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About TytoVortex

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    Newbie Battle Trainer
  • Birthday 03/11/1997

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    Shadow Mewtwo
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    Pikachu Libre

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  1. It's that time again, folks! The FSBC Cup featuring the lovely Pokémon Gardevoir is on its way! 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. You can find the full details for the FSBC Fairy Tempest Cup below. Ranking Times NA: Start: 9/21/2018 8AM PDT End: 9/23/2018 10PM PDT EU: Start: 9/21/2018 10AM BST End: 9/24/2018 12AM BST JP: Start: 9/21/2018 10AM JST End: 9/24/2018 12AM JST Format VS Mode: Team Battle Skill Level: Off Rematch: No Battle Stage: Fixed Battle Arena Participation Prize Participants will receive a special "Fairy Tempest" title based on Gardevoir. 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: Good luck to all of the players competing in the FSBC Fairy Tempest Cup!
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    Player Profile: ThankSwalot

    For the first time in Pokkén Tournament history, the 2018 Pokémon World Championships saw a non-Japanese player crowned as the Pokkén Tournament DX champion. Despite the other three Top 4 spots being taken up by Japanese pros TARUTARO, haruyuki and subutan, 17 year old Jacob "ThankSwalot" Waller was able to become the first ever North American World Champion for Pokkén Tournament. Defeating the likes of Twixxie, Wingtide, Mikukey_HIKARI and more, ThankSwalot showed everyone that he is quite possibly the best Pokkén Tournament DX player in the world. ThankSwalot is a fan favorite for his exciting character and playstyle. Thanks to the intense battle that he and TARUTARO put up, the Pokkén Grand Finals has gained over 650,000 views on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. With all of this in mind, it only seems right that the first Player Profile on Pokkén Arena is featuring your 2018 Pokkén Tournament DX World Champion, ThankSwalot! This series of posts aims to introduce readers to top Pokkén Tournament DX players, Following this post, we'll be posting an interview with ThankSwalot this Sunday! During the interview, we'll be asking ThankSwalot questions asked by the community over the next 24 hours. To ask a question, you can either leave a comment on this post or ask on Twitter by tagging @PokkenArena and including the hashtag #AskSwalot. Then, check back this Sunday to get ThankSwalot's answer! (I'd also like to give a huge thanks to Jetsplit for helping me out with this idea, along with the cooperation of the community in future projects like this one!) ThankSwalot defeats Japanese legend TARUTARO to become the 2018 Pokkén Tournament World Champion! The Pokémon Company Player Information Gamertag: ThankSwalot Name: Jacob Waller Birth Date: December 4, 2000 (age 17) Location: Oak Forest, Illinois Main Character: Other Characters: Sponsor: None DX Mid-Season 1 Ranking: 5th Other Competitive Titles: Pokémon VGC Tournament Placings table, th, td { border: 1px solid white; border-collapse: collapse; } Tournament Date Placement Characters Used VODs 2018 Pokkén Tournament World Championships August 25, 2018 1st 2018 Pokémon North America International Championships July 7-8, 2018 1st DreamHack Austin 2018 June 2, 2018 7th Combo Breaker 2018 May 26, 2018 1st NorCal Regionals 2018 April 1, 2018 1st Final Round 2018 March 18, 2018 2nd Winter Brawl XII February 18-19, 2018 2nd Frosty Faustings X January 20, 2018 5th NEC 18 December 17, 2017 2nd Final Boss October 28-29, 2017 7th Gameplay 2018 Pokémon World Championships: Pokkén Tournament DX Grand Finals 2018 Pokémon North America International Championships: Pokkén Tournament DX Grand Finals NCR 2018 Grand Finals: ThankSwalot (Sceptile) Vs slippingbug (Pikachu Libre) Pokkén Tournament DX Top 4 Finals - Combo Breaker 2018 2018 NA Masters Champ | FT5 vs ThankSwalot Shadow Mewtwo vs Empoleon Links Pokkén Arena profile Twitter account DeviantArt profile YouTube channel DiscordTag: ThankSwalot#4470 Remember, you can ask ThankSwalot questions either by leaving a comment on this post or by tagging @PokkenArena on Twitter and including the hashtag #AskSwalot. ThankSwalot will be answering your questions in his Player Interview, which will be published this Sunday, September 9!
  3. Just a friendly reminder that the Last Chance Qualifier at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville begins tomorrow morning! This highly anticipated Pokkén Tournament event will feature veteran players, as well as a few new hopeful faces looking to participate in a 230+ person tournament! You can watch the Pokkén event, along with other Pokémon-related tournaments on the following Twitch channels: Pokemon PokemonVGC PokemonTCG PokkenTournament Pokkén Tournament begins at 9:30 AM CDT tomorrow morning! Don't miss out on watching your favorite players duke it out for the title of Pokémon World Champion! More in-depth look at events here:
  4. TytoVortex

    How did you end up with your Gamertag?

    I actually picked up my tag in 2012 after watching Legend of the Guardians, the Owls of Ga'hoole for the first time. "Tyto" is a species of owl, mainly tying in with barn owls, masked owls, and others of the sort. When I was younger, I was always fascinated with tornadoes and weather, which is where the suffix "Vortex" comes from. Funnily enough, SM2 has a move called Vortex which coincidentally ties in quite nicely with my name! The reason I get so heated when people pronounce Tyto (tie-toe) wrong is because of my passion for owls, which are my favorite animals. "Tito" absolutely will not fly! All jokes aside though, I've always liked my tag for its originality. I've never met anyone else with an IGN like mine.