Ubers Ubers Ladder Tournament V: Playoffs - Finals [Won by entrocefalo]

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Here it is, the long-awaited playoffs of the fifth edition of the Ubers Ladder Tournament! You all laddered hard in cycle one and two, and this is the culmination of that: all qualified players will now face off in single-elimination best-of-three series until this edition's winner is crowned. To the ultimate victor will go eternal glory and immortalization in the Ubers Hall of Fame. More importantly, though, they'll get a whole heap of Type A points to help toward their eligibility for the 2023 Ubers Circuit Championship! Let the spectacle begin...

  • This is a standard SV Ubers tournament
  • Matches are to be played on Pokemon Showdown!, ideally on smogtours.psim.us as it automatically saves replays + is easier to recreate games in case of disconnects.
  • This tournament will be Single Elimination.
  • All rounds will be Best of Three. You may switch teams in between battles of the same set.
  • All replays must be posted, without exceptions. Any win post without replays will not be counted.
  • Any eventual tier changes will only take effect in the following round.
Standard Rules and Clauses
  • Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokemon with the same PokeDex number on his team.
  • Evasion Clause: The moves Double Team and Minimize are banned. (No other evasion boosting things are banned).
  • OHKO Clause: The moves Horn Drill, Guillotine, Sheer Cold, and Fissure are banned.
  • Endless Battle Clause: Anything capable of intentionally creating an endless battle is banned.
  • Sleep Clause: Limit one foe put to sleep.


About playing on alts: It is entirely allowed to play on an alt other than your own main forum name, though if your opponent wishes to confirm your identity, you must log on to your main alt to show them you are who you claim to be. This is to prevent people from pretending to be who they're not.

About playing on different servers: The matches must be played on either the Smogtours server or the Main PS! server if both parties agree to that. Other servers are not sanctioned by the host(s) and playing in them might result in your game not counting. Protect yourself from that by playing on Smogtours.


On scouting opponents: Going through your opponents replays of tournament and ladder games is entirely allowed, as long as a game is public there is nothing preventing you from watching it. An exception to this is abusing powers granted to you by being staff on Smogon or PS! to gain access to information a normal user wouldn't have access to, which is strictly forbidden.

On leaking teams: Divulging private information about someone's planned team to their opponent is never allowed, and will be heavily sanctioned. Requesting that such information be divulged is also grounds for punishment. Keep your scouting to publicly available information and you'll be fine.

Timer Clause / Disconnections

Timer Clause: As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time.

Disconnections: Finally, in the case of a disconnect, the decision is in the hands of the player who did not disconnect. The options are: redo the battle move for move, redo the battle with the same teams but different moves, or redo the battle with completely different teams. If the battle was without a doubt over, they may also take the win. Any suspicion that a disconnect was committed on purpose to redo a match may be appealed to me, and if I feel this happened there will be severe consequences, don't do it.


Use VMs to schedule with your opponent to make it easier for me to track activity calls when needed, and use this guide to ensure you don't lose via activity or coinflip. If you use other methods to contact your opponent outside of VMs, then post in this thread confirming you're in contact with your opponent; otherwise, it's not necessary. Extensions for those with time conflicts will only be given when proof is provided of scheduling with their opponent in the beginning of the round, so do not schedule last minute expecting to be compensated in case of timezone conflicts or be given an activity win over your opponent.

I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems.

Now that that's all out of the way, here are our top 16 players, from highest to lowest seed:

1: Takatk (1765 ELO, 90.0 GXE)
2: KeshBa54 - (1765 ELO, 80.6 GXE)
3: Nael222 - (1761 ELO)
4: Inder - (1756 ELO)
5: RichardMillePlain - (1752 ELO)
6: ox04 - (1751 ELO)
7: GeniusFromHoenn - (1730 ELO)
8: entrocefalo - (1728 ELO)
9: Ainzcrad - (1721 ELO)
10: 1729is56time - (1681 ELO)
11: Eg0ist - (1676 ELO)
12: Dark Shion - (1670, 85.7 GXE)
13: IoSonoNeon - (1670, 83.9 GXE)
14: yovan33321 - (1666, 85.1 GXE)
15: TyCarter - (1666, 79.0 GXE)
16: Shuwri - (1665 ELO)

Because Takatk qualified in Cycle 2 with a higher ELO, Ainzcrad was subbed in for Cycle 1 and Shuwri was subbed in for Cycle 2.

Potential substitutes:

The following players qualified as substitutes during each cycle and will be subbed in in Round 1 if necessary:

Raph369 - (1619 ELO)
Bread Sandwich - (1591 ELO)
Fc - (1658 ELO)
OreoSpeedruns - (1616 ELO)

Round 1:

1: Takatk vs 16: Shuwri
2: KeshBa54 vs 15: TyCarter
3: Nael222 vs 14: yovan33321
4: Inder vs 13: IoSonoNeon
5: RichardMillePlain vs 12: Dark Shion
6: ox04 vs 11: Fc
7: GeniusFromHoenn vs 10: 1729is56time
8: entrocefalo vs 9: Ainzcrad

The deadline for this round is Monday, May 1st at 11:59 PM GMT-4.
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