Author Archives: Boomguy

The Life of a Wannabe Professional Pokémon VGC Player – Part 2

I, Phil Nguyen (Boomguy) set off this year to achieve my childhood dream, to become a Pokemon Master, to be recognised by the official Pokemon Company International, to become number 1! I have written a three part article on my road to the Pokemon World Championships including an updated competitive ladder throughout the season, videos of my battles against the ...

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The Life of a Wannabe Professional Pokémon VGC Player – Part 1

So you want to be a Master of Pokémon. Do you have the skills to be number one? Hell yes! I wanted to achieve my childhood dream of being a Pokémon Master recognised by the official The Pokémon Company International, and my skills needed to improve a lot to become number 1! Hi and welcome to a tale of a ...

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2014 Pokémon Video Game Nationals – Masters Preview

As many of you should know, Australia will be entering its second Pokémon Video Game National Championship next weekend, all thanks to Nintendo for organising the event. My name is Phil, and this year is my first full-on season of VGC, I am currently in the top 16 for the 2014 Nugget Bridge Circuit, and hopefully I will be playing in ...

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A New Aussie Challenger Has Been Discovered; 3 Aussies, 3 Wins in Round 3 of the Nugget Bridge Major

Round 3 of the Nugget Bridge Major concluded on the morning of Tuesday the 18th of February, and it was mixed results for the Aussies. We lost Brent Tonnison (aguy) in the tournament, but we found another Aussie player that is already in the mix. Brent wasn’t active this week, and has therefore been dropped out of the tournament. The ...

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Success and Upset: Australia’s Progress in Round 2 of the Nugget Bridge Major

The second set of Swiss rounds has concluded in the Nugget Bridge Major, and the tension is already high! Four Australian players have scored wins amidst the juicy round 2 action, which featured top world players and lots of drama. While Emma Williams (cobalte) lost her opening match last week, she has redeemed herself with a 2-1 victory over Fuzilla. ...

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Successful Start for Australia in Round 1 of the Nugget Bridge Major

With $100 on the line and valuable practice for the 2014 VGC World Championship, the world’s best VGC players have lined up to play in the biggest online VGC event. Players including the defending World Champion, Arash Ommati (Mean), from Italy; strong American players like Aaron Zheng (Cybertron), who made top 4; and, the ever creative genius, Wolfe Glick (Wolfey), ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Brisbane: Report

As the trainers gathered to the Convention Centre room, it was announced there were 72 competitors in the Seniors/Masters division all fighting for top QLD trainer and a free flight and accommodation to Melbourne, and a ticket to PAX Australia.  The tournament was a single elimination draw, and for those in Sydney or Adelaide going to this event this weekend: ...

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