• Jetsplit
    The special online Victory Road 2 tournament has concluded! With over 100 entrants - and many of those entrants being very high level competitors - there was some fantastic competition throughout yesterday's event. There were over 10 Twitch streamers broadcasting their tournament matches, so be sure to catch up on the VODs if you missed anything!
     
    Of course, a big thank you goes out to Burnside for hosting this event in support of Doghouse Esports, as well as everyone else who helped with running the tournament. And of course, thank you to all of the competitors who participated in the event, reported their matches, and supported the streams to help make this event what it was! It's thanks to everyone's support that there will be a professional Pokkén stream at DreamHack Austin next month.
     
    Below are the full results for Victory Road 2.
     
    Victory Road 2: Full Results
    Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/victory-road-2/events/pokken-tournament-dx/standings
     
    1. BxA Twixxie 
    2. Burnside 
    3. InC Flegar 
    4. Ashgreninja1 
    5. StDx ALLISTER 
    5. Mins 
    7. InC RoksoTheSavage 
    7. TA slippingbug 
     
    9. ShyGuyTy
    9. PuppyHavoc
    9. Kira
    9. TheJrJam
    13. Oreo
    13. Bolimar
    13. PaperSak
    13. OrlandoFox
     
    17. N8
    17. TapuCocoa
    17. INGY Fabilous
    17. PG Coach Steve
    17. Pokedude
    17. PlayThib
    17. Kamon
    17. bendy
     
    25. MR.VicTE
    25. Osohe Ghost
    25. teapS
    25. YaBoy
    25. Kino
    25. Degaba
    25. UDL
    25. Six
     
    33. Serpentriss
    33. SMET
    33. Boolerex
    33. Bosshog
    33. ThankSwalot
    33. SKDale
    33. LiveWithDave
    33. Euclase
    33. kaloncpu57
    33. Fiora
    33. Aegis
    33. motherlatias
    33. Helios42
    33. NG-Obscure
    33. Dunkin'
    33. Jourd
     
    49. Jazzy
    49. Enigma
    49. Hackerz
    49. Huwie
    49. Braedon
    49. RhythmParfait
    49. rapiD
    49. WimitBwaix
    49. Rambon 99
    49. Geki
    49. TCL Zeta
    49. RickyThe3rd
    49. InC Sketchy Smeargle
    49. Marx
    49. WD SuperTiso
    49. MasK
     
    65. NeonBlack
    65. AuraMasterLucario
    65. IllusoryPhoenix
    65. Candroo
    65. INGY xImDragon
    65. ShibaRoll
    65. SunnyKimball
    65. ☆PikaYuki☆
    65. Woomy!
    65. KUWAKU
    65. Zoljinx
    65. Alpha
    65. GoldCat
    65. Nullshock
    65. GaleAria
    65. Kiatrox
    65. RaggedKnowledge
    65. DevlinHart
    65. Redblur44
    65. AllyKat
    65. Lobotronix
    65. Rivera
    65. C8 Darrian
    65. INGY Wingtide
    65. TF toraplu
    65. StDx Munster
    65. TimeGear
    65. ICN KandiSAI
    65. RedyWill
    65. Shady Oak
    65. JigglerJoggler
    65. Kerif
     
    97. Zaskyl
    97. Rizaia
    97. Queen Evil Fluffy
    97. Dramidan
    97. Edo
    97. PEG DeNik
    97. D4rk
     

    Jetsplit
    The second Victory Road tournament will be taking place today, Saturday, May 12!
     
    For those who aren't caught up on Victory Road 2, the tournament is the sequel to the incredibly successful online Victory Road tournament that took place during the #PokkenEvo campaign. When Pokkén was announced as one of the titles in running for the final Evo 2017 slot, the Pokkén community worked together to raise tens of thousands of dollars for the donation drive. While Pokkén did not secure the final slot, the campaign was a massive success that showed the perseverance and passion of our community, and Victory Road was one (of many) reasons for the campaign's success!
     
