Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 2-C

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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..

Dragonpiley007  vs  Ark
Alumn  vs  TectonicDestroyer
Adarsh sahu  vs  slainey
Feliburn  vs  Boss Surge
The gaming attack  vs  damflame 3
HANTSUKI  vs  Skypenguin
robjr  vs  Deezcastforms
Mystras Leoxses  vs  Justamente
Eccalliti ✿  vs  mind gaming
Gtcha  vs  Pulsegod
SiTuM  vs  thiccmeme
McMeghan  vs  zio
avarice  vs  dice
Kebab mlml  vs  Harshal_08
spatulakun  vs  Sockzz
iNoLife  vs  cuzzie
EriDBst  vs
Astrø  vs  capo the battler
Xizaaa  vs  Lazy_bread27
le LLiolae  vs  Decem
Jawow  vs  Pujo
Mihowk  vs  ToastedBunzzz02
false  vs  OllieOrange
CDW Enrique  vs  Shakur
Metalkarp99  vs  Drafeu-kun
Quint_  vs  Misabi
Zneon  vs  berry
MagicalXerneas  vs  MTV BRATVA
ThirdStrongestMole  vs  Delio_V
Dflo  vs  Luispeikou
dog nga  vs  rinnegan418
London Beats  vs  michy47
Eledyr  vs  bulufan14
Lillia2.0  vs  Starshooter
Dasmer  vs  Sensei Axew
SpenderOfTime  vs  M3teora
afakedugong  vs  byronthewellwell
Estarossa  vs  Sabella
King Leo V  vs  Dankoc
mcpallday  vs  blinkboy
Floss  vs  sand1234
ima  vs  Alpha Rabbit
Pokeseba  vs  Ausma
ssjjynx  vs  Kyotoshi
eclipseY  vs  Bouff
ara  vs  aythi
Mazinger  vs  Ricardo
Ahsan-219  vs  Guille14
xtra$hine  vs  apologies
juan123juan  vs  ABR
30GXENOOB  vs  Insult
Bloody alfa  vs  Lednäh
JabbaTheGriffin  vs  Raichy
STABLE  vs  fran17
The412Gang  vs  Th3oU
Void  vs  Ojczul Rassiak
Zesty43  vs  Pheo'
Pokeglace17  vs  Adrift and Alone
Goose1633  vs  John W
Roseybear  vs  thomas888
Nael222  vs  steelskitty
BBallHunter  vs  umbry
Doom desires  vs  qdhwefdw
London13  vs  xray

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 2-A, 2-B 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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"Unfortunate" doesn't begin to describe my series, this game rewards blind luck and nothing else, I am beyond convinced at this point. After getting frozen in g1, no freeze when used 16 ice beam/freeze-dry in g2, and leftovers hydrei flash cannon crit my wincon clef + flinch blissey + para reuni on crucial moment in g3, losing this way somehow felt even worse than I had thought possible. My preparation was superior, my play was superior, my positioning was superior, and I lost because my oppo the hacker said that I wasn't allowed to win so that is basically what happened in those games.

msg to my previous opponents: stop using bro fist's team g1 pls. Everyone has it (I got it before playing my series but leaking private teams is bad so yeah, call tds and tourban me for 6 months like K3nix) #FREEKENIX
msg to TectonicDestroyer : using vaboh reuni semistall vs me in g2, really? lmao. I hope you will win next rounds bro (or at least haxx), because if you lose, I will cry out of frustration. And I'm not mad at you, just the game so don't take it too personally bro.

I will root for my mans rn (Vextal, NA Weezing, Ruft, Bloody, KJ Corp, Egalvanc, Pais, StepC, Maxance, Le LLiolae and the rest). Gl for the rest and don't get haxxed.
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dice gets activity because the opponent didn't try to schedule during the extension at all
avarice vs dice

Mazinger gets activity because the opponent didn't confirm scheduled time and didn't respond since then
Mazinger vs Ricardo

thiccmeme and euFeatured didn't schedule during the extension at all
[16:46:13] @sparksblade: !pick thiccmeme, eufeatured
We randomly picked:
SiTuM vs thiccmeme
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