• Jetsplit
    Earlier today, SuperTiso - a Pokkén Tournament DX player and tournament organizer from Philadelphia - announced a new circuit for Philadelphia players to take part in: The League of TISO DX. This new league will feature Pokkén Tournament DX and Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen (two titles SuperTiso is passionate about), as well as some awesome prizes for the winners!
     
     
    The league will be taking place during the bi-weekly V-SYNERGY tournaments that SuperTiso hosts in Philadelphia, and will take place for the remainder of 2018. More information is available below:
     
    DATES
    July 15th July 22nd August 12th August 19th September 9th September 23rd October 7th October 14th November 4th November 18th December 2nd December 9th  
    PRIZES
    Pokkén Tournament DX 1st Place $500 Medal Trophy Flight to ANY USA tournament in 2019 2nd Place $250 Medal 3rd Place $125 Medal 4th - 8th Place Medal  
    Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen 1st Place $250 Medal Trophy Special Prize 2nd Place $125 Medal 3rd Place $50 Medal 4th - 8th Place Medal  
    For more information regarding The League of TISO DX, check out the Facebook event page.
     

    Jetsplit
    In case you've missed slippingbug's past Community-Voted tier lists, the top Decidueye and Pikachu Libre player has been surveying the community this year to compile a tier list that accurately reflects the community's current view of the game. The April tier list received over 100 responses and included the Battle Pack characters, thus giving an accurate representation of what the community thinks of the game's cast as a whole right now. On top of this, April featured the first Community-Voted Support tier list!
     
    Considering Blastoise, Mew, and Celebi have only been around for a few weeks, it's likely that people's opinions will change in the coming weeks and months. If you want to participate in the next survey, be sure to keep an eye on slippingbug's Twitter!
     
     
    You can find more detailed data in slip's post on the forums, which can be found here.
     
    Do you agree with the results of April's Community Tier List? How did you vote? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
     

    Sabrewoif
    With tons of help coming from all directions, CrossIgarashi has completed his compendium spirit bomb and will be making an appearance at the shortly upcoming 2GG Switchfest!
    He now joins XAbsoluted, Cat Fight, Smash pros like Nairo, Larry Lurr and currently over 70 more entrants in a battle for a steadily growing cash prize ($830 as of present)
     
     
    With Cross's attendance, the event will now see a rep from all 3 of the major regions, the last time this happened was October's Final Boss. 
     
    Be sure to support the event this coming weekend alongside Burnside Brawl, which will also run on Saturday. 

    For more background information on Cross, try reading his interview with Midori!
     

    Blue Link
    The SwitchFest is an e-Sports event entirely dedicated to games from Nintendo consoles, going all the way from Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube to Pokkén Tournament DX on the Switch.
     
    Given the name of the event, however, it is obvious that the main goal is to promote the Nintendo Switch competitive community, and one of the ways that is being done is by promoting a donation drive on their own smash.gg page to bring top players from all around the world for the games ARMS, Pokkén Tournament DX and Super Smash Bros.
     
    Thanks to the amazing support of the community, Cat Fight and XAbsoluted already have their travel funded and will be competing at SwitchFest, with RoksoTheSavage deserving a huge shoutouts here, since he singlehandedly donated 826 € through Gintrax's stream!
     
     
    But there are still more Pokkén players participating on the drive that could use our help! Sketchy S., slippingbug, Fabilous and CROSS-Igarashi are all still trying to be funded, with the community pushing for Cross as his attendance would mean Switchfest has representation from 3 major regions (North America, Europe and Asia).
     
    If you wish to help by donating or spreading the world, the link for the donation drive page can be found below:
     
    https://smash.gg/tournament/switchfest-1/shop/2ggift-shop-20#shop-levels

    Jetsplit
    Yesterday, Season 2 of Neos City Brawl began. This incredibly stacked local event featured 14 high level competitors this week, including Flegar, PuppyHavoc, Maverick, Rokso, Coach Steve and more. Before Grand Finals began, Coach Steve took a moment to make a special announcement on stream. Coach announced that he and ReyDelEmpire will be hosting a special new event next month - Battle For Castelia!
     
