Tournament UU Snake Draft III - Finals [Won by L.A.P.R.A.S]

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:ss/volcanion: vs :ss/lapras:
The Hydrophobic Volcanions (2) vs (6) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon

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The deadline for this week is Sunday 4th September at 11:59pm GMT-4.​
 
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Estarossa

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The Hydrophobic Volcanions () vs () L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon
 

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The Hydrophobic Volcanions (5) vs (5) L.A.P.R.A.S

*SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
*SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
*ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon

The Hydrophobic Volcanions (1) vs (2) L.A.P.R.A.S
SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
ORAS: Snowy vs Pak
ADV?: Heysup vs fatty

series highlights in *, rooting for my barclay boys chadam parker eden gooper fatso and my son torchic
 

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The Hydrophobic Volcanions (5) vs (5) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon

 
The Hydrophobic Volcanions (4) vs (6) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa: Someone in the semis thread i think said something about misa being criminally underrated this tour and that resonated with me after watching her games but Adaam is just too safe of a bold given his history in pokemon. Still, looking forward to what should be a great, close game with cool, one-step-ahead teams from both.
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc: Fc hasn't looked amazing this tour, but has looked very level headed. I fear that moute might get tilted or still be tilted from earlier this tour and things just won't go his way, however he has had a few weeks off so if he's back in the groove i could see him winning here.
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl: I'm sure this game will be at some hour i can't be up for, but I'm bolding allen just because i think the people he's beaten this tour are just a step above the people udongirl has played, despite her great record.
SM: Xiri vs Pak: Xiri has had an uncharacteristically weak showing, while pak has looked great. It's an easy enough bold, but I hope Xiri at least shows us some of why he is usually rated so highly in this tier.
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka: Ayaka is another typically strong player sporting a great record once again, so he gets the bold despite snowjama going undefeated (2-0) so far. Just feels like he was thrown in here cause they needed someone, which doesn't inspire much confidence in the finals.
BW: eden vs Fakee: Hard to bold someone here because I've seen both of these players play amazing games of pokemon in this tier, but I give eden the edge on prep.
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester: I don't feel strongly that one of these players is better than the other, also haven't watched many of their games, so I'll go with the player that won this mu in the regular season.
ADV: Heysup vs fatty: Heysup used up his good luck for the tour so realistically he will get crit early on and there won't be anything he can do since fatty rarely misplays.
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses: No disrespect to mystras but I am a little sad we can't see inder play here in finals. Vani just has more experience.
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon: This is the ideal rby mu for finals, I think most people would agree. Just gonna bold UD cause tbh i don't wanna write tb predicts.


Excited to watch this series, go both teams
 

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really cool people on both teams, hope to see some sick matches

The Hydrophobic Volcanions (6.5) vs (3.5) L.A.P.R.A.S
SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa - No disrespect to amane this one is gonna be close
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc - I think this one is also going to be close just up to if moute's vaca was good
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl - love udon but allen my goat this is pure bias from uufpl. Game will be close and at a time I'm asleep rip
SM: Xiri vs Pak - Pak just has had a better run this tour, but I think Xiri is due
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka - Snowjama leading his team to victory
BW: eden vs Fakee - eden hot rn
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester - this one can also go either way, just think Jester has had a slightly better tourney
ADV: Heysup vs fatty - huge highlight match. could honest go either way if they played 1000 games
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses - love mystras but coming off the bench vs vani is a bit rough
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon - Torchic my rby goat
 
SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon

series might be decided by allen vs udon or adv
all of the ss games should be good

rooting for the lapras !!1
 

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The Hydrophobic Volcanions (5) vs (5) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa - Misa's been really good and proved vivalospride right for the first time in his life but in my past three years of posting UU predictions I have never bolded against Adaam and will not be doing so here either

SS: Moutemoute vs Fc - Fc will bring Togekiss and Moutemoute will implode on the spot when it flinches his Celesteela down from full which theoretically should make Fc win but idk I think he'll just make like 30 unnecessary doubles for some reason and Moute will accidentally punish one of them

SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl - go spartans

SM: Xiri vs Pak - Pak is just far too good in UU tours for me to ever bold against him although I do think Xiri is insanely heat in SM UU and think this is easily the best game in the series, can't wait to watch it

ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka - The Snowjama thing is NOT funny so I cannot bold Snowy even though he's been doing very well

BW: eden vs Fakee - Fakee has been really good actually and I'm very impressed by his performance even though watching his games mandates ignoring spectators, with that said eden stylistically matches up well against Fakee I think but maybe I'm just talking out of my ass

DPP: innovamania vs RealJester - I love u inno I promise :( I just saw jester own in callous invitational yesterday and think he's probably popping off insanely hard rn and also he didn't get mad at me for @ing everyone twice in the uu discord today

ADV: Heysup vs fatty - Heysup I will NOT be available for tests this week I promise i'm actually taking the week off Pokemon until minimum Saturday so I will NOT be able to play ADV underused

GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses - lol

RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon - Honestly probably the 2nd best game in the series all jokes aside, looking forward to this one and hope it's close. Someone bring a Poliwrath please x

I have no idea who'll slot into the TB either way but my prediction is that Lapras will win it because I think Pak/Gondra/whoever plays whatever the last tier is is just too much. Gl both teams!
 
