2023 Oceania International Championships

Event2023 Oceania International Championships
LocationAUS Melbourne, Australia
Date17–19 February 2023
CapacityUndisclosed
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 SeasonVGC Series 2
FormatSwiss rounds + top cut single elimination, as per attendance
Open team lists
OrganizerESL Australia

Check Pokémon’s website here and the organizer’s website here for further info!

Table of Contents

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through RK9 Labs platform, and you will first need to set up your RK9 profile and have a Play! Pokémon Player ID. All players must comply with the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols.

Sign-ups open on 23 January 2023 at 9:00 am local time (22 January at 22:00 UTC).

  • For Masters players: sign-ups are A$60.
  • For Seniors and Juniors players: sign-ups are A$30.
After player cap was reached, a new wave of sign-ups opened on 27 January 2023 at 6:00 pm local time (07:00 UTC).

If the player cap is not reached, sign-ups close 2 days before the event starts, on 15 February 2023 at 11:59 pm local time (13:00 UTC).

For registered players, team list submission opens on 13 February 2023 and these must be submitted 3 hours before the event starts, by 17 February 2023 at 6:00 am local time (16 February at 19:00 UTC) for Masters players and by 18 February 2023 at 6:00 am local time (17 February at 19:00 UTC) for Seniors and Juniors players. Paper team lists can also be found here.

Spectator passes are A$10 and can be purchased through RK9 Labs.

OCIC Travel Award recipients

The players with most Championship Points (CP) in the Travel Award standings from each TPCI region at the end of the OCIC Travel Award period (25 April to 26 June 2022) earned Travel Award prizes for this tournament:

  • Top 4 players in North America, Europe and Latin America receive a $3500 Travel Award ($5000 for minors)
  • Top 4 players in Oceania receive a $2000 Travel Award ($2500 for minors)
  • Players ranked 5th to 8th in each region receive a $1000 Travel Stipend

Additionally, Top 4 players in Players Cups III and III may opt to use their Travel Award for this tournament if they have not done so yet.

The following are the final OCIC Travel Award standings for each region (note that some 2022 Seniors players aged up to Masters for the 2023 season and are absent from these lists):

North America
#PlayerCPTravel Award
1USA  James Evans740$3500
2USA  Justin Burns520$3500
3USA  Joseph Ugarte520$3500
4CHN  Zhang Zhe510$3500
5CHN  Peng Chongjun470$1000
6USA  Alex Underhill420$1000
7USA  Gavin Michaels370$1000
8IND  Siddharth Singhal340$1000*
9USA  Paul Chua340$1000*
10USA  Wolfe Glick330
11USA  Rob McNeilly320
12USA  Kyle Livinghouse312
Europe
#PlayerCPTravel Award
1FRA  Thomas Gravouille550$3500
2GBR  Taran Birdee420$3500
3ITA  Giulio Tarlao415$3500
4ESP  Eric Rios410$3500
5DEU  Jonas Wiegel360$1000
6ESP  Guillermo Castilla310$1000
7FIN  Oliver Eskolin300$1000
8DEU  Maurice Uteg250$1000
9ITA  Giovanni Piscitelli230
10FRA  Hippolyte Bernard230
11ITA  Flavio Del Pidio225
12DEU  Markus Stadter222
Latin America
#PlayerCPTravel Award
1BRA  Gabriel Agati425$3500
2GTM  Juan M. Santizo210$3500
3MEX  Arath Vera210$3500
4PER  Diego Gutiérrez200$3500
5PER  Jorge Baca190$1000
6PER  Orlando Luna160$1000
7CHL  Luciano Muñoz131$1000
8CHL  Sebastián Lobos130$1000*
9MEX  Eduardo Abrego130$1000*
10CHL  Iván Casanova110
11ARG  Joaquín Salerno101
12CHL  Michael Navas101
Oceania
#PlayerCPTravel Award
1AUS  Henry Rich390$2000
2AUS  Sam Pandelis362$2000
3AUS  Alister Sandover200$2000
4IDN  Reynaldo Janala180$2000
5AUS  Will Tom160$1000
6NZL  Alex Donaldson140$1000
7AUS  Liam Gilbert130$1000
8AUS  James Katsaros125$1000
9AUS  Paul Amedee100
10AUS  Matthew Anderson100
11AUS  Matthew Robinson100
12AUS  Tim Walsh100

