ZU ZU Open - Finals [Won by Tuthur]


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Welcome to the ZeroUsed Open! This tournament is a part of the 2023 ZU Circuit. This is a type B tournament and entering will earn you points for the overall circuit, which contributes to achieving the ZU Circuit banner!

Specific Rules:
  • This is a standard SV ZU (Generation 9) tournament.
  • Matches are to be played on PS!, preferably on the smogtours server.
  • All rounds will be a best of three, single elimination.
  • If metagame changes occur during the middle of a round, they will take effect in the subsequent round.
  • 2023 ZU Circuit information can be found here.
  • Replays not required for Round 1, but will be afterwards.
Standard Rules and Clauses:
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same Pokedex number on their team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned.
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.
This tournament is hosted by BaitWiz and myself. Please reach out with any questions if needed.

Finals - Round Robin

5Dots vs Tuthur
5Dots vs TheFranklin
TheFranklin vs Tuthur

No hard deadline just don't drag it out past end of next week or whatever. Replays still mandatory
Should be some interesting sets here. In my opinion, TheFranklin is the strongest player in finals, but I don’t know how much time he’ll invest here considering he’s 1) trying to make Grand Slam, 2) is in RUPL Finals this week, and 3) is on vacation. Could see either 5Dots or Tuthur winning if Franklin doesn’t put time into prep and/or plays on phone.


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Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin. I cannot tell how happy I am to win zu open back to back, especially after struggling a ton with SV ZU. I think that I figured out quite well the metagame in the lattest rounds of open and during the ladder tour. While I don't think it is a great metagame, it is more competitive and allows for more creativity than I originally thought. I am looking forward seeing the new metagame in the post Dunsparce era in ZUPL and ZULT. s/o Lizardu'' for telling me to use Morgrem, this set was amazing.

vs TheFranklin

vs 5Dots

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