Official Smogon Tournament XX - Round 2-A (REPLAYS REQUIRED)

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Welcome to the first round of 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, over a thousand (!) 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).

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
  • 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 2-A

hellpowna  vs  leng loi
Quizzy  vs  etern
hi.naming is hard  vs  s7a
shiloh  vs  matte
Holiday  vs  Gareeb
blunder  vs  Savouras
Altthiel  vs  Hacker
txitxas  vs  paolode99
JustFranco  vs  TDR
Fruitdealer  vs  Piyush25
Nashrock  vs  1800saber
Floss  vs  Miyoko
anan2004  vs  samohi0
UGaming  vs  Shoot
tMoi  vs  ChrisPBacon
ZeroKitss  vs  DBK31TH
Fun Trading  vs  Monai
Edgar  vs  Novisma
pokédutch  vs  Dj Breloominati♬
Slip  vs  zS
cowboyoctopus  vs  Originality56
Welli0u  vs  Nichalho
d0nut  vs  Alpha1013
Fant'sy Beast  vs  Coffy
Ikaishi  vs  jackuzzler
Ghoulish Champ  vs  Cuane
MichaelderBeste2  vs  Xyldaz
Shakur  vs  Sylveon used calm mind
lamebagels  vs  soulgazer
Railgun  vs  Mrbanana45
spookykitten1  vs  mentalsoft
TDNT  vs  Raptor
Trickster7  vs  tr1x
Thor  vs  Maxouille
NoName6293  vs  Albret
Lhions  vs  Feliburn
Sahki  vs  georgiethefirst
LpZ  vs  Twixtry
INSULT  vs  Don Bork
Flarowak  vs  RichardMillePlain
Liimpy  vs  Metallica126
nemonemonemo  vs  Lightniong
qways  vs  Rytho
Carkoala  vs  PopularMods1
sufys  vs  Delta4
Storm Zone  vs  sumitvs138
oldspicemike  vs  Giannis Antetokommo-o
urban  vs  pdt
Luirromen  vs  Baddy
CINDERBLOCK  vs  Vaictador
HaxxSel  vs  Erza10Scarlet
Prismatic Void  vs  QWILY
Typical_bastard  vs  Nikebeamz
BIHI  vs  gastlies
l4iskzt  vs  California Boys
Cicada  vs  UltiNooba19
jetou  vs  Drookez
6merk  vs  Saitohimea
Nowelle  vs  Watercelly
Skyrio  vs  Vaboh
BP  vs  Unamed
Sabella  vs  Uta The Clown
it's tago!  vs  Expulso
MGdos16  vs  feen

(If your name isn't in this list check the OST Round 2-B, 2-C, and 2-D threads for it!)

Deadline is Sunday, February 11th at 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5).
Extension Deadline: Wednesday February 7th, 11:59 PM EST (GMT-5)

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