Sorry for this being late, all. Our writers were unavailable to cover this over the weekend, but better late than never!
The 2017 Pokémon World Championships concluded this weekend, with Pokkén's Top 16 concluding this past Saturday. The Pokémon Company often likes to make announcements during this annual event, and this year one of the announcements was that Pokkén Tournament DX will receive a free downloadable demo soon™!
Read on for the results of the 2017 Pokkén Tournament World Championships Top 16.
The 2017 Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifiers has just completed, and we now know the final 4 players that will be competing in the World Championships tomorrow: S-Ki, Azazel, Tonosama, and Wzurds!
You can find the full results for the 130-person bracket below. Make sure to tune in to twitch.tv/PokkenTournament tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific, to watch the 2017 Pokkén Tournament World Championships unfold!
TOP 4 QUALIFIER #1 (WINNERS): S-Ki (JP)
TOP 4 QUALIFIER #2 (WINNERS): RPG | Azazel (JP)
TOP 4 QUALIFIER #3 (LOSERS): Tonosama (JP)
TOP 4 QUALIFIER #4 (LOSERS): Wzurds (US)
The 2017 Pokémon World Championships will be taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California. Some of the world's best Pokkén competitors will be in attendance, competing for their share of the $20,000 prize pool as well as the title of 2017's Pokkén Tournament World Champion.
The tournament will be a Double Elimination bracket, with players being required to bring their own Hori Pro Pad. All matches will be best-of-3 games until Top 16, at which point all matches will be best-of-5. Every match in Top 16 will be streamed!
(From the official Pokémon website)
Last Chance Qualifiers
Players and spectators can pick up their badges (required to be in the venue) at the following times and locations (From the official Pokémon website):
In addition, all players planning to compete in the Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifiers must attend a pre-event meeting Friday, August 18, at 9:45 a.m.
Players to Watch
Below are just a few players you will want to be watching during tomorrow's LCQ event:
StDx | ALLISTER (Suicune, Mewtwo)
BadIntent (Blaziken, Shadow Mewtwo)
Uho (Pikachu Libre)
RPG | Azazel (Machamp)
SuperTurboRyan (Pikachu Libre, Blaziken)
Wzurdss (Lucario, Braixen, Sceptile)
A full list of players to watch can be found here, thanks to Pentao.
Pokkén Tournament World Championships
(From the official Pokémon website)
How, When, and Where to Watch
You can find all of this weekend's Pokkén Tournament action on the official Pokkén Tournament Twitch channel at the following times:
The /r/Pokemon Subreddit is currently hosting an AMA with multiple prominent figures from the Pokkén Tournament community. Readers can ask any Pokkén-related questions and receive answers from various top players, streamers, and content creators.
The AMA hosts are as follows, taken from the Reddit post:
Got any questions of your own? Join the discussion here. The AMA will be ending at 9:00 PM EST.
Most Active Player (# of tournaments)
1st: Fumu - 24 tournaments
2nd: Bebop - 23 tournaments
3rd: TIE at 21 tournaments- HBA|Rokso, SkyRasen
4th: TIE at 20 tournaments- Forest, Tronzilla, Wonderchef
Well-Versed (Highest # of Unique Player MUs)
1st: HBA|Rokso - 35 different players in bracket
2nd: Bebop - 33 different players in bracket
3rd: TIE at 32 different players in bracket - Fumu, DeadlyShoc
4th: TIE at 31 different players in bracket - HBA|WhiteyWhite, sq1|slippingbug
Active Match Battler (Highest number of total matches)
1st: HBA|Rokso - 285 Matches
2nd: Fumu - 263 Matches
3rd: WonderChef - 252
Matches 4th: SkyRasen - 246 Matches
Active Set Battler (Highest number of total sets)
1st: HBA|Rokso - 106 Sets
2nd: Fumu - 102 Sets
3rd: SkyRasen - 95 Sets
4th: Forest - 86 Sets
Highest match win rate
1st: Kukkii - 83.93%
2nd: sq1|slippingbug - 80.00%
3rd: CoolJake - 79.13%
4th: Thulius - 77.33%
Highest Set win rate
1st: CoolJake - 92.31%
2nd: sq1|slippingbug - 90.67%
3rd: Kukkii - 90.00%
4th: TIE at 85.71% - Suicune Master and meLo
1st: eM|SuperTurboRyan v Rox - 60 Matches
2nd: SorryTag vs Fumu - 43 Matches
3rd: Abyss|Tronzilla vs Wonderchef - 40 Matches
4th: HBA|Rokso vs Madluk
Help support your locals, and you might see yourself on this list!
