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Serebii's Pokémon Masterclass #7

Discussion in 'Official Tournaments' started by BGP_, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. BGP_

    BGP_ Well-Known Member

    Serebii's Pokémon Masterclass #7

    Approved by Ragnarok | Round One | Round Two | Round Three | Finals | Results

    Serebii's Pokémon Masterclass #7

    Tournament hosted by BGP_


    Welcome one and all to Serebii's Pokémon Masterclass Tournament! This tournament ideally will pit the best of the best against each other to determine who rules the roost. Thirty-two people will be competing for the crown but there can only be one winner!

    How will this go down?

    After we receive thirty-two signups, the first round will commence. Each round will last a week but the first round will be divided into a four and three day period. If an opponent is inactive for the four days after Round One begins, they will be subbed out and the round will continue as normal for the remaining three days.

    Tournament Rules
    • Matches will take place on Pokemon Showdown.
    • This tournament will be played with the 6th generation ORAS OU tier. Should a ban take place mid-round, the round will finish with the rules it started with, and the following will use the updated ban list.
    • All matches will be conducted in Singles format.
    • When filling out the application, you must list ONE registered PS name that you must use for the ENTIRE tournament.
    • Do not start matches until they are posted on the thread for the sake of betting.
    Battle Clauses
    • Wi-Fi Clause: Team Preview must be enabled for all tournament matches.
    • Sleep Clause: A player cannot put two or more different opposing Pokémon to sleep using attacks that induce sleep to opposing Pokémon.
    • Uber Clause: Pokémon that are in the Uber Tier are not allowed to be used.
    • Timed Battle: Select this clause when having all tournament matches.
    • Species Clause: A player cannot have two of the same Pokémon on their team. For example, a player cannot have more than 1 Dragonite on his or her team.
    • Evasion Clause: A player cannot increase their Pokémon's evasion stat with a move that specifically increases evasion.
    • OHKO Clause: Players cannot use moves that have a chance of instantly KO opposing Pokémon. For example, Horn Drill is an illegal move to have on a Pokémon's move set.
    • Best of Three: Each match will be played using this rule. Basically the first to defeat their opponent twice wins the game.


    Use this form below to sign-up. In the first section, put your username AS IT APPEARS ON THE FORUM.

    Forum Name | PS Name
    [I][SIZE=1]Substitute battlers will also use this form to apply.[/SIZE][/I]
    Example of an application:
    BGP_ | BGP
    If you want in betting, just say "In for betting" or something to that effect.
    Main Participants

    01. MMS | MeanMrSnorlax
    02. phantomclaw | phantomclaw 8888
    03. xDIRCIOx | xDIRCIOx
    04. Eliteknight l Guardian of Auir
    05. Clone™ | C1one
    06. Mr.Y | Gevvaldro
    07. Ger9119 | 2LTD
    08. Saph~ | Saph
    09. EZ Target? | ez target
    10. Conquer Phoenix | Conquer Phoenix
    11. Moonclawz | Moonclawz
    12. Psilo | Psilo
    13. Sparkbeat | Sparklebeat
    14. Cryssy | CrystalNinetales
    15. Burnerv2 | Burnerv2
    16. nikkun | better butters


    01. destroyer39 | Nepeta Leijon
    02. Usatoday | usatoday


    That's right, the fun doesn't end with the battling! A unique feature of the Pokemon Masterclass Tournament is that we will reward you for making predictions on the outcome of the matches!

    How it works

    Things will be run a little different this year to allow for people to at least have a day to send in bets. For the first round, on Monday at 12:00 AM GMT-5 I will release the matches on the thread, and people may then begin battling. However, Sunday at 12:00 AM, I will PM the betters the matchups. You can PM your bets at any time after that, but if a battle takes place before you submit your bets, you automatically lose your chance to win a bet in said battle. A whole day is given, so this should not be a problem.

