Introducing the 2017 EXP Circuit

Introducing the 2017 EXP Circuit!

Pokémon Sun and Moon are here, and the official VGC competitive circuit has started. In some states it is off and racing, while others it is non-existent at time of writing. We thought this gave us the opportunity to develop and run our own EXP Circuit for the benefit of Australian Pokémon Video Game players. While there are online circuits out there, very few operate in a time zone suitable for Australians. With the success of APL last year, and interest to bring it back, we thought we would create our own circuit to better the community and grow our player base.



It is proposed that the circuit run from January-October 2017.

  • Block 1: Jan 27th to March 12th (Internats)
  • Block 2: March 13th to mid-June (Regionals)
  • Block 3: Mid-June to mid-August (Worlds)
  • Block 4: Mid-August onwards (after Worlds)

Events will fall into the four blocks mentioned above.

  Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Team Cup
Open Cup

Block 1 Events

  • EXP Grinder #1
    • Date: January 27 (Friday)
    • Time: 6:00pm AEDT
  • EXP Grinder #2
    • Date: February 11 (Saturday)
    • Time: 6:00pm AEDT
  • EXP Team Cup
    • Date: February 17-19 (Friday-Sunday)
    • Time: —
  • EXP Throwback
    • Date: February 26 (Sunday)
    • Time: 6:00pm AEDT
  • EXP Grinder #3
    • Date: March 3 (Friday)
    • Time: 7:00pm AEDT


In order to entice players, we are going to introduce a subscription fee for the circuit with all money going into a pot for the EXP Invitational.

  • All players wanting to compete in the 2017 EXP Circuit will need to pay a one-off $10 (plus PayPal fees) subscription fee.
  • The one-off fee gives the player entry into: EXP Lives, EXP Throwbacks and the EXP Team Cup (explained below).
  • 100% of the fees will be put into a pot for the EXP Invitational at the end of the year.
  • International players will not be eligible to enter our circuit except for the EXP Open Cup (details below).

Event Information

The EXP Circuit will consist of 7 different events; EXP Grinders, EXP Throwbacks, EXP Team Cup, EXP Open, Australian Pokemon League (APL), EXP Invitational, and EXP Open Cup. Each event will be explained in detail below.

EXP Grinders
EXP Throwbacks
EXP Team Cup
EXP Open
Australian Pokemon League (APL)
EXP Invitational
EXP Open Cup

Points Bar / Best Finish Limit

  • The points bar will be announced at the beginning of block 2.
  • Grinders best finish limit is set to 8. We should be able to hold ~18 throughout the Circuit.
  • Throwback’s best finish limit is set to 2.


  • All staff are allowed to play in the circuit.
  • Staff will not participate in any tournaments they are hosting.