Tournament Ubers Premier League VI - Semi-Finals [Tiebreaker Post #22]


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Welcome to the Semi-Finals of UPL VI!

Important Things to Remember

  • Good sportsmanship is expected. We have an Unsportsmanlike Conduct infraction for a reason, and we will use it if needed. Semi-aggressive play is fine, but don't go overboard.
  • Use your VM walls to schedule matches. VM activity will be a big factor in deciding activity wins.
  • If you wish to replay a disconnection, you MUST have submitted your team by FORUM PM to me before your match. If this is unclear, here is the information from the previous SPL thread:
Ah, the big beefcake. I'm going to go ahead and put this out there: we reserve the right to judge any individual match on a case by case basis, regardless of assumed precedence set. If you don't like that, you are welcome to not play. Be aware of this.

Also, to protect yourself as much as possible from DCs and timer issues, play on Showdown (because it has an at least semi reliable system of rejoining after a DC) and make a gentleman's agreement to not hit timer and not be hour-a-move dicks.

That said, here is the main way we will probably handle DCs / timing out:

To handle all DC're gonna submit your teams to me via a Pastebin before the match. You don't have to submit, but if you do, you protect yourself from the opponent taking a win. If you do DC (and you can't rejoin the battle) and you haven't submitted your team, your opponent will have the right to take the win. Yes, I'll most likely make a judgment call if he is on his last turn with 1 Pokemon at 5% and paralyzed and with you at 6 100% health Pokemon, because the only way to lose this is to misclick multiple times. However, if you're at 6 100% Pokemon and your opponent is at last Pokemon 10% needing to crit flinch you 6 - 12 times for the win, I'll give him the win if you DC and haven't submitted your team.

I know people will beg me "to use common sense for a judgment call" for all cases and I would normally agree, but I am giving you all a 100% out by allowing you to submit your team. Basically, submit your team, and protect yourself and your team from any and all DCs. It's a simple procedure that removes almost all subjectivity from a decision regarding a DC. Unlike with the scheduling restrictions, all you have to do is submit the team your are using at anytime before the match takes place, and you'll have 100% protected yourself. Read this rule and understand this now before you join the tournament. Since I'm stating this now, I'm basically going to ignore you if you DC, didn't submit a team, and "had a guaranteed win." Expect it. Also note that I'm going to let the PLAYER (not the team), decide whether he is going to take the win or go another route (replay same moves, replay different teams, etc.).

To further ensure no funny business, if, in the case of a DC replay, there is any concern from either party about funny business, both parties have the right to request a screenshot of the current Pokemon's stats in battle. This is irrelevant for Showdown as you can simply rejoin a battle there, but PO allows you to see the currently out Pokemon's stats if you scroll over it with your mouse. Just hit PrntScrn (windows) while scrolling over it if requested by your opponent, preferably with proof that it is a screenshot of that actual battle (consider including the opponent's request in the battle screen in the screenshot).

Regarding time outs, they are a bit more complex, specifically because some timeouts are due to DCs. The best we can do for this scenario is say that there is some number between 1 minute and 2 minutes (which we will not publicize) that we will set as a limit for timing out, and if you timeout with more than that limit time remaining, we'll assume it is a DC, whereas the opposite is a true timeout. A true timeout defaults to a loss, while the DC timeout is prone to the DC rules (did you submit or not).

  • YOU MUST SAVE A REPLAY/LOG OF YOUR MATCH OR IT WILL BE CONSIDERED INVALID. These are fun to watch and can be used for statistics and to chronicle new metagame developments over the course of UPL, so you should do it anyway!
(4) Luminous Lunalas
vs Alolan Mukkers (4)

USM Bo3: Dominatio vs KyogreF4N
USM: Leru vs iry
USM: Jhonx~ vs Terracotta
ORAS: Lord Outrage vs LucosDICampos
ORAS: Poek vs orch
BW2: Alex Walls vs ZoroDark
DPP: Highlord vs absdaddy
ADV: Melle2402 vs Mr.378


Additional notes:
  • Pokemon Showdown is the default simulator for all metagames unless both parties agree to play on PO. If you play on anywhere that isn't PS!, you must save a log of the match. In the event of a disagreement, you must play on PS!
  • Arceus is banned from DPP Ubers.
  • All matches are Best of 1, except for the Best of 3 USM slot
  • On Week 2, Ingrain Smeargle was banned. You can read about it here:
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Banned deucer.
USM Bo3: Dominatio vs KyogreF4N (highlight match but I think dom is fuego atm while kyogrefan plays safe)
USM: Leru vs iry (both mega fire but have a gut feeling iry wins)
USM: Jhonx~ vs Terracotta (better player and more drive)
ORAS: Lord Outrage vs LucosDICampos (hopefully playoffs will make this washed up rage lord actually play well because if it does he will win)
ORAS: Poek vs orch (goats don't lose)
BW2: Jirachee vs ZoroDark
DPP: Highlord vs absdaddy
ADV: Melle2402 vs Mr.378
USM Bo3: Dominatio vs KyogreF4N : Dom is playing really fuego right now and I think is harder to beat at preview my fav mu
USM: Leru vs Iry : thats a wavy dude
USM: Jhonx~ vs Terracotta : another wavy dude best builder in usm
ORAS: Lord Outrage vs LucosDICampos : feel like playoffs is the time where outrage will really show out
ORAS: Poek vs orch : I have a hard time picking against a whimsicott fanatic
BW2: Jirachee vs ZoroDark
DPP: Highlord vs absdaddy : tight one highlord is really fire atm
ADV: Melle2402 vs Mr.378 : numbers brought a tight team against mags but i think Melle is the more impressive player

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