Championship Point Wrap Up: A 2019 North America Analysis

Written and Compiled by Justin Wan

With the distribution of Championship Points this season, players have been playing year-round to get themselves in a favorable position going into the North American International Championships. The top players will fight over the top eight spots of their respective rating zones in an attempt to bypass the first day of the 2019 Pokémon World Championships, while many others are still in the hunt for their invite. In this article, we will be taking a look at the North American players and their standing going into the North American International Championships!

Some of these CP Counts and standings could be different, but due to the delays in the reporting of the May IC, we will give you what we know.

Photo Credits to Sam Schweitzer

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129-256 80 800

 

Group A: Locked for Day 2 Worlds | 2190 (Ashton Cox) – 1482 (Stephen Mea)

These players have guaranteed themselves for a Day 2 Invite to the 2018 World Championships

Expect them to do well, as they are the most likely North Americans to win the event if we’re being honest.

Player Handle CP Count
Ashton Cox Linkyoshimario 2190
James Baek Jamesspeed1 1968
Jeremy Rodrigues Serapis 1685
 Stephen Mea Gramgus 1482
Group B: In Contention for a Day 2 Worlds Invite | 1342 (Nick Navarre) – 524 (Jake Magier)

These players have guaranteed themselves an Invite to the 2018 World Championships

These Players have a Chance to Earn themselves a Day 2 World Championships Invite, no matter how unlikely. Some of these players are also currently in the Top 8 of CP, but could miss under some worst case scenarios.

Player Handle CP Count
Nick Navarre  Nails 1340
Justin Burns
Spurrific 1300
Yihui Xu
Yihui 1073
Wolfe Glick
Wolfey 1018
Paul Chua PwnyPerson 995
Kyle Livinghouse
Animus 986
Alex Underhill Lexicon 928
James Evans
TheKingVillager 838
Zheyuan “Ken” Huang
Ken 789
Raghav Malaviya
Mudhiman 756
Brian Youm
Seven_Poke 720
Patrick Donegan
pd0nz 670
Angel Miranda
SapphireBirch 660
Cedric DeRouchie
TheFloppyMudkip 629
Ian McLaughlin
raikoo 615
Martin Gajdosz Star Raikou 604
Rajan Bal blarajan 598
Riley Factura
GENGARboi 591
Louis Milich
UncleLou 582
Allan Martinez
Mando 578
Collin Heier BattleRoom 532
Aaron Traylor Unreality 532
Jake Magier JackOfSpadesMan 524
Group C: Locked for Day 1 Worlds | 516 (Enrique Grimaldo) – 400 (Justin Frys)

These players have guaranteed themselves an Invite to the 2018 World Championships

These players have no chance at earning a Day 2 Invite

Player Handle CP Count
Enrique Grimaldo
516
Jeremy Odena
Tapu_JJ 514
Tommy Cooleen
Tman 512
Hector Vargas
499
Matthew Jackson SwaggyMcBuckets 498
Ben Grissmer
Chef 486
Alexandre Lebel Warchomp 480
Kimo Nishimura TFC 478
Ryan Loseto SableyeVGC 478
Brandon Meckley Ampharos 476
Jean-Marc Hebert JeanMarc 473
Nicholas Lacrampe PlayOnBirds 472
Giovanni Costa TheOneGio 469
Trevor Rosberg 469
Matthew Tidd 468
Michael Lanzano JiveTime 461
Bridger Snow squirtwo 460
Andy Anderson TwiddleDee 455
Justin Crubaugh iMagikarp 454
Chuppa Cross IV Chuppa 448
Josh Mecham 123e45 445
Jeremy Parson TheEntireAtlanticOcean 444
Jeremy Gross JZG 444
Max Simon Maxdeese 442
Nicholas Borghi LightCore 441
Terry Hong ScerryTerry 441
Bingjie Wang 435
Fiona Szymkiewicz Yoshiandlugia 434
William Marks Munkey 432
Abdul Barrie BigSlim 432
Alex Arand AlexTheRNGLord 431
Sebastien Biage Sebby 430
Michael D’Angelo 430
Yuki Zaninovich 421
Nate Engstrom 420
Kevin Swastek Ksaws 419
John Gray 419
Kunal Kanodia ShadeKirby 419
Andrew Weaver VoidedNote 419
Tyler Miller Mononymous 416
Aditya Subramanian ck49 415
Gary Qian Hitmonqian 412
Don Czech Czechmate 411
Whitney Johnson 410
Keegan Meyer 409
Jake Powell ShadeKirby 408
Daniel Thorpe TTT 408
Alex Williams Weeblewobs 406
Zane Thatcher 404
Brianna Birt TRJessie 404
Owen Wright EclipseOwl 404
Mark Elson 403
Nate Munroe NateTheDyno 402
Alvin Hidayat Jibaku 401
Justin Frys Rexchaos 400
Group D: Top 128 Needed | 399 (Daniel Name) – 301 (Logan Woodul)

These players can earn their Worlds Invites with a Top 128 Finish

To Note: Some of the players in this area will have earned their invites due to the May IC, but seeing as it has yet to be reported, we’ll keep them here.

