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 Championships, while many others are still in the hunt for their invite. In this article, we will be taking a look at the North American players and their standing going into the North American International Championships

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129-256 80 800

 

Group A: Locked for Day 2 Worlds | 1750 (Carson Confer) – 1282 (Jeremy Rodrigues)

These players have guaranteed themselves for a Day 2 Invite to the 2018 World Championships

Expect them to do well, as they are the most likely North Americans to win the event if we’re being honest.

Player Handle CP Count
 Carson Confer Carson 1750
Alberto Lara Sweeper 1704
Ashton Cox Linkyoshimario 1670
 Stephen Mea Gramgus 1343
 Jeremy Rodrigues Serapis 1282
Group B: In Contention for a Day 2 Worlds Invite | 1158 (Brady Smith) – 472 (River Davis)

These players have guaranteed themselves an Invite to the 2018 World Championships

These Players have a Chance to Earn themselves a Day 2 World Championships Invite, no matter how unlikely

Player Handle CP Count
Brady Smith
Brady 1158
Justin Crubaugh
iMagikarp 1100
Alex Underhill
Lexicon 960
Nick Navarre
Nails 872
Brian Youm Seven_Poke 827
Paul Chua
PwnyPerson 741
James Baek Jamesspeed1 710
Dylan Salvanera
SkillScarlett 681
Matt Tidd
Tiddvicious 669
Leonard Craft III
DaWoblefet 618
Kevin Swastek
kswas 537
Joseph Selmer
Moderngamer 524
Jean-Marc Hebert
Jean-Marc 503
Bridger Snow
Squirtwo 496
Don Czech
Czechmate 489
 Mark Elson BlueSideMark 487
Brandon Meckley Ampharos 484
Ethan Simpson
PacoTaco 479
Nathan Wright
Mechanics 477
Giovanni Costa
OmegaGio 477
Jake Smith TheLoanranger 472
River Davis
blckkkkk 472
Group C: Locked for Day 1 Worlds | 457 (Demitirios Kaguras) – 401 (Tyler Miller)

These players have guaranteed themselves an Invite to the 2018 World Championships

These players have no chance at earning a Day 2 Invire

Player Handle CP Count
Demitiros Kaguras
Kingdjk 457
Greg Rowson
Incinium 457
Wolfe Glick
Wolfey 455
Zheyuan Huang
ken 450
Daravone Souphomanychan Squinty 449
Gary Qian
Hitmonqian 445
Chuppa Cross IV Chuppa 442
Fiona Szymkiewicz YoshiandLugia 440
Raghav Malaviya Mudhiman 437
Adrian Sigler 437
Martin Gajdosz StarRaikou 431
Nate Innocenti Notas 430
Collin Heier TheBattleRoom 427
Hugo Cortez 425
Alvin Hidayat Jibaku 425
Diana Bros Eshi 422
Jake Muller Majorbowman 422
Patrick Donegan pd0nz 419
Brendan Zheng Babbytron 418
Rajan Bal Blarajan 418
Kyle Houston mewtwobaws 417
Sandy Martinez SandyMerc 416
Emilio Forbes Emforbes 415
Tommy Cooleen Tman 415
Alexandre Lebel Warchomp 414
Emily Golub 414
Nick Sefranek Sefranek 413
Jeremy Shacket 411
Daniel Thorpe TTT444 410
James Eakes Eakes 409
Sebastien Biage Sebby 407
Riley Factura gengarBOI 407
Karim Dabliz TheMegaLugia 404
Andrew Nowak Acenowak 403
Alex Williams weeblewobs 403
Patrick Smith Salamenace 401
Nate Munroe NateTheDyno 401
Tyler Miller Mononymous 401
Group D: Top 128 Needed | 392 (Corey Esmeier – 301 (Jackson Finch)

These players can earn their Worlds Invites with a Top 128 Finish

If the tournament hits the kicker for Top 128 CP (400 players required), then these players will basically have their invites 100% locked with a 6-3 (or high resistance 5-4) finish.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Corey Esmeier 392 100 (t128)
Ben Grissmer 389 100 (t128)
Emilio Estrada 383 100 (t128)
Enrique Grimaldo 363 100 (t128)
Justin Wan 362 100 (t128)
Quinn Johnston 349 100 (t128)
Aditya Subramanian 340 100 (t128)
Kamaal Harris 334 100 (t128)
William Marks 329 100 (t128)
Randy Kwa 329 100 (t128)
Adam Nguyen 325 100 (t128)
Sean Bannen 320 100 (t128)
Eli North 314 100 (t128)
Justin Burns 312 100 (t128)
Vincent Montalvo 311 100 (t128)
Alex Faust 311 100 (t128)
Nathaniel Christmas 311 100 (t128)
Tyler Bennett 309 100 (t128)
Will Wetzel 309 100 (t128)
Jake Skurchak 307 100 (t128)
Nick Titan 305 100 (t128)
Josh Mecham 304 100 (t128)
George Tifverman 304 100 (t128)
Jackson Finch 301 100 (t128)
Group E: Top 64 Needed | 292 (Justin Frys) – 270 (Kevin Brown)

This group is 100 percent safe for a Worlds invite if they can make day 2, based off of Internationals attendance trends. Even if they go negative on day 2, they have locked up their invite.