    Like its predecessor, Victory Road 2 was announced as part of a campaign to raise funds for a worthy cause. The sequel event was created to help raise funds to get Doghouse Esports to Dreamhack Austin 2018, and it was a success! Now, any future donations for Victory Road 2 will be going towards making the Pokkén event at Dreamhack Austin even better, including getting talented players and casters such as Burnside to the event!
     
    Also like with the first Victory Road, the tournament is free to enter, but donations are strongly encouraged in place of a bracket entry fee. Please consider supporting the event and the campaign it's supporting however you can!
     

     
    Victory Road 2
    May 12, 2018
    _____________________________________
     
    Streams:
    ALLISTER Munster Burnside Coach Steve RoksoTheSavage Twixxie Mins KandiSAI LiveWithDave  
    Not all of these players are guaranteed to stream their matches during Victory Road 2, but there is a good chance that at least some of them will be. Alternatively, check out Pokkén's Twitch game directory to see all of the streamers broadcasting the event!
     
    Schedule:
    (Times are in Eastern Time)
     
    6:30 PM: Check-Ins Start
    7:00 PM: Tournament Starts
     
    Registration:
    Donate your desired entry donation here (minimum $0, suggested $10). Click on this link to register for the event. Read the information on the event page to prepare yourself for today's competition.  
    A reminder that donating is strongly encouraged, as one of the main purposes of this event is to raise funds. Donating will also get your name entered into the raffle for the event!
     
    Prizes:
    All entrants who also make a donation will be entered into a raffle to win a Pokkén Tournament HORI Pad signed by the Top 8 of the Dreamhack Austin 2018 Pokkén bracket*!
     
    *Prize to be shipped in early June.
     
    Notable Entrants Include:
     StDx ALLISTER   StDx Munster   Burnside   PG Coach Steve   InC RoksoTheSavage   BxA Twixxie   Mins   ICN KandiSAI   LiveWithDave   slippingbug  ThankSwalot  Bolimar  Oreo  UDL  teapS  INGY Wingtide  JGG madluk  kaloncpu57  OrlandoFox  Six  SKDale  MasK  
    Please understand that even with the above list being as long as it is, it barely scratches the surface when it comes to how many high level players are competing in Victory Road 2. Don't stop at the list above - go look at the full attendees list on smash.gg!
     
    Bracket and More Information:
    https://smash.gg/tournament/victory-road-2/details
     

    Jetsplit
    It's official - Doghouse Esports will be attending Dreamhack Austin and providing the stream for Pokkén Tournament DX!
     
    The team announced yesterday that their $969.00 goal was surpassed thanks to everyone who donated in the short time since they announced the goal. These funds will allow the team to travel to the event with all of the necessary equipment to run a professional stream for Pokkén. As seen in the tweet below, Doghouse Esports also promises an exciting announcement for Pokkén in return for the community's generosity.
     
     
    Furthermore, because the original donation goal was passed, enough funds have been raised for Fumu to also attend the event! As all donations for Victory Road 2 were previously going towards getting Doghouse Esports to Dreamhack, future donations will now be going towards getting Burnside to the event as (potentially) both a commentator and a player. Victory Road 2 takes place this Saturday, May 12, so make sure to register! The event is free to enter, but donations are strongly encouraged as the event was created as part of the fundraising campaign.
     
    More information regarding the Pokkén event at Dreamhack has also been announced. First, Pokkén is confirmed to have a $1000 prize pool and medals for the top placing competitors! The bracket is free to enter for anyone with a Dreamhack Austin pass. Next, now that Doghouse Esports is locked in for the event, they are accepting applications for Pokkén commentary at the event. If you are interested in being one of the voices behind this special event, you can apply here. Sign-ups will be open until 11:59PM on May 23.
     
     
    You will be able to enjoy the Doghouse Esports Pokkén broadcast when Dreamhack Austin begins on June 1.
     

