• Jetsplit
    In case you missed the news, the North Californian Pokkén community (specifically Zyflair) has been doing incredible work preparing for NCR 2018. With the help of the greater community, NorCal Pokkén has been able to raise enough funds to offer not only a $1000 pot bonus for Pokkén at NCR 2018, but also free flights for three players as voted by the community.
     
    Last week, nominations had opened to determine which players would reach the voting stage. Today, voting has begun!
     
     
    Anyone can vote on their favorite players regardless of whether you intend on going to NCR 2018, so make sure to get your votes in within the next week! The top 3 players as voted by the community will be flown out to compete at NCR 2018, free of charge.
     
    NCR has some incredible perks thanks to the hard work of the community, so give yourselves a pat on the back! That being said, a special shoutout is in order for Zyflair, who single-handedly organized all of this. Everyone who donated, promoted, and supported this project deserves appreciation and recognition, but please remember that none of this would have happened without Zyflair organizing all of it!
     
    For more updates regarding Pokkén at NCR 2018, be sure to follow NorCal Pokkén on Twitter.
     

    Jetsplit
    The Aegislash themed FSBC Underworld Ruler Cup took place this weekend, with over 500 participants in the North American rankings alone. Players 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 Underworld Ruler 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.
     
    FSBC Underworld Ruler Cup - NA Top 100
    1. Cecily
    Wins: 200 Location: United States 2. Zach
    Wins: 123 Location: United States 3. Stephen
    Wins: 120 Location: United States 4. TG_Warrior
    Wins: 116 Location: United States 5. Deadlocked
    Wins: 103 Location: United States 6. Jab-Punch
    Wins: 91 Location: United States 7. LeoN
    Wins: 86 Location: United States 8. Nullshock
    Wins: 85 Location: United States 9. Zach
    Wins: 79 Location: United States 10. Natsuki
    Wins: 76 Location: United States 11. MisterJiggles
    Wins: 73 Location: United States 12. ShinySilverFox
    Wins: 66 Location: United States 13. OvO_Nyctea_OvO
    Wins: 65 Location: Mexico 14. Waled05
    Wins: 62 Location: United States 15. Carolyn
    Wins: 60 Location: United States 16. Lareen
    Wins: 53 Location: United States 17. PotatoStew
    Wins: 50 Location: United States 17. UnseenButFree
    Wins: 50 Location: United States 17. Zac
    Wins: 50 Location: United States 20. Castle
    Wins: 47 Location: United States 21. Nanaca
    Wins: 45 Location: Canada 22. Pal
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 22. YaBoi
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 22. Nestor
    Wins: 42 Location: United States 25. Kolar
    Wins: 40 Location: United States 26. jc
    Wins: 37 Location: United States 27. autyman
    Wins: 33 Location: United States 27. Cesar10
    Wins: 33 Location: Mexico 27. JackDeath
    Wins: 33 Location: United States 30. Rade
    Wins: 32 Location: United States 31. Raine
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 31. Switch
    Wins: 30 Location: United States 33. Felipe
    Wins: 27 Location: United States 34. Aidan
    Wins: 26 Location: United States 35. LA|TapuCocoa
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 35. LA|DevlinHart
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 35. Yin
    Wins: 25 Location: United States 38. Caity
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 38. Mr.Victini
    Wins: 24 Location: United States 40. -150_+25
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 40. Jameson
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 40. [REDACTED]
    Wins: 23 Location: United States 43. Rodrigo[CL]
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 43. RadDude
    Wins: 22 Location: United States 45. Jakob
    Wins: 21 Location: United States 46. SereneSuicune
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 46. Cheif
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 46. Cameron
    Wins: 19 Location: United States 49. Rainforest
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 49. master
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 49. Enigma
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 49. DoctorFro
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 49. Sack
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 49. Okami
    Wins: 18 Location: United States 55. Wallace&Belle
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 55. KSoftail
    Wins: 17 Location: United States 57. Marie-Fan
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 57. TripleS
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 57. Ash
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 57. Weston
    Wins: 16 Location: United States 61. JaySea
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 61. Psyanide
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 61. Cameron
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 61. Spooky
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 61. Gemini
    Wins: 15 Location: Canada 61. StarkillrSolo
    Wins: 15 Location: United States 67. Karasu-96
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 67. Dreya
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 67. Chetos
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 67. Arcrotic
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 67. SinAirX1
    Wins: 14 Location: United States 72. ツ
    Wins: 13 Location: Canada 72. Zac
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. Ethano
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. FalconPain
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. Caleb
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. Victor
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. sparky
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 72. hotrod
    Wins: 13 Location: United States 80. Senel
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 80. Shayminslicker
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 80. Maceo
    Wins: 12 Location: United States 83. YUHAVETORESTAR
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 83. San
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 83. Charles
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 83. Ben
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 83. Jorge
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 83. DarkAura95
    Wins: 11 Location: United States 89. Pipe
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 89. Zero
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 89. Sideromancer
    Wins: 10 Location: Canada 89. Danny
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 89. Ultima_Kamari
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 89. YaBoy
    Wins: 10 Location: United States 95. zelgadis29
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 95. cleverDreamer
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 95. RRich
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 95. Champ
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 95. Joethepro
    Wins: 9 Location: United States 95. FeMaLeBrAiXeN
    Wins: 9 Location: United States  
    Did you enjoy the FSBC Underworld Ruler Cup? Let us know in the comments below!
     

