Hello 6P! I’m really happy to be back with another article for you! Collinsville Regionals just took place and what a tournament it was: the biggest Regionals of the season yet, with over 100 Masters playing on Day 2! Speaking of Day 2: This season’s 19 points to qualify for Day 2 rule has pros and cons associated with it that I’m hoping will be addressed for next season.
Making Day 2 at a Regional tournament is very exciting. (This is a pro!) I vividly remember the first time I made Day 2 at an event, and it felt amazing. The more people who will assuredly make Day 2, the better. However, the lack of prizing to differentiate those who made Day 2 vs. those who didn’t in the Top 64–128 range is something that has to change. (This is a con.) Playing extra rounds over the course of another day, only to get the same prize as people who “had the day off”—and can potentially can play in the Sunday League Cup that is now commonplace—is rough.
Even if it’s just symbolic in the form of packs, I do genuinely feel something needs to be done to make sure people are getting rewarded for those extra hours spent playing Pokémon.
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