Worlds Invite Structure announced

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  1. Scorpidad

    Scorpidad New Member

    The invite structure has been posted at pokemon.com here.

    For USA
    Top 8 Nationals in each division get an invite.
    Top 4 Nationals in each division get a paid trip.

    For Canada
    Top 4 Nationals in each division get an invite.
    Top 1 Nationals in each division get a paid trip.

    For North America
    Top 40 Points in each division (without passdowns) get invitations

    Grinder
    Guaranteed top 8 for each division


    Good luck everyone!
     
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  2. baby mario

    baby mario Front Page Article Editor<br><a href="http://pokeg

    Just in case anyone outside of North America is interested :wink:

    Europe

    Nats invites vary by country
    Ranking: Top 50 in each division

    Latin America

    Nats invites vary by country
    Ranking: Top 5 in each division

    APAC

    Nats invites vary by country
    Ranking: Top 10 in each division
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  3. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    'top 50'? is that a typo?

    'mom
     
  4. evil psyduck

    evil psyduck Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    I hope i understand that right that there are no pass downs at all.
     
  5. PkB_

    PkB_ New Member

    There were none last year so it wouldnt be out there for there to be none this year.
     
  6. baby mario

    baby mario Front Page Article Editor<br><a href="http://pokeg

    Top 50 by ratings.

    Sorry, should have made that clear.

    EDIT

    No need for mass panic or moral outrage. There are no pass downs . . .

     
  7. smacktack15

    smacktack15 New Member

    Wow, I can't seem to stop complaining but really, top "1" at CDN Nats gets the trip? IDK how the trophies being cut have done anything for the game other than benefit the few additional US States. For the record, last year CDN Nats had top "2" get trips and we also had trophies. Not trying to sound offensive but could someone explain to me why this has happened and why it was downgraded from top "2"
     
  8. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Not to say I'm happy about the downgrade in the least, and not to say that Canada doesn't have extra complications, but it was about time Canada got hit in the trip count. Effectively, you guys have been getting 50% of the trips that the United States has for the past three years.

    Glad to see it finally announced. About time...
     
  9. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Top 10 APAC passdowns....Hmmm....

    S'pose I still need to boost my ratings more :3

    Cya at worlds everyone! :D
     
  10. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    This.
    Getting a trip from an invite in the US is at least 10 times harder than Canada, even though we have 4 times the trips. You basically have to not only be one of the top players, but you also have to be the top player that doesn't hit an autoloss through 5 rounds of top cut.
     
  11. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator


    You're forgetting all those extra rounds at nationals, regionals and even in states gives all the American players a HUGE advantage over Canadians in the ranking invites. Of the top 40, 1 MAYBE 2 are Canadian and usually thats including our national champ.

    So in reality US has 43 invites, Canada has 6.
     
  12. Scorpidad

    Scorpidad New Member

    Since the US has 9 times as many people as Canada does, it looks like Canada has one too many invites still.

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  13. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    Sure, if you're going straight population, however thats not the case when you're looking at player population
     
  14. evil psyduck

    evil psyduck Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Are you saying Canada has more players then the states or percentage wise by population?
     
  15. sdrawkcab

    sdrawkcab Forum Moderator

    I'm sorry I should have been clearer. The point I was trying to make was that the invites / player base ratio for Canada and the US are similar once you take in to consideration the ranking invites.

    I'm not saying at all that we deserve more invites, im just trying to defend the ones we have. I'm still thankfull however that we weren't once again reduced to three invites at nationals.
     
  16. Little Wittz

    Little Wittz New Member

    Does anyone know around what rating number the top 40 usually gets cut off at?
     
  17. BrightRush

    BrightRush New Member

    Last year #40 was 1,850.02.
     
  18. bullados

    bullados <a href="http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?

    Based on past years, 1870 is safe, 1850 is borderline, and 1830 isn't gonna make it. And assume some leeway around those numbers, especially this year...
     
  19. JWittz

    JWittz New Member

    I think the argument that Kettler was making was for the ratio of paid trips, not invites.
     
  20. MudkipPrime

    MudkipPrime New Member

    how about senior #40 and does my record show that i can get in?

    89 Robert McNaughton senior British Columbia, Canada 1705.47

    after states/provincials ^

    top guys record is


    1899.95


    and what about the NOT OPTED IN RANKING people?
     
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