2023 Stuttgart Regionals VG Side Event

Event2023 Stuttgart Regional Championships VGC Side Event
LocationDEU Stuttgart, Germany
Date3 December 2022
Attendance20 players
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Series 1
Format5 Swiss rounds + top 8 single elimination
Open teamsheets
Organizer2022 Tournaments

Table of Contents

Overview

The Stuttgart Regionals was an official TPCI Regional-level event for Pokémon TCG and Pokémon GO. As previously announced, there would not be official VGC events until 2023. However, it was announced that a VGC side tournament would be played at this event.

After their release on 18 November 2022, this event was the first live tournament played in Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet!

This tournament served as a test for the official VGC circuit comeback scheduled for January 2023.

Since there was no official VGC format as of 28 November, the organizer announced that all Pokémon in the Paldean Regional Pokédex through normal gameplay or events would be allowed in this event except the Paradox Pokémon and the Legendary Pokémon, including the Treasures of Ruin. This ruleset was confirmed to be the official Series 1 on 1 December. Female Indeedee with the move Trick Room, available through Tera Raid Battles and able to be played online, was allowed.

It was also announced on 29 November that this tournament would be played with open teamsheets, which means that every player’s Pokémon’s moves, ability, held item and Tera Type were known to their opponents.

Venue and schedule

The tournament was held in the following location:

ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messepiazza 1
70629 Stuttgart

The tournament started on 3 December at 10:00 local time (09:00 UTC) with the Swiss rounds and the top cut played consecutively on the same day.

Prizes

This event was not a part of the 2023 official TPCI circuit and thus it did not reward any Championship Points (CPs).

As a participation goodie, all players were provided 10 prize wall points (to exchange on-site for various merchandising products) and a 2022 Tournaments dice.

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

Fewer than 50 players
PlacementPokémon TCG booster packsOther prizes
Winner72 packs€200 GameStop voucher
Runner-up72 packs€100 GameStop voucher
Semifinalists36 packs€50 GameStop voucher
5th to 8th18 packs
9th to 16th9 packs
More than 50 players (MA)
PlacementPokémon TCG booster packsOther prizes
Winner72 packs€500 GameStop voucher
Runner-up72 packs€250 GameStop voucher
Semifinalists36 packs€100 GameStop voucher
5th to 8th18 packs
9th to 16th9 packs

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event were done through RK9 Labs platform, and you first needed to set up your RK9 profile and have a Play! Pokémon Player ID. Sign-ups were €14.99 for all age divisions and opened on 21 November at 20:00 local time (19:00 UTC). There were 200 spots available for Masters, 32 for Seniors and 16 for Juniors.

All players needed to provide two paper teamlists when the tournament started: one for staff with all your team’s information (in English) and one as the open teamsheet for your opponents (in English or German).

Players participating in this event did not need to purchase a Spectator Pass for the main event (TCG, GO).

Sign-ups closed 2 hours before the event started.

Streaming

Victory Road streamed this event live in our Twitch channel! The casting team included Kosta DaidimosLou Akcos-Cromie and Ben Kyriakou, and featured the following content:

  • Saturday, 3 December: Several matches from the tournament (see below).
  • Sunday, 4 December: Charizard event Tera Raid Battles, guide to competitive breeding, caster battles, metagame discussion.
List of streamed matches
RoundPlayer 1vsPlayer 2
R1DEU
Baris Akcos
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
vsDEU
Markus Stadter
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
R2DEU
Julian Siebenstich
coalossalarcaninepalafingholdengotinkatonkilowattrel
vsFRA
Thomas Gravouille
amoongusstalonflamegyaradossylveongengargarchomp
R3DEU
Fevzi Özkan
meowscaradaarcaninetyranitargholdengomurkrowgarchomp
vsDEU
Tim Sudermann
armarougetorkoalmimikyuhariyamaindeedee-femalemudsdale
R4DEU
Constantin Klose
meowscaradapelipperpalafingholdengoamoongusskilowattrel
vsDEU
Tim Kukulski
amoongussarcaninezoroarkklawfmurkrowdragapult
R5aDEU
Tim Sudermann
armarougetorkoalmimikyuhariyamaindeedee-femalemudsdale
vsDEU
Markus Stadter
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
R5bDEU
Finn Schlenker
amoongussstaraptorpalafinsylveonmimikyudragonite
vsCHN
Lu Hao
amoongusscoalossalgastrodongarganaclmasqueraindragonite
T8FRA
Thomas Gravouille
amoongusstalonflamegyaradossylveongengargarchomp
vsDEU
Alexander V. Krol
lilliganttorkoaloranguruannihilapeindeedee-femalehariyama
T4DEU
Tim Sudermann
armarougetorkoalmimikyuhariyamaindeedee-femalemudsdale
vsDEU
Markus Stadter
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
FinalsDEU
Constantin Klose
meowscaradapelipperpalafingholdengoamoongusskilowattrel
vsDEU
Markus Stadter
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp

Teams and results

Top cut

#SwissFlagPlayerPrizeTeamExp.
14-1DEUMarkus Stadter
(Yoshi)
€200
mausholdannihilapehydreigongholdengomurkrowgarchomp
24-1DEUConstantin Klose
(Conni)
€100
meowscaradapelipperpalafingholdengoamoongusskilowattrel
34-1FRAThomas Gravouille
(Hari)
€50
amoongusstalonflamegyaradosgengarsylveongarchomp
43-2DEUTim Sudermann
(Flip)
€50
armarougetorkoalmimikyuhariyamaindeedee-femalemudsdale
54-1DEUFevzi Özkan
(Fevzi)
meowscaradaarcaninetyranitargholdengomurkrowgarchomp
63-2DEUJannis Hermann
(Jannis)
meowscaradaarmarougegastrodongarganaclindeedee-femaledragonite
73-2ISRAdi Anis
(Quatico)
meowscaradatalonflametoxtricityannihilapeindeedeedudunsparce
83-2DEUAlexander V. Krol
(Alex)
lilliganttorkoaloranguruannihilapeindeedee-femalehariyama

Prize money in GameStop vouchers.

Further standings

Check the results soon!

Usage stats

#PokémonUsageTop Cut
1
gholdengo
31.58%3/6
2
murkrow
31.58%2/6
3
meowscarada
26.32%4/5
4
amoonguss
26.32%2/5
5
arcanine
26.32%1/5
6
garchomp
21.05%3/4
7
annihilape
21.05%3/4
8
torkoal
21.05%2/4
9
dragonite
21.05%1/4
10
indeedee-female
15.79%3/3
11
hariyama
15.79%2/3
12
palafin
15.79%1/3
13
kilowattrel
15.79%1/3
14
sylveon
15.79%1/3
15
tyranitar
15.79%1/3
#PokémonUsageTop Cut
16
garganacl
15.79%1/3
17
grimmsnarl
15.79%0/3
18
talonflame
10.53%2/2
19
armarouge
10.53%2/2
20
hydreigon
10.53%1/2
21
mausholdmaushold-three
10.53%1/2
22
mimikyu
10.53%1/2
23
gastrodongastrodon-east
10.53%1/2
24
lilligant
10.53%1/2
25
coalossal
10.53%0/2
26
dondozo
10.53%0/2
27
tatsugiri (all)
10.53%0/2
28
scizor
10.53%0/2
29
dragapult
10.53%0/2
30
volcarona
10.53%0/2
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