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2012 International Challenge: Registration begins TOMORROW! 03/13/2012

Posted by Gryphon in Events, Game News, Pokemon Video Games.
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If you are planning on participating in the first global wi-fi competition for the Pokemon video games, remember that registration opens on midnight UTC on Thursday, which is 8:00 PM Wednesday for people living in the Eastern Time Zone (such as ourselves). The competition begins on Wednesday, March 21st, at 8:00 PM Eastern time, and ends on Sunday, March 25th, at 7:59 PM. For more information on this competition, including how to set up your game for registration, see this page.

The full competition rules can be found here; be sure to read them before registering! Here’s a summary of what’s to be expected:

  • Players will be participating using either Black version or White version.
  • The competition uses Double Battle format, without the Wonder Launcher.
  • You will be using the pokemon which you’ve placed in your Battle Box. You may register 4-6 pokemon in this box (all pokemon must be different). Upon registration for the competition, your Battle Box will be locked, meaning that you will not be able to add or remove pokemon from the box until the competition ends.
  • The following pokemon are banned from the competition: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem. No pokemon obtained through the use of game-altering devices are allowed.
  • All pokemon over lv. 50 will be set at lv. 50 for the battle (like in Infrared battles). Pokemon under lv. 50 will be left as-is.
  • At the start of a battle, each player will be able to see which 6 pokemon the other player has on hand. They will have 2 minutes to pick 4 pokemon from their own team to use in the battle. The first two pokemon picked will come out first.
  • There will be a 30-minute time limit enforced in the game for each battle. If a battle has not ended after 30 minutes, the game will automatically end the battle and apply tiebreakers to decide the winner.
  • Players have 1 minute to choose their move during a battle. If this time runs out, the game will make the selection for them.

Players who have a significant number of disconnects during matches will be subject to penalties, and may be disqualified from all current and future VG competitions. If you find yourself in a situation where your opponent has disconnected before the end of the match, and you get a blue screen telling you that the connection was lost, wait 90 seconds. The game should then hand you the win for being the only player present at the end of the match, and details will be sent to the Global Link regarding the disconnecting player. Remember that in order to earn a ranking on the Global Link for this competition, you must complete at least 10 matches that end in a win or a loss.

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