    Blue Link
    Pokkén Arena will be hosting a Pokkén Tournament bracket this year at EVO 2018, and we even have been granted permission to do the Top 4 on the Side Tournament Stage!
     
    The tournament will happen on Friday, August 3rd (schedule still to be announced) and registrations are now open. The Entry fee is $10.00 and must be paid on-site (cash only). At the moment there is no confirmation whether it is going to have an on-site registration or not, so if you are sure that you will be able to attend don't take any chances and register online!
     
    The registration can be done through the event's smash.gg page:
     
    https://smash.gg/tournament/Pokkén-dx-at-evo-2018
     
    Keep in mind, however, that you also need to purchase the Venue Fee and BYOC fee to be able to participate on any side events at EVO 2018, which cost $60.05 in total and can be done on the official EVO 2018 smash.gg page:
     
    https://smash.gg/tournament/evo-2018
     
    Since this is a community ran event, any help will be greatly appreciated. If you can bring setups (dock, Switch, Ethernet adapters & cables, and monitors) please do so, even if you cannot bring the full setup and only part of it we will still appreciate it and will be of great help for the community!

    Blue Link
    Nintendo has announced more details today about Nintendo Switch Online, the paid online service for the Nintendo Switch platform. The service will launch in September, and once released online play will no longer be free, since it is one of the exclusive features of the paid membership. All the features can be seen on the image below:
     

     
    Subscription can be purchased with four different pricing plans, with the cheapest one costing $19.99 per year. Since a family membership is available, that probably means that close friends can purchase a plan together and divide the costs between them:
     

     
    For more details about the service check out the Nintendo Switch Online website.

    Jetsplit
    The FSBC Cup featuring Weavile has concluded. This event utilized the Basic Battle format and took place from May 4 to May 6.
     
    Those 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 Sonic Slash 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.
     
    The next official Group Match will be the FSBC Infinite Eclipse Cup and will begin on Friday, May 18.
     
    FSBC Sonic Slash Cup - NA Top 100
    1. Gibus
    Wins: 214 Location: United States 2. Cecily
    Wins: 150 Location: United States 3. Mitchel
    Wins: 144 Location: United States 4. Lothe
    Wins: 105 Location: United States 5. ᴍ o г 𝐠 a п
    Wins: 103 Location: United States 6. Stephen
    Wins: 100 Location: United States 7. Jab-Punch
    Wins: 85 Location: United States 8. Doppelganger
    Wins: 82 Location: United States 9. Ray_Finkle
    Wins: 80 Location: United States 10. Gambit[CL]
    Wins: 77 Location: United States 11. Livi
    Wins: 74 Location: United States 11. Jazzy
    Wins: 74 Location: United States 13. coconut
    Wins: 59 Location: Canada 14. DKPRIME
    Wins: 56 Location: United States 15. PokkWigglytuff
    Wins: 53 Location: United States 16. Shady_Oak
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 17. Jameson
    Wins: 44 Location: United States 18. JackDeath
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 18. YaBoi
    Wins: 39 Location: United States 20. Serene
    Wins: 38 Location: United States 21. Maverick
    Wins: 36 Location: United States 22. Waled05
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 22. カアリヤソバシいち!
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 24. Icyfire
    Wins: 28 Location: United States 25. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 26. TrainerMatt
    Wins: 25 Location: Canada 26. Kriemhilde
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 26. devlinhart
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 29. Luigi_Burneary
    Wins: 23 Location: Canada 30. King
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 30. Nullshock
    Wins: 20 Location: United States 32. Hashil
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 32. dimension
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 32. Nanaca
    Wins: 19 Location: Canada 35. Gandelphox
    Wins: 18 Location: Canada 36. Charles
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 37. Yayoi
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 38. NarraAtor
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 38. Logan
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 40. FalconPain
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 40. Lanzer005
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 40. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 40. Devonte
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 40. Duff
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 40. Gemini
    Wins: 13 Location: Canada 40. jc
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 47. TLE_IDEK
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 47. Miniman03
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 49. JOLTS_BEYOND
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. Zoom
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. Chris
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. Actias
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. Josh
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 49. Eveliz
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 56. Talon
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 56. Zach
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 56. Adent140
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 59. Victor
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 59. Livelyapio
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 59. YaBoy
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 59. Akko
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 59. Midas
    Wins: 8 Location: Canada 64. Shayminslicker
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. Zookorai
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. MrDanceCrazer
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. SACLE
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. Kitsu
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. Luka
    Wins: 7 Location: Mexico 64. Naturia
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 64. Kuriboh
    Wins: 7 Location: Canada 64. Momoko
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 73. Bubba
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 73. SonicSBL
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 73. UltraMarioYt
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 73. thetormentor
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 77. SmashSteve
    Wins: 5 Location: Canada 77. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. WimitBwaix
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. OvO_Nyctea_OvO
    Wins: 5 Location: Mexico 77. Tlaloc
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Zaskyl
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Ryan
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Carolyn
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. *'. ᴋ y s.'*
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Tart
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Strasder
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. aj
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 77. Rainforest
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 90. MagnusAndy
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Xalugami
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Charles
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Dunkin'
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. PaperSak
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Ethan
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. CHAOHEDGEHOG
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. TwitchNYCLupo
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Braedon
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 99. Koro
    Wins: 3 Location: United States 99. TheTorrentFire
    Wins: 3 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the FSBC Sonic Slash Cup? What official Group Match are you still waiting for? Let us know in the comments below!
     

