Author Archives: Mindape

A Pokemon fan since Blue and Red. Rarely seen as a trainer in the wild due to irl commitments, but dedicated to contributing to the community regardless. Rio 2016 Olympian.

2016 Australian Regional Preview: Melbourne

  Australia’s Regional Championship season ploughs on to its penultimate destination, Melbourne, this weekend. Historically the biggest Regional on the Australian circuit, and as the home to many strong trainers, Melbourne will be as tough as ever to win this year, especially with no Fire Emblem release to tempt trainers away this weekend. When: Sunday May 29th Registration: 9-10am Expected ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Brisbane: Analysis and Usage Stats

  It was Brisbane’s turn to hold a Regional Championship on Saturday the 21st of May, with 157 trainers descending on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank to test themselves against each other for the title of Regional Champion. Sydney Champion Martin Larumbe continued his run of hot form, making the finals again to catapult to an estimated ...

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Australians in the Nugget Bridge Major: Top Cut Edition

  After 9 gruelling weeks of swiss rounds, the Nugget Bridge Major has entered the top cut stages. Well done to all 26 Australians who participated in this tough competition. Whether they performed better or worse than they hoped for, their skills as trainers have surely been sharpened up for the experience. Special congratulations to the three Australians who have ...

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2016 Australian Regional Preview: Sydney

  Welcome to our coverage of the 2016 Regional Championship season! Sydney is the next stop, after Regionals in Adelaide and Auckland during the last fortnight. As with our Adelaide preview, we’ll be looking at local and interstate trainers to follow, as well as the latest trends in team archetypes both locally and globally. When: Saturday May 14th Registration: 9-10am Expected ...

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Around the Stadiums: Swampert Series #2– A Premier Challenge Summary

  Hello everyone, welcome back to the penultimate edition of Around the Stadiums for the 2016 season, where we bring you Premier Challenge Results from around Australia in April. This was the final month before the Regional Championship season began, so we saw a large number of events available for trainers to fine-tune their strategies for the big events. To ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Adelaide: Analysis and Usage Stats

May 1st, saw the first of our 2016 Pokémon VGC Regional Championships take place in Adelaide! The event saw 71 Masters, 37 Seniors, and 13 Juniors compete for their respective championships. The Masters division had seven swiss rounds, with the first two rounds played in best-of-three sets, before time constraints saw the rest of the swiss rounds changed to a best-of-one format. Top ...

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2016 Australian Regional Preview: Adelaide

    Hello everyone, and welcome to the Regional Championship season! Adelaide is the first stop on the circuit this year, after being the final stop in 2015. As a part of our 2016 season coverage, we’ll be previewing each Regional as they come, with players and team archetypes we expect to see do well. When: Sunday May 1st. Registration:  ...

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Around the Stadiums: Swampert Series #1 – A Premier Challenge Summary

  Hi everyone, and welcome back to another edition of Around the Stadiums! Today we bring you results from March, the first month of the Swampert Series of Premier Challenges. We will also look at the results from the first Australian Mid Season Showdowns, which have brought with them the first Australians to qualify for a day one invitation to ...

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Australians in the Nugget Bridge Major: Round 3 Preview

  In no time at all, we’re up to the third round of the Nugget Bridge Major. Let’s take the time to see who each Australian is playing, where they’re  from, and discuss the biggest matchups. Remember, you can follow how the Australian contingent is going throughout the week by checking out our online spreadsheet. Round 3 Matches This round, ...

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