If the tournament hits the kicker for Top 128 CP (400 players required), then these players will basically have their invites 100% locked with a 6-3 (or high resistance 5-4) finish.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Daniel Name 399 100 (t128)
Zach Carlson 398 100 (t128)
Westley Long 396 100 (t128)
Andy Himes 390 100 (t128)
Joshua Esty 390 100 (t128)
Nick Sefranek 380 100 (t128)
Andrew Nowak 377 100 (t128)
Enosh Shachar 375 100 (t128)
Daravone Souphommanychanh 357 100 (t128)
Kevin Brown 356 100 (t128)
Jim Boettcher 354 100 (t128)
Santino Tarquinio 352 100 (t128)
Cameron Kicak 347 100 (t128)
Joseph Costagliola 345 100 (t128)
Greg Rowson 345 100 (t128)
Jonathan Melendez 344 100 (t128)
Diego Aguirre 342 100 (t128)
Adam Nguyen 340 100 (t128)
Nate Innocenti 333 100 (t128)
Tyler Bennett 326 100 (t128)
Jared Woitalla 324 100 (t128)
Leonard Craft III 319 100 (t128)
Alyssa Smith 312 100 (t128)
Maura Hazen 309 100 (t128)
Gavin Michaels 308 100 (t128)
Alex Faust 306 100 (t128)
Foster Hughes 305 100 (t128)
Aaron Perez 302 100 (t128)
Logan Woodul 301 100 (t128)
Group E: Top 64 Needed | 295 (Jimmy Friedle) – 276 (Trevor Lang)

This group is 100 percent safe for a Worlds invite if they can make day 2, based off of Internationals attendance trends. Even if they go negative on day 2, they have locked up their invite.

A 6-3 record on Day 1 with high resistance can also give them their invite. Here’s to a 6-0 start!

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Jimmy Friedle 295 130 (t64)
Diana Bros 292 130 (t64)
Ben Li 290 130 (t64)
Qi Wei 290 130 (t64)
David Smith 288 130 (t64)
Calvin Chan 288 130 (t64)
Mostafa Afr 280 130 (t64)
Jack Hatch 279 130 (t64)
Jonathan Zambrano 279 130 (t64)
Trevor Lang 276 130 (t64)
Group F: Top 32 Needed | 268 (Calvin Nisson) – 240 (Ryan Auld)

Many of these players will need to do much better than they have previously before at previous Nationals. A 10-4 record (between both days) will 100 percent lock up their invite to the World Championships.

9-5 can also give them a guaranteed invite if day 2 has few players due to low attendance. If it is a larger tournament, an overall record of 9-5 can squeeze them into top 32.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Calvin Nisson 268 160 (t32)
Shreyas Radhakrishna 266 160 (t32)
Brady Smith 264 160 (t32)
Anupam Dhar 261 160 (t32)
Ethan Simpson 250 160 (t32)
Jackson Finch 247 160 (t32)
Ryan Auld 240 160 (t32)
Group G: Top 16 Needed | 232 (Brandon Huang) – 202 (Robbie Moore)

This group requires at least an 11-3 record to lock up their Worlds invite. 10-4 record will do depending on the size of day 2. Or, with good resistance, they can squeeze into top 16 if there are many competitors in day 2.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Brandon Huang 232 200 (t16)
Case Bongirne 230 200 (t16)
Samuel Mowery 227 200 (t16)
Emily Golub 225 200 (t16)
Dylan Salvanera 222 200 (t16)
Tre’ Hoard 216 200 (t16)
Jon Hu 216 200 (t16)
Matt Laughlin 214 200 (t16)
Kolten Pope 208 200 (t16)
Madison Roy 207 200 (t16)
Ryan Schambers 206 200 (t16)
Logan Mazur 206 200 (t16)
Vishy Vasudevan 203 200 (t16)
Ben Omnes-Norton 203 200 (t16)
Robbie Moore 202 200 (t16)
Group H: Top 8 Needed | 198 (Mark Jackson) – 150 (Sachit Patel)

This group requires a top 8 at the US International Championships. This will require a 12-2 record to be 100 percent safe. An 11-3 record will rely on resistance or be guaranteed depending on the size of day 2. A 10-4 record and  having high resistance is necessary to make cut depending on the size of day 2

