Tag You’re It!— A 10th Place NAIC Team Report

Hello there! My name is Kyle Livinghouse, but some of you may know me as Animus. To those of you who don’t, I embarked on my VGC journey in the early 2015 format and never looked back. Since then, I’ve attended 3 Regionals along with a few locals around the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. While the results of these events were ...

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VGC 2019 Sun Series Speed Tiers

As with most GS Cup-style formats, VGC 2019 is looking like it’s likely to revolve around the key restricted Pokémon on each team and the Pokémon that support them. With so many high-damage moves being thrown around, being faster or slower than a key Pokémon on your opponent’s side of the field can be the difference between getting a KO ...

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2018 Melbourne Special Event

Melbourne, Australia: 9/2/18 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st Mitch Kendrick 200 2nd James Katsatros 160 3rd Stuart Rutherford 130 4th Matthew Roe 130 5th James Farrugia 100 6th Simon Konsti 100 7th Alexander Poole 100 8th Christopher Kan 100 Usage Usage % Pokémon 5 62.5% 3 37.5% 2 25% 1 12.5%

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VGC19 Hashtag Aggregator

In an effort to consolidate early VGC19 sets, teams and replays, Hibiki has created a Discord server which is pulling data from hashtags used on Twitter. This allows for all data to be captured and displayed in one easy to access location. Use the following hashtags on Twitter to have your tweets appear in corresponding channels: 

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2018 Pokémon World Championships Top Cut

Nashville, Tennessee: August 24-26, 2018 Placing Country Player $ Team Used 1st Paul Ruiz $10,000 2nd Emilio Forbes $7,500 3rd Nils Dunlop $5000 4th Yusei Matsuno $5000 5th Tomohiro Seki $3000 6th Arash Ommati $3000 7th Roberto Porretti $3000 8th Federico Turano $3000 9th Kiwamu Endo $1,500 10th Simone Sanvito $1,500 11th Alessio Yuri Boschetto $1,500 12th Melvin Keh $1,500 13th ...

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Rules for the Pokémon VGC 2019 Season

During this year’s Pokémon World Championships, rules for the Pokémon 2019 Video Game Championship format have been announced! These rules will replace the current VGC 2018 rules from September 4th. Unlike previous seasons, in the 2019 season there won’t be a single format played throughout the year, but instead we will have a different format for each of the season ...

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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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