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  3. TrainerMatt

    Pokkén in the Big Boy Corner

    Check in: 5:00 -6:00 BST RULES: The discord for this tourney is here: https://discord.gg/nvuPt3n The tournament is 1v1 only Find each other with either codes or groups (Groups are preferred). Skills points are to be turned OFF, no exceptions. Winner cannot change character for their next game in a set, only their support and cheer skill. If a player is caught using points, their opponent will be offered to have them dq'd into losers or eliminated if they are already in losers. If a player disconnects during a game the other player can either run that game back or win the game as it is technically a win for them.
  4. Here are the tournament results for every Pokkén bracket from June 12 to 18, 2019! With the 2019 North America International Championships taking place this coming weekend, many players were participating in their local tournaments either to practice or just out of excitement for Pokkén Tournament. Many of this week's tournaments were streamed live on Twitch, so be sure to check out the VODs for each! Did we miss a tournament? Let us know and it will be added to the list shortly. Thumbnail image created by the Australian Pokkén scene! Friday, June 14, 2019 Phase Shift #43 FX Game Exchange | 3000 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75075, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/phase-shift-43-arms/events/phase-shift-43-arms/brackets/605365/1003014 VODs: https://www.twitch.tv/tourneylocator/videos?filter=archives&sort=time Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Friday Salty Pokkén 63 1446 E 6710 S, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, USA Bracket: https://saltygamingshow.challonge.com/yhmuwdww VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/439235344 Saturday, June 15, 2019 Guardian I Schoolcraft College | 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/guardian-i/events/pokken-singles/brackets/585376/975969 Saturday, June 15, 2019 Clarksville Splash 4 3920 Tyler Brown Dr, Clarksville, TN 37040, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/at06madf Saturday, June 15, 2019 Warrior's Path 4.15 Worlds Collide Gaming Esports Lounge | 18110 Nordhoff St c, Northridge, CA 91325, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/WP415PDX Saturday, June 15, 2019 Singapore Season 4 Weekly #9 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Singapore Bracket: https://challonge.com/ProtectSobble VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/439397166 Sunday, June 16, 2019 第二回アイアンテール杯 (2nd Iron Tail Cup) Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Japan Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/the-training-grounds-5/events/amateur-bracket/brackets/577829/966303 Sunday, June 16, 2019 Australia Winter 2019 #2 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Australia Bracket: https://challonge.com/YallGotBigNames VODs: Sir Banana Dyna Hole Monday, June 17, 2019 Neos City Brawl #63 Truly Urban Hobby Shop | 2391 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/neos-city-brawl-63/events/team-battle-mode/brackets/608015/1006584 VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/440569206 Monday, June 17, 2019 LAN King Monday Fight Night #16 LAN King | 746 E 820 N, Provo, Utah, 84606, United States Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/lan-king-monday-fight-nights-16/events/pokken-tournament-dx/brackets/607730/1006240 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Nekyucards #23 Nekocards | 311 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/nekyucards-23/events/pokken-singles/brackets/606876/1005067 Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Nebraska Pokkén at Alpha Esports Lounge Oakview Mall | 3001 S 144th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/pokken-at-alpha-esports-lounge-6-18-19/events/pokken-tournament-dx/brackets/608090/1006677 VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/441024819 Congratulations to all of this week's competitors!
  5. Jetsplit

