2018 Worlds Preview – Latin America Edition

By: Stephen Mea with assistance from Javier Valdés, César Reyes, and André Fumis They told us, they weren’t lying. Everyone decided to sleep on Latin America (Latam), and then they took half of the Worlds 2017 Top 8 spots, and Paul Ruiz of Ecuador leaving with a trophy. Latam had not seen too much International success before the release of ...

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VGC 2019 Championship Points, Prizing and Event Information

After the longest July in recent memory, The Pokémon Company International (TPCI) has released some of the information regarding the circuit for the upcoming VGC 2019 season. It includes a few important changes from last year, but also maintains some problems many players hoped would be fixed. 2019 Changes at a Glance There are now three “Series” for locals, as ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Korea Edition

By Stephen Mea with consultation from Sejun Park and Wonseok Jang Many associate the Korean VGC scene with the 2014 World Champion, Sejun Park. Alongside his 2nd Place in Seniors in 2011, Top 8 in masters in 2012, and Top 8 in 2013, Sejun is one of the game’s all time greats. However, the region has more to offer then ...

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No Substitute for Sun – Top 16 NAIC / Season Report

What’s going on guys? My name is Leonard Craft III, but some of you might know me better as DaWoblefet. I’ve been playing VGC since 2013, but I’ve been enjoying Pokémon all of my life. In addition to competing at tournaments, I like to explore the inner workings of the game with mechanics research, and I also love to press ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Japan Edition

By Stephen Mea, George Tifverman, and Forte with consultation from Ryokon. Japan has been one of the strongest countries in VGC’s history. They always seem to return home from the World Championships with some hardware, including four first place Masters trophies. Despite an off 2016, Japan re-surged in 2017, earning multiple Worlds Top Cut spots and winning the tournament. Continuing ...

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A Snow Warning in July

My name is Ben Grissmer, also known as Chef. I’m relatively new VGC player, starting last summer when I went to the 2017 NA Internationals. If you know me, you know I mostly stick to using the best two weathers in the game: sand and hail. In my short time playing, all my notable finishes have been using one or ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Oceania Edition

Oceania is one of the younger scenes but has began to make a name for themselves. After their first World Championships Top 8 appearance in 2014, they seemed to fade into obscurity despite Edward Cheung of Hong Kong and Sam Pandelis of Australia, top cutting in 2016. This label of obscurity was stripped in 2017 when they exploded onto the ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – EU Edition

Europe has been one of the strongest regions in the International Championships since the tournament’s conception in the 2017 season. They have defended twice and made the finals of a majority of the internationals. Europe houses this year’s CP leader, as well as, two first place trophies from Simone Sanvito of Italy in Europe, and Alessio Yuri Boschetto of Italy ...

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Two Dreams, One Team – A Top 32 NAIC Team Report

Hey all! My name is Justin Frys, or @RexChaosVGC. I’m currently a 21 year old who just finished my first full season of competing in the Pokemon VGC circuit (Yes, I got into it a bit late). While I had played things like Pokemon Showdown and Battle Spot since late 2014, I only attended my first live event in February ...

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