2013 Series

The 2013 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 games. Despite that, the format changed very little from the previous year, just allowing for the new forms intorduced in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2. This was the last series to include the special point structure and it added another set of Regional Championships in the winter. The World Championships were held in Vancouver in Canada

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2013)

Usable Games Pokémon Black 2, Pokémon White 2
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Banned Pokémon: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect
Banned Items: Soul Dew
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item

VGC Winners
Junior: Brendan Zheng (US)
Senior: Hayden McTavish (US)
Master: Arash Ommati (Italy)

TCG Winners
Junior: Ondrej Kujal (Czech Republic)
Senior: Kaiwen Cabbabe (Australia)
Master: Jason Klaczynski (US)

Online Competitions

Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.

Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?
VGCS Winter Battle 15th - 17th December 2012 Custap Berry Yes
2013 International Challenge - January 25th - 28th January 2013 Jaboca Berry Yes
2013 International Challenge - March 22nd - 25th March 2013 Rowap Berry Yes
2013 International Challenge - April 19th - 21st April 2013 Liechi & Salac Berry Yes
Japan Cup 2013 3rd - 6th May 2013 None No
2013 International Challenge - June 21st - 24th June 2013 Ganlon Berry Yes

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?
Pennsylvania Autumn Regionals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States 13th - 14th October 2012 None No
California Autumn Regionals Santa Clara, California United States 13th - 14th October 2012 None No
Texas Autumn Regionals Houston, Texas United States 13th - 14th October 2012 None No
Ontario Autumn Regionals Toronto, Ontario Canada 13th - 14th October 2012 None No
Indiana Autumn Regionals Fort Wayne, Indiana United States 13th - 14th October 2012 None No
California Winter Regionals Long Beach, California United States 19th - 20th January 2013
Cloyster
No
Florida Winter Regionals Lake Buena Vista, Florida United States 19th - 20th January 2013
Cloyster
No
Missouri Winter Regionals St. Louis, Missouri United States 19th - 20th January 2013
Cloyster
No
Oregon Winter Regionals Salem, Oregon United States 19th - 20th January 2013
Cloyster
No
Virginia Winter Regionals Sandston, Virginia United States 19th - 20th January 2013
Cloyster
No
Vancouver Spring Regionals Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 13th- 14th April 2013
Ludicolo
No
Georgia Spring Regionals Athens, Georgia United States 13th- 14th April 2013
Ludicolo
No
Massachusetts Spring Regionals Foxboro, Massachusetts United States 13th- 14th April 2013
Ludicolo
No
Utah Spring Regionals Salt Lake City, Utah United States 13th- 14th April 2013
Ludicolo
No
Wisconsin Spring Regionals Madison, Wisconsin United States 13th- 14th April 2013
Ludicolo
No
Perth Regionals Perth, West Australia Australia 30th June 2013 None No
Melbourne Regionals Melbourne, Victoria Australia 6th July 2013 None No
Brisbane Regionals Brisbane, Queensland Australia 7th July 2013 None No
Adelaide Regionals Adelaide, South Australia Australia 13th July 2013 None No
Sydney Regionals Sydney, New South Wales Australia 14th July 2013 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?
Italy Nationals Assago Italy 11th - 12th May 2013
Metagross
No
Germany Nationals Bochum, Germany Germany 25th - 26th May 2013
Metagross
No
UK Nationals Birmingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom 1st - 2nd June 2013
Metagross
No
US Nationals Indianapolis, Indiana United Stats 5th - 7th July 2013
Metagross
No
Australia Nationals Melbourne, Victoria Australia 20th - 21st July 2013 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 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada 9th - 11th August 2013
Smeargle
Yes
 
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