Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 1-A

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Welcome to the first round of this year's Official Smogon Tournament! The OST is one of Smogon's longest standing traditions in tournaments and has crowned many great Pokémon players as its champions across five generations. Over the next few months, thousands* (!) of players will compete to the best of their ability as they attempt to join the exclusive ranks of the OST trophy holders. Only one of those players will succeed in their journey and earn the recognition that comes with their victory, along with the iconic OST trophy.

The tournament will have a best of three format. This means that players will play until one of them wins two games. Players are allowed to switch teams in between games, or use the same team throughout the set; it is completely up to the player. If players only partially complete a series before the deadline, it will be considered an uncompleted match and action will be taken accordingly (either an activity win or a coin flip).

Just like last year, there will be a cash prize for this tournament! The winner of this year's Official Smogon Tournament will receive 400 USD!

If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or a tournament director!

OST Specific Rules
  • This is a standard SS OU tournament.
  • The tournament will be single elimination.
  • Players will play a best of three series of games each round
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!. If you can't agree on which server to play on, the Smogtours server is the default option.
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Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have two Koffing on his or her team.
  • Evasion Clause: A player cannot use the moves Double Team or Minimize in their Pokémon's movesets.
  • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, or Fissure in any of their Pokémon's movesets.
  • Team Preview: Players must turn on the Team Preview feature where players can view the opposing team's Pokémon and choose their lead Pokémon.
  • Timer Clause: If a player exhausts the timer, he/she loses.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Any moveset on any Pokémon that is capable of intentionally causing an endless battle is banned from competitive play. Check this thread for more information.
  • Baton Pass Clause: The move Baton Pass is banned outright.
  • Uber Clause: Players may not use any items, moves, abilities, or Pokemon that appear on Smogon's OU Ban List. If the tiers change or new items, abilities, moves, or Pokemon become available in the middle of a round, the changes will take effect in the following round. There will be an announcement in the relevant round if this occurs.

About Activity Decisions

Activity Decisions / Coin Flips
: In the event that there is an uncompleted match at the deadline, it will be coin flipped unless one or both of the players involved in the match specifically request an activity win and explain sufficiently why they deserve to win over their opponent. Attempting to schedule a battle is required in order to receive the win by activity. To make it clear that you are requesting an activity win when you post, you must open your post with "Activity Win Request" in bold.

For example, if you believe your opponent is making an unfair request and that they don't deserve the activity win over you, you can either make your own request or quote their post and explain why they don't deserve it. You should try to make your activity win request posts at least 24 hours before the deadline to give your opponent a reasonable opportunity to contest it with their own activity win request.

In case of disconnections, if you played in the SmogTours server, call a Tournament Director as soon as possible and we'll see about the possibility of having a rematch.

General Tournament Rules


Players may sign up as a substitute if they didn't join in time. If you are eliminated from the tournament (i.e. you lose your games, are substituted out, or drop out), you may not sign up as a substitute. I will endeavor to substitute players in whenever a player drops out, and one week before the round 1 deadline, I will look through all players and activity win requests and replace any inactive players with substitutes. Given the size of the bracket this year, there might be two substitution waves. There is a very high chance that you will get to play if you sign up as a substitute. Substitutes will only be allowed into the tournament during round 1. Substitutes will be implemented on a mostly first come, first serve basis, but if you are inactive after you sign up as a substitute then you're at risk of not being substituted into the tournament.

Please read this guide if you're unsure how to schedule with your opponent! Alternatively, watch this video made by teal6:

Now then, without further ado..

