Official TCG/VGC Live streams: http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv146372171 (Japanese, nico nico account required) http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv146374818 (Japanese, nico nico account required)
Unofficial VGC Live stream: http://twitch.tv/nuggetbridge
Estimated streaming schedule: August 10, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PDT: Video Game Top Cut 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM PDT: Trading Card Game Top Cut
August 11, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT: Video Game Finals 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM PDT: Trading Card Game Finals
VGC format: -Lv50 Double Battles -Team Preview is on. Bring a team of 6 and choose 4 to battle. -Item Clause and Species Clause are on. -Soul Dew is banned. -No OHKO, Sleep, Freeze, Hax, Evade, Swift Swim, etc. clauses. -Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Chatot, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect are banned -Sky Drop and Dark Void are banned
TCG Format: Modified - Black & White through Plasma Freeze
The Pokemon World Championships are starting in a few days in Vancouver, BC, Canada! This is the first time ever the World Championships have taken place outside of the US. The best of the best in both TCG and VGC will gather together to try and claim the title of World Champion. The Last Chance Qualifier takes place on August 9th while the main tournament is played on August 10th and 11th.
This year some of the VGC and TCG top cut matches along with all of the finals will be live streamed on TPCi's official Pokemon Twitch channel ( http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon ). VGC commentary will be done by Nugget Bridge's Scott Glaza (Scott) and Evan Latt (plaid) while TCG commentary will be done by Josh Wittenkeller (TheJWittz) and The Top Cut‘s Josue Rojano (Crimz). All four of them are very well known in the competitive community so expect things to go much better than last year.
Unofficially, some Swiss round VGC matches may be streamed on the Nugget Bridge Twitch channel ( http://twitch.tv/nuggetbridge ). Keep an eye on their Twitter ( https://twitter.com/nuggetbridge ) for updates on this. --- Pokemon VGC2013 BC Regional - 16th place Pokemon VGC2013 US National - 39th place
Last Chance Qualifier was today. It was a single elimination tournament with Best of 3 rounds. I needed top 4 to advance to the next day but I lost in the top 32 to a person I knew. I had a lot of fun, though. It was my first time getting to meet players from Japan and many other countries from around the world. --- Pokemon VGC2013 US National - 39th place Pokemon VGC2013 Worlds LCQ - Top 32
This stream cover's today's Swiss round matches and top cut. It's a Japanese Niconico stream so you'll need to sign up for an account to watch it. It starts a little over 2 hours from now. --- Pokemon VGC2013 US National - 39th place Pokemon VGC2013 Worlds LCQ - Top 32
I'll be there to watch the finals live and the closing ceremony. I had a lot of fun yesterday. The MegaKangaskhan was really cool to see in person. The Top 8 VGC match shown was amazing. Watching a friend get screwed over so badly by the RNG in the top 4 was tough to watch through. --- Pokemon VGC2013 US National - 39th place Pokemon VGC2013 Worlds LCQ - Top 32
VGC finals stream will start on the Pokemon Twitch channel ( http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon ) in a little over an hour and a half. --- Pokemon VGC2013 US National - 39th place Pokemon VGC2013 Worlds LCQ - Top 32
Why would they use 2 vs 2 instead of the normal 1 vs 1? I haven't played pokemon in a long while but I am confused, isn't 1 vs 1 the most used way of playing? --- Brawl FC: 2363-5325-2092 JUS FC: 4382-0358-0033