Official Smogon Tournament XVIII - 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 500 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.
  • Liking this post increases the accuracy of your Hydro Pumps.
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

Substitutions

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..

thePizzaZebra  vs  Gei
gilftl308  vs  dragonitenb
Skoun  vs  Asilis
FanteP  vs  Drop A Fish
Ryuuji Kuroiwa  vs  Osda12
Shizunj  vs  ZIP_ALIEN
Brexus  vs  PKS Young Laddery
Cristaldrake  vs  mobysayshi
Wenger  vs  Lightning boy74
Mannuraj  vs  Elfuseon
gustavoshowdowm  vs  Thiago Nunes
Lyss  vs  Zorser
Leftiez  vs  Ashbala
TonyFlygon  vs  Pudistours
TheBrightRising  vs  Genesis7
For an Endless Night  vs  Ara
MysticMagic06  vs  accountforsmogontourney1
Crow Music  vs  adem
DavidJohnBores  vs  Kebab mlml
Super chickers  vs  Squash
Askov  vs  BlazingDark
Siglut  vs  Uxilon
ekoi  vs  Vportalm
Ruft  vs  bb skarm
starbitstorm  vs  Xio
TurboGrady  vs  XjoachinX
GotCookies  vs  Bojazzles
Serpi  vs  el bruh momento
Santu  vs  RGBarker
Sagdiyev  vs  Lux.Mega5
WormStepper  vs  driftloomy
henguinie  vs  Lily
touc  vs  JuanSG
Revenge Killer  vs  halaman95
DeeJ  vs  swordstrike
Iziyo ⍟  vs  Mr.Bossaru
Shofu1234  vs  Paulluxx
BaddyGames  vs  Mako
ElGardevoir  vs  UnzipsCrogre
MuddyHymnal  vs  Xoskeled
[K-12] The Madchine  vs  Akowo
Quartosa  vs  dri_gamer
HRFARHAN  vs  Queen95
arcexofficial  vs  KraKldoR
Dorron  vs  Andie003
S poi re  vs  JetShock
txitxas  vs  rowie
Scavet  vs  Chaos23333
Cat food and  vs  Stathakis
Rex Slayer  vs  AhmadA12
Croo  vs  Tasnim Wasith
joedadgaming  vs  clean
Neburb  vs  Cureja
gamerboy07k  vs  Distort
Martin Ladder  vs  Clone
Wingless  vs  KJ Corp
Dasmer  vs  HeroicTobias
JazzyPainter8  vs  taxi driver
DefinitelyDani  vs  frisoeva
Blimax  vs  Planetaeus
Darkastheraven  vs  Dr. Elite
Relous  vs  Ad067
LemonAccelerant  vs  Pabloxty
LuMa6395-VGC  vs  powergo1
LoboValdez03  vs  skimmythegod
DurzaOffTopic  vs  Taskr
Riesen_Oschi  vs  Phalonix
SweetPain  vs  Scottie
Unowndragon  vs  Fc
avarice  vs  Koalacance
aazhdodo  vs  jayrodrick
Nowh  vs  Yache24
Taylor  vs  SolarisV
The Dovahneer  vs  Mauth
TwoPunchhMan  vs  Hoolin
Maya  vs  BeastyJ157
Pinto  vs  YaboiDanix
200candies  vs  dextromethorphan
maroon  vs  RockyRoadstheRogue
ArguablyGod  vs  lucky160402
eden  vs  Yash_0987
Analytic  vs  Thundernawa8
Pak  vs  Union kel
Maomiraeniya  vs  Speener
Daruma  vs  doc1203
INSULT  vs  SirVala
yuji  vs  Tarrembeau
Enzonana.  vs  baddummy
VoidBeetle  vs  mncmt
heytheredaloila97  vs  Abhinav INGK
FaceOFF  vs  GenericJash
Darkness 789  vs  Nivelmaster
Vawpire  vs  ModernUmutcan
Cielau  vs  64 Squares
pkcc  vs  KGB and FBI
Zieekay  vs  za
Ramo199976  vs  AymanKun
Tempo di anguria  vs  crying
Wub-Zero  vs  Menace17
Churielix  vs  Zpoxthedark
yogo896  vs  cb aaron judge
Fleeting Memories  vs  Zaza
Elou2000  vs  Der Sweitzer
YasuKe  vs  nikitas
Saaram  vs  -Frexa-
Giajs  vs  Pataozinho
SNAK30PRA  vs  Bye 3
TheAdmiral  vs  watashi
Zen  vs  Bye 11
StepC  vs  Bye 15
Gastlies  vs  100percentpureheat
Leo  vs  Bye 23
PA  vs  Bye 27
Stecolomaxx  vs  Bye 31
Pheo'  vs  Bye 35