    Battle For Castelia will be taking place Saturday, May 19 in Manhattan, NY. The event will be streamed by the incredibly talented Bifuteki and is planned to have a large amount of Pokkén setups, meaning all of the attendees will have ample opportunity to play! The main highlight of this event, though, is the prize for first place - a free flight to the North America International Championships, courtesy of Coach Steve himself! The International Championships will be the North American qualifier event for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships, meaning the Battle For Castelia winner will have an opportunity to secure a spot at Worlds.
     
    The currently announced details for Battle For Castelia are as follows:
    Tournament Organizers: Coach Steve and ReyDelEmpire Stream by: Bifuteki Date: Saturday, May 19 Venue: Xenozero, 62 Orchard St, New York, NY 1st Place Prize: Free flight to Pokkén internationals in July, courtesy of Coach Steve 5-10 Pokkén setups (10-20 TVs!)  

     
    We'll share more information regarding Battle For Castelia when it becomes available. You can watch the VOD for Week 1 of Neos City Brawl Season 2 here.
     

    Jetsplit
    The team behind 21 Hits - Zyflair and FangShaymin - have released another excellent Pokkén Tournament video, this time showcasing various Duel Phase combos for Blastoise.
     
    The Water type starter has only been in the game for a short time, so there's still a lot to learn about Pokkén's newest fighter. Hopefully these combos can help players looking to use Blastoise capitalize off their hits!
     
    You can watch the 21 Hits video below. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe for more insightful and entertaining Pokkén content.
     
     
    If you enjoy Zyflair and FangShaymin's work, be sure to let them know on Twitter.
     

    Jetsplit
    Over this past weekend, BadIntent released a new video in his Evil Thoughts series. This new video discusses focused improvement and breaks becoming a better player into three different blocks. BadIntent then discusses how players can determine what block (or blocks) they need to work on in order to improve.
     
    For those who are unfamiliar with BadIntent, he has been a top level Blaziken and Shadow Mewtwo player since Pokkén Tournament released on the Wii U two years ago. He regularly releases videos that are great for players looking to improve their Pokkén play, so check out his other videos after watching the video below!
     
    The three blocks that BadIntent discusses are as follows:
    Fundamentals A player's foundation Spacing, anti-airs, avoiding mix-ups, etc. Built by playing a lot of games Knowledge Researching the game Learning Frame Data, memorizing height and armor properties, testing interactions in Training Mode, etc. Watching videos and reading guides Tech Situational techniques (character-specific combos, meaty setups, option selects, etc.) Not something to base a player's entire gameplan around Can be used to gain an advantage  
    BadIntent explains more about each of these blocks, as well as how to determine which block you need to focus on, in the video below. Check it out and let us know what you think!
     
     
    Enjoy the video? Be sure to subscribe to BadIntent for more!
     

    Jetsplit
    The FSBC Cup featuring the Fire type starter Charizard took place this past weekend. This event used the Basic Battle format and featured many great players!
     
    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 Searing Blaze 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 - the FSBC Outrage Smasher Cup - will begin on April 20, 2018.
     
