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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 Preview

Written by Matthew Jackson Coming off the LATAM International, players from all around the US will be heading to Salt Lake to try to prove themselves in the last Regional out west! Difficulty Rating  / 5 (You already know) While this may not be the most-attended Regional the US has had this year, that doesn’t mean players won’t be attending. ...

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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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2018 Portland Regional Championships preview

While the southeast had their shot to claim a regional title last week, this weekend’s Portland Regional Championships offers the northwest a chance to do the same. It will be an… intimate regional, to say the least. So far, only 91 masters have registered. There will be a champion all the same, though, and it’s our job to tell you ...

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2018 Charlotte Regional Championships Preview

After a very exciting Costa Mesa Regionals a few weeks ago, the talk of the town is about the innovations that will appear in Charlotte. You can watch the regional live stream here, and you can find the official Twitter account here. Difficulty /5 (3 of the Gamefreak Employees who released Intimidate Incineroar just before a major event out of ...

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2018 Costa Mesa Regional Championships Preview

Written by Jeremy Gross The Midwest has had all the fun with US Regionals so far. Now it’s the West Coast’s turn. Today we’ll be taking a look at who to watch out for at their first regional tournament of the 2018 format, which will take place March 3-4 in Costa Mesa, California. Difficulty (3 vaguely aircraft-shaped mons that wish ...

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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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2018 Collinsville Regional Championships Preview

In the wake of the thrilling Oceania International Championships, North American players return to a smaller stage at this weekend’s Collinsville Regional Championships. While last season had a larger turn out than what is expected this year, the quality of players makes up for the lacking quantity. With that being the case, here is a look at where things stand ...

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Alessio Yuri Boschetto, Oceania International champion and current king of consistency

It was only a matter of time until one of Italy’s best VGC players, Alessio Yuri Boschetto, top-cut an International Championship. He’d been close to pulling it off during his past four attempts. But when his eternal rival Simone Sanvito managed to win this season’s European International Championship, it should have served as an omen for things to come. It ...

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