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  1. This last weekend, the city of Melbourne in Australia was the stage of one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of Oceania. With almost 900 competitors in 22 different games, Battle Arena Melbourne brought an immense amount of hype for the FGC of that region, and the Pokkén community was part of all of this, with 19 competitors in total competing to see who's the best! Midori from Japan was the champion of the event, with Antwerp and Jamesibell getting second and third place, respectively. You can check the full results and the brackets below: Battle Arena Melbourne 10: Full Results Bracket: https://smash.gg/tournament/battle-arena-melbourne-10/events/pokken-tournament-dx/overview 1. Midori 2. Antwerp 3. Jamesibell 4. DanDandy 5. Boozer 5. Sir Banana 7. FGA Aurachi 7. DaBeast 9. Juicy Penguin 9. AwakenedBeing 9. Malicious_Maverick 9. Villyness 13. Lucia 13. SebPro101 13. nanoda 13. Midonnay 17. EXKenCel 17. ShockWavee 17. Cod
  2. The registration for the North American Pokkén Tournament World Championship qualifier has opened today! The event will take place at the city of Columbus in Ohio on July 6th through 8th. The entry fee is $60 for the Masters Division (competitors born in 2002 or earlier), $40 for the Seniors Division (competitors born in 2003 or later) and can be done on the link below: https://pokemon.rk9labs.com/register/18-07-000000 The Top 4 for Masters Division and the Top 2 for Seniors Division will get invites, flights and hotel rooms to the Pokémon World Championships that will happen in Nashville, Tennessee on August. Aside from that, many more prizes awaits those who perform well at this event: Masters Division 1st place: $1,250 and Worlds invitation 2nd place: $1,000 and Worlds invitation 3rd place: $750 and Worlds invitation 4th place: $600 and Worlds invitation 5th place tie: $450 each 7th place tie: $250 each Senior Division 1st place: Nintendo Switch console, 72 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation 2nd place: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation 3rd place: 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs For more information about the qualifier check out the official website of the event: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2018/north-america/about/
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Earlier this year the organizers behind the Evolution Championship Series (the biggest fighting game tournament in the world) announced that unfortunately Pokkén Tournament DX wouldn't be featured as a main game for the event in 2018. However, they also announced that due to the gigantic amount of fighting games available nowadays EVO this year is going to have a side tournament stage, where tournaments organized by the community will have an opportunity to shine and be feature on stream and on a big stage. And today, community leader StDxALLISTER came to Twitter to announce that Pokkén Tournament DX will have a side tournament ran by the community that will be featured on the side stage! More details about the event will be posted as soon as they are revealed. Keep in mind, however, that even though Pokkén is not a main game you still need to pay for the Venue Fee and register to the BYOC Tournaments through EVO's Smash.gg page.
  6. 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
  7. Recently, the community has been putting effort into creating an extensive and complete Wiki for the game on Shoryuken Wikis. As a result from a collaborative effort from Mitchel and Shadowcat, the Wiki now has two new pages! One is dedicated to projectiles, where you can learn the priority of each projectile, which moves erase them, the property of them and of moves that can be helpful against them, and much more. Check out the link below: http://wiki.shoryuken.com/Pokken_Tournament_DX/Projectile_Priority The second one is dedicated to Support Pokémon, where you can learn what each support is capable of, going from properties like frame advantage all the way to special effects. The link is down below: http://wiki.shoryuken.com/Pokken_Tournament_DX/Support_Pokemon You can help spreading the word about those pages by tweeting the tweet below from Mitchel:
  8. 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
  9. DreamHack has been a very important event for the past couple of years, not only for Pokkén Tournament, but for the FGC as a whole, and their next event is no different. DreamHack Austin 2018 will take place on June 1st through 3rd at the Austin Convention Center, and Pokkén is featured as one of the events, with a prize pool of $1000. The registration is now open and can be done on the link below: https://smash.gg/tournament/dreamhack-austin-2018 Registering for the tournament is free of charge, but you need to buy a ticket for the event. Pokkén will be run on Saturday, and tickets for this day go for $30, but there's also an option to buy a pass for all three days for $69 as well: https://www.tixr.com/groups/dreamhack/events/dreamhack-austin-2018-7161 For more information about DreamHack Austin 2018, check out their official website: https://dreamhack.com/austin
  10. We are only at the first Saturday of the year, but the community is already going in, with no less than five tournaments happening today! Weather you are just looking for something exciting to watch, or is wanting to keep up with the events of the community, today is looking to be a great day to relax, grab your popcorn and watch some Pokkén on Twitch! Without further ado, here are the events: --------- Japan has Kanto (9p EST) https://www.twitch.tv/shi_gaming https://twitter.com/BurnsideBH/status/949433905085632512 --------- NorCal has Burst Attack (1p PST) https://www.twitch.tv/zyflair https://twitter.com/ZyflairGriffa…/status/949708026063147008 --------- Tristate has Hidden Boss 14 (4p EST for singles) https://www.twitch.tv/hitboxarena https://www.facebook.com/events/226505464558284/?ti=cl --------- Texas (San Antonio) has Alamo Battlegrounds! (6:30p CST) https://www.twitch.tv/alamobattleground https://smash.gg/…/alamo-battleground-monthly-tourn…/details --------- Nebraska has Guard Break VI (4:30p CST) https://www.twitch.tv/NebraskaPokken https://www.facebook.com/events/101262564006721/?ti=cl --------- If you are near any of those events and wish to participate, you can follow the link below the Twitch channels for more details about it.
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    Pokkén Watch List - NEC XVIII