    Sabrewoif
    The pot bonus for NorCal Regionals has recently hit the $1k mark making this an event you definitely won't want to miss. The bonus has been entirely self funded by continued support from various members of the Pokkén community through donations during and after NorCal Pokkén streams. 
     
     
    Previously the NorCal community planned to fly out one community voted player to the event in line with reaching $500, but now the opportunity has expanded to three players from the NA community having a chance to get flown out for a chance to compete. 
     
     
    Nominations for the flight awards remain open until the end of February with the poll itself taking place from March 1st to the 7th. 
     
    Stay tuned to see who earns the awards and always remember to support your locals and events!
    Shoutouts also to Zyflair, Allister and the NorCal community for working hard to build up this event and make it what it is.
     
     

    skysmaug384
    The final weekend of February 2018 held a major Pokkén tournament: Winter Brawl 12!
    It is worth noting that this was the first major to allow Aegislash as a playable fighter and we also saw the return of some familiar faces like Bim?, Cat Fight, and PKSparkxx.
    It is also worth noting that this was BigEgaming's final Winter Brawl, which will be revived as April Annihilation in April 2019.
     
    Streams:
    Day 1: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/232382442?t=04h17m25s
    Day 2: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/232738674?t=03h28m35s
    Featuring commentary by Whitey, McDareth, Uchi, PKSparkxx, and Shippo.
     
     
    Results (Top 8*):
    1. Twixxie 
    2. ThankSwalot
    3. SoulGuitarist
    4. Maverick
    5. Kino
    5. Bolimar
    7. EveryDamnDay
    7. Bim?
    * All attendees can be found here: Smash.gg WB12 Pokkén DX Attendees and each player's standing can be found by clicking on whose standing you would like to see.
    However, going through all attendees looking for each placing was deemed too inconvenient so it was decided to only include Top 8 in this article. If you would like to see how a certain player did at Winter Brawl 12, you may go to the link above and find them there.
     
    If you have any feedback about Winter Brawl 12, please feel free to post it here: 
    http://www.pokkenarena.com/forums/topic/1396-winter-brawl-12-2018-feedback-thread/
     

    Blue Link
    The Texas Pokkén Community will come together on March 3rd to host a Charity Tournament in memory of ONBS, a beloved Pokkén player who died of suicide this week. There is no Entry Fee, instead there is an Open Donation with all proceeds going towards Garland Pawsibilities.
     
    http://www.garlandpawsibilities.org/Garland_Paws_Donations.html
     
    The Venue Fee is covered but it will be of great help for the event if you can bring a setup. More info can be found on the Smash.gg page of the event:
     
    https://smash.gg/tournament/alamo-battleground-charity-tournament
     
    The tournament will have a live stream, which will also be taking donations:
     
    https://www.twitch.tv/alamobattleground

    Sabrewoif
    Ever wanted to dive deeper into the theory and the craft behind the mastery you watch at Pokkén events? Luckily for you Burnside has you covered with The Burnside Breakdown, a streamed analysis of the top 8 for this weekend's major: Winter Brawl. 
    There'll be lessons to learn and many intricacies to highlight, as the weekend's success stories are stripped down and explored in the debut of this new exciting way to relive the beauty of high level Pokkén.
     