Venue and schedule

The tournament will be held in the following location:

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006

Check-in can be done early on Friday from 8:00 am. Masters players must be ready in the venue by 17 February 2023 at 9:00 am local time (16 February at 22:00 UTC) for the players meeting. The tournament starts right thereafter with the Day 1 Swiss rounds.

Day 2 Swiss rounds or top cut (depending on final attendance) will be played on 18 February 2023 at 9:00 am local time (17 February at 22:00 UTC). Seniors and Juniors players also start their tournament at this time.

Championship Sunday finals will be played on 19 February 2023 at 9:00 am local time (18 February at 22:00 UTC).

Prizes

This event is one of the three International Championships that are part of the 2023 official TPCI circuit, the most important tournament tier after the World Championships, and thus it rewards Championship Points (CPs).

Information about participation goodies will be released at a later date.

Additionally, the best-placed players will receive the following prizes depending on final attendance:

1 to 47 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$150072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$100072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$75072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$50036 packs
9th to 16th18 packs
48 to 99 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$150072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$100072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$75072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$50036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP18 packs
Exactly 100 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$150072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$100072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$75072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$50036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP18 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP
101 to 199 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$250072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$150072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$100072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$75036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$50018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP
Exactly 200 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$250072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$150072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$100072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$75036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$50018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP
33rd to 64th130 CP
201 to 399 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$500072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$250072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$150072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$100036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$75018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP$500
33rd to 64th130 CP
400 to 799 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$500072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$250072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$150072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$100036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$75018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP$500
33rd to 64th130 CP
65th to 128th100 CP
800 to 1599 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$500072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$250072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$150072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$100036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$75018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP$500
33rd to 64th130 CP
65th to 128th100 CP
129th to 256th80 CP
1600 or more players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner500 CP$500072 packs
Runner-up400 CP$250072 packs
Semifinalists320 CP$150072 packs
5th to 8th250 CP$100036 packs
9th to 16th200 CP$75018 packs
17th to 32nd160 CP$500
33rd to 64th130 CP
65th to 128th100 CP
129th to 256th80 CP
257th to 512th60 CP

If prize money is $5000 or more, it will be given as a choice of scholarship (in all cases) or cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card). For lower prizes, it will be given as cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card).

Streaming

The event will be broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube. Check out official announcements on schedule and broadcast team in a future date.

CP standings: North America

Season standings

The following are the North America Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Top 8 players at the end of the 2023 season get Day 2 invites to the 2023 World Championships.

Before the event

#PlayerCP
1USA  Luca Paz400
2USA  Wolfe Glick360
3USA  Chuppa Cross290
4USA  James Evans230
5KOR  Jiseok Lee200
6USA  Emilio Forbes200
7CHN  Peng Chongjun190
8SWE  Aditya Subramanian190
9USA  Ashton Cox160
10USA  Giovanni Costa160
11SWI  Stefan Mott160
12USA  Collin Heier160

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

EUIC Travel Award standings

This event counts towards the Europe International Championships (EUIC) Travel Award standings. It is the last event in the world to count, so the standings after OCIC should be final!

Top 4 players at the end of this period (28 November 2022 to 19 February 2023) will receive a $3500 Travel Award ($5000 for minors), while players ranked 5th to 8th will receive a $1000 Travel Stipend.

