Tournament TLT III: Round 7 (Losers Bracket)


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Thanks to MJ for letting us use his post as a reference​


Welcome to the third iteration of TLT (Tours' Leaderboard Tournament)! Throughout this tournament, players will battle in a best-of-three/best-of-five (from the 6th round on) format each round, with Smogon's standard tiers being the metagames played. This tournament is also double elimination, so if you're defeated once, you're still in the loser's portion of the bracket.

The tiers that will be played are:

SM Ubers
SM OU
SM UU
SM RU
SM NU
SM PU
SM LC
SM Doubles OU
SM Monotype

In order to fairly determine the three of these nine tiers played in each individual matchup, players will take turns locking and eliminating tiers among themselves. They'll both lock one tier, followed by eliminating three tiers, thus leaving three tiers to be played. The lower seeded player will lock the first tier, followed by the higher seed player. Then the lower seeded player will eliminate the first tier, followed by the higher seed player, and it will repeat in that order two more times. The higher seed player picks what tier is played first of the three tiers. After that, the loser of game one picks which of the two tiers is played for game two. Naturally, game three will be played in the last remaining tier.

(Example: TWW is seed #1, while Xiri is seed #16. Xiri, the lower seed, decides to lock PU, followed by TWW locking RU. At this point, neither PU nor RU can be eliminated. Xiri, the lower seed, chooses to first eliminate Ubers. TWW follows with OU. Xiri then eliminates LC, and TWW eliminates Doubles OU. Xiri then eliminates NU, and TWW eliminates Monotype. So thus the three tiers that would be played are PU (what Xiri locked in), RU (what TWW locked in) and UU (the tier that didn't get banned). Of these tiers remaining, TWW, the higher seed, chooses to play RU first. TWW then loses game one, and chooses to play UU next. Should it go to game three, the tier to be played will be PU.)

Basic tournament rules - you absolutely should read this, especially if you're new to forum tournaments
Sportsmanship: Don't be an ass. Not to your opponents, not on PS, not on Smogon, not to me. A bit of friendly banter is ok, but please know where to draw the line. Think before you type, please.

Scheduling and Activity Wins: Contact your opponent as quickly as possible on their Smogon wall, and look out for them on PS. You will have one week from the posting of the week's matches to get it done. Extensions will be for two days after the scheduled deadline, and no further. If your opponent is not responding to your post on their wall, cannot be found on PS, or miss multiple scheduled times, make a detailed activity post in the thread letting me know why you deserve the win. No activity post means no activity call. As long as you have visible attempts at scheduling (such as wall posts), you will be fine.

Disconnections and Timer: A timer loss is a loss. No if's, and's, or but's about it. If your opponent is nice enough to replay that's fine, but they are by no means obligated to.

Ghosting and Identity: Don't take or give battle advice or make moves based solely on the suggestions of others, and don't pretend to be someone else in order to play as them. You will be caught, and you will be disqualified from this tournament as well as future PS! tournaments (BLT, PSPL, etc.).

Substitutions: Substitutions will be made only for rounds one & two, with round two subs only being allowed for any participants in the loser's bracket.






Round 7 Matchups
Losers Bracket

Hamhamhamham vs frisoeva
100%GXE vs EternalSnowman

The higher seed is always on the left-hand side

Here is the full bracket. Note that you will not be able to proceed with battles for the next round, until the thread for the next round has been posted.

Congratulations to our top 6 players. Matches will be conducted in a bo5 format. Otherwise, the same rules apply.​


Deadline will be 13th of October at 11:59pm EST. Good luck everyone!

Replays are now mandatory. If you do not post replays, your win will be nullified, and the match will be coinflipped.
 

lvl100Blaziken

A perfect shot.
is a Tiering Contributor
2 matches 2 predicts if I get them both wrong I'll eat a shoe

Ham vs Friso -- Ham is the more well-rounded player imo (never seen a square ham), I think friso is dope tho so it's gonna be a fun one
GXE vs ESM -- Both are great battlers but GXE is the superior YouTuber so I'm siding with ma boi

Since short predicts = sadness, I'ma throw in my predicts for the rest of tlt3 as well

Loser's Final
GXE vs Ham -- A lotta people are gonna pick Ham here but according to my extensive research gxe has never lost a single battle in his entire life

Winner's Final
Jeran vs Nat -- Jeran has had a relatively easy run but that run is about to be interrupted by a truck and that truck is also on fire and named Nat

Final's Final for the Finalists in Finals:
GXE vs Nat -- I believe

And there we have it, good luck everyone and remember, "If you're gonna win, make it a win" - Titus Worldwide
 
playing gxe in uu, ru, nu, ubers, lc tomorrow at 8pm pst (-7)

also won't be making a full video on predictions/recap bc of time restraints, but I will make a recording of my match (and probably reference some of the stuff there)

Edit: nvm got johned, there will be a different time (thursday at 8pm pst)
 
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