    How Matchmaking Works

    This is quite interesting, and makes a lot of sense why people run into issues finding each other in group matches!
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  7. I believe this is something that isn't very extensively researched, so I decided to do some research of my own here. This should also address why you all are having trouble getting into group matches despite there being only two people in the group currently searching for matches. First of all, it is important to understand that each match in this game is assigned a "true player 1" and a "true player 2". On your own screen you are always the "player 1" but that obviously isn't always the case from the objective perspective of the match (unless you're playing single player). You can know which is which by paying attention to which side of the stage you spawn and comparing that to training mode where you will always be "true player 1". An easier way to tell this is if you're playing a mirror match. The "true player 2" will always get the alternate color. In team battle mode, some exceptions apply. Now, when you actually enter the matchmaking, as you all are familiar, you will search for opponents for ten seconds after which the game will enter into a CPU battle and resume matchmaking in the background. The catch here is that there are actually two matchmaking modes called "Recruit" and "Apply". During the initial countdown, you will be applying for a match and after that when you enter the CPU battle, you will be recruiting for opponents. In order for a match to occur, a recruiting player has to find an applying player. The recruiting player will become the player 1 of the match while the applying will become player 2. This can be further confirmed by observing the event mode (LAN mode) in this game where the player can actually select the matchmaking mode. Interestingly, the ten-second countdown remains in the apply mode while it does not exist in the recruit mode there, reminiscent of the online matchmaking. Who actually gets matched with whom is a little more complicated, however. If we have two pools of players, the appliers and the recruiters, how does the game select who gets to play with whom? Most likely the game uses some internal variable to calculate how good of a match a specific opponent is. Factors that affect this score are probably connection strength (ping, not necessarily stability) and rank (at least in ranked matches). The recruiting player has a certain treshold for that score that gradually lowers as they spend more time in the lobby without getting matched with anyone. From my observations, it takes around 50 seconds in the ranked lobby after the initial coundown when the game starts to match you with literally anyone, no matter how bad of a connection or how big of a rank difference. There are also some exceptions to this system. You might recall that you have previously been matched back-to-back with someone on ranked who has a really good connection. The match happened almost instantly after the previous one and neither of the players could possibly have had enough time to enter the CPU battle. This is indeed an exception in the matchmaking system, so that really good matches get increased priority. It seems that in this case the player who has waited longer in the search is assigned the player 1 status. Knowing all this, we can explain why it sometimes can be hard to get into group matches with specific people. It seems that the group system uses at least some sort of matching criteria, meaning that the game puts some effort in finding a good opponent. Recall that groups were initially meant by the developers as timed ladder tournaments, not necessarily for organizing friendlies. Consider two people entering the group (almost) at the same time. They will both first enter the apply mode, failing to find anyone. After that they will both enter the recruit mode, still unable to find each other because two recruiting players can't. Even if they don't enter the room exactly at the same time, there's a good possibility that during the, say, 5 seconds where the other one is actually recruting while the other is still applying, the recruiter's recruiting criteria might still be too high for them to get matched. In friendlies, on the other hand, this seems not to be the case, since it is much easier to get matched up by using code. TL;DR If you have issues finding others in group matches, make sure that there is a significant difference in time (probably 10-30 seconds) between you and your opponent entering the queue.
  8. For those who can't attend the 2019 North America International Championships, next weekend's FSBC Cup will be a rerun of the official Group Match featuring Chandelure! The rerun of the FSBC Final Flicker Cup will give players a second chance at the Final Flicker title. 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. Also, if you already participated in the first FSBC Alter Ego Army Cup, you will receive PokéGold for participating in this official Group Match. You can find the full details for the second FSBC Final Flicker Cup below. Thanks to Snuffy for the image! Ranking Times NA: Start: 6/21/19 8:00 a.m. PDT End: 6/23/19 10:00 p.m. PDT EU: Start: 6/21/19 10:00 a.m. BST End: 6/24/19 12:00 a.m. BST JP: Start: 6/21/19 10:00 a.m. JST End: 6/24/2019 12:00 a.m. JST Note: Battles will only be ranked during the Ranking Times each day. Format VS Mode: Team Battle Skill Level: Off Rematch: No Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena Participation Prize Participants will receive the special "Final Flicker" 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:
  9. Jetsplit