A 6-3 record on Day 1 with high resistance can also give them their invite. Here’s to a 6-0 start!

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Justin Frys 292 130 (t64)
Nick Jorgenson 291 130 (t64)
Hayley Aldworth 288 130 (t64)
Allan Martinez 285 130 (t64)
Jakob Swilley 282 130 (t64)
Alex Arand 282 130 (t64)
Jonathan Evans 278 130 (t64)
Mihrab Samad 276 130 (t64)
Mitch Beyer 275 130 (t64)
Samuel Haarsma 273 130 (t64)
David Mancuso 272 130 (t64)
Mike St. Pierre 271 130 (t64)
Kevin Brown 270 130 (t64)
Group F: Top 32 Needed | 268 (yanqing Sun) – 245 (Evan Bates)

Many of these players will need to do much better than they have previously before at previous Nationals. A 10-4 record (between both days) will 100 percent lock up their invite to the World Championships.

9-5 can also give them a guaranteed invite if day 2 has few players due to low attendance. If it is a larger tournament, an overall record of 9-5 can squeeze them into top 32.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Yanqing Sun 268 160 (t32)
Michael Lanzano 265 160 (t32)
Louis Milich 263 160 (t32)
Jancarlo Samayoa 262 160 (t32)
Cedric Bernier 260 160 (t32)
Parker Lish 258 160 (t32)
Stephen Brown III 254 160 (t32)
Kimo Nishimura 252 160 (t32)
Richard Sheppard 247 160 (t32)
Evan Bates 245 160 (t32)
Group G: Top 16 Needed | 243 (Max Simon) – 201 (Pat Ball)

This group requires at least an 11-3 record to lock up their Worlds invite. 10-4 record will do depending on the size of day 2. Or, with good resistance, they can squeeze into top 16 if there are many competitors in day 2.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Max Simon 243 200 (t16)
Hayden McTavish 234 200 (t16)
Logan Woodul 233 200 (t16)
Jairo Contreras 232 200 (t16)
Raphael Bagara 230 200 (t16)
Joohwan Kim 270 200 (t16)
Jonathan Melendez 217 200 (t16)
Terry Hong 217 200 (t16)
Jack Thackrah 214 200 (t16)
Yuanhao Li 210 200 (t16)
Andrew Weaver 210 200 (t16)
Robbie Moore 207 200 (t16)
Matt Laughlin 205 200 (t16)
Keegan Meyer 205 200 (t16)
Cody Kyrk 205 200 (t16)
Chase Lybbert 204 200 (t16)
Alyssa Smith 202 200 (t16)
Pat Ball 201 200 (t16)
Group H: Top 8 Needed | 197 (Ryan Loseto) – 150 (Jon Hu)

This group requires a top 8 at the US International Championships. This will require a 12-2 record to be 100 percent safe. An 11-3 record will rely on resistance or be guaranteed depending on the size of day 2. A 10-4 record and  having high resistance is necessary to make cut depending on the size of day 2

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Ryan Loseto 197 250 (t8)
Kazi Rahman 194 250 (t8)
George Bissell 194 250 (t8)
Priciliano Garcia 191 250 (t8)
Tom Tran 191 250 (t8)
Tommy Yee 190 250 (t8)
Scott Iwafuchi 190 250 (t8)
Trista Medine 188 250 (t8)
Curtis Cousins 183 250 (t8)
Noe Ramirez 183 250 (t8)
Travis Borror 182 250 (t8)
Brian Chavez 177 250 (t8)
Adam Warfield 175 250 (t8)
Erich Schrader 174 250 (t8)
Justin Carris 174 250 (t8)
Jeremy Gross 171 250 (t8)
Josh Adams 170 250 (t8)
Myles Kristalovich 169 250 (t8)
Abdul Barrie 202 250 (t8)
Alex Hurtado 168 250 (t8)
Ryan Tan 163 250 (t8)
Matt Neil 163 250 (t8)
Shreyas Radhakrishna 160 250 (t8)
Michael Groshans 160 250 (t8)
Jerry Meyers 160 250 (t8)
Michael Spinetta-McCarthy 160 250 (t8)
Brandon Huang 153 250 (t8)
Jake Rosen 152 250 (t8)
Jon Hu 150 250 (t8)
Group I: Top 4 Needed | 149 (Elfa Muhshi) – 80 (Casey Hogan)

