Official Smogon Tournament XIX - Quarterfinals

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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...

Round 9

Nat  vs  Sylveon used calm mind
sunsets  vs  Vert
Ciro napoli  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
Floss  vs  Stellar Flares

Deadline is Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59 PM EDT (GMT-4).

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requesting 1 week extension for last round instead of act
the scheduled time fell entirely into server login issues time and therefore was unable to be played
this also forced other games to be delayed like raptor vs. kebab in spl
You missed the scheduled time by over 30 minutes with no notice to your opponent. The login server issues, while they did exist, were affecting a minority of users, and does not serve as a get out of act loss free card.

Had there been some indication that the reason you were late was due to the login server issues (for example, messaging your opponent sometime before you were 30 minutes late and saying you were unable to get on) then accomodations could have potentially been made, but you missing time for what appears to be your own misunderstanding of when you agreed to play does not justify giving you a double length extension.

If you have logs to the contrary of what's been presented by Giannis Antetokommo-o in their activity win post, please get that to me ASAP.
brah Vert ive been following ur games and ur no doubt the best SV player in the world. Your teams are intricate and you offer a unique playstyle like we've seen no other in this tournament. The way u play and the swagger in ur game reminds me of a prime young empo and a prime young ben gay in the cut. u made me a fan. LFGI vert rooting for u
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Nat  vs  Sylveon used calm mind
sunsets  vs  Vert
Ciro napoli  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
Floss  vs  Stellar Flares
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Always hated playing vert on ladder. I hope he wins hes seriously impressive.

Also this ost I played a guy with the mind gaming pfp/teams and he also made me wait 45mins ACTIVITY THEY ASSES LFG.
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