    What To Watch: June 13-19, 2019

    Here's your weekly What To Watch post for June 13 to 19, 2019! What To Watch is a weekly series that is published every Thursday, giving readers information on the upcoming tournaments for the week. From local tournaments to free online brackets to majors, we'll let you know what to watch (or perhaps even compete in!) from today up to the coming Wednesday. Please note that the information shared here pertains specifically to Pokkén, so be sure to check out the links to learn more about the event as a whole. This week, a new event in Michigan is starting up: Guardian! This is the final week before the 2019 Pokémon North America International Championships, so expect players getting in some last-minute practice. Did we miss a tournament? Let us know and it will be added to the list shortly. Friday, June 14, 2019 Phase Shift #43 FX Game Exchange | 3000 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75075, USA Saturday, June 15, 2019 Guardian I Schoolcraft College | 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA Saturday, June 15, 2019 Singapore Season 4 Weekly #9 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Singapore Sunday, June 16, 2019 King of Ferrum Fist Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Worldwide Sunday, June 16, 2019 Australia Winter 2019 #2 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Australia Monday, June 17, 2019 Neos City Brawl #63 Truly Urban Hobby Shop | 2391 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Nebraska Pokkén at Alpha Esports Lounge Oakview Mall | 3001 S 144th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Ferrum Punch DX #9 Spring 2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Latin America Here's to another great week for Pokkén!
  10. Jetsplit

