VGC 18 Meta Snapshot [post-Oceania IC]

Written by Edu, Bailey and Ty The first International Championship using VGC18 has come to a close, and in just two months we’ve already seen major metagame developments. In our meta snapshot we will be analyzing the top 15 Pokémon in top cut throughout major events across the globe, alongside 3 of the most prevalent team archetypes dominating the format! Index: Events ...

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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 Lima Open

Lima, Peru: 2/17/18 – 2/18/18 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st Dorian Andres Quinoñes Vallejos 200 2nd Johnny Torres 160 3rd David Samanez 130 4th Carlos Andrés Beingolea 130 5th Abel Yantorno 100 6th Jose Benavides 100 7th Diego Paredes 100 8th Diego Ortiz 100 Usage Usage % Pokémon 4 50% 3 37.5% 2 25% 1 12.5%

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2018 Malmö Regional

Malmö: 2/17/18 – 2/18/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st  Jamie Boyt 200 $1,000 2nd  Ben Markham 160 $500 3rd  Barry Anderson 130 $250 4th  Davide Cauteruccio 130 $250 5th  Nicole Saeed 100 – 6th  Stefan Somo 100 – 7th  Eric Rios 100 – 8th  Teemu Mankinen 100 – Usage Usage % Pokémon 4 50% 3 37.5% 2 25% ...

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2018 Collinsville Regional

Collinsville: 2/17/18 – 2/18/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st Alvin Hidayat 200 $2,000 2nd Ashton Cox 160 $1,000 3rd Dylan Salvanera 130 $500 4th Leonard Craft III 130 $500 5th Alex Arand 130 $250 6th Nick Navarre 130 $250 7th Terry Lye 130 $250 8th Louis Milich 130 $250 Usage Usage % Pokémon 5 62.5% 4 50% (2) ...

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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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2018 Colombia Open

Bogota, Colombia: 2/10/18 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st Mateo Arias 200 2nd German Ortiz 160 3rd Fredy Vanegas 130 4th Andres Felipe Campos 130 5th Manuel Juarez 130 6th Juan Camilo Restrepo 130 7th Juan Pablo Naar 130 8th Nicolas Chavez 130 Usage Usage % Pokémon 8 100% 5 62.5% 3 25% (1) 2 25% 1 12.5%

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