Draft League Low Tier Swiss Tour - Round 5 [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:

[4,0] Bracket

Lucas2543 VS Babyhuey
Masskeau VS Almighty Rye
100percentpureheat VS Sir.dee
Chairman Rose VS Feyy
GypsyKing VS Gelbel3c
PikachuZappyZap VS GamerOfTheYear2020
termnal VS Axel The Flygon
ThinkingSceptile VS Stefaan

[4,0] vs [3,1]

Lennart VS JRoberts

[3,1] Bracket

HarmonyHatterene37 VS thunderbug
Shade1x VS SouthernCavern
chi yu later VS Uta The Clown
hjj no VS Manofwoof1
JCMShadow VS s1lveryo
SlickPanther VS Luxanse
TwentyTwan VS TMM
YukiNekoSE VS ComputerWhiz
Axelraid2828 VS 6Roggenrolas
7ayakum VS enoelr
JimmyG VS choptch
bottomsley VS Daddy Dark Aura
OdinRM VS JD Twigs
Soulblaze VS HarrisIsAwesome
vmnunes VS M4ikoOffThePerc
Xand VS IRazvannN
Your_Shinigami VS Cureja
not mishmesh VS Meta
GoldenCyber VS Meowscarada!
thekweenofbasic VS Kingstonia
Xiphactin VS zomb™
RoiDadadou VS Galactic Greninja
Aberforth VS Mister McLovin
Joelesheesh VS Kewta
Astico VS ogalbina
SoggyDoggySage VS CocaKoala
vinithewini VS sundays
MonkeBoi215 VS sablolol
3.14dgeot-Mega VS ShyGuySerpent
zappire VS Noah Aloha

[3,1] vs [2,2]

pkcc VS Iranupagoat

[2,2] Bracket

KhaBanh VS Zaqwe51
attcris VS Diamond1996
Professor Shuckle VS SponsoredPost
Lightniong VS Bowas
crumpet VS Hi its me kesha
Giothebeast67 VS CG12
Deranged_Lime VS thekid189
Arkaes VS Hallowed_Hazel
SeithKheldon VS Xion5128
WombatBaby VS ITZWhateva
Concept Everything VS TengokuLight
Dackt VS demedichi
TDK VS Jamezy_166
Kinetic1000 VS DamnDaTa
austinerzs VS catast
GBlaze VS memedose46
jscurf2 VS Rissoux
Rwbyred VS Rotom Supporter
Pachequitos VS ultraplayer
l3ssth4n3 VS AbhiSinha08
Pollitoshark VS illegal in galar
Derfbez VS hourglassflipper
TeeZwo VS CeeLo Green
BigBlueRock VS empoleon9000
kaminjaw VS Hamish150
Razorgliscor VS Psycho782
Lady Salamence VS Marshy.
BigTimeBrownie VS Ciege
Maric28 VS Exostomp
pannu VS geniusturtle
TheHelixFossil1 VS bronzo
rogueRotom VS wughead
DJS VS Valerie
antheartt VS bicmouth
Blui VS dot the dot
Shaad Skyel VS P2gyorg
HisuAvalugg VS Rysachi
hedja VS bs32
robjr VS Palkia62
MadYonko VS Frablz
Rasche VS Fenrir Rune
gorex VS VigilanteVigoroth
E Man VS Gilmoney02
FSF Iceik VS FakeFan0
Arvid VS Meowerdoom
olivia7 VS Fabio_59
Thomas18 VS Delta4
Reuben_Thomas05 VS Swagata Mitra

[1,3] Bracket

Maansibmac VS Garden Sage
Tapu trevy VS aces3232
Ilyes25 VS SkillzBP
PotatoZ VS LightUpFox
StormWitch VS Davo2544
legonene VS LollWith2Ls
Ehmcee VS giove97
ChilisGrillNBar VS TheMiniGamer88
Don Bork VS Chosenonew
Kerthwack VS Paxerion
Funny_Pickle42 VS Silver64 (Real)
EndlessGadgets VS Twitchs
EzBakeOven VS faygoes
scionicle VS MightyThunderball
paycech VS PrinceOfAllTacos
charzard14 VS Zygarde12
nel4576 VS Nox was taken
zxgzxg VS SOM/05
Pave Low VS Shultze1134
a12qsd too VS Humdawg
yokoisop VS It's classified
Peregrine_ST VS pigsuit
lrodher VS PA
prismatic_lazar VS Soccerpies
Sabran IX VS JubioHDX
kesta VS Pickedman
Elgino VS AdamAsh123456
q2w3e4r5 VS 55Miniben
Vholtninja VS softlock
Mr. Onetake VS Chronalga
Live1sh VS Mushtoast
r1icard VS alienx3
Eve VS JhawkKing

[0,4] Bracket

Glacier48 VS Arcaninebr 2.0
IcyHallsz VS Cliffb7
Temple475 VS Bullet From The XO
AstilCodex VS Kaneki-san
Rukt VS AmishDrip
Pranay VS Radical1233
BaitWiz VS UizGT
P4bl00 VS mcgrits

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 predlcgen9terapreviewpaldeadexdraft@@@ -Last Respects, -Shed Tail, -Drizzle, -Drought, -Leppa Berry, -Baton Pass, -Quick Claw

All games must be complete by 11:59PM GMT-0 on Sunday, September 17th, 2023. Incomplete games will be resolved by the hosts (TTK, Lumii, and ultraplayer) following the Activity Win Rules above.


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 Concept Everything (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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First Impression
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Not sure why I got the activity loss for round 4. We didn't agree to a clear time but I waited more than an hour in the ~2 hour window my opponent provided. I believe this should be a coin flip in the worst case and never an act loss for me.

Scheduling for reference,
Sorry for the late response here, didn't really know how to word this efficiently but it's better for you to know where we're coming from. After internal discussion, I made the call to give the activity win to Galactic Greninja over a coinflip. Here is the reasoning.

  • You messaged first Galactic Greninja on Wednesday 6th September 10:51pm your timezone (+5.5). Galactic Greninja responded 3 and a half hours later and you didn't respond until Sunday 10th September 12:58am (+5.5). That is more than 3 days for a response to finalise a time.
  • Sunday September 10th comes and Galactic Greninja messages at 3pm (+1) saying they would be free for 2 hours. This was at 7:30pm (+5.5). Unfortunately, they claim their internet cut out and I believe that this game would be played if this did not happen.
  • With all this into consideration, I determined act win to Galactic Greninja because i did not believe a coinflip would be fair when the response to finalise a scheduled time took more than 3 days to happen from you
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