Pais  vs  Bye 39
tlenit  vs  Bye 43
MildlyW  vs  Bye 47
MightyViper47  vs  Sabella
Heni-san  vs  Bye 55
Geohound  vs  Bye 59
lxy  vs  Bye 63
TTTech  vs  Bye 67
Buu  vs  Bye 71
GasaiYunoSan  vs  Bye 75
Jojo8868  vs  Bye 79
Gilbert arenas  vs  Bye 83
Dragonillis  vs  Bye 87
Skypenguin  vs  Bye 91
Haru  vs  Bye 95
queso  vs  silver ghost
AndromedaPlayz  vs  Bye 103
Kev  vs  Bye 107
SOMALIA  vs  mcpallday
So Noisy  vs  Bye 115
Hiro'  vs  Bye 119
lotiasite  vs  Bye 123
pancakeboyo  vs  Bye 127
Beka  vs  Bye 131
Gochan  vs  Bye 135
kjdaas  vs  Bye 139
Queenzz  vs  AzureRazor
GaijinEagle  vs  Bye 147
Foriver  vs  Bye 151
Accel  vs  Bye 155
Baksteens  vs  Bye 159
arn.av136  vs  Bye 163
Podra  vs  Bye 167
Vørtex  vs  TGA
MagicalXerneas  vs  Bye 175
exlipsebeast  vs  Bye 179
Juseth sepulveda  vs  Bye 183
BriefMarigold4  vs  Bye 187
rarre  vs  Bye 191
hislop  vs  Bye 195
CLRaven  vs  Bye 199
7Lunar_  vs  Bye 203
Gtcha  vs  Bye 207
GhostOnToasty1  vs  Bye 211
Sensory  vs  Bye 215
Faultiestduck  vs  Bye 219
Shiox  vs  Bye 223
Ellie Smith  vs  Bye 227
Chiles Habaneros  vs  Bye 231
Goblin  vs  Bye 235
dave  vs  Bye 239
Shogeki  vs  Froggy
Jevan  vs  The Black Hippopotas
Aocry  vs  Bye 251
MS3D  vs  Bye 255
Bbox3000  vs  Bye 259
a salamence  vs  Bye 263
proudbrownie102  vs  Bye 267
drew12513  vs  Bye 271
baaaabaaaar  vs  Bye 275
SargentSkirata  vs  Bye 279
Aeiou 24  vs  Bye 283
Elian  vs  Bye 287
Rinda  vs  Bye 291
Amir  vs  Bye 295
Shadow2054  vs  Bye 299
Agentkeval  vs  Bye 303
Mxrs  vs  Bye 307
Hoopa590  vs  Natsuki saotome
TJ  vs  Bye 315
piyush master  vs  Bye 319
toytean  vs  Bye 323
Algeria  vs  Bye 327
Metallica126  vs  Bye 331
Haribos4  vs  Bye 335
Choice Specs  vs  Bye 339
TailGlowVM  vs  By Like Cat
shadow-lxrd  vs  Bye 347
-Tsunami-  vs  Bye 351
pifessional  vs  Bye 355
JaceyK  vs  Bye 359
FadedRubick  vs  LpZ
atomicllamas  vs  Bye 367
KJLX  vs  Bye 371
august  vs  T.H.E.W.A.R
pigsaysoinkoink111  vs  Bye 379
Srita Kaguya  vs  Bye 383
Aliss  vs  Bye 387
Eremita  vs  Bye 391
Bongi  vs  Bye 395
liamisbad  vs  Bye 399
decis  vs  Bye 403
Astrø  vs  Bye 407
Buhrito  vs  Bye 411
minyun811  vs  Bye 415
Clasmia  vs  Bye 419
Dr. Mint  vs  Bye 423
soulgazer  vs  Bye 427
Sharky King  vs  Bye 431
HSOWA  vs  Bye 435
Sheik :  vs  Bye 439
Atilax  vs  Bye 443
GoldenTTRex  vs  Bye 447
ABR  vs  Bye 451
Zerawhora  vs  Bye 455
LBDC  vs  Bye 459
illianes  vs  Bye 463
neomon  vs  Bye 467
ggggd  vs  Bye 471
ChaFouuu  vs  BurstSpam
naruto(sage)  vs  Nittya
assfarmer  vs  Bye 483
PandaDoux  vs  Bye 487
Lennart  vs  Bye 491
Isza  vs  Bye 495
7u9i2  vs  Bye 499
Aussie  vs  Bye 503
Altthiel  vs  Bye 507
DEG  vs  Bye 511
Enzo Gorlami  vs  Bye 515
5gen  vs  Reretrograde
Shoka  vs  Bye 523
Dj Breloominati♬  vs  Bye 527
I1Eschaton1I  vs  Bye 531
Banded Bonks  vs  Bye 535
IEN31  vs  Bye 539
LagFrost  vs  Bye 543
damflame 3  vs  Bye 547
megaoshawott  vs  Bye 551
SKC44  vs  Bye 555
potato14798  vs  Bye 559
Star  vs  Bye 563
Wind Tempos  vs  Bye 567
mc56556  vs  Bye 571
dubwool_entusiast  vs  Bye 575
horrorist  vs  Bye 579
Mypsonid  vs  Bye 583
zokua2908  vs  Bye 587
banks  vs  Bye 591
Leland Tyler Wayne  vs  Bye 595
TeamAqua2600  vs  josito

