Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 2-B

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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..

Gray  vs  Lets In The Sun
Pepeduce  vs  devin
Thiago Nunes  vs  BigFatMantis
sugarhigh  vs  Lennart
 vs  yelodash
Shinigami  vs  ilesaural
Ninja  vs  Loege
DKM  vs  cielbakasan
Nat  vs  abd1710
Shiba  vs  Osake
SoulWind  vs  it's tago!
 vs  alive
agenS  vs  DeeJ
 vs  MatLaTomate
Laurel  vs  Shucklegigas
Quite Quiet  vs  Diophantine
Luthier  vs  Mindnight
ProDigeZz  vs  kythr
Spl4sh  vs  Luigi
 vs  jacob
Hamhamhamhamham  vs  dahli
TonyFlygon  vs  Teggun Burcs
Atha  vs  Rhmsitb
Akaru Kokuyo  vs  CyberOdin✝
Reegychodon_64  vs  KiruxOnTheFlux
 vs  Naga[Fr]
Doppelsoldner  vs  Meru
Katy  vs  Askov
 vs  The Commoner
needle on top  vs  Empo
shawyu 1313
 vs  Ramolost
Ske  vs  beatiful
Groudon  vs  Finchinator
euqinu  vs  Karppi
Cousiin  vs  Metallica126
Mysterious M
 vs  Nowh
Twixtry  vs  CaptainEikichi
Aikon03  vs  SpookyZ
Jamez155  vs  ExtremeHD
 vs  Choice Specs
Cat food and  vs  Aishia
 vs  The RR guy
davidTheMaster  vs  Swagata Mitra
Nalorium  vs  GoldCat
Hockey1  vs  RaiZen1704
TGC_HOGZ  vs  Anique
 vs  Roxiee
suapah  vs  nightcore
lax  vs  BK
Jorgeta57  vs  Sunrose
 vs  Klay
Serika  vs  Master Origami
 vs  -Voltage-
rylon  vs  Fakee
giove97  vs  ChaFouuu
Yomepha  vs  Santu
pkcc  vs  fakenagol
 vs  Ryanada
Mob Barley  vs  Ruft
SpacialRendevous  vs  qwily
 vs  Maxomega
Angels & Airwaves  vs  lolebruh
hidden  vs  ivyz
AlolaPersian12  vs  1 True Lycan

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 2-A, 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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