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Trainer Tower Circuit – Introducing the Team Cup!

The Trainer Tower Circuit’s last major event begins soon! The Team Cup is the only tournament in the Circuit where you can select your friends for a team and compete with them. With a hefty amount of Circuit Points on the line, this may be the final push players need to get over the line and into the Trainer Tower ...

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2018 Sheffield Regional Preview

Written by Nigel Gower Fittingly it is the band Europe that sang the ‘Final Countdown’ and Sheffield for many will serve as the final countdown for many European hopes. The battlefields are set, with invites still to be attained and travel awards for the World Championship very much on the line, this final event will go a long way to ...

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Brazil Invitational 2018

Written by Gabriel Agati (@AgatiGa) The Brazilian community is currently organizing a VGC 2018 grassroots event on Pokémon Showdown that includes 16 of the countries best players! While the tournament is already in round 2, we hope this encourages more people around the world to organize and play in non-official VGC tournaments! We hope that tournaments like these attract casual players ...

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2018 Madison Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi and Jeremy Gross Difficulty Rating /5 (One Typical Wisconsin Citizen out of 5 This regional is going to be at a historic low. With there being a very real chance of having less than 100 players, this regional will be easier than almost any other that we’ve covered. Players Vying for an Invite Placing Needed Player ...

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Trainer Tower Open – Meet the Top 8 Players

The Trainer Tower Open started with 393 players, now only 8 remain. With 7 different countries represented in Top Cut and players requiring a 9-2 or 8-1 win to loss record, those that remain have proved that they are capable and able to compete with the strongest players across the globe. Players who win in Top 8 will earn a ...

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2018 Roanoke Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (.67ths of a barn for each year it was held there out of 5) We like to say that every Regional is usually strong, it’s a bit harder to argue for this one. We have our usual crop of top tier players in attendance, we’ll be talking about some of those. But, with ...

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2018 Toronto Regional Preview

Written by Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (3 Viable Water Types out of 5) This Regional is going to be extremely strong, but very small compared to other Regionals we’ve seen this season. With a player cap of 128 (recently it was slightly expanded, but we don’t know by how much as of yet), it will be a very hard ...

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2018 Salt Lake City Regionals Preview

Written by Matthew Jackson Coming off the LATAM International, players from all around the US will be heading to Salt Lake to try to prove themselves in the last Regional out west! Difficulty Rating  / 5 (You already know) While this may not be the most-attended Regional the US has had this year, that doesn’t mean players won’t be attending. ...

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2018 Sao Paulo International Championships Preview

Written by Jeremy Gross and Nicholas Borghi Difficulty Rating /5 (4 Komala sleeping on LATAM out of 5) The Komala may be sleeping on LATAM, but you probably shouldn’t. Their player pool continues to grow stronger with each passing season. Whether it’s enough for them to successfully defend their international, or if it will fall to invaders again remains to ...

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