    Sabrewoif
    The Q1 Power Rankings for various regions have now been competed. A big congrats to all the hard working players who have shown up in their local scenes and battled their way to graphical prominence!
     
    The targets have now been set. Will the rankings change come the end of Q2? Now's the time to make a name for yourself, so get to your locals and make some waves!
     
    Without further ado, here are the currently available Pokkén local PRs.
     
    Nebraska
     
    Texas

    Chile
     
    South Florida

    Utah
     
    North Carolina
     
    Michigan
     
    Mexico
     
    Neos City Brawl
     
    A reminder that any scene is able to have their locals to date made into a PR with help from Fumu if they so desire, and that all local events hosted on Smash.gg are still eligible to be a part of the Pokkén Arena Circuit!
     

    Jetsplit
    The next FSBC Cup has begun. The Weavile themed FSBC Sonic Slash Cup began today (May 4) and will conclude on Sunday, May 6. The event 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.
     
    You can find the full details for the FSBC Sonic Slash Cup below.
     

     
    Dates
    Start: 5/4/18 8AM PT
    End: 5/6/18 10PM PT
     
    Note: Battles will only be ranked between 8AM and 10PM PT each day.
     
    Format
    VS Mode: Basic Battle
    Skill Level: Off
    Rematch: No
    Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena
     
    Participation Prize
    Participants will receive a special "Sonic Slash" title based on Weavile.
     
    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: 
     
    The next official Group Match will begin on May 18 and will feature Darkrai.
     

    Jetsplit
    The first ever rerun of an official Group Match has concluded. This event gave participants a second chance at the Volt Shock Fist title!
     
    Those 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 Volt Shock Fist 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.
     
    The next official Group Match has already begun, featuring Weavile. We will post more information about that event shortly.
     
