Tag Archives: 2017

Australian VGC Premier Challenges: March

  The VGC 2017 Season is alive and kicking! Each month, we will be posting a round-up of all VGC Premier Challenges that will be happening throughout Australia. We’ve just had the Oceania International Championship but there are Premier Challenges taking place between now and the end of the month. Tasmania March 25th – Premier Challenge, Battle Axe Games @1pm ...

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Oceania International Championship – VGC Final Standings: Seniors

The weekend just passed saw the Oceania International Championship take place in Melbourne, Australia. Here are the final standings for Top 8 players in the Senior Division. We would like to congratulate Carson St Dennis being your 2017 Oceania International Championship VGC Senior Champion! Final Standings 1. Carson St Dennis 2. Ernesto Serpa 3. Dale Causey 4. Samuel Pickering 5. ...

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Oceania International Championship – VGC Final Standings: Masters

The third and final day of the Oceania International Championships is done and dusted for VGC Masters! Here are the final standings for Top 8 players. These players have gone through 2 days off Swiss, and a top 8 cut over 3 days. We would like to congratulate Zoe Lou on being your 2017 Oceania International Championship VGC Master Champion! ...

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Oceania International Championship – VGC Top 32 Teams

The second day of the Oceania International Championships is complete! We have collated Top 32 teams and usage stats for VGC Masters. These competitors played through 5 rounds of Swiss today, with only 8 remaining by the days end. Stay tuned to PokeAus via our twitter and our live coverage page to stay up to date with pairings, standings, and ...

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Oceania International Championship – VGC Top 8 Teams and Usage

The second day of the Oceania International Championships is complete! Here are your Top 8 players from around the world who have played through 2 days of Swiss! A special shout out to Australia’s very own Luke Curtale (@DawgPkmn) and Zoe Lou for making it into the Top 8. Stay tuned to PokeAus via our twitter and our live coverage ...

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Preparing Your Team: A VGC17 Staples Guide- March Update

As the season progresses, many Pokémon have risen and fallen in usage, as trainers utilise different team compositions. Different Pokémon have different varies of success, with certain Pokémon having more defined roles in their team. In this article we summarise the current ‘Staples’ of VGC17 and how important each Pokémon is to our current metagame. Some “pros” and “cons” of each Pokémon ...

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Around the Stadiums Winter Series #3: A Premier Challenge Summary

Welcome back to the Around the Stadiums coverage for the 2017 season, where we bring you Premier Challenge Results from around Australia. In this edition we look back at the results from February Premier Challenges. The metagame has been evolving as quickly as ever, with trainers testing and practicing the latest trends in preparation for next week’s Melbourne International Championships. Read ...

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Australia VGC17 Usage Stats: February Weeks 3 and 4

We return again with what will be our second last VGC17 usage statistics from events across Australia before we ultimately test our skills in the Oceanic International Championships. All throughout February, we’ve had players creep closer to their Worlds Invitation, setting themselves up to earn it through a strong finish at the Internationals. Last week was, unfortunately, a quiet week ...

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Card Clash: Comparing the New and the Old

Introduction There are hundreds of cards in the current standard format for the Pokémon Trading Card game. Many of these cards have similar effects, but a different mechanic to achieve that effect. For example, Professor Sycamore and Professor Birch both allow players to draw a fresh hand of 7 cards. One is a staple 4-of in almost every deck, while ...

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