Author Archives: RoeySK

VGC15 Nationals Champion, 2x Worlds Competitor & novice TCG player. Hails from a coastal town on the SW Victorian Coast. Process Engineer & Lifeguard in real life, ardent supporter of round-ball football and strong believer that Han shot first.

Changes to 2017 Pokémon World Championships Qualification

The Pokémon Company have announced changes to both the qualification requirements for the 2017 World Championship and the Championship Points (CP) payouts at events. These changes now make it easier for players to qualify for the World Championships for both TCG & VGC. For players in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region (which includes Australia), the new CP requirements to earn a ...

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Guardians Rising TCG Prerelease Locations

The arrival of the next TCG expansion, “Sun & Moon: Guardians Rising” is almost upon us. As with all new TCG expansions, there will be a number of Prerelease events occurring around the country. Guardians Rising is the 2nd expansion in the Sun & Moon TCG set and sees the addition of over 140 new cards, including 8 new Pokémon-GX ...

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Australian TCG League Challenges: February

Calling all TCG Players! A number of TCG League Challenge events have been announced for February. League Challenges are entry-level events and are ideal for newer players looking to get involved in competitive TCG (VGC players – think Premier Challenges). League Challenges also award a small amount Championship Points to players who finish as the top seeds, making these events valuable ...

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Pokémon TCG Sun & Moon Prerelease Events in Australia

  The latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sun & Moon, will be released on February 3rd 2017 in Australia. As with all new expansions there are a number of prerelease events being hosted on the weekend before, thus giving players the chance to obtain and play with the new cards before the official release. The new expansion sees the ...

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Rotom’s VGC Resources: An Introduction to VGC

  Have you completed your Pokédex? Sick of grinding the Elite 4 and want a new challenge? Interested in meeting like-minded Pokémon fans? Good news – VGC may be exactly what you’re looking for! What is VGC? VGC (Video Game Championships) is the official competitive battling circuit for the Pokémon video games which is run by The Pokémon Company International ...

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Pokémon TCG: Evolutions Pre-Release Locations and Details

  Hello Pokémon Players! The latest expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, XY Evolutions will be released on the 2nd November 2016. As per usual for new TCG expansions, a number of distributors and retailers will be holding pre-release events in October. So whether you’re a TCG veteran, or a new player looking to jump in, pre-releases are an ...

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Rules for the Pokémon VGC 2017 Season Announced!

  Attention VGC Players! The rules for the 2017 Video Game Championship were announced overnight by TCPi. These rules will replace the current VGC16 rules on December 1st. Matches will be Double Battles played only on Pokémon Sun & Moon. As has been predicted for some time, only Pokémon found in the Alola PokéDex able to be used (barring certain legendaries). ...

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Pokémon VGC 2017 Circuit Information – A Breakdown and Explanation

  The Pokémon Company International (TCPi) has released information regarding events, format changover times, CP payouts and Worlds invitations for the VGC 2017 circuit, confirming the circuit structure that we will see for the coming year. Quick Reference Guide: Key information and what has changed The season will be divided into three series: Autumn Series: September 1–November 30, 2016 Winter ...

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Australia vs. Singapore VGC Friendly – Final Results & Wrap-up

  Hello Everyone! On Sunday April 17th we saw Australia take on Singapore in a VGC Friendly. After a nail-biting affair which saw the lead change several times, Australia eventually triumphed 13-12 after needing to go 5-0 in the last round to clinch the Friendly. Congratulations to Phil Nguyen, Luke Brown, Malcolm Mackellar, Tom Schultz & Lynette Zheng for their ...

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Australia vs Singapore VGC Friendly – Team AUS & Stream Details

  Hello VGC Players! The Australia vs. Singapore VGC Friendly is almost upon us. This Sunday five players from each country will take on each other in what shapes up to be a grueling clash between the two nations. When: Sunday April 17th, 3pm-8pm AEST/1pm-6pm SGT. Ruleset: VGC 2016 – Best of Three (3) Format: 5 players per team, each ...

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