Tag Archives: championships

Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 3

  After a week break from Premier Challenges, Australia is back playing Pokemon and producing VGC17 usage stats! We’ve had events in Perth, Newcastle and Adelaide this week. Following suit with the results worldwide, Australians have adapted well to the quickly developing metagame. This week we saw Jimmy Chen take out Newcastle with a team reminiscent of a standard team seen ...

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Pokémon TCG European International Championship: Event Report

  From December 9th-11th 2016, the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London played host to the first of four International Championships to be held across the globe during the 2016-2017 Pokémon TCG competitive season. The big cash prizes, Championship Points on offer and the desire to taste the salty tears of fallen enemies attracted 492 masters division competitors, including players who ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 1

  With the VGC17 season already beginning back in December, the new year doesn’t change too much for the players competing for Championship Points in Australia. In the first week of January, we’ve had 3 events already, with more strong showings from players across the country. Here we saw Luke Milligan take out Brisbane, using his Togedemaru in finals against Damon Murdoch, ...

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Around the Stadiums Winter Series #1: A Premier Challenge Summary

  Welcome back to the Around the Stadiums coverage for the 2017 Season, where we bring you Premier Challenge Results from around Australia. This edition will look at results from December. Events were held in every state this month, and Victoria was fortunate enough to have three events! Players had been anxious about getting more events, but their patience and ...

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Oceanic International Championship Announced for Australia!

  Following on from the inaugural Pokémon International Championships in London earlier this month, Pokémon has now announced the date and location of the second International Championships. Melbourne will host the event on March 10th-12th (Friday to Sunday), at the Melbourne Park Function Center, which has previously been host to the Australian Pokémon National Championships in 2015 and 2016. Prize money and ...

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Around the Stadiums: Autumn Series #1 A Premier Challenge Summary

  Hello everyone, welcome to the Around the Stadiums coverage for the 2017 season, where we bring you Premier Challenge Results from around Australia from September, October and November. It may have started a little slowly, but the season has started in Australia, with events having being held in Western Australia and Tasmania during the first couple of months, with Victoria ...

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Rotom’s VGC Resources: Playing with VGC 2017 Rules

  As of December 1st, 2016, all Pokemon Video Game Championship (VGC) tournaments will require players to use Pokémon Sun or Moon games to compete. With the new Pokémon included in these new games, there are new rules that players have to play by. Rules for VGC 2017 can be found here. Pokémon that appear on the Alola PokéDex can ...

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2016 Australian VGC Retrospective: A Big Season for Some

  With the 2016 VGC season over, and the 2017 season soon to explode with the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, let’s look back at Australia’s 2016 VGC season, and how it unfolded. The 2016 season once again saw Australia compete under the Championship Points (CP) system as part of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) rating zone. The newly introduced CP ...

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Big Leads: Knowing Your Xerneas + Groudon Leads

Hi everyone! With Worlds coming up and Australian players being a little stressed about team building, there was a lot of ambiguity around how exactly to benefit from leading with and against ‘Big 6’ teams (an archetype consisting of both Groudon and Xerneas) and their different variations, so I’m pretty much going to be providing a summary of the strengths ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon: What does it mean for Competitive Players?

  With the most recent trailers and information reveals about the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, we thought it useful to take a look at how these reveals affect the competitive battling side of Pokémon. We hope to update and add to this article as more is learned about Pokémon Sun and Moon and what it will introduce or change. In ...

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