    The stream will take place on Burnside's Twitch channel on Tuesday 27th at 6.30 EST.
     
    Pools of Winter Brawl will not be streamed, but Top 16 will be at 4pm EST on Saturday 24th here.
    Sunday's Top 8 will be at the same place but at the earlier time of 1:30pm EST.
    If you want to prepare for the event you can read the preview here.
    Be sure to catch the action live before the Burnside Breakdown shortly follows! 
     
     
     

    Jetsplit
    The next FSBC Cup has begun! This event will take place from February 23 (today) to February 25 and will feature the newest fighter, Aegislash. The event will use the Team 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. Good luck to everyone aiming for the top to start off 2018!
     
    You can find the full details for the FSBC Underworld Ruler Cup below.
     

     
    Dates
    Start: 2/23/18 7AM PT
    End: 2/25/18 9PM PT
     
    Note: Battles will only be ranked between 7AM and 9PM PT each day.
     
    Format
    VS Mode: Team Battle
    Skill Level: Off
    Rematch: No
    Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena
     
    Participation Prize

     
    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: 
     
    You can read the official announcement in the News app on your Nintendo Switch.
     

    Jetsplit
    There's some big news coming out of the NorCal Pokkén community today!
     
    To start, the Pokkén bracket at NorCal Regionals will be having a $500 pot bonus thanks to generous donations from various members of the community. This pot bonus was entirely covered by the community through donations, primarily during recent NorCal Pokkén streams.
     
     
    Next, nominations have opened for a free flight to NorCal Regionals 2018 to compete in the Pokkén bracket. Candidates who receive three nominations (including one from themselves) will move onto the voting phase, with nominations open until March 1st. If you're interested in attending NCR 2018, make sure to nominate yourself before March 1st!
     
    Nominations: Now to March 1st
    Voting: March 1st to March 7th
     
     
    Nominations can be made here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpIB64kt2_WibnltraX0G-aGuxSre7JQ0DYECct9oU_Z54uA/viewform
     
    Congratulations to the NorCal Pokkén community for the recent exciting news!
     

    Jetsplit
    slippingbug has released the second Community-Voted Tier List! February's tier list received over 200 responses and included Aegislash, thus giving an accurate representation of what the community thinks of the game's cast as a whole right now.
     
    Considering Aegislash and the latest balance patch have only been around for a few weeks, it's likely that people's opinions will change in the coming weeks and months. Assuming slippingbug's Community Tier Lists continue to be a monthly occurrence, it will be really interesting to see how everyone's opinion of the cast changes over time and patches!
     
     
    You can find more detailed data in slip's post on the forums, which can be found here. Along with the results, slippingbug also included his own opinion of the 1.2 patch so far, which you can see below:
     

     
    Do you agree with the results of February's Community Tier List? How did you vote? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
     

    Jetsplit
    Pokkén returns to Winter Brawl this weekend! With free entry, no player cap, and a $500 pot bonus, Winter Brawl 12 is shaping up to be a fantastic event for Pokkén. This tournament will feature the return of names like Cat Fight, Bim? and PKSparkxx along with many of the regular heavy hitters, making this an insanely stacked Pokkén major. It will be interesting to see how the return of some of Pokkén's greats will affect the results!
     
    Also worth noting, this will be the first major tournament for Pokkén that has Aegislash as a playable fighter. With the character having only been out for a few weeks, do you think any Aegislash players will be making waves at Winter Brawl?
     

     
    Winter Brawl 12
    February 24-25, 2018
    Essington, PA
    _____________________________________
     
    Stream:
    http://bigegaming.com/live-stream/
     
    Notable Entrants Include:
    PG Coach Steve  ThankSwalot  Guile Oreo  BxA Twixxie  NG-Obscure  InC Flegar  Cat Fight  Bim?  H2  Shippo  Bosshog  Bolimar  88^ EveryDamnDay  Elevate Kino  KOA SoulGuitarist  FS McDareth   
    Bracket:
    https://smash.gg/tournament/winter-brawl-12-1/details
     
    More Info:
    http://bigegaming.com/