Official Smogon Tournament XVIII - 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 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.
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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

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..

fa500  vs  Siglut
Gtcha  vs  beatiful
dextromethorphan  vs  Detlef Steves
crying  vs  Laurel
Flyte  vs  Empo
Boat  vs  aim
Union kel  vs  The Black Hippopotas
Alumn  vs  Kaiser747898
Xoskeled  vs  andres1006
Dark Red  vs  Coolcodename
txitxas  vs  XKH
Jim9174  vs  Nat
AquaFinity  vs  LampTTV
Asilis  vs  AquaVanilla
The Reunited Kingdom  vs  ramboss
hamiltonion  vs  Fruitdealer
Zerawhora  vs  FanteP
trace  vs  luisin
MANNAT  vs  EviGaro
omi  vs  Hoopa590
AymanKun  vs  Cureja
ArcticBreeze  vs  bhtvincent
Exiline  vs  obii
Leo  vs  ifthiii
Altthiel  vs  Lunala
Abhinav INGK  vs  egalvanc
Nuxl  vs  Algeria
S poi re  vs  PKS Blaze
rarre  vs  Pabloxty
DarkCryZe  vs  Darkness abides me
VastayanTheif  vs  Pinto
Tachibana  vs  AmoghOp
Clouds  vs  Adriatic Tides
Beka  vs  16bit
The412Gang  vs  AlphaRay01
taxi driver  vs  For an Endless Night
hislop  vs  Dasmer
AJay2042  vs  dahli
Surfy  vs  Meru
Nowno  vs  Whydon
ojr  vs  Cion
ayk  vs  Hjwang
BluBirD252  vs  Miles Mcfly
ok cool omg  vs  Dorron
[K-12] The Madchine  vs  Coffee1090
Thunder~BALLZ  vs  Baksteens
Boss Surge  vs  Weaselfie
OmBrArch  vs  Zephyri
Ian_AGES  vs  eu
Heart Doom  vs  TheFranklin
GoldenTTRex  vs  Archiiiie17
4ndre4  vs  Anime Absol
Bomby23  vs  damflame 3
TPP  vs  Sylveontaco
eslsvsisss2  vs  Srita Kaguya
mael  vs  snobbull
Autistic Soviet  vs  Notnice56
KJ Corp  vs  reymaki
Thiago Nunes  vs  infinitemugen99
5Dots  vs  Pataozinho
Lillia2.0  vs  Iziyo ⍟
StepC  vs  -Tsunami-
za  vs  baddummy
Failures  vs  Chiles Habaneros
hariyana grande  vs  MagicalXerneas
Michielleus  vs  ironwater
OGSafariZone  vs  a salamence
I1Eschaton1I  vs  Lanzhu
MagearnaTheBoss  vs  Sagdiyev
Froggy  vs  The Dovahneer
Always!  vs  SuperKaizer
assfarmer  vs  Feen
seathc02  vs  baaaabaaaar
daycamp  vs  Aocry
Vieux Singe  vs  mixwell
Jaywonnnz  vs  lacknesalfa
giove97  vs  Scottie
lightofdoom  vs  Trunx
Hybuyn  vs  Zaza
maroon  vs  zee
London Beats  vs  argus2ghl
flygonisdragon  vs  Quartosa
Jackelopewill21  vs  Villuminati
Turtle Cultist  vs  ausma
GuardArc  vs  Sirwings
Fusien  vs  Ditching
willmac88  vs  InvictusMaster
Ruft  vs  CloudDay
Eeveeto  vs  Genesis7
snaga  vs  jawabarat
Pissog  vs  Pandapear
Zokuru  vs  BlueFoxNova
Yuu hiroko  vs  SquareGoGamers
TheBigSadd  vs  pancakeboyo
Ryuji-Sempai  vs  soulgazer
Permission Slip  vs  ja1tina
UnknownCells  vs  Mclovinstan ES
Gravitea  vs  Jessalyn Ouellette
Hugo Barrington  vs  ggggd
GhostlyWeeb  vs  hyperscreens
Meminger21  vs  Revenge Killer
pannuracotta  vs  THFish
Thor  vs  Huston
R0110  vs  Rambo_Piggy
Rated_PG  vs  touc
gamerboy07k  vs  Style_Dota
Venuesaur  vs  Corperate n
avarice  vs  TheSergio235
Estarossa  vs  AceKirazo
lockjaw  vs  Hyssou
dovehoney  vs  ZIP_ALIEN
jcbc  vs  PureJules
D. House  vs  SNAK30PRA
Psycko21  vs  PandaDoux
Menace17  vs  Lopez2004
Crunchman  vs  Queenzz
ZachPKM  vs  Proxxd999
ninjadog  vs  Loki
LoveStallLiveLife  vs  Yves Stone
Nowh  vs  Esgological
Broil  vs  RaiZen1704
PolloJunior  vs  Bale25
Hockey1  vs  Foriver
Mishimono  vs  OriginalSurko
Yelodash  vs  LagFrost
BlueRacoonXD  vs  proudbrownie102
mr.slimeking  vs  RLplayer
noob annihilator  vs  IloveScaldBurns

(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, February 6th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
 
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Activity Win Request vs PinkertonRams (posted here, because the other round forum was closed).
Attempted to contact him, but he didn't respond. Proof posted here.
 

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