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2018 World Cup of VGC – Hub

The third installment of the World Cup of VGC, a showcase of the world’s best Pokémon players across the globe, is here. 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. Special thanks to FumitoVGC ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Sample Teams

This is a list of sample teams that new players can use to help them get straight into playing the VGC19 Sun Series format. We believe these teams are a great starting point for any player getting into VGC, or needing ideas for a team! We encourage you to use these teams as a guide for making your very own ...

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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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2018 Worlds Preview – North America Edition

North America is arguably the most successful region to have played VGC. With four Worlds wins, Ray Rizzo’s Three-Peat between 2010-2012 and Wolfe Glick in 2016, the US is not unfamiliar to winning. In the Internationals era, they won three and more importantly, won the last two. Jeremy Rodrigues and Carson Confer’s victories in North America and Latin America respectively ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Russia Edition

By Stephen Mea and Irina Tyurina Russia is one of the most unexplored scenes in the whole of VGC. Unfortunately for the dedicated players there, Nintendo of Russia is very vague and at times misleading regarding the circuit and Worlds qualifications. Despite this, the Russian community has been an active hub for VGC players since 2014. In 2018, it was ...

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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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