Introducing the Trainer Tower Circuit

Introducing the Trainer Tower Circuit! The team at Trainer Tower are happy to annnounce our first online VGC Circuit this year, with various events for players all around the world! These events have multiple formats including standard VGC, previous formats, team tournaments and more.

Schedule

The circuit will be split into 4 blocks, each dictating the time frame for larger events. The blocks are as follows:

  • Block 1: January 1st 2017 – February 28th 2018
  • Block 2:  March 1st 2018 – May 31st
  • Block 3: June 1st – World Championships (Mid August 2018)
  • Block 4: 1st September – October 31st

All Block 1 Events and their details will be posted on the Circuit forum, which can be found here.

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Grinders
Throwback
Open
Team Cup
Invitational

 

Subscription Fee

  • In order to entice players, we are introducing a subscription fee for the circuit. All money will be going towards the prize pool for the Trainer Tower Invitational, or into other community initiatives.
  • All players wanting to compete in the 2018 Trainer Tower Circuit will need to pay a one-off $15 USD (plus PayPal fees) subscription fee.
  • The one-off fee gives the player entry into the circuit including: Grinders, Throwbacks, the Team Cup and potentially more events to be announced at a later date.
  • All players from all countries are eligible to enter.

To enter, fill out the form below:

 

Once filled out, you can pay through PayPal here: Please do not change USD to your local currency! 

Event Information

The Trainer Tower Circuit will consist of 5 different events with each event will be explained in detail below.

Grinder
  • Entry: Requires subscription
  • Frequency: See below
  • Time: Please check the post on the forums
  • BFL: 8 Grinders
  • Ruleset: VGC18
  • Platform: Pokemon Showdown
  • Tournament Format: Best-Of-1 Swiss (all x-2’s Top Cut), Best-Of-3 Top Cut
  • Sign-up: Sign-up will be done through Battlefy

Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Attendance Kicker
1st 20
2nd 16
Top 4 10 9
Top 8 6 17
X-2 (No Top 8) 2 17

Frequency:

  • 0-200 Circuit subscriptions: 1 per week catered towards each region (alternating) (APAC/JP, US, EU)
  • 200-500 Circuit subscriptions: 2 per week catered towards each region (alternating) (APAC/JP, US, EU)
  • 500+ Circuit subscriptions: 3 per week catered towards each region (APAC/JP, US, EU)

Elevated (40 Players Required) Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Attendance Kicker
1st 30
2nd 24
Top 4 18
Top 8 12
Top Cut (No Top 8) 6
X-3 2
Throwback
  • Entry: Requires subscription
  • Frequency: 3 per block, 1 per region (APAC/JP, NA/LatAm, EU)
  • Replaces one weekly Grinder
  • Time: Please check the post on the forums
  • BFL: 3 Throwbacks
  • Ruleset: VGC13/VGC14/VGC15/VGC16/VGC17
  • Platform: Pokemon Showdown
  • Tournament Format: Best-Of-1 Swiss (all x-2’s Top Cut), Best-Of-3 Top Cut
  • Sign-up: Sign-up will be done through Battlefy

Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Attendance Kicker
1st 30
2nd 20
Top 4 14 9
Top 8 8 17
Top Cut (No Top 8) 4 33

Elevated (40 Players Required) Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Attendance Kicker
1st 30
2nd 26
Top 4 20
Top 8 14
Top Cut (No Top 8) 8
X-3 2
Trainer Tower Open
  • Entry: Open to all players (no subscription required)
  • Frequency: 1 Per Year
  • Time: Block 1/2
  • BFL: 1
  • Ruleset: VGC18
  • Platform: Pokemon Showdown
  • Tournament Format: BO3 Swiss (Flighted) | Single Elimination Top Cut (All X-2s Top Cut)
  • Sign-up: Sign-up will be done through Battlefy
  • Physical prizes to be confirmed

Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Prize Attendance Kicker
1st 150 Physical Prizes TBC
2nd 130 Physical Prizes TBC
Top 4 110 Physical Prizes TBC
Top 8 90 Physical Prizes TBC
Top 16 50
Top 32 30 129
Top 64 20 257
X-3 in Swiss 10 513
Team Cup
  • Entry: Requires subscription
  • Frequency: 1 per year
  • Time: Block 3
  • Ruleset: VGC18
  • Platform: Pokemon Showdown
  • Tournament Format: 3v3 Single Elimination | Teams consist of 3 players
  • Sign-up: Sign-up will be done through Battlefy

Circuit Points Awarded:

Placement Circuit Points Attendance Kicker
1 75
2 50
3-4 30
Trainer Tower Invitational
  • Entry: Requires 100 Circuit Points
  • Frequency: 1 per year
  • Time: Block 4
  • Ruleset: VGC18
  • Platform: Pokemon Showdown
  • Tournament Format: Seeded Double Elimination
  • Sign-up: Sign-up will be done automatically on Battlefy upon qualification.

Prize Payout:

Placement Money Prize
1st TBD Physical Prizes TBC
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
4th TBD
5th TBD
7th TBD

Staff – TO Applications

To ensure the Trainer Tower Circuit is a success, we are looking for dedicated TOs from all around the world to be able to run events in every timezone!

All details on signing up to be a TO can be found here. 

We look forward to seeing where we can take the Trainer Tower Circuit in 2018!

 

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