2023 Vancouver Regionals

Event2023 Vancouver Regional Championships
LocationCAN Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date11–12 March 2023
CapacityUndisclosed
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Series 2
FormatSwiss rounds + top cut single elimination, as per attendance
Open team lists
OrganizerTeam Northwest

Check 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 are $70 for all age divisions and open on 12 January 2023 at 7:00 pm local time (13 January at 03:00 UTC).

If the player cap is not reached, sign-ups close 1 day before the event, on 10 March 2023 at 7:30 pm local time (11 March at 03:30 UTC).

For registered players, team lists must be submitted 1 day before the event starts, by 10 March 2023 at 8:00 pm local time (11 March at 04:00 UTC). Paper team lists can also be found here.

Spectator passes can be acquired through Rk9 Labs.

Sign-ups close 1 hour and 30 minutes before the event starts.For registered players, team list submission opens in Rk9 Labs on 12 January 2023. Team lists must be submitted 30 minutes before the event starts, by 25 February 2023 at 08:00 local time (13:00 UTC). Paper team lists can also be found here.Spectator passes are $10 and can be purchased through RK9 Labs. More info here.

Venue and schedule

The tournament will be held in the Exhibit Hall B of the following location:

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

Players must be in the venue by 11 March 2023 at 9:00 am local time (17:00 UTC) for the players meeting. The tournament will start afterwards with the Swiss rounds, with a lunch break after Round 4.

Remember that Vancouver observes daylight saving time and changes time zones from 11 to 12 March!

The top cut will be played on 12 March 2023 at 8:30 am local time (15:30 UTC).

Prizes

This event is part of the 2023 official TPCI circuit and thus it rewards Championship Points (CPs).

As a participation goodie, all players will be provided a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card and a hat. Players could also purchase:

  •  “Vancouver Experience”, which added an event shirt and two side-event vouchers to the goodies; or
  • “Vancouver Experience Plus”, which further added a mat and two prize wall dice.

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

1 to 24 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$50072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$25072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP36 packs
5th to 8th100 CP18 packs
9th to 16th9 packs
25 to 47 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$100072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$50072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$25036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP18 packs
9th to 16th9 packs
48 to 99 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$100072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$50072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$25036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP18 packs
9th to 16th80 CP9 packs
Exactly 100 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$100072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$50072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$25036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$25018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP9 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
101 to 199 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$200072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$100072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$50036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$25018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP9 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
Exactly 200 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$200072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$100072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$50036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$25018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP$2509 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
33rd to 64th50 CP
201 to 399 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$300072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$200072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$100036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$50018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP$2509 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
33rd to 64th50 CP
400 to 799 players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$300072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$200072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$100036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$50018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP$2509 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
33rd to 64th50 CP
65th to 128th40 CP
800 or more players
PlacementCPPrize moneyPokémon TCG booster packs
Winner200 CP$300072 packs
Runner-up160 CP$200072 packs
Semifinalists130 CP$100036 packs
5th to 8th100 CP$50018 packs
9th to 16th80 CP$2509 packs
17th to 32nd60 CP
33rd to 64th50 CP
65th to 128th40 CP
129th to 256th30 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

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

Standings will be updated after Knoxville Regionals.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

NAIC Travel Award standings

This event counts towards the North America International Championships (NAIC) Travel Award standings. It is the second of 4 Regional-level events in North America to count. 

Top 4 players at the end of this period (20 February to 16 April 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

Standings will be updated after Knoxville Regionals.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

After the event

Standings will be updated after the event.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

Overview

The Vancouver Regionals is an official TPCI Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC, TCG and Pokémon GO. It is the fourth Regionals of the 2023 season in the North American circuit, and the second in the NAIC travel award race.

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

A little bit of history

Canada has been part of the North America region of the official TPCI circuit since the introduction of continental regions. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, one old-era National Championships and the 2013 World Championships. Canada’s greatest VGC success is the National Championship title won in 2012 by Tony Cheung, the first and only Nationals held locally. With a second place for Team Canada in the 2022 World Cup, Canadian players are looking bright at their next challenges!

The most recent tournament held in Canada was the 2022 Vancouver Regionals, played in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield with the VGC Series 12 ruleset in May 2022. The finals saw American Gavin Michaels defeat fellow American Zac Emerzian.

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

Victory Road