Minneapolis VGC Premier Challenge

We are ecstatic to bring you the first EVER Championship Points Video Game Tournaments to the great state of Minnesota!

Level Up Games
207 13th Avenue South
South St. Paul, MN 55075

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
#2: Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Registration: Noon - 1:00pm

Price: $5

Level Up Games is your one stop shop for all things Gaming. From Card Games to Tabletop Games to one of the largest Video Game collections outside of mass market retailers, Level Up Games has something for everybody!

This tournament will be run using the Standard Format, 2v2 battles. Only Pokemon native to Kalos will be allowed in the tournament. Trainers will need to fill out a Team Registration Sheet, and all games will be subject to random hack checks. All Pokemon that you intend to use during this tournament must be deposited in the Battle Box before the tournament begins.

For the complete rules for the 2014 Video Game Challenge, please visit the Official Rules Here, and click on the Video Game Rules and Formats link. However, here's a quick rundown of the Pokemon rules for this tournament:

-All Pokémon must be hatched or caught in the Kalos Region. This is indicated by a Blue Pentagon on the Pokémon's summary screen

-All Pokémon must be in the Kalos Pokedex, specifically Central #1-150, Coastal #1-153, and Mountain #1-147. Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Mewtwo are explicitly not allowed.

-Torchic/Combusken/Blaziken, although received in Kalos, are not allowed to be used.

In addition, these battles will be 2v2, where you will bring between 4 and 6 Pokemon into your Battle Box, select 4 of them before each Battle, and that will be your team for that particular round. You cannot change your 4-6 Pokemon team, but you can change which 4 of those 4-6 you bring into battle, and the order they come in, before each round.

Prizes (for each age group):

1st: 15 CP - Kicker 0
2nd: 12 CP - Kicker 0
3rd - 4th: 10 CP - Kicker 0
5th - 8th: 8 CP - Kicker 16
9th -12th: 4 CP - Kicker 32
13th - 16th: 2 CP - Kicker 32
17th - 32nd: 1 CP - Kicker 64

IN ADDITION, there will be prizes for the top finishers in the form of Level Up Gaming Store Credit. Keep in mind that Level Up has quite possibly the most complete Video Game section that I've ever seen in retail, with games for sale dating back to the Atari 2600, if not further back than that. Plus cards, comics, and tabletop gaming, Level Up is your one-stop-shop for everything gaming!

Tournament Structure:

This tournament will be run using the Swiss pairings, which means that everybody will be playing every round. The Swiss rounds will be single-game, and the number of Swiss rounds will be dependent on the number of players in the tournament.

In addition, once the Swiss rounds are complete, we will then have a Top Cut, which will be run best 2 out of 3 games. The schedule for the Top Cut is per age division, and will break down as follows:

8 Players: 3 Swiss Rounds, Top 2 Cut
9-16 Players: 4 Swiss Rounds, Top 4 Cut
17-32 Players: 5 Swiss Rounds, Top 8 Cut
33-64 Players: 6 Swiss Rounds, Top 8 Cut
65-105 Players: 7 Swiss Rounds, Top 8 Cut

Level Up Gaming can sit up to 105 players, but we won't even get CLOSE to that number.

We will be Recording one battle from every round. If the technology allows for it, we will be Streaming as well. But recording will most definitely happen.

Tournament Sanctioning IDs:

We look forward to seeing you at the first ever Minnesota VGC Premier Challenge!

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