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Registration for International Challenge June opens soon 06/14/2015

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Graphic for the International Challenge June, showing Hydreigon, Talonflame, and Heatran.

The International Challenge series are opportunities for competitive VG players to earn Championship Points toward an invite to the World Championships by participating in wifi competitions. Registration stays open for a week or so, and is done through Pokemon Global Link and the participant’s format-legal version copy of the Pokemon video game. After registration closes, the competition typically lasts for 4-5 days over the following weekend, often with a restriction on how many battles can be played in a single day. When the competition ends, results are tabulated, and are often posted within the next two weeks.

Information on International Challenge June: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/7b6aa0b5-b3ef-441b-abaf-8a934d01b56b

Rules and regulations: http://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/29a1fc10-8de2-441a-8f48-1c4c32d9428f

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2015 International Challenge February 02/09/2015

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From bulbanews:

The 2015 International Challenge February Wi-Fi tournament has been announced. There will be no Championship Points awarded to Play! Pokémon players in this tournament. Players may register between midnight UTC on Feb. 19 and 11:59 p.m. UTC on Feb. 26. The tournament will run from midnight UTC on Feb. 27 until 11:59 p.m. UTC on March 1.

Players born in 2000 or later will be in the Junior/Senior Division. Players born in 1999 or earlier will be in the Masters Division. Juniors may only play between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. locally. There will be 50,000 available spots on a first-come first-serve basis. The rankings will be announced on March 6. Players may only use Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

It is a Double Battles tournament, with all Pokémon hatched, caught or received as an event in Pokémon X and Y or Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire may be used. Pokémon transferred from the Generation V games cannot be used. Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Diancie cannot be used in this tournament.

All Pokémon above level 50 will be auto-set to level 50. Each match will have a time limit of 15 minutes. Players will have 90 seconds choose their four Pokémon. Each turn players will have 45 seconds to switch or use a move. Players may battle 10 times per day for a maximum of 30 battles in the tournament.

WRAPLers, are you ready for a League Challenge DOUBLEHEADER? 02/02/2015

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March 14th @ Heroes & Villains, Warner Robins, GA (map)

  • Dewford LC
    • Expanded format
    • Registration: 11 AM – 11:45 AM
    • Registration Fee: $5
    • More Info: Pokemon
  • Mauville LC
    • Standard format
    • Registration: 2 PM – 2:45 PM (following Dewford LC)
    • Registration Fee: $5
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XY Primal Clash Prereleases 01/26/2015

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I will admit that I’m reporting on this a bit late, but Georgia still has one more prerelease to go:

January 31st @ Roswell, GA

  • Held at Super Games Inc. (map)
  • Registration: 12 PM – 12:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $30 (cash only!)
  • More info: Pokemon | Facebook

Upcoming League Challenges 01/26/2015

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February 1st @ Newnan, GA

  • Expanded format
  • Dewford LC
  • Held at Heroes Cards, Comics, and Games (map)
  • Registration: 2 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $5
  • More Info: Pokemon

February 28th @ Atlanta, GA

  • Standard format
  • Rustboro LC
  • Held at Victory Road (Georgia Tech Student Center, map)
  • Registration: 2 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Registration Fee: FREE
  • More Info: Pokemon | Facebook

March 7th @ Duluth, GA

  • Expanded format
  • Dewford LC
  • Held at Wasteland Gaming (map)
  • Registration: 12 PM – 12:45 PM
  • Registration Fee: $6
  • More Info: Pokemon

League Cancellation Reminders! 03/07/2014

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For the month of March, we will not be holding a League session on the 22nd. This is the day for the Georgia State Championships in Duluth (TCG only).

March 29th will be the day for our Xerneas LC. Registration is $5 for all participants. There is a possibility of a League session being held afterward if time and space constraints allow. (We’ll ask Palkia and Dialga if it’s OK.)

Finally, April 5th is the day for the Regional Championships in Athens (TCG on Saturday/Sunday, VG on Sunday only), so League will also be cancelled for that day.

If you still need to get your Xerneas Season participation credit, please make sure you attend a League session on either March 8th or 15th!

Play in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition! | News | Pokemon.com 01/31/2014

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Play in the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition! | News | Pokemon.com.

If you participated in the 2013 Global Showdown and earned a ranking in that competition, you automatically qualify to participate in the new XY beta competition. Check your PGL account to see whether or not you earned a registration slot. If you haven’t, you can request an invitation by following the instructions given in the link.

The competition period begins February 21st and lasts through the 24th. You are allowed up to 20 battles per day, but if you don’t meet that quota, any “unplayed” battles are rolled over into the next day (ex. if you only play 15 battles one day, you are allowed 5 extra battles the next day).

Format is Doubles with levels auto set to 30. National Pokedex #s 1-718 are allowed, barring Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Xerneas, Yveltal, or Zygarde, and any pokemon brought over through PokeTransporter. Other than that, there don’t appear to be any restrictions on species or item multiples, or on moves.

WORLDS!! 07/30/2013

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The final stop on the path to becoming a Pokemon World Champion will be in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this year. Players from all over the globe will be gathered together to compete for the top title in TCG or VG over the weekend of August 9th-11th. You can follow along with the event coverage on the official Worlds site!

July Odds & Ends 07/25/2013

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  • The League Calendar has been updated!
  • We are planning on holding another booster draft in August, this time for Plasma Blast. Check the Local tab for more info!
  • The first day of Humilau season has been rescheduled due to the booster draft event. Humilau is the final season in this year’s league, so make sure to attend one of the sessions between August 24 and September 14 to get your Play Point!
  • Today is the last day to register for the 2013 Global Showdown! The competition will begin at 7:00 PM today (EST). Unlike the Challenge series of wifi competitions, this one is in Singles format and allows every pokemon in the National Pokedex, except Chatot. For more information, check this page.
  • New information on Pokemon X and Y versions is available, check the official site!
  • And last but not least, the 2013 Pokemon World Championships site is up! Check it out here!

And in other news… 06/13/2013

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  • There will be NO League this weekend (June 15) nor on June 29th. (The Plasma Freeze Booster Draft is still good to go. Might better use this free time to read up on the cards you’ll encounter in the set, and think about your card-selecting strategies!)
  • Registration for the International Challenge June is now open for VG players. Register at the Pokemon Global Link between now and 6:59 PM, June 20th, and download your digital ID to your Black 2 or White 2 game. The competition will begin promptly at 7:00 PM on the 20th and run until 6:59 PM the following Monday. Same rules apply here as at premiere VG events; the format is double battles. The participation prize will be a set of Apicot, Petaya, and Ganlon berries for those who complete 5 matches.
  • There is a Cheren-inspired Pokedex skin available at the Pokemon Global Link, under Promotions. Answer the given trivia question correctly to unlock it.
  • If you have a 3DS with Swapnote and have allowed for special notes from Nintendo, you should be getting some new Pokemon XY stationery soon from Tsunekaz Ishihara (executive producer of Pokemon at Game Freak) and Junichi Masuda (Director of Pokemon X and Y).