Tournament TLT III: Round 8

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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 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 8 Matchups
Winners Bracket

Akashi vs Nat

Losers Bracket
frisoeva ) vs 100%GXE

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 for extensions is 16th of October at 11:59pm EST.
Deadline will be 20th 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.
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Akashi vs Nat

Not even gonna waste time on this predict, there are no reasons to me to think that nat is nearly as competent as akashi, who has been owning the best players in the pool. Not gonna waste time in this predict so lets go into a more interesting match.

(Winner of Hamhamhamham vs frisoeva ) vs 100%GXE

Tbh, i think frisoeva might be the one to take it home. Great playing overall, played and won against solid players, and im sure hes way more skilled then hamx4. 100%gxe might be a thougth opponent, but i truly believe in friso.
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Akashi vs Nat

There's only room for one villain in tours room and his name is Jeran. Nat hasn't been performing well as of late and I don't expect her to turn it around here. She's even shown that she is beatable in RU, and doesn't stand a chance vs Jeran in any other tiers.

(Winner of Hamhamhamham vs frisoeva) vs 100%GXE

I think Ham should take the win over Friso but GXE has proven himself as a very solid opponent. I think both of these will be close but I have faith GXE will triumph over either of these players in what most would consider an upset.
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