2023 Tainan Regionals

Event2023 Taiwan Regional League: Tainan
LocationTWN Tainan, Taiwan
Date10 December 2022
Attendance109 players
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Series 1
Format6 Swiss rounds + top 16 single elimination
Closed team lists
OrganizerThe Pokémon Company (Taiwan)

Table of Contents

Teams and results

Top cut

#SwissFlagPlayerPrizeTeamExp.
15-1TWNTseng Yan-rong
(Tony)
Nationals Day 2
meowscaradaarmarougeindeedee-femalemausholdmurkrowhydreigon

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25-1TWNKu Chao-chen
(FM寶可夢子)
Nationals Day 2
annihilapearmarougedragonitegholdengomurkrowhydreigon

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36-0TWNTseng Yi-kai
(赫蘿)
sylveongarchomphariyamagholdengomurkrowhydreigon
 
45-1TWNChen Chih-chun
(ToooTz)
meowscaradaarmarougehariyamagholdengomurkrowhydreigon
56-0TWNLiu Jian-ting
(Sayha)
meowscaradaarmarougetauros-paldea-aquakingambitsylveonamoonguss
65-1TWNYeh Kuan-cheng
(全婆俠)
breloomtalonflamerotom-washgholdengosylveondragonite
 
75-1TWNFang Yu-yang
(Wow_ヤン)
mausholdarmarougeindeedee-femalegholdengomurkrowhydreigon
84-2TWNLin Kun-wu
(假面・德・C)
meowscaradaarcanineannihilapefarigirafgrimmsnarlgoodra
95-1TWNChyr Wei
(Megumi~)
meowscaradaskeledirgeannihilapegarganaclgrimmsnarlsalamence
 
105-1HKGMak Kwan Ho
(KanadeVgc)
meowscaradaceruledgerotom-washgholdengomurkrowgarchomp
115-1TWNLi Yi-ju
(帕帕拉)
mausholdgengarannihilapekingambitfarigirafhydreigon
125-1TWNLi Chia-ching
(蕾蒂)
meowscaradaskeledirgeannihilapekilowattrelgrimmsnarlgarchomp
135-1TWNWan Ting-te
(萬萬)
meowscaradatalonflamegarchompannihilapegrimmsnarlhydreigon
144-2TWNHsieh Yi-lin
(國士無雙)
annihilapearcaninegarchompgholdengomurkrowhydreigon
 
154-2TWNJian Shao-yang
(邊緣滑行者)
indeedee-femalearmarougegarchompgholdengomurkrowhydreigon
 
164-2TWNLi Yu-chi
(東雲青空)
meowscaradatalonflameannihilapegholdengosylveonmaushold

Further standings

If applicable, insert here the table from TopCut_Automatizado with the rest of standings (limited to 32 in the sheet).

Streaming

Some of the matches of the tournament were streamed live in the official Pokémon YouTube channel in Chinese, featuring Eason and Wu Chen as casters and Shinn as interviewer.

Take a look at the following matches!

List of streamed matches
RoundPlayer 1vsPlayer 2
R1TWN
Sun Hao-hsuan
amoongussrotom-heatazumarillgholdengogengarhydreigon
vsTWN
Hsiao Chia-wei
meowscaradarotom-heatdondozotatsugiri-stretchytinkatongarchomp
R2TWN
Huang Liang-wei
meowscaradatauros-paldea-blazegarganaclgholdengomurkrowbaxcalibur
vsTWN
Chyr Wei
meowscaradaskeledirgeannihilapegarganaclgrimmsnarlsalamence
R3TWN
Jian Shao-yang
indeedee-femalearmarougegarchompgholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Liu Cheng-hao
meowscaradaarmarougeindeedee-femalekilowattrelsylveongarchomp
R4TWN
Chen Pai-yi
sylveonarmarougequaquavalgholdengosableyehydreigon
vsTWN
Li Yi-ju
mausholdgengarannihilapekingambitfarigirafhydreigon
R5TWN
Sie Meng-ru
toedscruelskeledirgehariyamacorviknighttoxapexhydreigon
vsTWN
Lin Kun-wu
meowscaradaarcanineannihilapefarigirafgrimmsnarlgoodra
R6TWN
Chen Chih-chun
meowscaradaarmarougehariyamagholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Chang Yi-chung
meowscaradaarcaninetyranitargholdengomurkrowgarchomp
Top 16TWN
Hsieh Yi-lin
annihilapearcaninegarchompgholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Yeh Kuan-cheng
breloomtalonflamerotom-washgholdengosylveondragonite
Top 8TWN
Fang Yu-yang
mausholdarmarougeindeedee-femalegholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Tseng Yi-kai
sylveongarchomphariyamagholdengomurkrowhydreigon
Top 4TWN
Chen Chih-chun
meowscaradaarmarougehariyamagholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Ku Chao-chen
annihilapearmarougedragonitegholdengomurkrowhydreigon
FinalsTWN
Ku Chao-chen
annihilapearmarougedragonitegholdengomurkrowhydreigon
vsTWN
Tseng Yan-rong
meowscaradaarmarougeindeedee-femalemausholdmurkrowhydreigon

