Draft League Low Tier Swiss Tour - Round 2 [REPLAYS ARE MANDATORY!!]

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Welcome to the Draft forum's first Low Tier tournament! This thread will contain the bracket assignments for this round of the tournament. Please be aware that the bracket section of the tournament is single elimination, best of one.

Below are the rules for the tournament. Please be mindful of the Activity Wins Rules section, as extensions will only be granted in very unique circumstances. If you believe your match deserves or needs an extension, please post in this thread to contact the hosts. A bracket scheduling channel will not be provided in Discord. Smogon VMs are the expected way to schedule, as it allows the hosts to confirm scheduling should an activity win be requested.

  • You have up to 90 points with which to draft 8 Pokémon. Costs are listed on your pool's tab on the drafting spreadsheet.
  • If a Pokémon is picked by someone else, you may not pick it.
  • For the first round, there is a 12 hour timer. After the first round ends, there will be a continuous 6 hour timer within which you must pick, or you will be skipped, and will be required to make-up your pick when you are next online. All timers are off between 10pm-7am local time (check your pools pinned message for local time).
  • Your timer will halve every time you are skipped. It is recommended to leave picks (with backups) with your pool moderator to avoid this.
  • Once the draft is over, you must declare one Tera Captain. This is the only Pokémon on your draft that may terastallize.
  • The following complex bans are in place:
    - No Pokémon may use the move Last Respects.
    - No Pokémon may use the move Shed Tail.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Leppa Berry.
    - No Pokémon may hold the Quick Claw.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drizzle.
    - No Pokémon may have the ability Drought.
  • The following Pokémon may not be Tera-Captains:
    :cloyster: - Cloyster :cloyster:
    :cresselia: - Cresselia :cresselia:
    :drednaw: - Drednaw :drednaw:
    :polteageist: - Polteageist :polteageist:
    :noivern: - Noivern :noivern:
    :regidrago: - Regidrago :regidrago:
    :regieleki: - Regieleki :regieleki:
    :sandy-shocks: - Sandy Shocks :sandy-shocks:
    :tornadus: - Tornadus-Incarnate :tornadus:
    :toxtricity: - Toxtricity :toxtricity:

  • All games must be played in the [Gen 9] Tera Preview Paldea Dex Draft tier on smogtours.psim.us or psim.us.
  • General tournament rules and regulations can be found here.
  • SV cartridge win conditions are in place; there are no ties.
  • Each set is a best-of-one set.
  • The following clauses apply:
    - Species Clause: A player cannot have two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number on a team.
    - Sleep Clause: If a player has already put a Pokémon on their opponent's side to sleep and it is still sleeping, another one can't be put to sleep.
    - Evasion Clause: A Pokémon may not hold an item, use a move or possess an ability that can increase their evasion stat
    - OHKO Clause: A Pokémon may not have the moves Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, or Sheer Cold in its moveset.
    - Moody Clause: A team cannot have a Pokémon with the ability Moody.
    - Endless Battle Clause: Players cannot intentionally prevent an opponent from being able to end the game without forfeiting.
    - Baton Pass Clause: A Pokémon may not have Baton Pass in its moveset.
  • Any items unreleased in SV are banned.
  • Replays must be posted to the pool/round thread, please mention the result, your opponent's name and your pool number.

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.

[Credit to the Official Smogon Tournament hosting team for the rule.]


The drafts and matchups for the bracket are in this link.
A few prep teambuilding sheets can be found in this link.


The matchups with Smogon usernames are in the spoiler below:
Extensions
Almighty Rye VS Aberforth
Matchups

[0,1] Bracket

Kerthwack VS Ciege
Twitchs VS FSF Iceik
JubioHDX VS Maric28
55Miniben VS SlickPanther
jscurf2 VS SponsoredPost
Nox was taken VS SkillzBP
TheMiniGamer88 VS Garden Sage
Rwbyred VS softlock
ogalbina VS SOM/05
FakeFan0 VS zxgzxg
SoggyDoggySage VS Live1sh
not mishmesh VS P4bl00
Aberforth VS bicmouth
JimmyG VS Davo2544
GoldenCyber VS gorex
Axelraid2828 VS paycech
7ayakum VS IcyHallsz
Chosenonew VS Hi its me kesha
BaitWiz VS Pollitoshark
Vholtninja VS Jamezy_166
Frablz VS Zygarde12
Kinetic1000 VS pigsuit
KhaBanh VS Meowerdoom
Fenrir Rune VS Mushtoast
Psycho782 VS Hamish150
JCMShadow VS Thomas18
LollWith2Ls VS a12qsd too
giove97 VS dot the dot (Extended)
AbhiSinha08 VS ultraplayer
Xion5128 VS r1icard
Cliffb7 VS Ilyes25
Bullet From The XO VS thekweenofbasic
Soulblaze VS CeeLo Green
kesta VS TheHelixFossil1
Glacier48 VS Zaqwe51
Humdawg VS Galactic Greninja
choptch VS scionicle
Deranged_Lime VS Valerie
Rissoux VS prismatic_lazar
Luxanse VS Gilmoney02
It's classified VS olivia7
zomb™ VS Lightniong
LightUpFox VS s1lveryo
enoelr VS Kaneki-san
Arvid VS Soccerpies
TTK VS Arcaninebr 2.0
Swagata Mitra VS HisuAvalugg
Don Bork VS DJS
EzBakeOven VS Tapu trevy
Pranay VS bs32
GGTC VS mcgrits
Fabio_59 VS AstilCodex
Rukt VS Paxerion
VigilanteVigoroth VS UizGT
StormWitch VS bottomsley
MadYonko VS Radical1233
Razorgliscor VS Temple475
Peregrine_ST VS alienx3
Ehmcee VS Shaad Skyel
Bowas VS Derfbez
memedose46 VS Silver64 (Real)
Concept Everything VS bronzo
E Man VS JhawkKing
TDK VS AmishDrip
hedja VS demedichi
thekid189 VS rogueRotom