(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 30th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
 
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Kris

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New pairings:

Vørtex vs TGA
Hoopa590 vs Natsuki saotome
TheAdmiral vs watashi
SOMALIA vs mcpallday
Gastlies vs 100percentpureheat
naruto(sage) vs Nittya
august vs T.H.E.W.A.R
TeamAqua2600 vs josito
MightyViper47 vs Sabella
Jevan vs The Black Hippopotas
Shogeki vs Froggy
ChaFouuu vs BurstSpam
Queenzz vs AzureRazor
5gen vs Reretrograde
FadedRubick vs LpZ
queso vs silver ghost
cosmiclimit vs Buhrito; because cosmiclimit is permabanned, Buhrito will replace them, and cosmiclimit will become Bye 411
TailGlowVM vs By Like Cat

/pick 3, 11, 15, 23, 27, 31, 35, 39, 43, 47, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71, 75, 79, 83, 87, 91, 95, 103, 107, 115, 119, 123, 127, 131, 135, 139, 147, 151, 155, 159, 163, 167, 175, 179, 183, 187, 191, 195, 199, 203, 207, 211, 215, 219, 223, 227, 231, 235, 239, 243, 251, 255, 259, 263, 267, 271, 275, 279, 283, 287, 291, 295, 299, 303, 307, 315, 319, 323, 327, 331, 335, 339, 347, 351, 355, 359, 367, 371, 379, 383, 387, 391, 395, 399, 403, 407, 415, 419, 423, 427, 431, 435, 439, 443, 447, 451, 455, 459, 463, 467, 471, 483, 487, 491, 495, 499, 503, 507, 511, 515, 523, 527, 531, 535, 539, 547, 551, 555, 559, 563, 567, 571, 575, 579, 583, 587, 591, 595

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my opp didnt appear twice.. keep waiting for a schedule and a game.

edit: three times, still waiting zzZZZzzz
 
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