Official Smogon Tournament XVII - Round 5

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Welcome to the fifth 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

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..

DeeJ  vs  Chicos
lotiasite  vs  suapah
Pohjis  vs  Sificon
Storm Zone  vs  Skysolo
Analytic  vs  Tenebricite
umbry  vs  lucardinho
DonSalvatore  vs  watashi
z0mOG  vs  Jacked
Fruitdealer  vs  Kebab mlml
Feaniix  vs  Bloody alfa
Nat  vs  ziloXX
ivyz  vs  Empo
fakenagol  vs  Luigi
TPP  vs  Laurel
Shinigami  vs  Akola
Reje  vs  Thildema
Trosko  vs  egalvanc
davidTheMaster  vs  Adaam
Raiza  vs  fran17
Malekith  vs  Dflo
crucify  vs  Star
xtra$hine  vs  iNoLife
Gefährlicher Random  vs  Ch1ck3n Nu99ets
Pokeglace17  vs  Kefky
damflame 3  vs  Aikon03
Alkione  vs  Zesty43
Welli0u  vs  Vusty.
lax  vs  Gtcha
robjr  vs  Lord_Enz
tlenit  vs  Ace-11
John W  vs  Askov
Xiri  vs  Misabi

Deadline is Sunday, February 21st at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Deadline for extended games is Wednesday, February 17th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
 
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