Finals Official Smogon Tournament XIX - Finals [Won by Vert]

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Welcome to 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).

You are strongly encouraged to play on the smogtours Pokemon Showdown server to complete your games, as this will automatically save your replays after each game is completed. In addition, midround bans will not be applied to the smogtours server until after the round concludes.

Just like last year, there will be a cash prize for this tournament! The winner of this year's Official Smogon Tournament will receive 200 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 SV 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

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...


Vert vs Stellar Flares

Deadline is Sunday, April 16th at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Remember to save replays, and please let us know when you're going to play!

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to get here these players beat:

Stellar Flares:
R1 - bye 114
R2 - Sydnacious
R3 - Skarph
R4 - QueenRosey
R5 - Piyush25
R6 - Huargensy
R7 - Ojama
Top 16 - Ox the Fox
Quarterfinals - Floss
Semifinals - Sylveon used calm mind

R1 - Jacataca34
R2 - MotherHorse
R3 - Fc
R4 - Bogging
R5 - SetsuSetsuna
R6 - sufys12
R7 - Pinecoishot
Top 16 - mudd_skip
Quarterfinals - sunsets
Semifinals - Ciro napoli
The following is a narrative designed for entertainment purposes and does not claim to be in full truth


Welcome to the grand stage!

I'd like to start out by thanking the hosts and TDs for organizing, Luigi for providing the necessary background knowledge above, and all the players who signed up for making this tour what it is.

OST is the home of many Smogon tales. In the first edition, in 2004, Cholena battled as an iron bundle - sturdy and put together. She would become the first individual trophy holder, signifiying female excellence and providing hope for future battlers. Since then, many more legends and multi-time winners have made their name. Loki and august made strides towards greatness, like 2 koalas filled with passion and even returning to compete many years later. Others like gr8astard and Atticus had victories shrouded in controversy for different reasons, but nonetheless are known as important figures in the storied history of this website. Whitequeen would win the infamous Style OST, and the following year NJNP would win but have it stripped due to a cheating scandal. In 2017, I had a shot at redemption after OLT and was able to claim my first official victory. Since then, Ben gay went on to achieve his redemption as well after suffering an OST and an ST finals loss. Empo would also grab his second of 3 individuals and is now known as one of the all time greats. Bushtush had won but received an ultimate ban and is currently off the site. And now, here we are at the modern day, once again witnessing an opportunity for a champion to be crowned.

Since January, battlers worldwide have competed for a shot at the illustrious golden trophy. After ten grueling rounds of fierce competition, only two competitors remain. Both players have undergone their own hardships, transformations, and redemptions. Vertex is approaching a decade of competitive pokemon, with humble beginnings in the OU room and on nature's ladder. He has been a quiet, developing force for some time now and is finally making a mark on tournaments. He represents the American dream of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and walking the streets paved with gold. Stellar Flares used to go by a different name, NA Weezing, with a more recent story but nonetheless one with a rich plot. Like many French users these days, he has withstood numerous counts of bigotry and antagonism but remained strong and held his head up high. Stellar even defeated the patriarchal French figure, Ojama, in addition to household battlers Ox the Fox and Floss. Vert faced the rising sunsets and Italy's new favorite, Ciro napoli. Both players defeated towering matriarchs - Stellar defeated QueenRosey in round 4 while Vert overcame MotherHorse in round 2. At long last we are at the finals, ready for more history to be made.

Congratulations to both Vert and Stellar Flares for making it here. Remember to have fun, love the game, and enjoy the moment. Competing is a mystical thing, we aspire for the grand victory but must remember the beauty of the journey that got us here.

Good luck and may the best win!
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Ciro napoli

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Finisco la mia run all'ost in semifinale
Vorrei ringraziare un po' di persone
Pais mi hai introdotto in ou durante il suspect di chien Pao,hai sempre creduto in me anche quando non avevo esperienza.
procorphish il mio builder personale, é inutile dire che senza di te perdevo r1 perché non avevo i teams, RN sei uno dei player SV più competenti e sul pezzo.
mind gaming Ty for helping me against giannis your teams are Amazing, imo you are one of the top 3 players RN.
-Howkings tu sei un gran manager con molta esperienza, farò tesoro dei tuoi consigli anche per tours futuri.
Aurella stesse cose di howkings.
Punny grazie per i team e per i consigli soprattutto durante i primi round.
Pissog LoSconosciuto sprinto99 Ultrasuca Figull400 Giokio Mihowk Lalaya paolode99 MOHAMEDALL i capi della trap miei fan n1.
Niko Tricking H.M.N.I.P LuckOverSkill Enzonana fran17 grazie per il supporto soprattutto nelle ultime serie.
Kibo hellpowna Fener AtraX Madara IoSonoNeon StepC anche se non sembra le vostre trollate e le ladder call mi hanno aiutato molto, belesa.
diego_yuhhi il mio Bro che propone di portare iron thorns nonostante sia z tier, si lamenta perché non preppo per il top 16, però é sempre stato online quando doveva supportarmi.

Vert gl for the finals.
@Team_Italy andiamo per la coppa.
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Ciro napoli questo è solo l'inizio di un percorso che sicuramente tra alti e bassi ti dará molte soddisfazioni. Ci vediamo in coppa.

Vert you're the best SV player of the entire site, rooting for you buddy. Your games both in ladder and tours are always good to watch, every new and old player should take notes from you NGL, lgi
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