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    Default Pokemon Showdown Tournament Official Rules [Updated Aug 18 2013]

    Pokémon Showdown Tournament [August 2013]

    This year's DSDatabase tournament will pit our members on the simulated Pokémon battlegrounds. Pokémon Showdown is a simulator that skips all the training and breeding in the video game series and lets you design your ultimate team for battle, and set them loose on the internet.


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    SIGN-UPS

    Sign-ups open August 8th, 2013 and will be open until midnight August 20th, 2013 according to Pacific Standard Time. Required fields are a Pokémon Showdown and DSDatabase username, an email address and your time zone.

    Click HERE to sign up now!

    [UPDATE] The tournament will officially begin August 21st, 2013. In the mean time, last minute sign-ups will be extended until August 20th, 2013.


    TOURNAMENT FORMAT


    The tournament begins August 21st, 2013. With the exception of the first week, rounds will advance every week on Sundays. The tournament will span roughly a month and a half into the end of September.

    On August 21st, a new section will be opened on the DSDatabase forums for Pokémon Showdown matches. Each match up will be given an individual thread for discussion between the players. Additionally, all forum resources will be made available for planning and organization including the shoutbox, a general discussion section and your inbox.

    Contestants will be eliminated in a single elimination bracket, which means that half of the contestants are eliminated each week. To determine a third place runner-up, a second bracket will fork at the semi-finals.


    RULES

    The rules listed below are meant to help the tournament run smoothly. Given the goal of these rules, they are subject to change during the tournament.

    TIER FORMAT

    First 3 rounds: Random Format

    • Each team is given a random selection of 6 Pokémon to compete with.


    All subsequent rounds: OU (Current) Format

    • Only Ubers are banned, all others are fair game.


    For additional information regarding tiers and banlists, please refer to Smogon.


    GENERAL RULES

    Each round gives contestants 7 days to meet
    with their opponents and complete the match. Contestants much check in to their thread by posting a quick reply within 3 days of the start of the round, else they will be immediately eliminated.

    Each match is a best 2 out of 3.
    Winner of 2 of three battles will be declared the winner of the match. In the event of a tie battle, the battle is disregarded.

    Specific technical problems should be communicated directly to PharaohsVizier directly as soon as possible for further arrangements. Technical problems include time zone issues, bad connection, down time, etc.

    Match-ups are determined as randomly as possible, but for the first few rounds, players with similar time zones will be grouped together, then randomized.

    Players may agree to alternate rules for their match, but both players must clearly state the alternate rules in their match thread prior to the match.


    COMMUNICATION

    A separate forum will be opened with individual threads for each match for easy reference. Any conflicts will be resolved according to details within that thread and not through other means of communication.

    Each round gives contestants 7 days to meet
    with their opponents and complete the match. Contestants much check in to their thread by posting a quick reply within 3 days of the start of the round, else they will be immediately eliminated.

    Outside of the forum thread, the forum shoutbox will be available for faster communication, as well as the Pokémon Showdown chat rooms.


    DSDatabase.org reserves the right to change the rules and disqualify any contestant at any time of the tournament.


    PRIZES

    First place winner will receive a copy of Bit Trip Saga for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is for NTSC (North American) region and will not work on consoles abroad. Should a winner be located outside the region, an alternate prize may be offered.

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    The first, second and third place winners will be awarded a special status on their DSDatabase account and be a part of the elusive Tournament Winners usergroup which currently has only 17 members.

    An additional prize for participation is being considered. This prize will be raffled off among all contestants regardless of ranking.


    TOURNAMENT BRACKET

    A bracket will be posted up when the tournament begins.

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    For those confused. OU includes any Pokemon that are NOT in this list.

    http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/uber

    Similarly, certain abilities cannot be paired on the same team, including but not limited to;

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    Drizzle AND Swift Swim
    Sand Veil
    Snow Cloak
    Moody
    You CAN use Latios or Latias if they are NOT holding Soul Dew.

    Further detail is available at http://www.smogon.com/bw/banlist/
    Last edited by Shadz; 08-19-2013 at 07:04 AM.
    Unus moment of poena an infinitio of sileo.

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    Blaziken is in Uber i believe, but Blaze-kin is my dear favourite pokemon and isnt a legend

    I call for amnesty ples

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-Ice View Post
    Blaziken is in Uber i believe, but Blaze-kin is my dear favourite pokemon and isnt a legend

    I call for amnesty ples
    My Excadrill got thrown into ubers too
    Unus moment of poena an infinitio of sileo.

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    Awesome! This will be great!

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