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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 Oceania Internationals Preview

Written by Jeremy Gross and Nick Borghi Top players from around the world will descend on Sydney, Australia this weekend for the second international championship of the season and the first of the 2018 format. There’s a lot of CP and prize money on the line , as well as massive implications for travel awards to both São Paulo and ...

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Milotic among the stars – a 7th place London IC report

Hello everyone! I’m Davide Carrer, a VGC player from Milan, Italy. You may also know me from my Twitter or IGN, Nirinbo (@Nirinbo_VGC). I started playing competitively at the end of VGC 16, knowing a lot about Pokemon, but nothing about VGC itself. In roughly one year, I earned some important achievements, such as second place at Lipsia Regionals, a ...

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Major VGC streamers unite to form community Discord server

In an effort to consolidate the VGC streaming community, Alexander “Hibiki” Kuhn has joined forces with a number of other prominent streamers to create a communal Discord server. “The goal in mind is that, instead of having fans of VGC streams scattered across individual streamer Discords, we try to get everyone under one roof,” Kuhn said. “This not only helps ...

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EV Training Hotspots in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are here, and the best places to EV train have slightly changed. If you’re familiar with EV training from Pokémon Sun and Moon, you’ll feel right at home. Basic Information A Pokémon can have a maximum of 252 EVs in one particular stat. This is different from the 255 cap present in Generations III-V, and it ...

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Rules for the Pokémon VGC 2018 Season Announced

The rules for the Pokémon 2018 Video Game Championship format have been announced! These rules will replace the current VGC17 rules on January 1st, 2018 for all sanctioned VG events. The VGC 2017 ruleset resembles Battle Spot Doubles as played on Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, though Pokémon from previous generations are unable to be used. This excludes Pokémon such ...

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TPCI releases statement on confusion surrounding London IC registration

The Pokémon Company International has released a statement through a PR representative speaking on behalf of the company explaining the perceived issues with player registration that marred an otherwise successful European International Championships. “The player cap that was initially posted on Pokémon.com was an internal planning number based on multiple factors, including attendance at last year’s EU International Championships, other ...

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