    Guardian I

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    Registration Register online or on site Online registration closes Thursday, June 13 at 11:55 p.m. EDT Venue Fee: Online: $10 On site: $15 Tournament entry: $5 Events Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Doubles Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Squad Strike Pokkén Tournament DX Rivals of Aether Schedule Times are in EDT 10:00 a.m.: Doors open 11:00 a.m.: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3:00 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX 5:00 p.m.: Rivals of Aether 6:00 p.m.: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top 48 7:00 p.m.: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Amateur Bracket 8:00 p.m.: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Top 8 11:00 p.m.: Teardown starts Links smash.gg event Twitch stream
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  12. Here are the tournament results for every Pokkén bracket from June 5 to 11, 2019! This week was an important one for competitive Pokkén as Japan's Qualifier event, the 2019 Pokémon Japan Championships, took place. Now, only a few spots remain for the 2019 World Championships; attendees of the North America International Championships will have their work cut out for them if they hope to qualify for this year's World Championships! Did we miss a tournament? Let us know and it will be added to the list shortly. Thumbnail image created by Burnside! Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Wednesday Night Fights x Oakland Spring 2019 Season 2.5 Esports Arena Oakland | 255 2nd St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/weds-night-fights-x-oakland-spring-2019-season-2-5/events/pokken-tournament-dx-singles/brackets/598224/993700 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 The Thunderdome - Act 5 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Worldwide Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/the-thunderdome-act-5/events/the-thunderdome-act-5/brackets/601234/997611 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Ferrum Punch DX #8 Spring 2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Latin America Bracket: https://challonge.com/PokemexFPDX8spring2019 Friday, June 7, 2019 Australia Winter 2019 #1 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Australia Bracket: https://challonge.com/cccccccold June 7-8, 2019 Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 - Top 8 幕張メッセ 国際展示場 10 | 11ホール (千葉県千葉市) Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time To Guess Villa Lindenhof | Neuenhofer Str. 39, 42657 Solingen, Deutschland Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/time-to-guess/events/pokken-tournament-dx-1v1/brackets/559877/941512 Saturday, June 8, 2019 The Training Grounds 5 Legendary Wolf Games | 3001 S 144th St #2035, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/the-training-grounds-5/events/amateur-bracket/brackets/577829/966303 Saturday, June 8, 2019 Sr_Peuva_ Saga Calle la Centrífuga | 35110 Vecindario, Las Palmas, Spain Bracket: https://challonge.com/d7kuzkgq Saturday, June 8, 2019 7 SEA's Skirmish Season 1 Episode 1 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | South East Asia Bracket: https://challonge.com/Timefortherevival Saturday, June 8, 2019 Singapore Season 4 Weekly #8 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Singapore Bracket: https://challonge.com/woohooforWOOLOO Saturday, June 8, 2019 Warrior's Path 4.14 Worlds Collide Gaming Esports Lounge | 18110 Nordhoff St c, Northridge, CA 91325, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/WP414PDX Sunday, June 9, 2019 Howell Havoc #4 Elks Lodge #2168 | 2830 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/hh4pokken Monday, June 10, 2019 Neos City Brawl #62 Truly Urban Hobby Shop | 2391 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/neos-city-brawl-62/events/team-battle-mode/brackets/604659/1002173 Monday, June 10, 2019 LAN King Monday Fight Night #15 LAN King | 746 E 820 N, Provo, UT 84606, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/neos-city-brawl-62/events/team-battle-mode/brackets/604659/1002173 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Hollywood Action Tuesdays 69 TCL Chinese 6 Theatres | 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/hollywood-action-tuesdays-69/events/pokken/brackets/602576/999436 Congratulations to all of this week's competitors!
  13. The results are now available for the second FSBC Cup featuring Croagunk! This event took place from June 7 to 9, 2019. Those who placed in the top 100 have received rewards 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 second FSBC Alter Ego Army Cup below. A big thank you goes out to Tuxwuff for sending in the results for Europe! Keep in mind we do not have easy access to the Japan rankings, so they are absent from the results below. If you participate in the Japanese Group Matches and wish to have your region's rankings shared here, please let us know! (Rerun) FSBC Alter Ego Army Cup - NA Top 100 (Rerun) FSBC Alter Ego Army Cup - EU Top 100 Did you enjoy the rerun of the FSBC Alter Ego Army Cup? Let us know in the comments below!
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    CEO 2019 is hosted by CEOGaming.org which takes place at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL on June 28 - 30. To participate in the official CEO Community events, you must have a player or spectator badge which can be purchased at the following link. This community event will take place at the Jebailey Land arcade. Payment for entry to this side event will be made on site with cash. Schedule to be determined. $5 entry. Double Elimination bracket. 2/3 games until finals. * Contact @kino_sfl with any questions regarding this side event. These tournaments are not officially run by CEO Gaming and the event takes no ownership or responsibility for the quality of your experience competing in these or other Community Run Side Tournaments. All Community Run Side Tournaments are operated by their listed organizers. If you have any questions related to these tournaments you will need to contact them.
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    The North America International Championships will include a Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships. Competitors born in 2003 or earlier will compete in the Masters Division, and those born in 2004 or later will compete in the Senior Division. The Top 4 Masters Division players and Top 2 Senior Division players will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships in Washington, D.C. Masters Division competitors will be required to provide a HORI Nintendo Switch Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad Wired Controller to play. No Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers will be permitted, even with a USB cable. Address of Event: Greater Columbus Convention Center Halls C & D 400 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215 To register for the event, follow this link! https://pokemon.rk9labs.com/register/19-06-000074
  16. In order to help Pokkén Commentators improve we have decided to open up a new section on Pokkén Arena where community members can leave feedback (positive and negative) about commentary and/or commentators, The focus of these post will be a place to allow the community to bring up pros, cons, what went well, what didn't, issues with commentary, ect. for the commentary at a given tournament. This will also serve as a reference point for commentators on where they can improve, what they can add in, what to practice, and so on. Smash N Splash 5 will be the first test run on these type of posts. We'll be providing links to resources to help make giving feedback easier. When giving feedback about specific commentators we just ask that you make it clear which commentator is being referred whether it's doing bullet points under someone name or specifically referencing them. Tournament Bracket: SMASH.GG Tournament Vod(s): STLARMS VOD Commentator List: SorryTag (Pools + Top12) ThatOneGuy (Pools) IcySoapy (Pools & Top 6) Double (ThankSwalot vs Shadowcat) HanukkahJamboree (Double vs JigglerJoggler | Helios vs Zyflair | Puppyhavoc v Double) SKDale (Helios v Zyflair | Puppyhavoc v Double) Raikel (Pools + Grands) Helios42 (Top12) Nicklecat (Top 6) If there are any errors in this list or information missing please feel free to say.
  17. I was surprised to see the game producer Masaaki being there and commentating on the matches, it's nice to see him care so much about the game. but mostly disgusted by this grab range https://youtu.be/YAtCkwVlwqY?t=18681
  18. TheCrimsonGunkGeno