    FSBC Searing Blaze Cup - NA Top 100
    1. Cecily
    Wins: 256 Location: United States 2. Gibus
    Wins: 172 Location: United States 3. TG_Warrior
    Wins: 136 Location: United States 4. Zoom
    Wins: 113 Location: United States 5. MrDanceCrazer
    Wins: 102 Location: United States 6. Zyril
    Wins: 100 Location: United States 7. Terrion
    Wins: 97 Location: United States 8. b2j135
    Wins: 65 Location: United States 9. MewTrainerMatt
    Wins: 61 Location: Canada 10. Jameson
    Wins: 61 Location: United States 11. Deathmask97
    Wins: 60 Location: United States 12. Waled05
    Wins: 56 Location: United States 12. OvO_Nyctea_OvO
    Wins: 56 Location: Mexico 14. Karasu-96
    Wins: 54 Location: United States 15. GHE|TLE|May
    Wins: 47 Location: United States 16. Kolar
    Wins: 45 Location: United States 17. SACLE
    Wins: 40 Location: United States 18. Rainforest
    Wins: 38 Location: United States 19. Kitsu
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 19. SinAirLilX1
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 19. TheKuwaaCorps!
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 22. Tecmo
    Wins: 35 Location: United States 23. Icyfire
    Wins: 32 Location: United States 24. JackDeath
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 24. Bubba
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 24. Gemini
    Wins: 30 Location: Canada 27. Nullshock
    Wins: 29 Location: United States 28. DrProfPatrick
    Wins: 28 Location: United States 29. Zach
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 30. HatsuneLuka
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 30. Link
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 30. SuperMario90
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 33. Psyanide
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 34. FalconPain
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 34. jordan
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 34. Stephen
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 37. Brett
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 38. Nanaca
    Wins: 20 Location: Canada 39. B
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 40. Carolyn
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 41. DeadlyShoc
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 41. MagnusAndy
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 41. Quit_Spamming.
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 41. YaBoi
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 45. :))
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 45. Gandelphox
    Wins: 14 Location: Canada 45. Charles
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 48. TheGrimReaper
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 48. Sergio
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 48. Akko
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 48. Jetsplit
    Wins: 13 Location: Canada 52. trainerRed
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 52. NeonBlack
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 52. DKPRIME
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 55. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 55. Deeno
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 57. Ben(NNB)
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 57. Kamaal
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 57. jc
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 57. RomanceDawn
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 61. Devonte
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 61. DarkAura95
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 63. Duff
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 63. TFsebas5823
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 63. TapuCocoa
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 63. Sayler
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 63. Graham
    Wins: 8 Location: United States 63. Cody
    Wins: 8 Location: Canada 69. Clint
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 69. YOOOOM_TAHHHHH
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 69. Jab-Punch
    Wins: 7 Location: United States 72. Ryan
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 72. Zane
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 72. Zade
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 72. SonicSBL
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 72. Chris
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 72. Bbisordi
    Wins: 6 Location: United States 78. KilltronX
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Scatz
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. DevlinHart
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. [TX]Hackerz
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Victor
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. levi
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Eni
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. kev
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. SerpenTriss
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Lord
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. Victor
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 78. PokkWigglytuff
    Wins: 5 Location: United States 90. Vincent
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. SuperMegaJr2.0
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. かねき
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Makaveli
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. CHAOHEDGEHOG
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. DREYA
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Francisco
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Fishfour2
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Valei
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 4 Location: United States 90. Cecil
    Wins: 4 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the FSBC Searing Blaze Cup? Let us know in the comments below!
     

    Jetsplit
    Burnside Brawl is taking place later this month, and even though the event is overlapping 2GG's SwitchFest, it's shaping up to be a fantastic display of Pokkén talent. Thanks to a deal made between two top players, it looks like some of that talent will be making its way to the States from Germany!
     
    Gintrax, one of EU's best players and someone we've written about multiple times, proposed a challenge for the Tri-State region. If the community agreed to pay for his flight if he won the event, Gintrax would attend Burnside Brawl.
     
     
    It didn't take Rokso The Savage long to respond to Gintrax's challenge, posting a video of his own that stated Rokso would single-handedly pay for Gintrax's flight if he won. On top of this, Rokso challenged Gintrax to a $200 money match at the event, which Gintrax agreed to!
     
     
     
    It's going to be a blast seeing these two top level competitors face off, and it will be a pleasure watching one of EU's best compete at Burnside Brawl later this month. For more details or to register for Burnside Brawl, check out the event page here.
     

    Jetsplit
    Yesterday, a very interesting interaction happened during a match between ThankSwalot and Gintrax. As Gintrax's Gengar landed after a crossup jump, the ghost Pokémon jumped again, while... countering?
     
     
    The Gengar Discord quickly took to Training Mode, trying to replicate this potential new tech. Earlier today, SirSpudd and Bob Bob began successfully executing the tech! It appears that to perform this, players must jump and attack right when they land after a crossup jump, and the attack button press needs to be one frame before the jump button. To learn more about how to use this tech, as well as its advantages, check out this guide from Kemo.
     
     
    Next, the tech was accomplished with both Aegislash (first found by Euclase) and Scizor (first found by Matthew). It's very possible this can be done with any character!
     
    Update: At this time, we've seen almost every character utilize this tech in some way, but it appears only certain moves work. Interestingly, the first time we ever saw something that looked like this, it was done with a move that doesn't seem to work using the current method.
     
     
    Burnside has created a Twitter Moment compiling these clips as more videos are posted to social media, which you can find here. It's exciting to see what new developments occur over the next little while!