Official Smogon Tournament XVIII - Round 6

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Welcome to the sixth 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..

quojova  vs  Xrn
airfare  vs  apologies
mael  vs  Empo
7u9i2  vs  Amukamara
Dj Breloominati♬  vs  Kyo
mind gaming  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
SoulWind  vs  Serika
100percentpureheat  vs  mncmt
Flex OKLM  vs  MichaelderBeste2
Trade  vs  freezai
Heni-san  vs  Hervalt
StallSucksBro  vs  xavgb
Bushtush  vs  Alpha Rabbit
Weaselfie  vs  DonSalvatore
Ditching  vs  Garay oak
Cam  vs  ausma
the pharoah  vs  Allen-xia
beatiful  vs  Xenqt
Coolcodename  vs  Chaitanya
Storm Zone  vs  Medunite
Gondra  vs  INSULT
Askov  vs  afakedugong
Star  vs  michy47
banks  vs  sugarhigh
London Beats  vs  dahli
Ruft  vs  xray
BluBirD252  vs  Relous
Yves Stone  vs  Buhrito
Adaam  vs  Pohjis
Attribute  vs  Confide
TJ  vs  GXE
Gei  vs  Xandes

Deadline is Sunday, March 6th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Deadline for extended games from Round 5 is Wednesday, March 2nd at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
 
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quojova  vs  Xrn - talah slayer
airfare  vs  apologies - hes 1000% tryharding this
mael  vs  Empo
7u9i2  vs  Amukamara
Dj Breloominati♬  vs  Kyo
mind gaming  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o - highlight, can 100% go either way but i think mind's teams have more potential to backfire, giannis brings good slightly off-meta stuff and doesnt have to go quite as "out there" to put someone on the back foot in builder
SoulWind  vs  Serika
100percentpureheat  vs  mncmt - biased af predict but go mncmt bring the sz heat
Flex OKLM  vs  MichaelderBeste2
Trade  vs  freezai
Heni-san  vs  Hervalt - uh2ci
(Winner of StallSucksBro vs mixwell)  vs  (Winner of Lennart vs xavgb) - think stresh will go far af he is very consistent, uses good teams and rarely misplays
Bushtush  vs  Alpha Rabbit
Weaselfie  vs  DonSalvatore
Ditching  vs  Garay oak
Cam
 vs  ausma
the pharoah  vs  Allen-xia
beatiful  vs  Xenqt - NGL it would be really funny for bea to lose his only non-tour player matchup of the entire tour but that probably wont happen
Coolcodename  vs  Chaitanya
Storm Zone
 vs  Medunite
Gondra  vs  INSULT
(Winner of Askov vs Quaze)  vs  afakedugong
Star  vs  michy47
banks  vs  sugarhigh
London Beats  vs  dahli - dahli is in fact the ABR slayer but i saw one of london's sets and really liked his teams
Ruft  vs  xray - me slayer:blobpensive:
BluBirD252  vs  Relous
Yves Stone  vs  Buhrito - god MANNAT prep will take u far buhrito
Adaam  vs  Pohjis
Attribute  vs  Confide - GOOOooOOOOooooo confide wooo yeah go team us midwest
TJ  vs  GXE
Gei  vs  Xandes
 

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Rooting for ‽beatiful: espero y disfrutes esto algún dia me ocara vengarme mal agradecido a mi no me pidas mas teams si quieres ponme no clan o lo que sea me vale verga ya una no puede estar tranquila ellos empezaron amolestarme
 

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