Venue and schedule

The tournament was held in the following location:

Greater Tainan Convention and Exhibition Center
大臺南會展中心 展覽棟

Exhibition Building, 1st Floor, No. 3, Gueiren 12th Road
臺南市歸仁區歸仁十二路 3 號 1 樓展覽棟
711 Gueiren District, Tainan City

The on-site registration started on 10 December 2022 at 08:00 local time (00:00 UTC), and the tournament itself started at 09:00 local time (01:00 UTC) with the Swiss rounds. The top cut was played consecutively on the same day, estimated at around 16:30 local time (08:30 UTC).

Prizes

This event is part of the 2023 official TPC circuit in Taiwan, which does not use Championship Points (CPs) as a qualification system, instead rewarding the best players with some advantage in the National Championships to be held at the end of the season.

As a participation goodie, all players were provided a special commemorative card.

Additionally, the best-placed players received the following prizes (although the tournament is open to anyone, only players with a Taiwanese passport can earn Taiwan Nationals invites):

PlacementTaiwan NationalsOther prizes
WinnerNationals Day 2 invite1 Nintendo Switch OLED Pokémon Scarlet & Violet edition
1 Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Double Pack
1 Pokémon TCG booster box
Runner-upNationals Day 2 invite1 set of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers
Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet videogame
1 Pokémon TCG booster box
Semifinalists1 Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet videogame
1 Pokémon TCG booster box

Overview

The Tainan Regionals is an official TPC Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC and TCG. Since the TPCI regions would not hold official tournaments until 2023, this was be the first Regional in the world to host an official VGC event in the Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet games. It’s the second Regionals of the 2023 season in the Taiwanese circuit, after the Taipei Regionals.

The ruleset was VGC Series 1. This event was not played with open team lists.

A little bit of history

Taiwan has been one of the regions hosting an the official TPC circuit since June 2020, and it was part of the Oceania region of the official TPCI circuit before that. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, Special Events, and both TPCI-era and current TPC-era National Championships. It was the only region in the world to consistently host major live events during the 2020–2022 seasons. Taiwan’s greatest VGC success was Wu Pi‘s 2019 Junior Division World Championship win.

The most recent tournament held in Taiwan was the 2023 Taipei Regionals, played in the VGC Sword & Shield Series 13 ruleset in October 2022. The finals saw Taiwanese Chuang Yu-peng defeat fellow compatriot Yang Da-wei in the finals.

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event were done through a registration form. In order to be allowed entry, all players must have been in Taiwan at least 7 days before the event, must not be under COVID-19-related health restrictions, and must have a body temperature lower than 37.5 °C at the venue entrance. Minors needed to bring this parental consent form.

Sign-ups were free, and open since the announcement of the tournament. There was a capacity of 256 players.

Sign-ups closed three days before the event, on 7 December 2022 at 23:59 local time (15:59 UTC). The registrations were confirmed on 8 December 2022.

For registered players, team list submission was performed on-site. Teamlists could be filled out in advance using this template.

Victory Road