The Simon Yip memorial group. These players need to win their top 8 set. Otherwise, they will face an unfortunate fate.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Elfa Muhshi 149 320 (t4)
Daniel Name 149 320 (t4)
William Sepisi 147 320 (t4)
Alicia Martinez 145 320 (t4)
Alex Kozina 144 320 (t4)
John Masters 143 320 (t4)
Caleb Ryor 143 320 (t4)
Cade Bowles 140 320 (t4)
Brandon Wright 140 320 (t4)
Nick Donschenko 139 320 (t4)
Junghun Youm 138 320 (t4)
Efrain Suarez 137 320 (t4)
Alex Landry 135 320 (t4)
Maura Hazen 132 320 (t4)
Joseph Costagliola 132 320 (t4)
Mike Suleski 132 320 (t4)
Sam O’Dell 130 320 (t4)
Adam Baltrusaitis 130 320 (t4)
Steven Sumayo 128 320 (t4)
Ian McLaughlin 127 320 (t4)
Andrew Davis 126 320 (t4)
Kazuki Kanehira 125 320 (t4)
Ryan Brainard 122 320 (t4)
James Cumpton 121 320 (t4)
Christina Bacino 120 320 (t4)
Aaron Nolan 120 320 (t4)
Jack Hays 120 320 (t4)
Ryan Rivard 120 320 (t4)
Ritter Minnix 119 320 (t4)
Robert Collier 119 320 (t4)
Jared Woitalla 118 320 (t4)
Nate Engstrom 118 320 (t4)
Ingrid Karmazinas 116 320 (t4)
Mavric Munoz 115 320 (t4)
Matthew Blackburn 115 320 (t4)
Preston Gadling 113 320 (t4)
Thomas McCready 112 320 (t4)
Cristopher Rios 112 320 (t4)
Len Deuel 112 320 (t4)
William Hall 112 320 (t4)
Kyle Hudson 110 320 (t4)
Chris Danzo 110 320 (t4)
Blake Hopper 110 320 (t4)
Joshua Lorcy 110 320 (t4)
Matthew Mancinelli 110 320 (t4)
Huston Rhodes 110 320 (t4)
Markell Thornton 109 320 (t4)
Noah Stern 109 320 (t4)
Zach Droegkamp 109 320 (t4)
Stephanie Moore 106 320 (t4)
Nicky Krammer 105 320 (t4)
Austin Lowery 105 320 (t4)
Anthony Plascencia 105 320 (t4)
Ajit Unnam 105 320 (t4)
Matt Carter 105 320 (t4)
Connor Guhlke 104 320 (t4)
TJ DiGlacomo 103 320 (t4)
Lee Camacho 102 320 (t4)
Dennis Hicks 102 320 (t4)
David Kubiak 102 320 (t4)
Sohaib Mufti 102 320 (t4)
Eugene Vizel 102 320 (t4)
Remy Barbiero 100 320 (t4)
Benjamin Hartman 100 320 (t4)
Terry Lye 100 320 (t4)
Kylie Chua 100 320 (t4)
Luis Medina 100 320 (t4)
Jerry Woods 100 320 (t4)
Edwin Ramirez 100 320 (t4)
David Selig 98 320 (t4)
Austin Forcinito 97 320 (t4)
Hector Vargas 96 320 (t4)
Jonathan Pantoja 96 320 (t4)
Jordan Dunlap 94 320 (t4)
Zac Emerzian 93 320 (t4)
Shaun Martin 92 320 (t4)
Travis Evans 92 320 (t4)
Aaron Traylor 91 320 (t4)
Jackson Hambrick 90 320 (t4)
Kendall Perry 90 320 (t4)
Cameron Kicak 89 320 (t4)
Keith Stephens 88 320 (t4)
Ezequiel Cordero 87 320 (t4)
Danielle Kreigh 85 320 (t4)
Vishy Vasudevan 85 320 (t4)
Dylan Cragle 84 320 (t4)
Heather Rysenga 83 320 (t4)
Andy Himes 82 320 (t4)
Rachel Van Dyke 81 320 (t4)
Bryan Wood 81 320 (t4)
Thomas Hansen 81 320 (t4)
Thaddeus Asel 80 320 (t4)
Sean Worchester 80 320 (t4)
So Kanazawa 80 320 (t4)
Edwin Baez 80 320 (t4)
Irving Johnson 80 320 (t4)
Casey Hogan 80 320 (t4)
Group J: #$%^@ Everything: Need to make finals of the whole damn thing | 79 (Sam HiggenBotham) – 1 (Yihui Xu)

Yeah… this will be tough. If anyone can pull it off though, it’s Probably Omari Travis or Angel Miranda. They need to go all the way, so time to try your best, guys!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.