    This weekend, Pennsylvania will receive the 18th edition of North East Championships (or NEC, for short), which is not only one of longest running fighting game events of the USA, but also one of the most eclectic, with a huge line-up featuring both new and old fighting games. As such, Pokkén Tournament DX is one of the games of its line-up for this year, with a pot bonus of $1000 and more than 50 competitors, including strong players like Twixxie and CatFight. And what's even better is the fact that all pools, the semi finals and the Top 8 are going to have a stream! Schedule: Pools C - Saturday, 4PM EST Pools D - Saturday, 6PM EST Semi Finals - Saturday, 8PM EST Top 8 - Sunday, 4PM EST Stream links: Saturday at KombatNetwork: http://twitch.tv/KombatNetwork Sunday at Kick Punch Block: http://twitch.tv/kbplive The pools can be found on Smash.gg: https://smash.gg/tournament/nec-18-1/events/Pokkén-tournament-dx/brackets/155574
  12. Blue Link

    How did you end up with your Gamertag?

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  13. Pokkén Tournament has been around for a really long time now, the Wii U version was released more than an year and a half ago (the Arcade Version is even older than that), which means there is a lot of background to the game. BurnsideBH, one of the most influential members of the community, will be starting a Restrospective Series about Pokkén Tournament talking about the competitive history of the game, going through how the meta developed and how the game has been so far overall. The first episode premieres on November 14th and will be focused on Mewtwo. The hosts are going to be Slippingbug, H2 and Burnside himelf, and you can watch it live on Burnside's Twitch channel: https://twitch.tv/BurnsideBH
  14. Today, we will be starting a new type of thread here in Pokkén Arena called "Morning Discussion". Once in a while, our front page team will pick a relevant topic about the game and invite people in the community to discuss about it. Let's begin with a subject that a lot of people are discussing lately, Synergy Burst Meter. As you all may know, every character has a different size for their Synergy Burst Meter, meaning each character takes a different amount of points to fill that Meter. Additionally, every Synergy Burst has a different duration time, with some ending quicker than others. BurnsideBH (one of the most active players of the community) did two amazing charts that illustrates how that work: What are your thoughts about it? Do you think the developers did a good job balancing this unique and important mechanic? Or maybe some adjustments are necessary? Let's discuss on the comments section below!
  15. Being one of the best characters in the game, Braixen is always on the spotlight when it comes to people wondering how the metagame will be affected by the balance patch of the next iteration of the game, and it was no different now with the release of a completely new version for Nintendo Switch. Taking that into consideration, the PokkénArena's Braixen moderator Double made a video about all the balance changes for Braixen moving forward from Wii U 1.3 to DX, and although it includes a lot of nerfs, there are a few buffs here and there as well!