• Blue Link
    DreamHack has been a very important event for the past couple of years, not only for Pokkén Tournament, but for the FGC as a whole, and their next event is no different. DreamHack Austin 2018 will take place on June 1st through 3rd at the Austin Convention Center, and Pokkén is featured as one of the events, with a prize pool of $1000.
     
    The registration is now open and can be done on the link below:
    https://smash.gg/tournament/dreamhack-austin-2018
     
    Registering for the tournament is free of charge, but you need to buy a ticket for the event. Pokkén will be run on Saturday, and tickets for this day go for $30, but there's also an option to buy a pass for all three days for $69 as well:
    https://www.tixr.com/groups/dreamhack/events/dreamhack-austin-2018-7161
     
    For more information about DreamHack Austin 2018, check out their official website:
    https://dreamhack.com/austin

    Jetsplit
    The next official Group Match has concluded. The Braixen themed FSBC Psyfirecracker Cup took place this weekend, with over 800 participants in the North American rankings alone! Players who placed in the top 100 have received their special titles for their accomplishments, so be sure to check the group in-game to receive your placement as well as your rewards.
     
    You can find the top 100 players from the FSBC Psyfirecracker Cup below. Keep in mind these results are for North America specifically, as we do not have easy access to the Europe and Japan rankings. If you participated in either of these Group Matches and wish to have your region's rankings shared here, please email jetsplitbusiness@gmail.com.
     
    FSBC Psyfirecracker Cup - NA Top 100
    1. Tereuna
    Wins: 451 Location: United States 2. Cecily
    Wins: 430 Location: United States 3. Mirack
    Wins: 235 Location: United States 4. Training!!
    Wins: 200 Location: United States 4. WiiUSay
    Wins: 200 Location: United States 6. Marie-Fan
    Wins: 194 Location: United States 7. Parkai
    Wins: 188 Location: United States 8. PhoxLogic
    Wins: 180 Location: United States 9. OvO_Nyctea_OvO
    Wins: 178 Location: Mexico 10. TheKuwaaCorps!
    Wins: 172 Location: United States 11. Nullshock
    Wins: 154 Location: United States 12. MegaMewtwox
    Wins: 128 Location: United States 13. Jazzy
    Wins: 119 Location: United States 14. Bolimar
    Wins: 104 Location: United States 14. Stephen
    Wins: 104 Location: United States 16. DKPRIME
    Wins: 103 Location: United States 16. TG_Warrior
    Wins: 103 Location: United States 18. Zach
    Wins: 100 Location: United States 19. Ezul
    Wins: 96 Location: United States 20. Iremia
    Wins: 93 Location: United States 21. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 90 Location: United States 22. Oliver
    Wins: 83 Location: United States 23. tony
    Wins: 80 Location: United States 24. Castle
    Wins: 78 Location: United States 25. Hashil
    Wins: 74 Location: United States 26. Wade
    Wins: 72 Location: United States 27. Rainforest
    Wins: 71 Location: United States 27. Logic
    Wins: 71 Location: United States 29. EdgeLordGrim
    Wins: 70 Location: United States 29. ZapX9
    Wins: 70 Location: United States 31. Ray_Finkle
    Wins: 69 Location: United States 32. Foo
    Wins: 67 Location: United States 33. Thulius
    Wins: 64 Location: United States 34. Robojock
    Wins: 59 Location: United States 35. ShinySilverFox
    Wins: 57 Location: United States 36. Fried
    Wins: 56 Location: United States 37. MegaWhismur
    Wins: 55 Location: United States 38. Jab-Punch
    Wins: 54 Location: United States 38. iceking
    Wins: 54 Location: United States 38. SinAirX1
    Wins: 54 Location: United States 41. FalconPain
    Wins: 52 Location: United States 42. Tolfy
    Wins: 51 Location: United States 42. Charles
    Wins: 51 Location: United States 44. Freddy
    Wins: 50 Location: United States 45. .
    Wins: 48 Location: United States 46. FortunaTrainer
    Wins: 47 Location: United States 46. Akko
    Wins: 47 Location: United States 48. PotatoStew
    Wins: 46 Location: United States 49. Shadowcat
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 49. Gallade
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 49. Lareen
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 49. Cameron
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 53. NickOfficial
    Wins: 44 Location: United States 54. Daekaiju
    Wins: 43 Location: United States 54. my_man_mike
    Wins: 43 Location: United States 54. Tart
    Wins: 43 Location: United States 57. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 58. NOOT_NOOT:^)
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 58. Suraako
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 58. Hujkin
    Wins: 41 Location: United States 61. Bubba
    Wins: 40 Location: United States 62. Exsception
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 63. SereneSuicune
    Wins: 38 Location: United States 64. Kydan
    Wins: 36 Location: United States 65. Preston
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 65. Ben
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 65. jc
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 65. DarkAura95
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 69. Nanaca
    Wins: 34 Location: Canada 69. Isaiah
    Wins: 34 Location: United States 71. Raine
    Wins: 33 Location: United States 71. Maceo
    Wins: 33 Location: United States 73. Gimmickyu
    Wins: 31 Location: United States 73. Chris
    Wins: 31 Location: United States 75. Allen
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 75. Deicide
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 75. Caity
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 75. AquaSnake
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 75. Zach
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 80. Zac
    Wins: 29 Location: United States 81. Gemini
    Wins: 28 Location: Canada 82. Chu
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 82. Pikachuy
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 82. Zach
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 82. Pleasehelpme:)
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 82. RelicRacer
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 87. Yrahcaz
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 87. Pal
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 87. Murgin
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 90. Omar
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 91. Pain_and_Agony
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 91. Eric
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 91. zaxo
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 94. Kalvin
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 94. YaBoy
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 94. Heixin
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 94. DMQ
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 94. Corvus
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 99. CutieCarrot:^)
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 99. b2j135
    Wins: 21 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the FSBC Psyfirecracker Cup? Let us know in the comments below!
     

