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  1. Team Calyptus, the TO group that helped truly bring Pokkén alive in Germany this year, have recently announced the details on their new fully Pokkén dedicated major and the first of it's kind in European Pokkén history: Thermodynamic Throwdown. The event was unveiled on Gintrax's stream last night and will feature a main event alongside many various fun side events. The event aims to bring as many players from across the world as possible to one climatic event, the only other event to see many out-of-region entries being Revolution 2017. The event will graciously include a 500 Euro starting pot bonus and free non-alcoholic drinks for all entry-fee-paying attendees. Gintrax also added on his announcement stream that, in spirit of the name of the event, the player that can come up with the best Thermodynamic combo will get their entry and venue fee refunded! For more information, hit up their Smash.GG page
  2. It's been a long year of hard fought battles since the release of Pokkén Tournament DX, but through all of North America's events, who has come out on top? If you're curious to see where you or your favorite players have placed this year, the unveiling of the Pokkén Arena DX Season 1 Rankings will be hosted live today on McDareth's Twitch channel - the same destination for the Ferrum Heights Podcast! Watch live: http://twitch.tv/mcdareth Times: 5:30 PM PDT, 8:30 PM EDT Be sure not to miss out on the rankings and their post-reveal discussion!
  3. The masterminds behind the German scene and the growing Calyptus Cup series, Team Calyptus, have just announced a new grassroots major scheduled for March 2019. The event, yet to be named, will be the first of it's kind in EU as a fully Pokkén exclusive major event. The official announcement invites players from all across the world to come and share in what will surely be a momentous occasion for both Europe and for the Pokkén scene as a whole. For more information on the upcoming event, stay tuned to Pokkén Arena as well as the accounts of Team Calyptus and Gintrax.
  4. 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!
  5. The content kings of NorCal are back with some more fresh videos to help take your game to the next level. BadIntent, one of the most well known Blaziken players and a regular content creator for the community, has released an advanced How-to-win guide on the character and what you need to do to be the best with him. Even if you're not an aspiring hot wing player, the video could either inspire you or at the very least give you crucial match-up knowledge against the chickens that know their stuff. In addition to this, Zyflair and FangShaymin at 21Hits (with help from Pentao - a very helpful veteran community member) have added another video to their already extensive list of informative Pokkén content, this time covering one of the most buffed supports from the Wii U era - Magikarp. Learn how to use it, abuse it and how not to lose it in just over one minute. Stay up to date with 21Hits' entire library of helpful learning content here As well as BadIntent's guides and gameplay here
  6. It's that time again, time for more hype action and time for another Weekend Watchlist! Pokkén fans from all over the world will have something to watch and someone to root for this weekend as Burnside Brawl takes off alongside 2GG's Switchfest, with both events seeing competitors from across North America and abroad! XAbsoluted from EU and CROSS-Igarashi from Japan will compete at Switchfest thanks to the community helping reach their compendium goals, and Gintrax from EU will take on the Burnside Brawl with his challenge to the attendees in full effect. Who will claim the large cash prize in California? And who will come out on top at the most premier house-party known to man? All these questions answered and a load of high quality gameplay coming your way this weekend. 2GG Switchfest April 21-22, 2018 Long Beach, CA _____________________________________ Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/2ggaming Schedule: https://imgur.com/CU8EJlp Notable entrants include: BadIntent Son_Dula XAbsoluted V3 CROSS-Igarashi StDx ALLISTER Couch Cat Fight NRG Nairo Abadango MSF Larry Lurr Significant rivalries/matches to watch out for: XAbsoluted vs CROSS-Igarashi (The battle of the two hype Lucario masters from overseas) ALLISTER vs Nairo (Remember E3?) Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/switchfest-1/events/Pokkén-tournament-dx/overview More Info: https://smash.gg/tournament/switchfest-1/details Burnside Brawl April 21 2018 New Haven, CT _____________________________________ Stream: http://twitch.tv/BurnsideBH Schedule: (Times in EDT) 11:00 AM - Check-in and setup 12:00 PM - Wave A Pools (1+2) begins 02:30 PM - Pool Wave B (3+4) begins 05:00 PM - Top 12 07:30 PM - Tourney end Notable entrants include: Everyone! Significant rivalries/matches to watch out for: Gintrax vs Rokso (The instigator of the flight challenge vs the man who took up the challenge) Pursuit vs Burnside (The Grandfather of Suicunes vs the Father of Suicunes) ThankSwalot vs slippingbug (Rematch of NCR 18 grands, two favorites to win the event) Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/burnside-brawl/events/Pokkén-tournament-1v1/overview More Details: https://smash.gg/tournament/burnside-brawl/details CAPGA Pokkén Monthly April 21 2018 Orlando, FL _____________________________________ Schedule: (Times in EDT) 12:00 PM - Registration 02:00 PM - Tourney start More Details: https://twitter.com/CapgaSouthEast Pokkén Arena #2 April 21 2018 Hilliard, OH _____________________________________ Schedule: (Times in EDT) 03:00 PM - Registration 03:35 PM - Tourney start Notable entrants include: Thulius A_Wild_Gallade Drakonzeta WhiteChocolate AlolanDurgs More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/197929164324986/
  7. 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!
