The PU Open IV - Round 4

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Welcome to the fourth iteration of the largest PU tournament, the PU Open! Last open was a wild ride through a constantly changing, DLC-impacted metagame but now we're calling all hopefuls to see who can take home the gold in a more stable version of slam's lowest tier. Still, I'd be remiss not to remind entrants that PU is looking to have some large changes between signups and round 1 with April's shifts right around the corner. Good luck to all competitors!

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

Good luck to all competitors!

Round 4

tlenit vs Eternal Spirit
SOMALIA vs Antares
ToastedBunzzz02 vs robjr
TDK vs Perry
Alkione vs HJAD
Punny vs Decem
Osh vs TeamCharm
kythr vs termi
Meru vs the pharoah
avarice vs Serene Grace
Luthier vs Pepeduce
Poek vs Finchinator
gum vs Adaam
tko vs eifo
MZ vs TheFranklin
ProDigeZz vs pattek
gglrg vs Raichy
BK vs dahli
EternalSnowman vs gorex
Greybaum vs Maple
brewfasa vs Vulpix03
watashi vs Elfuseon
Souw vs lockjaw
Eeveeto vs Procopius

Deadline: May 9th 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Extension Deadline: May 5th 11:59 PM EDT (GMT -4)
- happy Cinco de Mayo
 
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Reminder that Arctovish, Alolan Sandslash, Aurorus, and Vanilluxe are now legal this round after the May tier shift. And double reminder that Snow Warning was banned by NU and cannot be used.
 

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Coinflip
Raichy vs Nahomitsoa - not confident anything is gonna happen and neither deserves act
After getting more information and talking to TDs this coinflip is being turned into an activity win for Raichy. Raichy was more active in the brief amount of scheduling that happened before the deadline and there was an extra, non-public attempt to reach out. Sorry Nahomitsoa, you're being taken out of the bracket.
gglrg vs Raichy
 

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In another late set overturn case, this morning I was contacted by Souw that Malekith had brought Arctovish to g3 of their PU Open r3 match and claimed it was legal. Arctovish was clearly not legal, it dropped from NU to PU 6 days into the round and there was an admin decisions post about it not being legal. Even though this was brought up somewhat late, it's still early in the round and Malekith has not played for R4 yet. After conferring with TDs I will be reversing the result of that set to a win for Souw.
The new pairing is Souw vs lockjaw.
 

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