2024 Perth Regional Championships – My Experience

April 13th, 2024, saw Perth transform into a battleground of Pokémon GO expertise as elite trainers from around the globe gathered for the highly anticipated Regional Championships

I was fortunate enough to participate in this event, and throughout the day, I will share my experiences and discuss the main key points.

In the opening round, I found myself matched against the formidable Mikeymorgs, a 2x World Championship competitor. While the initial skirmish ended in defeat, I rallied with determination to secure a hard-fought 2-1 victory, setting a tone of resilience for the challenges ahead.

Myself vs Mikeymorgs

The subsequent encounter with 89CGYFlamesFan, a promising young contender, proved to be a rigorous test of skill. Despite my efforts, I succumbed to a narrow 1-2 defeat, relegating me to the lower bracket earlier than anticipated.

Undeterred by this setback, I pressed forward, overcoming adversaries such as MelS0733 and CalebA13 in successive rounds, each battle showcasing perseverance and adaptability to win.

The pinnacle of my journey came in a showdown against g0ne1001, a respected figure within the Australian battling community. Through unwavering focus, I emerged victorious with a decisive 2-0 triumph, propelling me closer to the summit of the competition.

However, fate dictated a rematch with the one and only RocketClare, a familiar face from the 2024 Melbourne Regional Championships. Despite valiant efforts, victory eluded me this time as she managed to take me out 2-0 marking the end of my journey in the tournament. Nevertheless, securing the 7th position rewarded me with a substantial $800 cash prize and 100 Championship points, crucial for my qualification to the World Championships in Honolulu.

Me receiving my prizes 

Amidst the fierce battles, the tireless efforts of debbiepebble, PvPSteve, Fishylegs, Reis2Occasion, and others behind the scenes were successful in hosting Perth’s first live-stream of a regional championship event—a feat that gained global attention and admiration. Massive props to them and the staff at ESL for their combined work in making this event an unforgettable one.

Top 12 of the Perth Regional Championship

Post-battle shenanigans flourished at Ribs & Burgers, where participants indulged in good food, good chats and good company. We were able to finally wind down and discuss our experiences at the event. The evening concluded at Palace Arcade, where rivalry turned into friendship, bonding over more than just the competition.

As the Perth Regional chapter concluded, my sights are now set on the 2024 World Championships in Honolulu where I will face some of the world’s greatest battlers. A considerable amount of practice lies ahead on the horizon. The journey continues until next time, Trainers.

Adam ‘avrip’

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Writer/Editor for the Pokémon GO Hub. PvP enthusiast. 2023 Perth Regional Champion. 9th at Yokohama World Championship. Collector and enthusiast of rare Pokémon retro memorabilia. GBL Legend Multiple Seasons. Sold my soul to Niantic on 07/07/2016.

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