  8. We have a huge weekend of Pokkén ahead of us, kicking off with the highly anticipated NorCal Regionals, shortly to be followed by the European Major: Respawn 6. Will anyone make a big splash with the newly released Blastoise? How will the community voted players for NorCal Regionals fare in their respective brackets? Can XAbsoluted finally win a European event and break his 2nd place curse? (2nd place at 3/5 events total). All these questions answered and a load of high quality gameplay coming your way this weekend. NorCal Regionals 2018 March 31 - April 1st, 2018 Sacramento, CA _____________________________________ Streams: https://www.twitch.tv/fangshaymin Schedule: Pools start Saturday 31st - 12:00 PT (15:00 ET, 20:00 BST, 21:00 CEST) Top 8 scheduled to begin Sunday 1st - 11:00 PT (14:00 ET, 19:00 BST, 20:00 CEST) Notable entrants include: TA Slippingbug ThankSwalot StDx ALLISTER H2 Suicune Master BadIntent Mitchel ABYSS Nightshade Kino Rivalry/Significant matches to watch out for: Suicune Master vs ThankSwalot (The legend vs the rising star, throwback to the days of old SM v Artist-Sceptile Player) Allister vs Slippingbug (Rematch from Final Boss Top 12 as well as NCR 17 and NEC, close together on the Pokkén Arena Circuit standings) Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/norcal-regionals-2018/events/pokk-n-tournament-dx/brackets/202642 More Info: http://www.norcalregionals.com/ Respawn #6 March 31, 2018 Mainz, Germany _____________________________________ Streams: Pools: https://www.twitch.tv/teamcalyptus Top 8: https://www.twitch.tv/geekygoonsquad Schedule: Entire bracket from 14:00 CEST (13:00 BST, 08:00 ET, 05:00, PT) Notable entrants include: TCL Gintrax SFz Fabilous XAbsoluted TCL ToSaix teapS Wingtide Boolerex Rivalry/Significant matches to watch out for: Gintrax vs teapS (Potential 100 euro money match) XAbsoluted vs Fabilous (Fabi has beaten out Absoluted in the finals of 2 events) Gintrax vs XAbsoluted (One of the longest rivalries in the region) Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/respawn-6/events/pokk-n-tournament-dx/brackets/165964 More info: https://smash.gg/tournament/respawn-6/details
  9. You ever feel frustrated against a tough opponent that was utilising a move for free? Well maybe that move listed here in BadIntent’s new video guide to punishing 10 prominent attacks in the game. A strong offence isn't all that makes a champion, don't forget to lab all your defensive options! While the video features some Aegislash moves it doesn’t feature any from Blastoise as it was released prior to the character’s debut. Please support Badintent and his continued helpful content !
  10. The Official Pokemon YouTube channel has now uploaded the VOD for the Grand Finals of the Oceania World Championships qualifier. You can now relive the epic half hour showdown between the two competitors that earned themselves the first spots at Worlds this year: Elm and Midori. Make sure you don't miss the qualifiers in Europe (June 16-17) and North America (July 6-8) As well as the World Championships themselves on August 24th -26th
  11. If you ever wrote off Croagunk as being a completely RNG based character you might want to rethink your assessment. Community member TheJrJam has proved there is more method in the madness than initially thought by showing that perfect cancelling jX into jA will always net Croagunk his best two projectiles (Tornado and Boulder) In addition to being a true block string, this can also be used to enable some amazing combos as Boolerex demonstrates by utilising the tech to pull off Croagunk's otherwise hard to land 4X. While he uses the Tornado outcome here, he assures it's also possible with the Boulder. What this does for the character and it's mains is provide stability and assurance in occurrence outcome and damage output. Slot Machines sound pretty appealing if you know how to net yourself a jackpot every time right? In addition to this, the newly expanded possibilities go further as according to JoNa, jY can also be used similarly not as a perfect cancel but with very specific spacing, allowing for increased odds of one of three better outcomes (Tornado, Boulder Sludge Bomb) It just goes to show that at any point a character's meta and options can change entirely. With these new developments in the open, the question is: will they be left alone by the devs? While some argue this development could be a "bug", it's also possible it was programmed in to allow the character to stand up competitively and reward those with the bravery to master the power of the unknown. All we can do is wait for future patches, but for now: watch out, these slot machines are rigged. To keep up with the Croagunk meta, be sure to check the Croagunk tech hashtag: #PTDX_GNK Editor's note: "Exploit" is indeed the correct word to use in this circumstance, its original non negative dictionary definition.
  12. A new Nintendo Direct has been announced for tomorrow: March 8th. With it will come new details on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles. This is a very exciting time for Nintendo fans and could prove to be even more exciting for Pokkén fans! The second strand of our initial paid DLC will be launching on March 23rd and there's a strong chance we could receive more details on it, but maybe even more details on a potential 3rd DLC character to fill the last remaining space in our CSS that will be left open once Blastoise is added! So set time aside and catch the Direct live at these times: 2pm PT / 5pm ET for America 10pm GMT / 11pm CET for Europe You'll be able to catch the direct here Let's all hope for some exciting news!
  13. The team behind the Pokkén tech channel, 21 Hits, are at it again with a new video. This time they're covering Homing Cancelling and Perfect Blocking, two skills that will prove very effective for players who are looking to dynamically turn their opponents aggression against them. Force your opponent to respect your defence by mastering these crucial techniques! 21 Hits continues to periodically upload great Pokkén videos covering techniques and combos that will surely be a boon to any player looking to level up their game. Please consider supporting 21 Hits and the duo behind the magic: Zyflair and FangShaymin
  14. 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.
  15. 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!