Hey everyone! How was your weekend? I actually got to sleep in, which hasn't happened recently, so that was nice. Let me know what you did this weekend in the comments!
There wasn't a Roundup yesterday, so this Roundup will be covering the entire weekend. We have another engagement, tournament results, lots of streams and more! Read on to find out what's happened in the community this weekend, and remember to submit content of your own here!
BIG News for Rox!
Not long after Sheer proposed to his partner on Friday, Rox also asked the question this weekend! The Braixen player from SoCal's partner happily said yes, but the news didn't stop there.
During the engagement party, Rox and his partner made another big announcement. Due to a number of circumstances, the couple will be moving to Nashville in a few months. We wish you both the best, Rox!
If you wish to do so, you can congratulate Rox and wish him luck on his Twitter.
Mitchel Starts His Own YouTube Channel
The Master of Memes, Mitchel, got a capture card this weekend, and immediately started uploading videos to his new YouTube channel.
In just 24 hours, Mitchel has uploaded 5 interesting and informative Pokkén videos. You can find those in the YouTube Videos section below!
Send us a link to your past broadcast if you streamed Pokkén and we'll share it, helping you get more viewers for future streams!
Ranked / Viewer Battles! - by McDareth
CASUAL D3 Ranked Pikachu Play!! - by NickVenditta
Twitch Affiliated! - by KandiSAI
Pokkén Friendlies With HORI Pad! - by Erdeia
#1 Gengar on Pokkén DX - by SuperLuigi150942
Pokkén Viewer Battles Come and Chill :D - by NYCLupo
I'm Sick and Kinda Bored - by CHAOS_TV_
Remembering, Labbing, Goofing Around - by madluk_
A1 Lucario | Buffing Up My Alt - by JinByaShaRinSAGE
Braixen Newbie D1 - by Kiwistalker
Sub Button Hype! Pikachu Main! Day 12/60 - by Kirbstersw
If you're a TO, be sure to send in your tournament bracket link so we can share the results and celebrate players improving and having fun together!
Pokkén EX Circuit Season 5: Playoffs | Stream | Bracket
Most Active Player
(# of tournaments)
1st: HBA|EveryDamnDay - 21 tournaments
2nd: TIE at 20 tournaments - HBA|WhiteyWhite and TheSandyDragon64
3rd: TIE at 19 tournaments - HBA|Rokso, HBA|Oreo, Fumu
4th: SkyRasen - 17 tournaments
(Highest # of Unique Player MUs)
1st: HBA|Rokso - 41 different players in bracket
2nd: HBA|WhiteyWhite - 39 different players in bracket
3rd: HBA|Oreo - 35 different players in bracket
4th: TIE at 31 different players in bracket - TheSandyDragon64, Mezza
Active Match Battler
(Highest number of total matches)
1st: HBA|Oreo - 280 matches
2nd: HBA|Rokso - 271 matches
3rd: SkyRasen - 209 matches
4th: HBA|Whiteywhite - 205 matches
Active Set Battler
(Highest number of total sets)
1st: HBA|Oreo - 100 sets
2nd: HBA|Rokso - 94 sets
3rd: HBA|WhiteyWhite - 88 sets
4th: TheSandyDragon64 - 78 sets
1st: SkyRasen v Fumu - 48 Matches
2nd: SkyRasen vs SKDale - 42 Matches
3rd: HBA|Oreo vs Shippo - 37 Matches
4th: HBA|Rokso vs HBA|Oreo - 36 Matches
(There was a three way tie for 35 matches: Wonderchef vs Forest, MFG|Utah vs StormStriker, and CoolJake vs Syn)
Help support your locals, and perhaps you can find yourself on this list!
The Pokémon Company's Japanese YouTube channel posted two new videos yesterday for Pokkén DX. One of the two videos showcases new features we will see in the Switch port. Check the videos out for some more DX gameplay as well as the first look at the Group Mode and Replays, among other new features.
The first of the two videos was in last night's Community Roundup. The video is just a 3-minute advertisement for the game, with nothing we didn't already know about. It still shows off DX gameplay, though, so it's worth checking out!
The second video showcases new features that were not present in the Wii U version of Pokkén. While the video is in Japanese, we can see new menus as well as a sample of the challenges/missions that will be available to complete in Pokkén DX.
Our fantastic community member Pentao translated the new features that were shown, allowing us to get a better idea of what was shown in the video. The features covered range from Replays, to 100-player Group Modes, to Daily Challenges, and so on.
Huge thanks to Pentao for translating the new features shown in the video! Be sure to thank him on Twitter!