The Hydrophobic Volcanions (6) vs (4) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl
SM: Xiri vs Pak
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka
BW: eden vs Fakee
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester
ADV: Heysup vs fatty
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses vs esta and accel
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon
 
Well, this is it. As a team we fought to the very end. I’m extremely thankful for the people I got to work with. This roster, in my eyes, was perfect or near that, and I’d absolutely draft the exact same people over again if I could. My goal throughout the season was to just see us get better week after week and we did exactly that because the second half version of us would blow the first half version of us out of the water. Being around such determined and talented players had a profound effect on me, and I hope I had some sort of positive effect on you.

Cam our second tour managing, semifinals with a tiebreak is pretty respectable I'd say. If we want, we could run it back for UUPL, if hosts were cool with that God willing.

BigFatMantis thanks for everything man. You're one of my best friends on here, I knew it would great teaming with you, and you did so much for this team. Helping test, build (built many teams that won too), keep chat active. One of the most important people on the team and I'm super thankful you were on board.

pdt 6-2 is fantastic man, even though you didn't start in SM I'd say you earned that #1 power ranking spot no doubt. Playing a lot was fun, and your mind for the game is outstanding. It was nice knowing we could always count on you, and you once again have shown that you are a top-tier pick in any UU subforum tour.

robjr All we had to do to unleash you was free you from GSC LOL. Your SM UU game is obviously unmatched; this is pretty evidenced by a 6-1 record in that slot, but still worth mentioning. I was worried you wouldn't be too active but you were very active, were a great chat presence, and hopefully we can team up in the future. Putting you in the tiebreak paid off; it seemed super unclear at the time hence all the discussion, but you got the job done expectedly.

Punny It goes without saying you were the best player on this team this season and it's probably not contestable. Both of your losses had some sort of RNG involved in them, and it's super sick how you learned ADV UU in basically a week and played it well in tiebreak regardless of the result.

Raichy I'm super glad we became closer this tournament man, you're a really easy person to talk to and your game is obviously super calculated. I know you wanted to DPP, were drafted for DPP, and were ranked high for DPP, so I do feel somewhat bad we threw you into GSC which you were not that familiar with. Still, you had a solid season, and I think we both know at this point you're one of the best players to grab in these sort of tours.

Spl4sh Really happy I got you again as you're a hard worker and are super versatile as a player. I think it's funny that I thought you were going to be a dominating ORAS for us, but we ended up needing to switch a ton of stuff around and you suddenly learned DPP for (with good results too). In my eyes you have a lot of value as a player and I will continue to pursue you in whatever tours I manage.

TJ my dawg, you had a great season bro. I know SS UU isn't exactly your favorite tier but you went positive and actually went like 4-0 the second half of the tour which was super based.

Corazan I get you were occupied with WCOP but don't feel bad man bc you did go positive and were a good presence to our team. Not sure how much you intend to play for the rest of this generation but hopefully you keep adding tour success with whatever you do.

TheKingKarp One of my favorite moments this season was when you used a team me and PDT threw together using a sirwings team skeleton and then won with it even though it had the most random suicune on it. Solid record and you were really active in the chat and helped test a lot, so I anticipate you'll keep getting picked in these tours.

gorex Although you didn't start early season you were a great player to plug in during the second half of the season and I planned to put you in the finals LU. If I get you again in a teamtour I'll definitely get you more reps.

OnArceus Sorry I couldn't get you more games, but I know we spoke about this and you said you were a little detached from mons as is, maybe you'll find the motivation for SCL.

AM Was a blast having you on board man. I was pretty happy to get you for RBY but I know you'd bring the boomer good vibes and you did. Not sure what your future plans for RBY are, maybe you can play around with CG more, but there's definitely a niche in being good at gen 1 no doubt.

Floss Thanks for being a hard worker even if you played a tier you've never touched before. ORAS UU isn't the easiest tier to play, and your opponents were obviously well-versed in it. If I could have gotten you more SS reps I would have, it just seemed like in the second half of the season our core there was firing on all cylinders and I didn't want to break that up. Thanks anyways for being a good player and homie.

Chaos23333 2-2 is a decent record; after the week 5 break we gave you, it was unfortunate you had to be subbed out because of things not in your control. As a team we know you're a talented player and that's why we kept trying to get you in the lineup; I hope we didn't overwhelm you with that.

