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, Australia collectively faces opponents from 10 different countries, including Australia. The match-ups are as follows:
Wilson takes a break from defeating fellow Australians as he faces up against notable German player Daflo, who won the Italy National Championship in 2014. Both players are 2-0 at this point, and another win would put Wilson in a strong position to top cut.
Billy Stanley (Bilbo) vs DonVGC (@DonVGC)
Both players come in to this match at 1-1, and another loss this early in the tournament will make it tough. DonVGC is from Columbia and regarded as one of the strongest Pokémon trainers in South America, so a win for Billy would prove his mettle as a strong Pokémon Trainer, and help him keep on pace for a top cut.
Rob McAndrew (@Dextyriousvgc) vs 13Yoshi37 (@13Yoshi37)
13Yoshi37 is another noteworthy German player. As well as having a Youtube channel, he is also a two time National Champion who finished second globally for Championship Points last year. Again, both of these players have a 1-1 record, so a loss here would put them on to their last chances. We hope that Rob relishes the chance to play a high quality opponent, and can grab a win for Australia.
All Aussie Matches
This round, there are again three all Australian matches.
Brendan finished in the top 8 at our National Champioinships last year, and is facing off against Australian Youtuber Martin Larumbe. Martin also has a twitch channel, so we hope to see this match streamed on there for your viewing pleasure.
Matthew Roe(@RoeyVGC) vs Tim Walsh (@2Girls1Muk)
Here our 2015 National Champion is in action against one of his countrymen in Tim Walsh. Both players have a 1-1 record coming in to this match, and we’re sure that Tim won’t be intimidated by Matt’s past achievements.
Nathan Farrugia (Techno Thrones) vs David Posniak (TheSalmon)
Both of these guys have 0-2 records to start the Nugget Bridge Major, so at this point the lose of this battle is effectively out of the running for top cut. This should make for some thrilling sudden death battling. Unfortunately for us, only one of our Aussies can win this, but we wish them both the best of luck.
Best of luck to all the Australians in this round 3, we hope you all battle well!