Originally Posted by Fat Thadenvy
I see everyone at the VGC knowing someone else there. If I take Battling 202, will I get to meet more people and get training?
Yes, when Battling 202 opens up, you'll get a tutor who has been to VGC events to help you out and you'll get VGC training.
As for meeting people, you'll generally see big crowds of people who are from Smogon. You should be able to tell pretty quickly, and you can just introduce yourself. Everyone's very friendly!