Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 2-A

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Welcome to the second 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..

Mishimono  vs  RidMain
pj  vs  toinha
MichaelderBeste2  vs  bb skarm
Clint_House  vs  Raiza
Maxouille  vs  KJ Corp
mael  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
Sificon  vs  Curry from deep
mferg  vs  oldspicemike
geniusturtle  vs  Mrdin69
Gefährlicher Random  vs  JBOMB04
Tobste  vs  Separation
Yami  vs  MikelPrat01
zeno420  vs  I Eat Snoms
Ch1ck3n Nu99ets  vs  GotCookies
megachonkmoment  vs  Analytic
zugubu royale  vs  Hybuyn
frisoeva  vs  Highscorezero
Mace  vs  daddl_ding
DerpyBoi  vs  lotiasite
tlenit  vs  flygonisdragon
lacrio  vs  tf
Nazip  vs  Leo
Loki  vs  Prisoner952
Joya  vs  Baloor
TheGreenRoman  vs  ziloXX
Lusa  vs  basaninho
Teclis  vs  Chicos
zS  vs  PedroGregg
zedhatool  vs  odr
Malekith  vs  Ghostricker0197
Jhonx~  vs  Pyroshi02
Winterains  vs  SanJl
TheAprilFool  vs  Attribute
Xiri  vs  Niko
Astamatitos  vs  Kefky
GW  vs  PureJules
lucarioXriley  vs  Monsareeasy
Raj 00  vs  TioDragonite
Ash KetchumGamer  vs  Garay oak
0NI  vs  EternalSnowman
Icequake  vs  Alkione
Averardo  vs  Corazan
100%GXE  vs  DC.
yugon.exe  vs  Altina
Aliss  vs  iKiQ
Squash17  vs  Isza
Ace-11  vs  TheFranklin
Mikaav  vs  obii
TMM  vs  Justice helltaker
ashwins72  vs  Aurodian
Gondra  vs  NA Weezing
Posho  vs  Acey 2B
justin frog  vs  Yomii
Ox the Fox  vs  egalvanc
Toxin boost  vs  Aberforth
Christo  vs  BlessyZ
crucify  vs  Kenix
Rinzer  vs  Expulso
Souw  vs  Ho3nConfirm3d
tko  vs  Samqian
raf  vs  Lord_Enz
shade  vs  Cono de la Corrèze
FogHorn  vs  dex18
decis  vs  curiosity

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 2-B, 2-C and 2-D threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, January 31st at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Deadline for extended games is Wednesday, January 27th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
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Claiming activity win against Analytic as he didn't show up at schedule time, proof on my wal (it's for r1)
i've been showing up at the exact same time as I've said for the past 3 days, you also missed the initial time before we got an extension so I'm not sure why you're calling for act when you showed up 5 hours past the scheduled time



you showed up at 8:30 AM my time saying you're waiting for me when we were supposed to play 5 hours before that so yeah
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