INTERNATIONAL

Pokémon International VGC

In detail

Classification: TCG and VGC

Availability: worldwideūüĆé

Prize pool: +5000$

Restrictions: None

Organizer: PlayPokemon

Type: offline

BFL: None

Format: Swiss (bo3) and Top Cut (single elimination | bo3)

VGC history

Debut: 2015-16 season

Number of events held: 14

Definition

International Championships are the largest events before Worlds. Since 2016, this tournament is held in 4 different regions: Europe, North America, Latinamerica and Oceania.

They are in-person events where players spend around 3 days competing. Firstly, nine swiss rounds from which x-2 players should continue to the next stage. The following day, those competitors are reduced to a Top Cut which modifies depending on the attendance. This day also should determine the finalists. The third and last day, every single division and category plays on streaming its corresponding final matches.

CP PAYOUTS

PLACEMENTCP’s
KICKER
1
500
0
2
 400
0
3-4
320
0
5-8
250
0
9-16
200
48
17-32
 160
100
33-64
130
200
65-128
100
400
129-256
80
800
257-512601600

TIMELINE

Day 1

7-9 swiss rounds where usually every x-2 or better results qualify for the following stage: Day 2.

Day 2

Top 8 is decided after (around) 5 swiss rounds in best of threes. The same day Top 8 is played (single elimination bracket with bo3) and every match is streamed on the official Pokémon Twitch Channel. At the end of the day, two players remain to achieve the trophie.

Day 3

Finals are held during this day from every division (Master, Senior and Junior).

RESULTS

TOURNAMENTLOCATION
ATTENDANCE
WINNER
Oceania IC 2019-20
Melbourne
288Marco Hemantha Kaladura
LATAM IC 2019-20
 Sao Paulo
93James Baek
North America IC 2018-19
Ohio
280Wolfe Glick
Europe IC 2018-19
Germany
450Flavio del Pidio
Oceania IC 2018-19
Melbourne
114Eduardo Cunha
LATAM IC 2018-19
 Sao Paulo
89Ashton Cox
North America IC 2017-18
Ohio
334Jeremy Rodrigues
Oceania IC 2017-18
Sydney
212Alessio Yuri Boschetto
LATAM IC 2017-18
Sao Paulo
134Carson Confer
Europe IC 2017-18London 456Simone Sanvito
North America IC 2016-17
Indiana
399Christopher Kan
Oceania IC 2016-17
Melbourne
260Zoe Lou
LATAM IC 2016-17
Sao Paulo
186Ashton Cox
Europe IC 2016-17
Londres
565Miguel Martí de la Torre
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