2 leading Pokémon rivals were disqualified from the Pokémon Latin America International Championships (LAIC) for significantly various factors on Nov. 18.
Day 2 of LAIC included the greatest level of play throughout TCG, VGC, and Pokémon Gowith the competitors reduced to gamers with the very best records from the previous day. On the Scarlet and Violet VGC side, Yuya Tada, an accomplished veteran Japanese gamer, made it to the leading 8 single-elimination bracket. On the TCG side, Tord Reklev wanted his 5th global title as the protecting LAIC champ.
Both rivals ultimately had their day-two runs interrupted by disqualifications– one including a hack check and the other for “rate of play.” This comes 3 months after numerous rivals were disqualified from the 2023 World Championships in Yokohama, Japan last season.
Before Tada’s leading 8 stream match, the VGC casters revealed his unexpected disqualification from the competition without going into information.
According to Tada, he was eliminated from the occasion for stopping working the top-cut hack check regardless of passing a previous hack check throughout Swiss.
Given that Scarlet and Violet gamers typically can not inform if traded Pokémon are legitimate or hacked, Tada required to Twitter to request for a 2nd hack check of his group to see what the issue was. Pokémon dataminer @mattyoukhana_ carried out a hack checkstating there were “great deals of issues” with the group, consisting of no HOME trackers, 508 EVs, and PP Max on all relocations.
Fellow VGC gamers, consisting of Paul Ruiz and Marcus Diondiscussed how particular qualities like 508 EVs and PP Max on all relocations do not validate a Pokémon is genned and can not be utilized as concrete proof in a hack check. Hacking continues to be a questionable subject in VGC, with some VGC gamers even threatening to go on strike Of the hacking disqualifications at the World Championships previously this year.
It likewise stays uncertain why and how Tada passed the very first hack check however stopped working the other.
On the very same day, the ruling TCG LAIC champ, Tord Reklev, stated he was disqualified after judges informed him his rate was “unsatisfactory.”
According to Reklev, the judges offered him 2 match losses throughout the occasion due to “speed of play,” including claims of a 13-minute turn. Reklev called his disqualification “among lots of doubtful choices made by the personnel at LAIC over the ins 2015” and wanted the judges had actually been more communicative with him before providing the match losses and disqualifying him. The choice likewise ended the TCG veteran’s hopes of safeguarding his LAIC title.