Looking ahead to VGC’16 – The Winners and Losers

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Articles - (Comments Off on Looking ahead to VGC’16 – The Winners and Losers)

Introduction The rules for 2016’s Pokémon VGC season have finally been made known to the public, and seem to have horrified just about everyone not named Ryan Loh and Max Goh. It’s a massive break from the formats we’ve gotten cosy with over the years, unleashing the titans traditionally termed ‘Ubers’ by competitive players, which, …
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The Unstoppable Rain! – Derrick Li’s 2015 Singapore Nationals Report

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by RaineKeeper in Team Reports - (Comments Off on The Unstoppable Rain! – Derrick Li’s 2015 Singapore Nationals Report)

Hi everyone, my name is Derrick Li (RaineKeeper), and I am from Singapore. I began playing VGC in 2014, which was officially my first season attending sanctioned Pokémon Video Game (VGC) events. While my performance at Nats was not the best, I truly believe that this was the fault of my own poor playing rather than that …
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Australian Weather Rings the Victreebels – Yang Ze’s PC#6 Winner Report

December 7th, 2015 | Posted by Level 51 in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Australian Weather Rings the Victreebels – Yang Ze’s PC#6 Winner Report)

Hi! I’m Yang Ze (Level 51), a VGC player hailing from the sunny island of Singapore. I’m here today to talk about a very silly team I created called Australian Weather, which, in its simplest form, aims to surprise opponents with Victreebel’s rather, well, surprising damage output. However, unlike most powerhouses of the ORAS era, …
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Against the Odds, We Choose to Fight! – A London Regionals Top 32 Report

November 29th, 2015 | Posted by Shang Loh in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Against the Odds, We Choose to Fight! – A London Regionals Top 32 Report)

Introduction Hi everyone, I’m Shang “slyx183” Loh. For those who do not know me, I have been with The Mirage Island since 2013, when we were known as TRVG. While most of my VGC involvement in the Singaporean scene was largely in commentary, I am currently doing my undergraduate studies overseas in London, where VGC …
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Results of the 2015 Singapore vs Hong Kong International Friendly

November 9th, 2015 | Posted by AquaDragon in International Friendlies - (Comments Off on Results of the 2015 Singapore vs Hong Kong International Friendly)

In yet another series of international friendlies, 9 players from The Mirage Island represented Singapore and took on 9 Hong Kong players from the Hong Kong Pokemon World Tree (香港寵物小精靈世界樹) in a single best-of-three VGC ’15 match over the course of this weekend.  Despite ending in a total 0-9 defeat for our Singaporean players, much …
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The Mother We Share – Wai Yin’s VGC’15 Season Summary

October 25th, 2015 | Posted by Low Wai Yin in Team Reports - (Comments Off on The Mother We Share – Wai Yin’s VGC’15 Season Summary)

Introduction Hi guys, Wai Yin here, and this is my VGC 15 season report! Some background on me: I joined the Team Robo Video Games community in 2011 when I Top 16’d that year’s Elite Four tournament, and I’ve been playing VGC ever since. I’m also the first Singaporean to get into the VGC World …
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That’s Gross! — Singapore Regionals 2nd Place Team

August 19th, 2015 | Posted by Nicholas Ong in Team Reports - (Comments Off on That’s Gross! — Singapore Regionals 2nd Place Team)

Hey guyzzzzz I’m Nicholas Ong, professional scrublord, and I’m here to share (lol) my team that piloted me to 2nd in Singapore’s first ever Regionals, and 33rd in Singapore’s first ever Nationals with a few minor (read: major) adjustments that didn’t pay off, causing me to “bubble” out of top 32. Team building process: I …
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Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel

August 14th, 2015 | Posted by Isaac Lam in Game Theory - (Comments Off on Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel)

Introduction Hey everyone, Isaac ‘Izzy’ Lam here. Most of you are probably familiar with who I am, but for those who don’t know, I’m one of The Mirage Island’s longest-participating members, having played competitive VGC as a part of Singapore’s community since the days of TRVG and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and contributed fairly actively …
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Ryan Chiam – Forging my own path to fight for my dreams: Singapore Nationals Top 32

August 8th, 2015 | Posted by Ryan Chiam in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Ryan Chiam – Forging my own path to fight for my dreams: Singapore Nationals Top 32)

Hi everyone! This is Ryan Chiam, and today I’m writing a season review/report on the teams that I have used throughout the entire VGC’15 season. I did not really have any notable finishes at major events like Regionals and our very first Nationals. Life just decided to catch up on me and as a result, …
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Heropon Skyler can do it! – Singapore Nationals 2015 Top 16

July 30th, 2015 | Posted by Skyler Guo in Team Reports - (Comments Off on Heropon Skyler can do it! – Singapore Nationals 2015 Top 16)

Ohai, I am Skyler Guo, otherwise known as InKognito, and this is my report covering my participation in both the Australia and Singapore National Championships held in 2015. I finished in the Top 64 in Australia and Top 16 in Singapore. Some of you may have seen me around in local community events as well. My …
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