Announcement The UnderUsed Classic IV

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Welcome, Smogon, to the fourth UU Classic! This is part of our official UU Tour Circuit where you can test your mettle against the top players in the community. The UnderUsed Classic is a chance to celebrate the history of the UnderUsed tier through the generations. Participants will compete in separate, single elimination UU tournaments for the USM, ORAS, BW, DPP, ADV, and GSC generations, culminating in playoffs and finals. Additionally, players who make playoffs will be awarded points that will count towards the UU Tour circuit of 2020.

This tournament format should be familiar to anyone who has participated in Smogon's Grand Slam or Classic tournaments. The format consists of six separate tournaments: the USM UU Cup, the ORAS UU Cup, the BW UU Cup, the DPP UU Cup, the ADV UU Cup, and the GSC UU Cup. Each participant will earn points for how far they advance in each Cup, following a similar point system used in Grand Slam and other tours (see here for more details), but 2 points will be given out for round 3 onwards instead of round 4. When all five cups have been completed, the top eight players with the most points will advance to the playoffs. There they will compete in a best-of-five series consisting of a combination involving every generation until we have an undisputed Smogon UnderUsed Classic Champion.

Signups for the first Cup go up on June 29, 2020, with dates staggered by a week:

USM UU Cup, hosted by Juno - June 29, 2020
ORAS UU Cup, hosted by Lilburr - June 29, 2020
BW UU Cup, hosted by r0ady - July 6, 2020
DPP UU Cup, hosted by TSR - July 6, 2020
ADV UU Cup, hosted by martha - July 13, 2020
GSC UU Cup, hosted by Estarossa - July 13, 2020

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If you have any questions or concerns about the format or predictions about the tour, please post them here. Initially, playoffs will be top 8 players, but that's subject to changes depending on the number of signups.​
 

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Are NFEs banned from GSC and ADV?
NFEs (except Scyther) are banned from ADV UU due to an older tiering philosophy. tl;dr they didn't want ADV UU to become ADV OU lite.

Here's a thread explaining the decision to leave 99% of NFEs out of ADV UU: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/nfes-in-uu.43157/
Here's a recent policy discussion on the matter: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/regarding-adv-uus-nfe-clause.3660266/


NFEs are not banned from GSC UU because the tier was created a few years ago. You'll find that NFEs such as Scyther, Haunter, Chansey, Kadabra, and even the fan-favorite Pikachu, are usable in GSC UU.
 

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