    Croagunk Twitter Tech

    groovy acupressure setup using diglett! many thanks to TheJrJam!!
  19. Jetsplit

    Pokémon Japan Championships 2019

    Schedule Times are in CDT Friday, June 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.: Pools Saturday, June 8, 2019 6:30 p.m.: Pools + Finals Links Day 1 stream Day 2 Pools stream Day 2 Finals stream
  20. Here's your weekly What To Watch post for June 6 to June 12, 2019! What To Watch is a weekly series that is published every Thursday, giving readers information on the upcoming tournaments for the week. From local tournaments to free online brackets to majors, we'll let you know what to watch (or perhaps even compete in!) from today up to the coming Wednesday. Please note that the information shared here pertains specifically to Pokkén, so be sure to check out the links to learn more about the event as a whole. This week's events include Time To Guess and DoKomi 2019, two tournaments in Germany, as well as Japan's official Qualifier event for the 2019 World Championships! Make sure you don't miss Japan's finest compete for their spot at Worlds. Did we miss a tournament? Let us know and it will be added to the list shortly. Friday, June 7, 2019 Australia Winter 2019 #1 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Australia June 7-8, 2019 Pokémon Japan Championships 2019 幕張メッセ 国際展示場 10 | 11ホール (千葉県千葉市) Saturday, June 8, 2019 Time To Guess Villa Lindenhof | Neuenhofer Str. 39, 42657 Solingen, Deutschland Saturday, June 8, 2019 The Training Grounds 5 Legendary Wolf Games | 3001 S 144th St #2035, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Saturday, June 8, 2019 7 SEA's Skirmish Season 1 Episode 1 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | South East Asia Saturday, June 8, 2019 Switch Versus @ The Mott #9 The Mott Community Center | 12111 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA June 8-9, 2019 DoKomi 2019 Messe Düsseldorf | Messe Düsseldorf Eingang Ost, 40474 Düsseldorf, Deutschland Sunday, June 9, 2019 King of Ferrum Fist Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Worldwide Monday, June 10, 2019 Neos City Brawl #62 Truly Urban Hobby Shop | 2391 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Nebraska Pokkén at Alpha Esports Lounge Oakview Mall | 3001 S 144th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Hollywood Action Tuesdays 69 TCL Chinese 6 Theatres | 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Ferrum Punch DX #9 Spring 2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Latin America Here's to another great week for Pokkén!
  21. Jetsplit

    DoKomi 2019

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    https://smash.gg/tournament/dokomi-2019-super-smash-bros-ultimate-turnier
  22. Jetsplit

    Switch Versus @ The Mott #9

    Registration Register online Venue fee: Free Tournament entry: Free Lunch: $5 (optional) Dinner: $5 (optional) More Information https://smash.gg/tournament/switch-versus-the-mott-9
  23. Jetsplit

    7 SEA's Skirmish Season 1 Episode 1

    Registration Register online Tournament entry: Free Schedule Times are in China Standard Time 10:00 a.m.: Check-in 10:30 a.m.: Bracket starts More Information https://challonge.com/Timefortherevival
  24. Jetsplit

    The Training Grounds 5

    Registration Register online or on site Venue fee: $10 Tournament entry: Free Schedule 2:30 p.m. CDT: Bracket starts More Information https://smash.gg/tournament/the-training-grounds-5
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    Time To Guess

    Registration Register online or on site Venue fee: 15€ Tournament entry: 10€ 5€ discount for providing a setup Links smash.gg event Twitch stream
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    Australia Winter 2019 #1

