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Midseason Showdowns

What is a VGC Midseason Showdown
The VGC Regional Championships tournaments are intended as a higher qualifying tournaments and the outcome of a match of each player is of importance to winners how many Championship points they will earn. This is important for players to earn an invite for the World Championships at Nashville, Tennessee (USA) in August 2018.
You can participate a VGC Midseason Showdown as often as you like , but only the Championship Points of your best 2 tournaments per series (including VGC Premier Challenges) will count towards your ranking.
In the 2018 cycle there will be 4 series of VGC Midseason Showdowns, namely:
1 September 2017 - 31 October 2017: VVGC Midseason Showdown (Autumn Series)
1 November 2017 – 31 January 2018: VGC Midseason Showdown (Winter Series)
1 February 2018 - 30 April 2018: VGC Midseason Showdown (Spring Series)
1 May 2018 - 30 June 2018: VGC Midseason Showdown (Summer Series)

Tournament structure (preliminary)
To participate in the tournaments excusively the games (or legal dowloaded versions) of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon will be used.
The tournament will have the Standard Format. This means there are restrictions for all players in what they can use in the tournament.
The Standard format is the standard tournament format for Play! Pokémon video game events. This format will be used at all premier events unless specified otherwise.
Prior to the tournament, players will have to provide a Team List Form to the organization. This document will contain all information about the team (teamlist)you will be using in the tournament. Prior and during the tournaments there will be checks for legality of a team.
Important notice to players: Pokémon Sun and Moon Patch 1.1 is released - Patch 1.1 for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon is now available on the Nintendo eShop. Information on downloading can be found at this link: Nintendo update. As a reminder, the VGC rules require players to compete using the latest patch of the game. Players without the patch may not be able to connect online and pass the hack check. It is the players responsibility to come to the event with their game with the latest patch - please, help ease the check in process and avoid delays and frustration.

In the 2018 Championship Series season, all battles will be Double Battles. Players must compose their teams using only Pokémon found in the Alola Regional Pokédex that have been caught in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. This means that even if you have a Pokémon found in the Alola Regional Pokédex from a previous game, you'll have to catch it again in Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon for it to be eligible for competition. Some Legendary Pokémon will not be allowed, including Solgaleo and Lunala. Mythical Pokémon will not be allowed either, including Magearna. Other Pokémon that have yet to be revealed may also be banned from competition.
Pokémon will not be allowed to hold Mega Stones, so Mega Evolution will not be allowed. However, Pokémon will be able to hold Z-Crystals, allowing the use of new and powerful Z-Moves.
This season, a new player time system will be used to control the length of each battle. Similar to a chess clock, each player will have 10 total minutes to choose their moves within a game. You'll need to manage your time carefully throughout the match to make sure you have plenty of time in later rounds!

2018 VGC format summary:
* All battles played with Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon
* Double Battles
* Alola Regional Pokédex
* Z-Crystals allowed
* Mega Stones not allowed
* Some Legendary and Mythical Pokémon banned, including Solgaleo, Lunala, and Magearna
* 10-minute player time system

The tournament is run using Age Modified Swiss pairings, attendance determines a topcut. The number of rounds that will be played depends on the number of attendants per division, consisting of best-of-3, the topcut is best-of-3. Divisions will be seperated as possibility allows. Participants will be divided into three age divisions, dependant on the year of birth. These divisions are:
Junior division: born in 2007 or later;
Senior division: born in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006;
Masters division: born 2002 or earlier.

Don't forget the following when you participate in this tournament:
 Take care that you have your PlayerID at hand;
 Read the tournament rules, so you know what to bring to this event;
Have your team list form (see above under the "Registration › decklist” button) filled in completely prior to the tournament;
Have all pokémon in your team in the same order as written on your team list form;
Have all pokémon from your team present in your Battle Box;
Be at the venue on time, as those that arrive to late will receive a "round loss".

Prizes (preliminary)
1rst place: 50 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
2nd place: 40 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
3th - 4th place: 32 Championship Points (@ kicker 0)
5th - 8th place: 35 Championship Points (@ kicker 24)
9th - 16th place: 30 Championship Points (@ kicker 48)
17th - 32th place: 18 Championship Points (@ kicker 100)
33th - 64th place: 12 Championship Points (@ kicker 200)
All participants will receive a reward (booster or token) and there will be additional prize materials available for top 4 based on number of attendance.

Players having a PlayerID and an activated account can participate. Preregistation is mandatory. For registration see link at particular tournament in the Tournament calendar. Make sure your team list is filled in when arriving at the event.

Admission fee
Participating the VG Midseason Showdown is € 6,-.

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