To the helpers and people who just hung out: Danny Daruma Accel Corperate n Crushy Parpar TSR all of you guys were people I deeply enjoy having around the server, whether you were someone who just wanted to talk or were helping test and give input on teams. Thank you parpar for joining and helping adv for tiebreak even though your season had just ended, that showed a lot of character to me.

Okay! That's it. Thank you to everybody for a fantastic and memorable experience; it meant a lot to me. Really.
 

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The Hydrophobic Volcanions (whatever) vs (whatever) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa - will be a great game, misa winning would definitely be fire for the storyline, i’d bold adam against anyone in this pool tho unfortunately. whoever has mu will win imo even if slight
SS: Moutemoute vs Fc - rumor has it moute is tilted
SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl - allen has had a good tour iirc, but i believe i saw drew label him as his son the other day, which will probably spark a downward trajectory in his self esteem and pokemon career, so udongirl will succeed in her run of mono specs into winning record
SM: Xiri vs Pak - literally UU mount rushmore
ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka - hard to bold against the goat but gondra has more resources here and is fire in general
BW: eden vs Fakee - sunny is great, dunno much abt fakee, i’m sure he’s swell
DPP: innovamania vs RealJester - woooooo let’s fuckin get another one
ADV: Heysup vs fatty - heysup is great, big fatty fan tho, think he is deserving of top 1 or 2 in this pool despite the PRs saying otherwise
GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses - fuck if ik
RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon - i’ve heard torchic has high praise for unown or smth? i’m sure this mu is good but honestly this tier shouldn’t exist. Torchic seems to be god in it regardless

wrote these while shitting so are low effort but have fun and have a haxless series everyone
 
The Hydrophobic Volcanions (6) vs (4) L.A.P.R.A.S

SS: Adaam vs Amane Misa - misa has been doing better than i coluldve really imagined; despite her low pr ranking probably being dumb idt ive ever been super high on her. but man....i cant in good conscience root against my brother

SS: Moutemoute vs Fc - moute has definitely improved over the past year imo, but fc has been an interesting pilot to watch. i think he'll manage to pull a good mu and play that to his advantage, and moute has higher tilt factor. that being said fc has played on crack some games i think

SS: Allen-xia vs udongirl - i like watching allen xia play though. big fan

SM: Xiri vs Pak - pak is just a step above everyone else. won't count xiri out because theres a reason hes a mainstay, but it'd be dishonest to predict against pak

ORAS: Snowy vs Ayaka - ive kinda started to think the "pak support = auto mu advantage" that's always said isn't that indicative of how the game will actually go anymore, especially because oras is just too volatile rn. but as much as i like both i think gondra is better in this scenario. then again, pak vs scale has always turned out funky at the very least, so maybe that will translate here too since prepping in this tier has become more polarizing than before.

BW: eden vs Fakee - im ngl i havent watched a lot of fakee games but he seems to do well. that being said, i liked how sunny played last week and taking down a 7-0 player in a must win scenario is something i can't ignore.

DPP: innovamania vs RealJester - innovamanias uupl games did leave a sour taste in my mouth, which i feel bad about because he's a super nice guy and he does work hard. similar to sunny he won when it counted most and if he plays to win here, which i think was an issue for him, i favor him. jester will probably bring a better team because i trust fatty's input above most people who care about dpp and will veto any weird stuff but im not sure if it'll be enough. trusting a season saver just like bw

ADV: Heysup vs fatty - being a Sheet Looker is probably bad because it doesnt tell the whole story, especially given that heysup probably robbed that win vs punny. ragging on his building too much might be in bad taste because he has definitely had more hits than misses this tour, but his misses have really fucked him. roselia is just bad man. meanwhile fatty has just as high of a ceiling in his building process, and even if they lost in their last meeting, i rate him higher in that regard because he knows when to cut the poopyness but still is willing to experiment which is something that's extremely valuable in a tier that ppl try to reduce into xd freeze fishing or kanga crits. he just knows how to be proactive. i dont feel good about picking one player here, but bolding the vs is supposedly taboo now so whatever. definitely a series highlight and im glad both of these players are here because they arent dweebs and have both contributed to the tier being actually fun to watch again

GSC: vani vs Mystras Leoxses - i dont know if vani got too drewpilled or what because he was very nice and well mannered when i teamed with him last year, but he seems to be the antagonist of this tour. havent really seen many mystras games though, i think hes one of those ppl who have an active interest in the tier in the uu discord? idk. just going with what ive seen more of.

RBY: Torchic vs Unowndragon - torchic is the messiah of this tier. he just doesn't lose, and as much as i believe rby is awful and bad and stupid, he probably has a much higher ceiling than anyone else to pull off that kind of performance in a tier like this. magnus carlsen of the tier for sure (i dont watch chess). i know unowndragon is pretty solid too though so i'm a liiiittle hesitant to act like this'll be a wash. also please stop fucking calling him UD.
 

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(prehaps this is the first time a formats final match between two Chinese players on smogon?)
 

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