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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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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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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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Brazil Invitational 2018

Written by Gabriel Agati (@AgatiGa) The Brazilian community is currently organizing a VGC 2018 grassroots event on Pokémon Showdown that includes 16 of the countries best players! While the tournament is already in round 2, we hope this encourages more people around the world to organize and play in non-official VGC tournaments! We hope that tournaments like these attract casual players ...

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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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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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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 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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