2011 Series

The 2011 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered and allowed for only the use of the Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. In practice, this series also separated VGC matches for Seniors into two different categories: Masters for over 16s and Seniors for those between 11 and 16. This series had a loss of Japan having their own specific competitions offline due to the Sendai Tsunami, but Japan later entered through online methods which continued onwards. The World Championships were held in San Diego.

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2011)

Usable Games Pokémon Black, Pokémon White
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Unova Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item

VGC Winners
Junior: Brian Hough (US)
Senior: Kamran Jahadi (US)
Master: Ray Rizzo (US)

TCG Winners
Junior: Gustavo Wada (Brazil)
Senior: Christopher Kan (Australia)
Master: David Cohen (US)

Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions that allow for players to increase their score in order to get a better chance at going to Worlds. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Washington Regionals Seattle, Washington United States 14th May 2011 None No
California Regionals San Jose, California United States 21st May 2011 None No
Texas Regionals Dallas, Texas United States 28th May 2011 None No
Georgia Regionals Atlanta, Georgia United States 4th June 2011 None No
Washington DC Regionals Washington DC United States 11th June 2011 None No
New Jersey Regionals Newark, New Jersey United States 18th June 2011 None No

Nationals Details

National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No points were required to enter but the winners were able to earn placement in the World Championships. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
UK Nationals Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom 4th June 2011 None No
Italy Nationals Rome, Italy Italy 11th June 2011 None No
Spain Nationals Madrid, Spain Spain 18th June 2011 None No
France Nationals Paris, France France 25th June 2011 None No
Germany Nationals Cologne, Germany Germany 2nd July 2011 None No
US Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana United States 8th - 10th July 2011 None No

Worlds Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on score and position, but people could gain entry in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships San Diego, California United States 12th - 14th August 2011
Scrafty
Yes
 
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