Author Archives: LightCore

2018 Virginia Regionals

Roanoke, Virginia; United States: 5/26/17-5/27/17 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Dylan Salvanera 200 $1,000 2nd Yanqing Sun 160 $750 3rd James Baek 130 $500 4th Brian Youm 130 $500 5th Jeremy Rodrigues 100 $250 6th Chuppa Cross 100 $250 7th Andrew Davis 100 $250 / 8th Ashton Cox 100 $250 / Means this Pokemon was removed due to ...

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2018 Roanoke Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (.67ths of a barn for each year it was held there out of 5) We like to say that every Regional is usually strong, it’s a bit harder to argue for this one. We have our usual crop of top tier players in attendance, we’ll be talking about some of those. But, with ...

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2018 Russian Nationals

Moscow, Russia: 5/19/18 Thank you to Irina Tyurina for doing team collection! Placing Player Invite? ₽ Team Used 1st Sergei Salov D1 Worlds ₽20,000 2nd Pavel Podkorytov D1 Worlds ₽15,000 3rd Irina Tyurina D1 Worlds ₽10,000 4th Nikolay Kucherenko D1 Worlds ₽8,000 5th Timur Galiev – ₽5,000 6th Kirill Shishov – ₽5,000 7th Ksenia Shestopalova – ₽3,000 8th Sergey Derendeev ...

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2018 Korean Nationals

Songdo, Incheon: 5/5/18 Special Thanks to Donguk Jung for doing team collection! Placing Player Worlds Invite Level Team Used 1st  Jeong Suwoong Day 2 2nd  Kim Keunwoo Day 2 3rd  Jeong Daegun Day 2 4th  Hong Juyoung Day 2 5th  Choi Jaebeum Day 1 6th  Choi Junha Day 1 7th  Park Jinho Day 1 8th  Jeong Wonsoek Day 1 9th  ...

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2018 Toronto Regionals

Toronto, Ontario; Canada: 5/13/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st James Baek 200 $1,000 2nd Rajan Bal 160 $750 3rd Kevin Swastek 130 $500 4th Alessio Yuri Boschetto 130 $500 5th Alex Collins 100 $250 6th Stephen Mea 100 $250 7th Jairo Contreras 100 $250 8th Diana Bros 100 $250 Usage Usage % Pokémon 6 75% 5 67.5% 4 ...

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2018 Toronto Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (3 Viable Water Types out of 5) This Regional is going to be extremely strong, but very small compared to other Regionals we’ve seen this season. With a player cap of 128 (recently it was slightly expanded, but we don’t know by how much as of yet), it will be a very hard ...

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2018 Salt Lake City Regionals

Salt Lake City, Utah; United States: 5/5/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Matthew Greaves 200 $1,000 2nd Emilio Estrada 160 $500 3rd Cade Bowles 130 $250 4th Joseph Selmer 130 $250 5th Giovanni Costa 100 – / 6th Jerry Meyers 100 – / 7th James Eakes 100 – 8th Eugene Vizel 100 – / A / indicates that ...

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Costa Rica Special Event #2

Costa Rica: 4/28/18 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st  Joan Mena 200 2nd  Christopher Solis 160 3rd  Esteban Molina 130 4th  Enio Fronseca 130 5th  Max Morales 100 6th  Carlos Perez 100 7th  Victor Gonzalez 100 8th  Andres Parada 100 Usage Usage % Pokémon 5 67.5% 4 50% 2 25% 1 12.5%

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2018 Latin America Internationals

Sao Paulo; Brazil: 4/27/18-4/29/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Carson Confer 500 $3,000 2nd Alberto Lara 400 $2,000 3rd Eric Rios 320 $1,000 4th Melvin Keh 320 $1,000 5th Alex Gomez 250 $750 6th Jean Paul Lopez Buiza 250 $750 7th Raul Ramirez 250 $750 / 8th Nico Davide Cognetta 250 $750 A / indicates that a Pokemon ...

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2018 Sao Paulo International Championships Preview

Written by Jeremy Gross and Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (4 Komala sleeping on LATAM out of 5) The Komala may be sleeping on LATAM, but you probably shouldn’t. Their player pool continues to grow stronger with each passing season. Whether it’s enough for them to successfully defend their international, or if it will fall to invaders again remains to ...

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