    Registration Register online Tournament entry: Free Schedule Times are in AEST 8:30 p.m.: Check-in 9:00 p.m.: Bracket starts More Information https://challonge.com/cccccccold
  27. Here are the tournament results for every Pokkén bracket from May 29 to June 4, 2019! The most anticipated event of the past week was Smash 'N' Splash 5, a tournament with both 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 events, over 60 players, and an incredibly exciting Top 8. If you missed the live stream, be sure to check out the VODs while they're still available! Did we miss a tournament? Let us know and it will be added to the list shortly. Thumbnail image created by Burnside! May 31 - June 2, 2019 Smash 'N' Splash 5 - Basic Battle Kalahari Resort & Convention Center | 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/smash-n-splash-5/events/pokken-tournament-dx/brackets VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/433012835 May 31 - June 2, 2019 Smash 'N' Splash 5 - Team Battle Kalahari Resort & Convention Center | 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/Ptdx3v3sns Saturday, June 1, 2019 Daikura 11 BUZZ e-Sports | Japan, 〒110-0014 Tōkyō-to, Taito City, Kitaueno, 1-chōme−8−4 三木ビル8階 Bracket: https://challonge.com/kanto_daikura11_teambattle VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAcA934OQdQ Saturday, June 1, 2019 Catch Me Inside 18 The Gamer's Edge Comics and Games | 580 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/catch-me-inside-18/events/pokken-tournament-dx/brackets/585334/975904 Saturday, June 1, 2019 Singapore Season 4 Weekly #7 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Singapore Bracket: https://challonge.com/saltsaltsaltsalt VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/432971040 Sunday, June 2, 2019 King of Ferrum Fist Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Worldwide Bracket: https://ferrumleague.com/tournament.php?id=1v1x5 Sunday, June 2, 2019 Royale 818 All Ways Gaming | 21032 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, California, 91311, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/royale-818-7/events/pokken-royale/brackets/597900/993190 May 27 - June 2, 2019 Synergy Blast DX May 2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Online | Latin America Bracket: https://challonge.com/PokemexSBmay2019 Monday, June 3, 2019 Neos City Brawl #61 Truly Urban Hobby Shop | 2391 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/neos-city-brawl-61/events/pokk-n-dx/brackets/599904/995962 Monday, June 3, 2019 Stun City No Pause Gaming | 1700 N State St #16, Provo, UT 84604, USA Bracket: https://challonge.com/cnymdyfe Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Nebraska Pokkén at Alpha Esports Lounge Oakview Mall | 3001 S 144th St, Omaha, NE 68144, USA Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/pokken-at-alpha-esports-lounge-6-4-19/events/pokken-tournament-dx/brackets/577796/966265 VOD: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/434601744 Congratulations to all of this week's competitors!
  28. I've posted several ice punch reset routes: 1 2 3 I no longer think these are a good idea. Why? Well, opportunity cost. More often than not you are giving up a phase shift or a hard knockdown with 6A that comes with synergy drain. I want to make the claim that having an oki is significantly better than being +8. Especially against characters with high jumps, you can only punish jump with a couple options. 4Y's scaling meaning that even a 9 PSP wall combo (159) will do less than 5X 5A AAA (166). J.y follow up are pretty jank near the wall. It and can hit three times on the wall giving virtually no follow up. Also, if they just block, jumping towards your opponent will corner yourself. If you aren't near the wall though you can usually combo with 4YYY/4YYX into 6A for about 95/105 damage. On the other hand an oki, if well timed, can punish jump with any move (for example: 5X). There is also the matter of saving PSP in duel phase. Personally I prefer 6 PSP to 3 PSP (9 PSP remaining to shift) so that my 5Y combos end in 6A/5A AAA and phase shift. There are even some 8Y combos that work well at this PSP. I think saving PSP matters less than the potential damage of your follow-up threat. Finally, there is also the nuance that you can't grab immediately if you are plus. There is actually an option select where you jump right before you can get grabbed, which will automatically block Weavile's 4Y. The timing is tricky, but doing it too early is just jumping and too late is similar to blocking. Even if you mess up the timing you are still doing one of your best options.
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