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Mark Jackson 198 250 (t8)
Ezequiel Cordero 191 250 (t8)
Nathan Powell 190 250 (t8)
Alex Roy 190 250 (t8)
JanSpiegelXL 186 250 (t8)
Mario Serrano 186 250 (t8)
Alejandro Jimenez 183 250 (t8)
Myles Kristalovich 180 250 (t8)
Toler Webb 180 250 (t8)
Joseph Ugarte 179 250 (t8)
Meghan Hyman 176 250 (t8)
Demitrios Kaguras 172 250 (t8)
Jordan Dunlap 172 250 (t8)
Matthew Greaves 172 250 (t8)
Matt Alcina 171 250 (t8)
Alberto Lara 170 250 (t8)
Christina Bacino 170 250 (t8)
Carl Shotsberger 167 250 (t8)
Sean Wen 164 250 (t8)
Justin Wan 163 250 (t8)
Kyle Gottlob 163 250 (t8)
Andrew Burley 160 250 (t8)
Donguk Jung 160 250 (t8)
Stefan Smigoc 159 250 (t8)
John Brig 157 250 (t8)
Giovanni Cischke 153 250 (t8)
Gunnar Sverdrup 152 250 (t8)
Corey Esmeier 152 250 (t8)
Raphael Bagara 150 250 (t8)
Sachit Patel 150 250 (t8)
Group I: Top 4 Needed | 149 (Preston Gadling) – 80 (Patrick Bonzcyk)

The Simon Yip memorial group. These players need to win their top 8 set. Otherwise, they will face an unfortunate fate.

Player Name Currently @ Points Needed
Preston Gadling 149 320 (t4)
Karim Dabliz 144 320 (t4)
Ricky Green 140 320 (t4)
Joshua Lorcy 140 320 (t4)
Vincent Montalvo 138 320 (t4)
William Sepesi 137 320 (t4)
Jonathan Evans 133 320 (t4)
Samuel Gutierrez 130 320 (t4)
Nicolas Peckman 130 320 (t4)
Richard Sheppard 130 320 (t4)
Igor Santana 130 320 (t4)
Chase Thompson 128 320 (t4)
Pat Ball 127 320 (t4)
Scott Iwafuchi 126 320 (t4)
Keith Stephens 124 320 (t4)
John Masters 124 320 (t4)
Greyson Garren 122 320 (t4)
Devyn Powers 122 320 (t4)
David McKinney 121 320 (t4)
Kyle Hudson 120 320 (t4)
Josh Adams 120 320 (t4)
Justin Bradley 118 320 (t4)
darkmaster0491 115 320 (t4)
Sohaib Mufti 111 320 (t4)
Matthew Coale 111 320 (t4)
Randy Kwa 110 320 (t4)
Daniel Octasek 108 320 (t4)
Kalea Meyer 108 320 (t4)
Israel Morton 106 320 (t4)
Dustin Lam 106 320 (t4)
Adrien Hurley 105 320 (t4)
Ingrid Karmazinas 104 320 (t4)
Jose Luis Perez 104 320 (t4)
Brendan Lewis 104 320 (t4)
Camz876 104 320 (t4)
Zeleena Kearney 104 320 (t4)
Cory Craven 103 320 (t4)
William Hall 102 320 (t4)
David Algadi 102 320 (t4)
River Davis 101 320 (t4)
Charlie Pollock 101 320 (t4)
Arbin Tumaneng 100 320 (t4)
En Xiao 100 320 (t4)
Colin B 100 320 (t4)
Jek Rosen 97 320 (t4)
Anthony Rossano 97 320 (t4)
Emilio Estrada 96 320 (t4)
Jake Hockemeyer 96 320 (t4)
William Dannhauser 96 320 (t4)
Chalkey Horenstein 93 320 (t4)
Trista Medine 92 320 (t4)
Bradley Pham 91 320 (t4)
Manuel Zuniga 90 320 (t4)
Patrick Ridenour 90 320 (t4)
Steven Sumayo 89 320 (t4)
Gabriel Berrios 85 320 (t4)
Treskon777 85 320 (t4)
Brandon Wright 85 320 (t4)
Mike Suleski 84 320 (t4)
Scott Norris 84 320 (t4)
Brody Bard 84 320 (t4)
Clayton Lusk 82 320 (t4)
Irving Johnson 81 320 (t4)
Cedric Bernier 80 320 (t4)
Blake Hopper 80 320 (t4)
Kacey Traver 80 320 (t4)
Jonathan Rankin 80 320 (t4)
Abel Goodwin 80 320 (t4)
Chris Danzo 80 320 (t4)
Aidan Adkins 80 320 (t4)
Patrick Bonzcyk 80 320 (t4)
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Yeah… this will be tough. They need to go all the way, so time to try your best, guys!

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