    Sabrewoif
    The date and location of the North American International Championships, which was confirmed to be the location of the NA qualifier for the 2018 Pokkén world championship circuit, has been officially announced.
    The event will take place in Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, from July 6-8.
    In addition to this, the venue for the World Championships and subsequently the Last Chance Qualifier will be taking place in the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee from August 24-26.
     

     
    So gear up, book your tickets, and clear your calendars because you won't want to miss any of this year's action. 
    The official statement from Pokemon can be read here.
    Good luck everyone!
     

    skysmaug384
    This weekend saw the first tournament of the 2018 Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series: the Oceania International Championships in Sydney, Australia.
    The Bracket of this 58-player double-elimination tournament featured players coming in from far and wide, including some who attended as their first major Pokkén tournament.
    The full event was streamed on Twitch over the course of two days (VODS for Day 1: Pools & Day 2: Top 8) with commentary by Burnside, D1, and H2.
     
     
    1. Elm
    2. Midori
    3. Sui Master
    4. Antwerp
    5. DanDandy
    5. Komachi
    7. Santa
    7. SHOELACE
     
    9. DTubeDaily
    9. Grimoire
    9. ItsMe;D
    9. Kev
     
    13. Chris G
    13. jumboj1m
    13. phoxfiyah
    13. Scandinator
     
    17. Bayleaf
    17. Breezy
    17. Clo
    17. Cruizer
    17. EZ$Jax
    17. Iceburgy
    17. Matthew H
    17. MrJellyLeggs
     
    25. 4Par
    25. BrokenPiG
    25. Im_Nub
    25. Jason
    25. Jessie
    25. RevanofLight
    25. Rick Rowl
    25. Tecq
     
    33. Alex J
    33. David H
    33. Dazzle
    33. Derek P
    33. Emma
    33. Ezza
    33. JNKS
    33. Matty
    33. McDuckie
    33. Ninja Kid
    33. Peter N
    33. RINZ?!
    33. ShadowGuardian
    33. Turtle
    33. Z
    33. Zoe L
     
    49. Eric V
    49. Farout656
    49. JaddiRoo
    49. Jensen C
    49. Jish
    49. Lawyered86
    49. Psyga
    49. PVercetti
    49. Tori
    49. Zac C
     

    Fumu
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Presenting the
    DX Season 1 Mid-Season Update

     
    If you would like to watch the video presentation of this update, please view it here.
     
    RULES FOR DX SEASON 1
     
    Explanation of the 3 Step system used for the results
     
    TOURNAMENTS CONSIDERED FOR THE RANKINGS
     
    HONORABLE MENTIONS
     
    TOP 25 through 21
     
    TOP 20 to 16
     
    TOP 15-11
     
    #10: BOLIMAR - @causey_dale
     
    #9 DOUBLE - @double_FGC
     
    #8 ELM - @elm_motochika
     
    #7 StDX | ALLISTER - @StDxALLISTER
     
    #6 INCONTROL | ROKSOTHESAVAGE - @RoksoTheSavage
     
    #5 THANKSWALOT - @ThankSwalotVGC
     
    #4 AZAZEL - @Azazel_811
     
    #3 TOASTY - @Toasty_BD
     
    #2 BROKEN ALLIANCE | TWIXXIE - @TricksyTwixxie
     
    #1 SLIPPINGBUG - @Slippingbug
     
     
     
     

    Jetsplit
    The next FSBC Cup is now underway! The event will be taking place this weekend, from February 9 to February 12, and will use the Basic Battle format.
     
