The best players from around the world competed in the Pokémon Oceania International Championships 2020 in Melbourne, Australia - hoping to earn cash prizes, gift cards and qualification points for the Pokémon World Championships 2020 in London.
In the Masters Division, defending Oceania champion Eduardo Cunha faced the number one seed Marco Hemantha Kaludura Silva in the VGC final.
Despite having the experience of winning the tournament in 2019, Eduardo was outclassed by Marco across both games, with the latter winning 2-0 in a straight sweep.
The second game was particularly surprising as Dynamaxing was used late into the match, with Marco using the mechanic with Rotom in what became the defining turning point.
Elsewhere, Jack Gilbert managed to beat Federico Camporesi in the Senior Division VGC final, while Simone Lim triumphed over Justin Miranda-Radbord in the Junior Division.
Japanese player Sato “Potetin” Masami won the top prize in the Pokken Tournament DX tournament, securing an invite to the World Championships 2020 alongside runner-up Motochika “ELM’ Nabeshima.
Q: In that final game, you made the prediction to go for Crunch on the Dusclops. How did you know that was the right play to make?— Victory Road (@VGCVictoryRoad) February 23, 2020
"Because I knew he was gonna Protect the Rhyperior"
- Simone pic.twitter.com/uVj0oJQDtZ
The next Pokémon International Championships takes place in Berlin, Germany from 17-19 April, followed by the North America International Championships from 26-28 June later this year.
The Pokémon World Championships 2020 kick off August 14-16 in London, UK.