The UU Open IX - Round 7

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Welcome to the ninth iteration of UU Open, hosted by Boat! This is the first UU Open in Generation 8! Whether you're a veteran with something to prove or a newbie looking for your breakout, I wish you the best of luck.

Tournament Rules:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Grand Slam rules can be found here.
  • Standard SS UU.
  • Best-of-three, single elimination.
  • Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown!, on the Smogtours server.
  • 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 as wide a swathe of time 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 nefarious play, 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. Since this is Smogon's biggest individual UU tournament, I'm expecting a lot of excellent moments, a high level of competition, and a lot of Noivern!

Last but not least, aside from points towards qualifying for Grand Slam playoffs, this tournament is part of the UU Tournament Circuit, so points for that will also be awarded accordingly depending on how well you do.

Good luck to all competitors!

The deadline for extended matches from Round 6 is Wednesday, August 5th, at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Replays are required!


eifo  vs  High Impulse
Askov  vs  UltraBallz
Amukamara  vs  SoulWind
Nat  vs  Luigi

Pairings were generated at https://www.smogon.com/bracketmaker/view/2886/.

The deadline for Round 7 is Sunday, August 9th, at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT -4).
 
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opponent missed rescheduled time. calling activity
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Why are you lying? I literally messaged you last night and you did not respond. There has been no effort on your end to make the scheduled time after the extension so do not lie. Anyway, we agreed to play on Monday in which you also did not contact me lol? This goes both ways and those screenshots clearly show I was the only one who made an effort to contact you after the extension was granted.
 
https://puu.sh/GeOMF/7ea623dd77.png

Why are you lying? I literally messaged you last night and you did not respond. There has been no effort on your end to make the scheduled time after the extension so do not lie. Anyway, we agreed to play on Monday in which you also did not contact me lol? This goes both ways and those screenshots clearly show I was the only one who made an effort to contact you after the extension was granted.
EDIT - May this decision be reversed as it is completely false and he's online literally as I'm trying this out and decided to avoid playing me for two days.
 
opponent missed rescheduled time. calling activity
https://puu.sh/GeOMF/7ea623dd77.png

Why are you lying? I literally messaged you last night and you did not respond. There has been no effort on your end to make the scheduled time after the extension so do not lie. Anyway, we agreed to play on Monday in which you also did not contact me lol? This goes both ways and those screenshots clearly show I was the only one who made an effort to contact you after the extension was granted.
I expect a tourban out of this tbh. Considering I got banned for "faking a win" in a match which the host of the tournament spectated, and knew I was joking about, I expect others to be held to the same standards as myself. Since my ban I've witnessed users get away with absolute garbage when it comes to the integrity of tournaments on Smogon, compared to what I was punished for when I've never once cheated. The rules need to start being enforced evenly.

Lying about an activity call in attempt to get the win in an official tournament is actually cheating. Making a fake win post as a meme when you know the host of the tournament spectated your series is not. Simple as that.
 

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Re : CBU and High Impulse

Situation : CBU and High Impulse struggled to find a suitable time during Round 6, with CBU notably saying he cannot play until Friday. They agreed to an extension and scheduled for 23:00 GMT+3 Monday. At that time, CBU was online on Smogtours, but did not check in with his opponent. High Impulse claims to have also been online and available to play, but neither party messaged the other. As per the new rules regarding favorable activity decisions (https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/tournament-rules-and-general-guidelines.3642760/#post-8529717), you must check in with your opponent. Both people failed to do so, and so this match will be flipped.

Result : CBU won the coinflip.
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Edit : This match was given a further extension in this decision. https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/the-uu-open-ix-round-7.3668193/page-3#post-8559910
 
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