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Welcome everyone to the 13th iteration of the RU Open!​

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SV RU.
  • 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 Moves Clause
  • Species Clause
  • Timed Battle
  • Team Preview
General Recommendations:
  • Contact your opponent as soon as possible upon the round going up. Activity cases will be handled strictly.
  • When scheduling, offer a wide swathe of available times to play. 1 hour of activity on one or two week nights 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.
This tournament will also award points towards the RU Tournament Circuit, so points for that will also be awarded accordingly depending on how well you do.

Feel free to contact me or a tournament director if you have any questions regarding this tournament (or Grand Slam in general).

Round 3

Vulpix03  vs  Yippie
A plague doc  vs  Kate
AhmedxWaleed  vs  entrocefalo
Enzonana.  vs  TomatoZause
kythr  vs  Dlanyer
Medeia  vs  dunoks
memedose46  vs  Aurella
Xiri  vs  mncmt
RaJ.Shoot  vs  Taka
FadedCharm  vs  soulgazer
Forest Guardian  vs  InvictusMaster
etern  vs  Skyiew
Dawn Dreams  vs  Expulso
Hockey1  vs  Feliburn
Master Chief  vs  eifo
Confide  vs  Nichalho
sufys  vs  Seraphz
abriel  vs  Skarpherim
Ampha  vs  feen
Adriyun  vs  Seed Sower
C0nfiden1 0yster  vs  Azluc On Top
Danny  vs  Found then Lost
JesusGameplays2  vs  avarice
Chaitanya  vs  TheFranklin
DugZa  vs  tko
JustFranco  vs  Drifting
Ngammer  vs  xavgb
LittEleven  vs  Aberforth
fish anemometer  vs  toshimelonhead
Arakd’eau ㋛  vs  Django
damien the genius  vs  EviGaro
Star  vs  TyCarter
LpZ  vs  Royal5888
Elfuseon  vs  mclagno
Scarf Kricketune  vs  MAVERICK SHOOTERS
crying  vs  db
UnzipsCrogre  vs  Kindyy
pdt  vs  JojoOui
Cielau  vs Javi
Luispeikou  vs  Canard
Theia  vs  Lily
Floss  vs  RyuSnowシ
DAHLI  vs  vndrevc
elodin  vs  zS
Mister McLovin  vs  Hacker
Baddy  vs  yovan33321
Yaily  vs  TVVFG
MichaelderBeste2  vs  FlamingoPokeman

Deadline: Sunday May 26th, 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4)
Extension Deadline: Wednesday May 22th, 11:59PM EDT (GMT-4)

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"They don’t call me Greed for nothing!"
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aber beat me fair and square let him go through over me x
It was a oversight there but It was also marked as extension on the R2 thread and I forgot to change It here, bracketmaker doesnt allow for 2 ppl on thing :smogduck:


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calling act for r2, (time wasn't fixed with full clarity but they offered both) opp didn't show with extra time given after pinging them on disc; their wall scheduling rip


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ST updated yesterday (uptime is currently 16 hours, which predates the series), but validator and the recent ban’s sync seems to be having some issues. We just confirmed the issues firsthand and we are looking into that internally now.

Regardless of this, it is explicitly on the player to load legal teams. This has always been a given in tournaments. Any game where an illegal team is loaded results in a game loss. So that series is 1-1.
I didn't know better, my fault
It’s not your fault as even if you said something at team preview, it’s still a game loss. Don’t stress. You did nothing wrong here. Have a nice day.
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