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    This morning, Hazardous Gaming announced that Devin "Ouroboro" Setiady would be representing the team at future events.
    Ouroboro is a top Gardevoir player from Georgia. He placed 9th at EVO 2016 and creates YouTube content such as guides and competitive gameplay. This makes Ouroboro the second Pokkén player to join Hazardous Gaming, following the signing of Twixxie last month. Hopefully this announcement is the first of many as teams prepare for the release of Pokkén Tournament DX!
    You can congratulate Ouroboro on Twitter, and you can follow Hazardous Gaming here.

    This weekend, some of the world's best Pokkén Tournament players will be facing off in two World Championship Qualifiers. Florida's CEO and Sweden's DreamHack will be hosting top players from around the world.
    The tournaments will be streamed on the official Pokémon Twitch channel, and the top four players from each event will be invited to the Pokémon World Championships in August.
    Read on for streams, schedules and more.
    CEO 2017
    Orlando, FL
    DreamHack Summer 2017
    Jönköping, Sweden
    The Pokkén Arena staff wishes safe travels for all of this weekend's competitors!

    Now that the Pokkén Tournament DX E3 Invitational has finished, @Blue Link and I decided to throw together a list of all known changes between the Switch version and the Wii U version of Pokkén.
    Whether you're new to Pokkén, lost interest in the Wii U version, or are a hardcore fan, hopefully this post will give you a good idea of the changes we'll be seeing in September.
    Release Date
    Pokkén Tournament DX will be releasing worldwide exclusively for the Nintendo Switch on September 22, 2017.
    New Features & Modes
    Play anytime, anywhere TV mode Handheld mode Tabletop mode Team Battle Mode Pick three Pokémon and try to defeat all three of your opponent's Pokémon Group Match Mode Form groups of up to 100 players to play with your own custom settings Spectate matches between other players in the group Replay Mode Watch and share your replays with other players All Fighters and Support Pokémon will be available as soon as you start Pokkén Tournament DX More controller options, such as the Switch Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons, as well as returning options like the HORI Pokkén Pad Select your Fighter and Support Pokémon using specific buttons, meaning your opponent will be unable to see what you selected until the match starts Play Pokkén at 60 FPS in all modes! New split-screen and single-screen modes allow for easier 2-player setup!  
    New Fighters
    Click here for more information regarding Darkrai's moveset.

    Click here for more information regarding Scizor's moveset.

    Click here for more information regarding Croagunk's moveset.

    Click here for more information regarding Empoleon's moveset.


    New Support Pokémon
    Litten & Popplio

    Attack: Fire Fang
    Charge Time: Average
    "Charging attack. Becomes more powerful the lower your HP is."
    Attack: Bubble Beam
    Charge Time: Average
    "Double jump + attack increased."
    New Stages
    Snow Gift

    Thalia Beach

    Balance Changes
    It also seems like the Switch version of Pokkén will have the same balance patches as the most recent arcade version of Pokkén. At this time, it's unknown whether or not further balance patches were made specifically for Pokkén DX. The most recent balance patches for the arcade version of Pokkén can be found here.
    Make sure to keep checking Pokkén Arena for all of the newest announcements regarding Pokkén Tournament DX, and make sure to follow Blue Link for his help on this article!

    Congratulations to the following players for events in this past week!
    Monthlies/Side Brackets:
    Syn  - June 2017 Smash Jam - (Bracket Link) Utah HBA|Rokso  - HAY 3 Pokken 1v1 (Bracket Link) North East HBA|Rokso  - Inferno 1 (Bracket Link) North East  
    HBA|EveryDamnDay  - HBA Pokken Weekly #62 (Bracket Link) North East CoolJake - Friday Salty Pokken 24 (Bracket Link) Utah PuppyHavoc  - Pokken Weekly Return 49 (Bracket Link) Online (Discord) Bebop - Ooples Pokken Weekly 6/10/17 (Bracket Link) Austin, TX Brocooli on the Side (Brocooli and Burnside)  - Inferno 1 Doubles (Bracket Link) North East Tronzilla  - Siege Day (Bracket Link) SoCal Afrokami  - Meltdown Pre Dreamhack- Saikyo Saga (Bracket Link) EU Fumu  - Pokken at Underground 6/13/17 (Bracket Link) Nebraska  
    Did I miss one?  Need something corrected?  Let me know and I'll fix it as soon as I can.

    Blue Link
    Nintendo hosted today at E3 the 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational, a 2-vs-2 single elimination event with 8 different celebrities. Stephanie Patrick (YouTuber for The Game Theorists) teamed up with Ken Hoang (Smash Pro Player) to fight against MatPat (YouTuber for The Game Theorists) and Allister Singh (Pokkén Pro Player, and Pokkén Arena Moderator) on their first match, while JD WitherSpoon (YouTuber) teamed up with Nairo (Smash Pro Player) against Black Nerd Comedy (Actor) and Justin Wong (FGC Pro Player).

    Some of you might not want to have the results spoiled, so you can check out the entire tournament below. Then after you are done watching (or if you don't care about spoilers) keep on reading:
    The Grand Finals were between Allister/MatPat and Nairo/JD WitherSpoon, and the results can be found below:
    1- Allister Singh/MatPat
    2- Nairo/JD WitherSpoon
    4- Black Nerd Comedy/Justin Wong
    4- Stephanie Patrick/Ken Hoang
    After the Award Ceremony, the champions were challenged by the developers of the game, Mr. Suzaki and Mr. Hoshino, to a "Final Boss" challenge.
    Congratulations for the winning team, and thank you Nintendo for hosting such an awesome tournament for Pokkén during the world's most important gaming event!

