extension and he did not contact me until this past Sunday. He was not able to play this past Sunday and cannot meet my availability today which is 5pm -4 because it is too late for him as he is on -2 timezone. I originally agreed to this evening casually on my wall but I was unaware that it would be too late his time. He is on vacation from tues-thursday and will not be able to play until friday/weekend. We were both hoping to get an extension through this weekend as wed like to be able to complete the series. To be clear this isnt his or my fault just having trouble scheduling with the different timezones. Who ever the winner is will do the best they can to get the next game done asap. BK Finchinator

Edit: if the extension is granted we have schedule for 3-4pm on saturday.
 
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Requesting extension. I'm on vacation until sunday and basically unable to play/schedule from here, and we're both free the wednesday after and should be able to find a time pretty easily.
 

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hey so bk and myself are having a bit of an issue finding a time to get this series done and we were both wondering if we could complete the series on sat/sun and whoever is the winner will try and play the next series the same day as long as our opp agrees. BK's r4 game went into extension and he did not contact me until this past Sunday. He was not able to play this past Sunday and cannot meet my availability today which is 5pm -4 because it is too late for him as he is on -2 timezone. I originally agreed to this evening casually on my wall but I was unaware that it would be too late his time. He is on vacation from tues-thursday and will not be able to play until friday/weekend. We were both hoping to get an extension through this weekend as wed like to be able to complete the series. To be clear this isnt his or my fault just having trouble scheduling with the different timezones. Who ever the winner is will do the best they can to get the next game done asap. BK Finchinator

Edit: if the extension is granted we have schedule for 3-4pm on saturday.
This is a really unfortunate situation, but I just spoke with TDs and the extension will not be able to go past Wednesday.

BK is there any way you will be able to get the game done while you are on vacation on Tuesday or Wednesday? Alternatively, is there any way you will be able to play a bit later to accommodate to Sabella's time today?
 

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Bit of an issue, my opponent and I scheduled for Thursday morning EST. I received a pm an hour ago saying the guy’s phone is broken so now he can’t play, but can do Sunday. Problem is, I’m out of town this weekend on a retreat and won’t have internet until I’m back Sunday night, which will be like 2am for him.

Asking for an extension to see if we can get the game done because I’d prefer to play. If my opponent can’t play with the extension, I’m forced to call activity.
 
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Requesting extension. I'm on vacation until sunday and basically unable to play/schedule from here, and we're both free the wednesday after and should be able to find a time pretty easily.
Bit of an issue, my opponent and I scheduled for Thursday morning EST. I received a pm an hour ago saying the guy’s phone is broken so now he can’t play, but can do Sunday. Problem is, I’m out of town this weekend on a retreat and won’t have internet until I’m back Sunday night, which will be like 2am for him.

Asking for an extension to see if we can get the game done because I’d prefer to play. If my opponent can’t play with the extension, I’m forced to call activity.
Schedule times for the extended period ASAP to make sure it gets done during then.
 
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