The NU Open XII - Round 3

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Welcome to the twelfth iteration of the NU Open, hosted by Kris! Almost a year has passed since Luthier emerged victorious over Star to close out a thrilling tournament. Who will win this year? Let's find out!​

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SV NU.
  • Best-of-three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!
  • SV 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. 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.

Good luck to all competitors!

Round 3

Shiba  vs  StepC
hjj no  vs  Tal0
PolloAriosto  vs  Finchinator
Mashing  vs  EternalSnowman
LpZ  vs  Alexander IV
So Noisy  vs  roxie
GXE  vs  Lasen
Phantomistix  vs  Chococroc
TPP  vs  Elias PSY
shiloh  vs  avarice
Lady Salamence  vs  gorex
wesh papillon  vs  MichaelderBeste2
Confide  vs  Luck O' the Irish
Azluc On Top  vs  DugZa
QuinnXD  vs  pdt
Bogging  vs  sensei axew
ninjadog  vs  Sylveon used calm mind
tko  vs  Hybuyn
Irene-2002  vs  Bouff
Luispeikou  vs  Jo3y49
Huargensy  vs  Annihilape
Feaniix  vs  RichardMillePlain
Éric  vs  DeCurry
Inder  vs  lavarina
Malekith  vs  yovan33321
Frixel  vs  Mandibuladel5555
etern  vs  luisin
gum  vs  Quartosa
Guille  vs  Meru
jcbc  vs  EnderSp
SoulWind  vs  Alpha1013
Raichy  vs  Togkey
xSkelly34  vs  Skarph
flogins  vs  fade
Nyx  vs  Garay oak
Felines  vs  Lily
yogo896  vs  tlenit
Hacker  vs  TLTK
elodin  vs  BaddyGames
ProDigeZz  vs  PigWarrior19
kythr  vs  VigilanteVigoroth
Ninja  vs  Punny
Danny  vs  eifo
jetou  vs  lolebruh
BigFatMantis  vs  mncmt
Astoria  vs  MTB
Slip  vs  TheFranklin
giove97  vs  Xiri

Deadline: Sunday, June 4th at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).
Extension Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).
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