Author Archives: LightCore

Championship Point Wrap Up: A 2018 North America Analysis

Written and Compiled by Justin Wan With the distribution of Championship Points this season, players have been playing year-round to get themselves in a favorable position going into the North American International Championships. The top players will fight over the top eight spots of their respective rating zones in an attempt to bypass the first day of the 2017 Pokémon World ...

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2018 North American International Championship Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi, Jeremy Gross and Stephen Mea IC Difficulty Rating /5 (5 Braviary out of 5) This is the last event of the season. This is crunch time. Those players who want to earn an invite to the 2018 World Championship will need to do well here. Not to mention all the astounding international talent flying in to ...

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2018 Auckland Open

Auckland, New Zealand: 6/23/18 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st Christopher Kan 200 2nd Yoko Taguma 160 3rd Alister Sandover 130 4th Trent Sayer 130 5th Isaac Lam 130 6th Murray Winiata 130 7th Nicholas Bingham 130 8th Chris Giagozoglou 130   Usage Usage % Pokémon 5 62.5% 4 50% 3 37.5% 2 25% 1 12.5% () Find results from all ...

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2018 Sheffield Regional

Sheffield; United Kingdom: 6/16/18-6/17/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Michele Gavelli 200 $2,000 2nd Lee Provost 160 $1,000 3rd Jamie Dixon 130 $500 4th Aurelien Lefebvre 130 $500 5th Ben Kyriakou 100 $250 6th Jonathan Evans 100 $250 7th Jens Arne Mækinen 100 $250 8th Max Waterman 100 $250 Usage Usage % Pokémon 5 62.5% 4 50% 3 ...

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2018 Japanese Nationals

Japan: 6/9/18-6/10/18 This tournament had a format of a 32 person Top Cut, however the Top 50 received an invite to the World Championships. Having gathered teams from another website, we will be linking it at the bottom. We will be posting the Top 50 teams. Placing Player Invite Type Team Used 1st Kael Day 2 2nd Ryosuke Kosuge Day ...

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2018 Sheffield Regional Preview

Written by Nigel Gower Fittingly it is the band Europe that sang the ‘Final Countdown’ and Sheffield for many will serve as the final countdown for many European hopes. The battlefields are set, with invites still to be attained and travel awards for the World Championship very much on the line, this final event will go a long way to ...

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2018 Malaysia Regional

Malaysia: 6/2/18-6/3/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Benjamin Tan 200 $1,000 2nd Wan Aqil 160 $500 3rd Wilson Foong 130 $250 4th Chris Giagozoglou 130 $250 5th Melvin Keh 100 – 6th JS Deo 100 – 7th Kevin Ngim 100 – 8th Khalid Alhuraiz 100 – Usage Usage % Pokémon 7 87.5% 4 50% (1,3) 3 37.5% 2 ...

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2018 Madison Regionals

Madison, Wisconsin; United States: 6/3/18-6/4/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Paul Chua 200 $2,000 2nd Jake Smith 160 $1,000 3rd Brian Youm 130 $500 4th George Tifverman 130 $500 5th Ethan Simpson 100 $250 6th Carson Confer 100 $250 7th Stephen Mea 100 $250 8th Aditya Subramanian 100 $250 Usage Usage % Pokémon 6 75% 4 50% 3 ...

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2018 Madison Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi and Jeremy Gross Difficulty Rating /5 (One Typical Wisconsin Citizen out of 5 This regional is going to be at a historic low. With there being a very real chance of having less than 100 players, this regional will be easier than almost any other that we’ve covered. Players Vying for an Invite Placing Needed Player ...

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2018 Melbourne Regionals

Melbourne, Australia: 5/26/17-5/27/17 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Guntur Prabowo 200 $1,000 2nd James Katsaros 160 $500 3rd Christopher Egan 130 $250 4th Nicholas Bingham 130 $250 5th Henry Rich 100 – 6th Ziyue Xiong 100 – 7th Mitch Kendrik 100 – / 8th Malcom Mackellar 100 – / Means this Pokemon was removed due to a Team ...

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