Recapping Pokemon TCG Worlds 2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there. This is Pikkdogs here with a recap of worlds.

Before we start with what happened at worlds, lets take a look back at last week. Last week was the first ever www.onehitko.com guest writer week. We saw 6 writers give us some great articles. I feel that we got a lot of cool different information last week, and it was generally a great thing for the site. We would like to thank all of our writers that were in action last week, you all did a great job. Hopefully in the future you will be able to drop by and give us another article. Ed and I would also like to ask all of our readers to tell us what you thought about Guest Writer week. Please tell us if you think it was a good thing for the site by placing your thoughts in the comment box.

Last Chance Qualifier-Day 1

World’s weekend started off Friday night with the Last Chance Qualifier. The LCQ (known as the grinder) was full of a lot of players vying for just 16 spots at the main event.  There were no swiss rounds, instead …

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2011 World Championships – A Groundbreaking Weekend

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Well folks, we’re just a couple days away from the 2011 World Championships, taking place in beautiful San Diego, CA. Players from all over the world are coming together to compete and share their passion for the game they love – the Pokémon TCG. At the end of the weekend, a new champion will be crowned in each division as usual. However, this year things are going to be much different with the Last Chance Qualifier, Worlds, and more. Are you excited? If you’re not, here’s why you should be!

            To kick things off, we have the LCQ, more commonly referred to as the Grinder. Of course the big change this year is that the tournament format will be single elimination best 2/3 matches, instead of Swiss rounds. Plain and simple, if you lose one match you are eliminated, and you keep playing until there are about eight players remaining. Although there have been some complaints about the change, the best 2/3 format should favor skilled players and reduce the luck factor, so it seems to be a positive change. Most importantly, if you lose a game on the first turn, you still have a chance to win the …

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