Before the event

#PlayerCP
1USA  Luca Paz300
2USA  Chuppa Cross290
3USA  Wolfe Glick280
4USA  James Evans230
5KOR  Jiseok Lee200
6USA  Emilio Forbes200
7USA  Ashton Cox160
8USA  Giovanni Costa160
9USA  Giovanni Cischke150
10IRL  Brian Collins150
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian140
12USA  Brady Smith140

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
4USA  Aaron Brok130
5USA  Emilio Forbes100
6USA  Giovanni Costa100
7USA  James Evans100
8USA  Giovanni Cischke100
9USA  Gavin Michaels80
10USA  Alberto Lara80
11USA  Wolfe Glick80
12USA  Angel Miranda80

CP standings: Europe

Season standings

The following are the Europe Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Top 16 players at the end of the 2023 season get Day 2 invites to the 2023 World Championships.

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

EUIC Travel Award standings

This event counts towards the Europe International Championships (EUIC) Travel Award standings. It is the last event in the world to count, so the standings after OCIC should be final!

Top 4 players at the end of this period (28 November 2022 to 19 February 2023) will receive a $2000 Travel Award ($2500 for minors), while players ranked 5th to 8th will receive a $1000 Travel Stipend.

Before the event

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

CP standings: Latin America

Season standings

The following are the Latin America Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Top 8 players at the end of the 2023 season get Day 2 invites to the 2023 World Championships.

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

EUIC Travel Award standings

This event counts towards the Europe International Championships (EUIC) Travel Award standings. It is the last event in the world to count, and the only one for most Latin Americans, so the standings after OCIC should be final!

Top 4 players at the end of this period (28 November 2022 to 19 February 2023) will receive a $3500 Travel Award ($5000 for minors), while players ranked 5th to 8th will receive a $1000 Travel Stipend.

Before the event

This is the first and only event for Latin American players to qualify in the EUIC TA standings!

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

CP standings: Oceania

Season standings

The following are the Oceania Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Top 4 players at the end of the 2023 season get Day 2 invites to the 2023 World Championships.

Before the event

#PlayerCP
1AUS  Henry Rich80
2AUS  Simon Konsti50

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

EUIC Travel Award standings

This event counts towards the Europe International Championships (EUIC) Travel Award standings. It is the last event in the world to count, and the only one for most Oceanians, so the standings after OCIC should be final!

Top 4 players at the end of this period (28 November 2022 to 19 February 2023) will receive a $3500 Travel Award ($5000 for minors), while players ranked 5th to 8th will receive a $1000 Travel Stipend.

Before the event

This is the first and only event for Oceanian players to qualify in the EUIC TA standings!

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1KOR  Jiseok Lee200
2USA  Chuppa Cross160
3USA  Wolfe Glick160
4CHN  Peng Chongjun140
5USA  Luca Paz140
6USA  Jeudy Azzarelli130
7USA  Aaron Brok130
8USA  Collin Heier120
9SWI  Stefan Mott120
10USA  Justin Burns110
11SWE  Aditya Subramanian110
12IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100

Overview

The Oceania International Championships, or OCIC, is one of the four official TPCI International events for Pokémon VGC, TCG and Pokémon GO, alongside the Latin America (absent from the VGC circuit this season), Europe and North America Internationals. It is the first Internationals of the 2023 season and of the new games Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet. It is also the last event in the world in the EUIC travel award race.

It is the fifth edition of OCIC. See the results of the previous editions:

The ruleset is VGC Series 2 and it will be played using open team lists.

A little bit of history

Australia has been part of the Oceania region of the official TPCI circuit since they were established. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, old-era National Championships and all editions of OCIC since its inception in 2017. Australia’s greatest VGC success is Nicholas Kan‘s 2017 Junior Division World Championship win, while in the Masters Division Sam Pandelis reached that same year the finals at the 2017 World Championships.

The most recent tournament held in Australia was the 2022 Melbourne Regionals, played in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield with the VGC Series 12 ruleset in June 2023. The finals saw Australian Sam Pandelis defeat fellow countryman Will Tom.

The last time the Oceania International Championships were held was the 2020 edition, hosted in Melbourne, played in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield with the VGC Series 2 ruleset in February 2020. The OCIC finals saw Italian Marco Silva defeat then-reigning Oceania International Champion and future 2022 World Champion, Portuguese Eduardo Cunha.

Victory Road