Official Smogon Tournament XIX - Round 4-D (REPLAYS REQUIRED)

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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


Players may sign up as a substitute if they didn't join in time. If you are eliminated from the tournament (i.e. you lose your games, are substituted out, or drop out), you may not sign up as a substitute. I will endeavor to substitute players in whenever a player drops out, and one week before the round 1 deadline, I will look through all players and activity win requests and replace any inactive players with substitutes. Given the size of the bracket this year, there might be two substitution waves. There is a good chance that you will get to play if you sign up as a substitute. Substitutes will only be allowed into the tournament during round 1. Substitutes will be implemented on a mostly first come, first serve basis, but if you are inactive after you sign up as a substitute then you're at risk of not being substituted into the tournament.

To sign up as a substitute, please use the substitute signup thread.

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 4-D

FranKMad  vs  Laurel
CrashinBoomBang  vs  HarryPS
ninjadog  vs  MichaelderBeste2
Meri Berry  vs  gorex
CarnelianM  vs  Adri
Shiox  vs  DonSalvatore
oldspicemike  vs  2020 idm boomer
shiloh  vs  M Dragon
abriel  vs  Juseth sepulveda
Floss  vs  autumn
Lugior  vs  Ox the Fox
apologies  vs  Scarlet Stars
c0mp  vs  taxi driver
kDCA  vs  pokemonisfun
artifice.  vs  16bit
Giannis Antetokommo-o  vs  Duck Chris
Fear  vs  elodin
Autumnchi  vs  Star
(Winner of TPP vs MisterWN)  vs  Fusien
Jefozz  vs  baibaiats
twash  vs  GeniusX
Raptor  vs  Pinecoishot
ZeroKitss  vs  Gochan
Ewin  vs  IkeDreams
Kyo  vs  eifo
Hachimaki  vs  jay
Tempered  vs  Art and Em
Cureja  vs  Real FV13
Poek  vs  Leftiez
Ojama  vs  CaptainEikichi
(Winner of lax vs Kekwashi)  vs  GXE
Xrn  vs  KJ Corp

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 4-A, 4-B, and 4-C threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, February 26th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Extension Deadline: Wednesday February 22nd, 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)

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yo Leftiez , can't visit your profile, would you care to post your availability tomorrow or your discord on my profile? ty


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calling act, opponent just disappeared last night when we were supposed to play and didn't say anything
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