Author Archives: Bargens

World Cup of VGC2018 – Group Stage: Week 1 Pairings

Teams for World Cup of VGC18 have been chosen and group stage week 1 pairings are up! Pairings will be posted at the following time each week on our forums. You can also keep up to date with standings and results on the spreadsheet! Monday 11:00pm AEST (GMT+10) Monday 9:00pm Singapore Time (GMT+8) Monday 2:00pm London Time (GMT+1) Monday 9:00am ...

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Welcome to the 2018 World Cup of VGC!

The third installment of the World Cup of VGC, a showcase of the world’s best Pokémon players across the globe, starts very soon. Modelled after Smogon’s World Cup of Pokemon, and inspired by Zach Droegkamp’s idea, we are continuing our yearly World Cup with 16 different regions represented. The regions will remain the same as last year. What is the ...

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The Trainer Tower Invitational Begins!

The Trainer Tower Circuit ran over 8 months, with 25 live tournaments, 8 tournaments using previous formats, a ladder tournament, a major tournament which lasted roughly 3 months, and a team tournament that players earned their invites with friends! We had 28 of the strongest players across these tournaments qualify for the Trainer Tower Invitational, and they will be playing ...

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Trainer Tower Circuit – Introducing the Team Cup!

The Trainer Tower Circuit’s last major event begins soon! The Team Cup is the only tournament in the Circuit where you can select your friends for a team and compete with them. With a hefty amount of Circuit Points on the line, this may be the final push players need to get over the line and into the Trainer Tower ...

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Trainer Tower Open – Meet the Top 8 Players

The Trainer Tower Open started with 393 players, now only 8 remain. With 7 different countries represented in Top Cut and players requiring a 9-2 or 8-1 win to loss record, those that remain have proved that they are capable and able to compete with the strongest players across the globe. Players who win in Top 8 will earn a ...

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Trainer Tower Open Begins!

The Trainer Tower Open has begun! We have 393 players playing in the Trainer Tower Open across the globe, with some highlight matches between successful players already. With qualification into the Trainer Tower Invitational alongside players of the Trainer Tower Circuit, there’s a lot on the line for some of these players. The Invitational’s prize pool exceeding $1300 USD is ...

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Introducing the Trainer Tower Open

The time has finally come to announce the Trainer Tower Open! The Trainer Tower Open plans to be the largest online VGC18 tournament this year, and will be free to play for all players across the globe. Tournament Details VGC Format: VGC18 Tournament Format: Best-Of-Three Swiss; All players X-2 (2 or fewer losses) after the final round will play in ...

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Playing with VGC18 Rules through Festival Plaza

As of January 1st, 2018, all official Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) tournaments will require players to use Pokémon Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon to compete, and will be using the VGC18 ruleset. The rules for the VGC18 format can be found here, with an overview being found here. With the recently discovered glitch surrounding the move Curse on QR ...

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Introducing the Trainer Tower Circuit

Introducing the Trainer Tower Circuit! The team at Trainer Tower are happy to annnounce our first online VGC Circuit this year, with various events for players all around the world! These events have multiple formats including standard VGC, previous formats, team tournaments and more. Schedule The circuit will be split into 4 blocks, each dictating the time frame for larger ...

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