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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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2018 Worlds Preview – Japan Edition

By Stephen Mea, George Tifverman, and Forte with consultation from Ryokon. Japan has been one of the strongest countries in VGC’s history. They always seem to return home from the World Championships with some hardware, including four first place Masters trophies. Despite an off 2016, Japan re-surged in 2017, earning multiple Worlds Top Cut spots and winning the tournament. Continuing ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – Oceania Edition

Oceania is one of the younger scenes but has began to make a name for themselves. After their first World Championships Top 8 appearance in 2014, they seemed to fade into obscurity despite Edward Cheung of Hong Kong and Sam Pandelis of Australia, top cutting in 2016. This label of obscurity was stripped in 2017 when they exploded onto the ...

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2018 Worlds Preview – EU Edition

Europe has been one of the strongest regions in the International Championships since the tournament’s conception in the 2017 season. They have defended twice and made the finals of a majority of the internationals. Europe houses this year’s CP leader, as well as, two first place trophies from Simone Sanvito of Italy in Europe, and Alessio Yuri Boschetto of Italy ...

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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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