The RU Open VIII - Round 4

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Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SM RU.
  • 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, for some reason, you don't really trust my judgement) 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 RU tournament, I'm expecting a lot of excellent moments, a 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 RU Tournament Circuit, so points for that will also be awarded accordingly depending on how well you do.

Round 4

(Energy vs Oro e Diamanti ) vs Adaam
FLCL vs bye
pokeisfun vs Roseybear
McMeghan vs Natural Talent
jake vs toinha
Feliburn vs PrAiSe GrOuDoNiSm
Lord Death Man vs Z+V
BK vs Starfire06
Teddeh vs Kink
soTsoT vs (AquaFinity vs The Leprechaun )
Odd Della Robbia vs banks
Starmei vs B@oba
SANJAY vs frisoeva
Taskr vs eifo
Sacri' vs snøfall
GotCookies vs Santu
zben vs TheFranklin
Charmflash vs Plimsoll Punks
Ov3r Ac3 vs KingKdot
Amaroq vs yeezyknows
Hamhamhamham vs snaga
Garay oak vs (Gunner Rohan vs MrAldo )
Xiri vs Bostonl1
London Beats vs lighthouses
Plas vs HT
dahli vs blarghlfarghl
UltraBallz vs Jaajgko
Bebo vs Kingler12345
Alpha Rabbit vs false
Mike Cometa vs Finding True Love
PrinceOfAllTacos vs RedEmption
Tikkito vs S poi re


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You thought you could challenge me?
is a Tiering Contributor Alumnus
moving house tomorrow and opp hasnt got back to me to play early so might need an extension
The Leprechaun AquaFinity

It's pretty rare that something like this comes up but after review, AquaFinity scheduled for 2pm est, while the east coast is technically in the edt timezone. However, AquaFinity showed up for 2pm edt, while Lep showed up for 2pm est, aka 3pm edt. The TD team has ruled this is worthy of a 1 day extension. Please work quickly to get this scheduled and played. In the future, I highly recommend scheduling in gmt.

The new deadline for this pair is July 25th, 8:00am, GMT -4.


You thought you could challenge me?
is a Tiering Contributor Alumnus
requesting 2 day extension, get wifi in my new house on the 29th so I should be able to play 30th/31st. apologies for any inconveniences. tagging Nat host and if I knew how to tag my opponent I would but username is confusing to @ mb
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