    (Rerun) FSBC Volt Shock Fist Cup - NA Top 100
    1. Cecily
    Wins: 300 Location: United States 2. Waled05
    Wins: 250 Location: United States 3. SACLE
    Wins: 222 Location: United States 4. Jazzy
    Wins: 156 Location: United States 5. Stephen
    Wins: 151 Location: United States 6. Charles
    Wins: 136 Location: United States 7. Yayoi
    Wins: 134 Location: United States 8. Rainforest
    Wins: 113 Location: United States 9. Lothe
    Wins: 101 Location: United States 10. tony
    Wins: 97 Location: United States 11. 87
    Wins: 91 Location: United States 12. YaBoy
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 13. OvO_Nyctea_OvO
    Wins: 87 Location: Mexico 13. Ray_Finkle
    Wins: 87 Location: United States 15. jc
    Wins: 51 Location: United States 15. Nullshock
    Wins: 51 Location: United States 17. DKPRIME
    Wins: 46 Location: United States 18. pachenus
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 19. カアリヤンバシいち!
    Wins: 36 Location: United States 20. capeshope
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 21. Terrion
    Wins: 34 Location: United States 22. Grant
    Wins: 31 Location: United States 23. UltraMarioYt
    Wins: 28 Location: United States 24. Serene
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 25. Jameson
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 25. Gibus
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 25. Zach
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 25. Victor
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 29. Nanaca
    Wins: 25 Location: Canada 30. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 31. Markham
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 31. Razi
    Wins: 23 Location: Mexico 31. Gambit[CL]
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 34. Bubba
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 35. .
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 36. dimension
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 37. Chris
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 37. BGamer
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 37. Armored
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 40. Fyzych
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 40. TheTorrentFire
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 40. Ryan
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 43. TEC
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 43. TGA|Erdeia
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 45. SerpenTriss
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 46. Nightdazer
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 47. Jetsplit
    Wins: 13 Location: Canada 48. Chrome
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 48. Braedon
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 50. GHE|TLE|May
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 50. Zoom
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 52. RomanceDawn
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 52. Sad_Jon
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 52. NarraAtor
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 55. Angel
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 56. Avarak
    Wins: 8 Location: Canada 56. DarkAura95
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 56. K.U.
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 56. Lord_Peanut
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 60. F𝘱☆Ult.Kamari
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. ZapX9
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Midas
    Wins: 7 Location: Canada 60. Cecil
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. kuriboh
    Wins: 7 Location: Canada 60. ☆Xx_『ヨルケソ』_xX☆
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Amiya
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Livelyapio
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Wolfi
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Kirito9887
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. MrDanceCrazer
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Luka
    Wins: 7 Location: Mexico 60. AnnaDahmer
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 60. Carolyn
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 74. KazzFern[CL]
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 74. YaBoi
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 74. kev
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 74. Brandyn
    Wins: 6 Location: Canada 78. Duff
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Skinterwin
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Chris
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Luigi_Burneary
    Wins: 5 Location: Canada 78. andrs
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. KuwaaCorps-LAN
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Livi
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. DFS|Enigma
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Kriemhilde
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 87. AkiTheMage
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Raine
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. damian
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. CHAOHEDGEHOG
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. DeadlyShoc
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Ender
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. pika-girl
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Suraako
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Paige
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Kalan
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 87. Ryan
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 98. MagnusAndy
    Wins: 3 Location: United States 98. Blue
    Wins: 3 Location: United States 98. Pixiekins
    Wins: 3 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the first rerun of Pokkén's official Group Matches? Let us know in the comments below!
     

    Jetsplit
    The follow-up to the extremely successful online tournament, Victory Road, has been announced. Many talented players from around the globe, including Shadowcat, Fabilous, Twixxie, Cat Fight, Thulius, and many more, competed in the event in support of the #PokkenEVO movement. The online tournament drew in a lot of money for the donation drive, brought the global community closer together, and most importantly was a ton of fun for everyone involved!
     
    In support of the efforts to get Doghouse Esports to DreamHack Austin 2018, Burnside has announced the second event in the Victory Road tournament series. The event will be free to enter, but donating will support Doghouse Esports and get your name entered in a raffle for a HORI Pokkén Tournament pad, signed by the top 8 finishers at DreamHack Austin! The suggested entry donation is $10, but players are free to donate less or more at their discretion.
     
     
    For more information and to register, check out the Victory Road 2 event page here.