[1,0] Bracket

Mr. Onetake VS Delta4
PrinceOfAllTacos VS JRoberts
wughead VS M4ikoOffThePerc
faygoes VS ComputerWhiz
PA VS HarrisIsAwesome
Lucas2543 VS TeeZwo
Axel The Flygon VS Eve
hourglassflipper VS Masskeau
nel4576 VS termnal
Professor Shuckle VS Exostomp
vinithewini VS ITZWhateva
BigBlueRock VS Dackt
TwentyTwan VS Manofwoof1
Maansibmac VS Lennart
Cureja VS OdinRM
charzard14 VS Joelesheesh
DamnDaTa VS RoiDadadou
Chairman Rose VS MonkeBoi215
pkcc VS Palkia62
Iranupagoat VS Shultze1134
hjj no VS robjr
thunderbug VS Reuben_Thomas05
Almighty Rye VS Sabran IX
SeithKheldon VS Sir.dee
TengokuLight VS zappire
CG12 VS l3ssth4n3
antheartt VS GypsyKing
Pickedman VS Rotom Supporter
TMM VS SHMITE
PikachuZappyZap VS Giothebeast67
Kewta VS kaminjaw
BigTimeBrownie VS JD Twigs
Your_Shinigami VS Xiphactin
Venoo VS WombatBaby
Rasche VS illegal in galar
attcris VS sundays
Meta VS MightyThunderball
Gelbel3c VS ChilisGrillNBar
Astico VS YukiNekoSE
Rysachi VS pannu
chi yu later VS Xand (Extended)
Blui VS aces3232
Noah Aloha VS geniusturtle
Pachequitos VS Mister McLovin
JT__13 VS sablolol
Elgino VS Arkaes (Extended)
Funny_Pickle42 VS 6Roggenrolas
Stefaan VS crumpet
Shade1x VS catast
Uta The Clown VS GamerOfTheYear2020
Pave Low VS Babyhuey
ShyGuySerpent VS EndlessGadgets
Meowscarada! VS q2w3e4r5
Lady Salamence VS 100percentpureheat
legonene VS Hallowed_Hazel
Diamond1996 VS vmnunes
austinerzs VS P2gyorg
Marshy. VS CocaKoala
Feyy VS lrodher
yokoisop VS 3.14dgeot-Mega
ThinkingSceptile VS Chronalga
empoleon9000 VS GBlaze
EviGaro VS AdamAsh123456
SouthernCavern VS IRazvannN
HarmonyHatterene37 VS Daddy Dark Aura
PotatoZ VS Kingstonia (Extended)


Scheduling Advice:
  • Prioritize scheduling with your opponent. The chance of you advancing in the tournament by attempting to avoid your opponent is nonexistent compared to playing your matches.
  • Do your best to make time for your matches, Activity Win requests may be rejected if the hosts believe that a valid attempt to play did not occur, such as if you only offer limited times to play, or if scheduling did not take place on Smogon VMs and provided logs appear incomplete or forged.

The tier does not innately catch a handful of bans, which must be adhered to in play. Here's the challenge command that includes all the teambuilder bans to make it easier for validation. Just paste it in the PMs of your opponent on Smogtours:
/challenge gen9terapreviewpaldeadexdraft@@@ -Last Respects, -Shed Tail, -Drizzle, -Drought, -Leppa Berry, -Baton Pass, -Quick Claw

All games must be complete by 11:59PM GMT-0 on Sunday, August 27th, 2023. Incomplete games will be resolved by the hosts (TTK, Lumii, and ultraplayer) following the Activity Win Rules above.

POSTING REPLAYS IN THIS THREAD IS MANDATORY.
Please post the name of your opponent with it as well as the end score.

For example: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen9paldeadexdraft-1806537886-4kh0psde9rs0m9jk0ir7ekv753plw5zpw ultraplayer vs RoiDaddou (victory to ultraplayer 6-0)

This thread and all other Low Tier Draft threads should be considered the final ruling in case of discrepancy between threads, Discord announcements, and Google spreadsheets. Contact a host if you have any questions or spot an error. We are human, after all.
 
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