    Community members ReyDelEmpire and Mins got the chance to play the demo of Pokkén Tournament DX at Nintendo NY earlier today, and they were able to get some footage of the game. Rey has uploaded these recordings to his YouTube channel for us all to enjoy and dissect!
    The footage shows a few new things, including Decidueye having the ability to lock his opponent's supports, Popplio giving a double jump, Latios being a fast charging support, and more.
    Expect a post later on compiling all of the new findings!
    ReyDelEmpire (Decidueye) vs. Mins (Decidueye)
    Mins (Shadow Mewtwo) vs. Nice Guy (Decidueye)
    ??? (Decidueye) vs. ??? (Machamp)
    Mins (Decidueye) vs. ReyDelEmpire (Blaziken)
    Be sure to follow ReyDelEmpire and Mins on Twitter and thank them for getting this footage for us!

    Tomorrow, Nintendo will begin showcasing their titles at gaming's biggest expo, E3. Much to our community's excitement, one of the main games Nintendo will be showing is the newly announced Pokkén Tournament DX. Read on to find out when and where you can catch Pokkén at this year's E3!
    Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 Video Presentation
    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 9 a.m. PT
    A video presentation featuring Super Mario Odyssey, but also sharing new details for 2017 Nintendo Switch games.

    Nintendo Treehouse Live
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 10 a.m. PT
    The Pokémon Company CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara, and some of Pokkén's developers will discuss the game and show gameplay leading up to the Invitational tournament at 10:30.

    Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. PT
    YouTube and Twitch celebrities (including our own ALLISTER!) participate in a crew battle, with Jordan Kent, D1 and VikkiKitty on commentary. At least four of the five new fighters will be showcased!

    Make sure to check back for more E3 news this week!

    It's a good time to be a Pokkén fan!
    Earlier today, Quote (/r/PokkenGame moderator and owner of the Pokkén Community Discord server) officially announced that the Pokkén community has partnered with Discord. This partnership comes with a few sweet benefits for the community. Now when you want to invite someone to the Pokkén Community Discord server, you can use the new custom link: http://discord.gg/Pokkén! Plus, when the person you invite clicks the link, they will see this AWESOME invite page!

    Cool perks aside, this is actually a very exciting time for the Pokkén community. This partnership never would have happened if it wasn't for each and every one of you. This community has persevered through some challenges, but time and time again we've shown our love for this game and this community by giving our best. Outsiders have recognized our dedication, and now with the announcement that Pokkén will be on the Switch, even more individuals and organizations are showing that they see what we're doing. This official recognition from Discord is a testament to our love for the game, and each other, and it would never have happened if it weren't for all of you.
    From Quote, myself, and the rest of the Pokkén Arena and /r/PokkenGame staff, thank you all for your dedication. Pokkén has a very, very bright future thanks to all of you!

    The new Nintendo Versus Twitter has confirmed the invitees for the Pokkén Tournament DX E3 Invitational. Our very own Allister "ALLISTER" Singh will be competing alongside YouTube stars and FGC legends in the crew battle!
    The tournament will be a crew battle featuring four teams of two. One member of each team will be required to play one of the five new characters. The other player may use one of the original sixteen fighters.
    Read on to learn about each of the competitors for the Pokkén Invitational.
    Matthew and Stephanie Patrick
    Game Theory

    Matthew "MatPat" Patrick, along with his wife Stephanie, have over 8 MILLION subscribers on their main YouTube channel - Game Theory - alone. This isn't even including their Film Theory channel, which has over 4 million subscribers). The two are YouTube celebrities, but it's hard to say what level of experience they have with Pokkén. Regardless, their presence will be a good thing for bringing in viewers who may otherwise skip the Invitational.
    NRG | Nairo
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

    Nairo is a top professional Smash 4 player, full time content creator and streamer, and a sponsored player for NRG. He used to play Mewtwo in Pokkén and has expressed a lot of interest in Darkrai. It will be exciting to see if he plays Darkrai at the Invitational!
    J.D. Witherspoon

    J.D. has multiple large channels on YouTube. He is a well-known gamer, stand-up comedian, and voice actor.
    Justin Wong
    Fighting Game Legend

    Justin Wong is a legendary member of the FGC. He has been playing fighting games for over 15 years, has 100,000 followers on Twitter, and is a player for Echo Fox.
    Andre Meadows
    Black Nerd Comedy

    Andre "Black Nerd" Meadows is a YouTube comedian with over 600,000 subscribers. He makes videos on a lot of games and is sure to be a fun addition to the Invitational.
    Liquid | Ken
    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Dubbed "The King of Smash", Ken Hoang is one of the Smash community's most well-known individuals. He's a member of Team Liquid, and he was even on one season of Survivor!
    STDx | Allister
    Pokkén Tournament

    Quite possibly the most well-known individual in the Pokkén community, Allister "ALLISTER" Singh is the perfect representative for the community. A top player since the beginning, an established streamer, and a kindhearted individual, it's not surprising that Nintendo chose Allister to be the Pokkén community's invitee.
    The 2017 Pokkén Tournament DX Invitational Tournament will take place Wednesday, June 14th at 10:30 a.m. PT during E3.