Drivetacos  vs  Ark
Manan999  vs  BBallHunter
NeoNaruto  vs  Skyrio
Broken Promises;  vs  KJ Corp
OllieOrange vs benjaboynl
pattek vs Feliburn
Analytic  vs  sandrine Bogaczyk
Youngster_Bill  vs  Ninjadog
mael  vs  Ophion
Nalorium  vs  greenandgrey77
Roginald  vs  dice
Descending  vs  SacredKunoCV
Bitesh9  vs  suapah
EriDBst  vs  Akaramba
cleann  vs  abd1710
tlenit  vs  Mateeus
21suggie vs LockedBeast
Vextal  vs  Archiiiie17
PixelMax  vs  Sagisolar
Xsczd  vs  Acey 2B
HR.  vs  Xizaaa
velvet  vs  Boss Surge
Davidoar15  vs  Rhmsitb
Ausma  vs  Chaoss150
Raahel  vs  Fyrox
zerodragon  vs  Laz
Kyundai  vs  Pflugmeister
PlayTimeOver  vs  pkcc
Gilbert arenas  vs  Dflo
idiotfrommars  vs  Posho
CaptainEikichi  vs  monchooo
Pkonob31  vs  DKM
RedEmption  vs  Gray
lukxray  vs  maroon
Maple  vs  SaDiSTiCNarwhal
ynnavoy  vs  Aurodian
Imrunninghometoyou  vs  Tenebricite
Sir Pitulio  vs  BluBirD252
Shinigami  vs  Lfrs
Gigolo JC Denton  vs  ramboss
dex18  vs  Solomence
Anirav  vs  eclipseY
DJRubik  vs  GoldCat
Excal  vs  0NI
tobitomatenkopf  vs  Its all RNG
RichardPepper  vs  Jytcampbell
Delio_V  vs  Romus
Snackers vs Pokeseba
Justice helltaker vs Spikematoi
Dragonjarl  vs  Attack on Samurott
Brumirage  vs  Bdon_07
Bamarah vs bulufan14
Ryenix  vs  austriangeorge
KSt3ve  vs  Humpanickel
lacrio vs MintyF
Jæns  vs  SPACE FORCE meeps
TheAprilFool vs Brain Laggs
jessep123  vs  Fakee
Osake  vs  alaserdolphin
pigassaultking  vs  RaiZen1704
Tamahome  vs  Maxance
Hervalt  vs  raf
Star  vs  Pako
Ninja vs ChibiEevee
Doom desires  vs  Doomstadt
sand1234  vs  RaJ.Shoot
Lady Gaga  vs  alive
Sjneider  vs  le LLiolae
Ryanada  vs  Blastoise Expert
Staxi  vs  Ahsan-219
King Billu  vs  Zephyr2007
AM  vs  zedhatool
bb skarm  vs  BlueLobster
Eveling  vs  GotCookies
ivyz  vs  Rumor
Draphirion  vs  MTV BRATVA
Skysolo  vs  corey_axis
Lazy_bread27 vs robbinskate
ToastedBunzzz02  vs  Xenqt
LonelyNess  vs  Aurella
Lyster  vs  toinha
John W  vs  ez
Sir Snub  vs  TGC_HOGZ
Dorron  vs  fran17
Wamr  vs  Drogba In Shenhua
Genesis7  vs  Maki
Juseth sepulveda vs Yes or no my dude
Merendon00  vs  SpacialRendevous
kythr  vs  ZzSubZero
Jipay15  vs  PureJules
Akaru Kokuyo  vs  msad
Bloody alfa  vs  SiirinZ
Mo3zito  vs  Carl Murray
Quagmander  vs  mcpallday
Duhpanda  vs  justin frog
Corazan  vs  RapSenpapi
ThirdStrongestMole  vs  Fast and Greasy
Kyotoshi  vs  ok cool omg
Anvil Head  vs  lighthouses
Nazip  vs  Internal
blinkboy  vs  Rewer
Crisite  vs  iKiQ
Steve Angello  vs  Pulsegod
mncmt  vs  Sacri'
Cicada  vs  tko
Sevelon  vs  qdhwefdw
Ruft  vs  Chorley Cakes
Shiba  vs  power2234
Tomahawk  vs  decis
Astamatitos vs Mr.Bossaru
Jondi  vs  SiTuM
gorex  vs  pj
GW  vs  Bread Sandwich
Chaos $eptember  vs  FogHorn
imperfectluck  vs  Sunrose
Thunder Pwoell  vs  Kebab mlml
TectonicDestroyer  vs  Eremita
DnkeyMemez26  vs  thomas888
KiruxOnTheFlux  vs  Matro
Kingstarman  vs  -Voltage-
afoggy vs Gtraikon
lucarioXriley  vs  toshimelonhead
Blaowhello  vs  Drookez
Sensei Axew  vs  Vawpire
Jordy  vs
fakenagol  vs  e~t~h~e~y
Newmetarookie  vs  watashi
Froggy vs The Commoner

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 1-B, 1-C and 1-D threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, January 24th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
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