    For Round 2, once the final match of Round 1 is completed, I will try to quickly get the next matches setup and once again send them to the betters, allowing exactly one day to make bets. If we approach the round deadline, I will send the betters the next round's matchups exactly one day before the deadline. If a battle isn't finished, you can bet based on scenarios. For example, if persons A and B have yet to battle, and winner is to play person C, you can submit your bets like so:
    1 vs. 2
    3 vs. 4
    If A wins, A vs. C. If B wins, B vs. C

    This system will continue on throughout all the rounds as needed. As for deciding the winner, you will get X points for each correct bet you make, with X being the current round number. When making your first round predictions, I will allow you to bet on a winner for the whole tournament. If that person is in the final round and you stick with that bet, you will win an additional 5 points. Also, for the final round, you will be asked to predict the scores of each game in the bo3 as well. If there's a tie at the end of betting for the tournament, the tiebreaker will go as follows:
    1. Whoever guessed the correct champion.
    2. Whoever's Bo3 score was closer. (2-1, 2-0)
    3. Whoever's total score of all 2/3 games is closer. (4-0, 0-3, 5-0 for 9-3)
    4. Whoever submitted their bet first.
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to clarify.

    01. MMS
    02. Kitt Geekazaru
    03. xDIRCIOx
    04. Eliteknight
    05. Clone™
    06. Saph~
    07. Moonclawz
    08. Psilo
    09. Sparkbeat
    10. Burnerv2
    11. destroyer39

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: My opponent is inactive? What do I do to avoid disqualification?
    A: If you have PM'd your opponent and they do not respond, mark your activity by PMing/VMing me and/or posting on this thread so we can see you are the more active of the two. It is advised that you communicate through VM's so your activity can be measured unless you are unable to.​

    Q: May I participate in betting if I'm in the tournament?
    A: Yes, you may participate in betting if you are in the tournament.​

    Q: I'm going to be away for the first few days of Round One. What can I do to avoid being subbed out?
    A: Uh, then don't sign up. =/​

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2015
  2. Snorby

    Snorby Snorby

    MMS | MeanMrSnorlax

    In for betting :]
  3. Kitt Geekazaru

    Kitt Geekazaru Infernape Trainer

    In for betting. I'll participate if you're really desperate.
  4. phantomclaw

    phantomclaw Well-Known Member

    phantomclaw | phantomclaw 8888
  5. Rocxidi

    Rocxidi ס₪₪₪§€ΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞΞ7


    Betting :)
  6. Eliteknight

    Eliteknight S.L.Y.

    Eliteknight l Guardian of Auir

    In for betting
  7. Clone™

    Clone™ Ded

    Clone | C1one

    Might as well bet too =]
  8. Mr.Y

    Mr.Y O)_(O

    Mr.Y | Gevvaldro
  9. BGP_

    BGP_ Well-Known Member

    Added you all, 26 spots left to go.
  10. ger9119

    ger9119 Well-Known Member

    Ger9119 / 2LTD
  11. Saph~

    Saph~ Serebii Champion x.x

    Saph~ | Saph

    in for bets
  12. EZ Target?

    EZ Target? You Lack Da Moxie

    ez target | ez target
  13. Conquer Phoenix

    Conquer Phoenix Falling Light

    Conquer Phoenix | Conquer Phoenix
  14. Moonclawz

    Moonclawz Aura Trainer

    Moonclawz | Moonclawz

    In for betting.
  15. Psilo

    Psilo FanaticalPokecultist

    Psilo | Psilo

    In for betting
  16. Sparkbeat

    Sparkbeat FLASH! AAAHHHAAA!

    Sparkbeat | Sparklebeat

    In for the legacy of failure. I'll bet too since I might actually not blow at that.
  17. Nitocrys

    Nitocrys Because I'm Happy.

    Cryssy | CrystalNinetales

    Stantler and Stunfisk going to wreck.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  18. Burnerv2

    Burnerv2 Believe in Yourself!

    Burnerv2 / Burnerv2

    In for betting
  19. BGP_

    BGP_ Well-Known Member

    Added everyone since last post. 17 spots open still.
  20. destroyer39

    destroyer39 Stitch the pieces

    destroyer39 | Nepeta Leijon (sub only)

    In for betting
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