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.

Around the Stadiums – September 2017

Welcome back to the Around the Stadiums coverage for the 2018 season, where we bring you Premier Challenge Results from around Australia! In this edition we look back at the results from September Premier Challenges. The post-world metagame was a varied as ever with an even blend of players either using variations on successful strategies from Anehiem, or trying to ...

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Australian VGC Premier Challenges: Top Cut and Usage Statistics – September 9-10 2017

Hello Pokémon players! The VGC18 season kicked off last weekend with 3 Premier Challenges taking place. Queensland players got the chance to get their season underway at Fastbreak Brisbane while Victorian players were treated to two Premier Challenges courtesy of Next Level Games’ Ormond and Dandenong stores. These were Australia’s first VGC events since the conclusion of the World Championships ...

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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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