    Like with all of the official FSBC Cups, there will be a special title given to all participants. Remember that to receive your special title, you must play at least one match to completion. The "League Master" titles will once again be awarded to the top 100 competitors. Good luck!
     
    North American players can find the full details for the FSBC Psyfirecracker Cup below.
     

     
    Dates
    Start: 2/9/18 7AM PT
    End: 2/12/18 9PM PT
     
    Format
    VS Mode: Basic Battle
    Skill Level: Off
    Rematch: No
    Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena
     
    Participation Prize
    Participants will receive the special "Psyfirecracker" title.

    Note: To earn the Participation Prize, players must play one match to completion during the ranking times listed above.
     
    Ranking Prizes
    Places 1 - 10: 
    Places 11 - 30: 
    Places 31 - 60: 
    Places 61 - 100: 
     

    Jetsplit
    Back when Nintendo was still unveiling information about the Nintendo Switch, it was revealed that the online service would be a paid subscription akin to Playstation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. While this news wasn't particularly exciting for long-time Nintendo fans, the company has promised bonus perks for subscribers - including access to classic titles with added online play and the Nintendo Switch Online app.
     
    Nintendo of America announced on Wednesday that the online subscription service would be launching in September 2018. One of the features that will only be accessible by subscribers is online gameplay, meaning Pokkén players will not be able to play with others online without paying for Nintendo Switch Online.
     
     
    The below features will still be accessible to everyone, regardless of whether or not you pay for Nintendo Switch Online:
    System and game updates Access to Nintendo eShop Registering and managing friends Sharing screenshots and recordings to social media Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app  
    You can learn more about Nintendo Switch Online on Nintendo's official website.
     

    Sabrewoif
    That's right, the patch containing our first DLC character is now live. If you haven't already updated your system, hurry up! You're missing out on some sweet lab time.
    Aside from the addition of Aegislash, Mimikyu and Mega Rayquaza for those who own the DLC, this patch also comes with a balance patch. The patch notes can be read here with much thanks to Pentao for the translation!
     
    It's also worth noting that the newly expanded Character Select Screen, space is now open for two more Pokemon slots, one of which we know is going to Blastoise but the other remains a mystery... for now.

     
    How will the new Pokemon and supports change the meta? Will they affect your play specifically? Who will be the first player to make a breakout performance with our new additions?
    Only time will tell.
     
     

    Jetsplit
    This month's Nintendo Direct Mini gave Pokkén fans a lot to be excited about, with Aegislash and Blastoise joining the roster along with two new Support Sets. Last night during EVO Japan, The Pokémon Company showcased Aegislash gameplay and revealed the details for the balance patch that will be accompanying the fighter's release this coming Wednesday, January 31. This is even more confirmation that The Pokémon Company plan to continue supporting Pokkén Tournament DX, which is excellent news for any fan of the game.
     
    You can see the Aegislash showcase from EVO Japan here. Thanks to Pentao, you can also read on to find the full translated patch notes. Keep in mind these are not official translations, so if you spot any mistakes please let us know.
     
    LEGEND
    Buffs Nerfs Adjustments Bug Fixes  
    SYSTEM CHANGES
     
    FIGHTER POKÉMON
     
    SUPPORT POKÉMON
     
    All of these updates will be available for players worldwide on January 31, 2018.

    skysmaug384
    On January 23, ESL Staff member ImDragon (@xImDragon_) posted on the ESL Gaming forums about seeing support for Pokkén Tournament DX on play.eslgaming.com. This could be huge for Pokkén's competitive scene because ESL (Electronic Sports League) is the world's largest esports company and organizes competitions worldwide for a multitude of games. 
     
    Since then, the post has seen multiple replies from people who would also like to see ESL support Pokkén DX. In particular, they state that ESL deciding to pick up Pokkén would mean we will likely see new players and new major tournaments. 
     
    If you would like to check it out, ImDragon's forum post can be found here.
    What do you think? Share your thoughts by going to the link above.