Pokemon Co. has put together two official wrap-ups for the major tournament action that just took place recently. Check out blurbs from both the TCG and VGC events below, and click over for the full rundown.
For the second consecutive year, the Pokémon International Championships series travelled to Melbourne, Australia for the Oceania International Championships. Across three days of intense competition, hundreds of players battled to be crowned the Pokémon Trading Card Game Oceania International Champion in three divisions. Earning the title included a $10,000 grand prize and 500 Championship Points, enough to automatically qualify for the 2020 Pokémon World Championships.
Historically, players from Europe and North America have dominated the Oceania International Championships—all three of the past winners hailed from one of those two regions. However, continued success was no certainty. This event attracted skilled competitors from around the globe, including those from the North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania rating zones who received a Travel Award to Melbourne because of their success at tournaments earlier in the season.
With so much talent in attendance, the stage was set for an exciting event. Read on to find out which players and strategies found success at the 2020 Oceania International Championships.
The first International Championships of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield era of competitive Pokémon kicked off with a supersized tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Players traveled from all over the globe to compete in the sold out tournament where, over the course of fourteen rounds of Swiss matches leading into a single-elimination Top Cut bracket, Trainers demonstrated just how much the competitive Pokémon scene has evolved with the new games.