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Smash Ultimate exploit leads to Joker x Pokemon Trainer doubles ban

Published: 9/Sep/2019 20:59 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 21:44

by Michael Gwilliam


A bug involving Pokemon Trainer and Joker in Smash Bros Ultimate has resulted in the two fighters being banned from being played together in duos at Glitch 7. 

The bug, which could easily be exploited, gained traction after Sonic Fiend posted a video to Twitter showing the interaction. 

Basically, when Pokemon Trainer and Joker are on the same team, if a Pokemon has been damaged and recalled near his teammate, Joker’s Rebel Gauge will fill and call Arsene faster. Arsene is Joker’s “Persona” and essentially buffs each of his moves, including his recovery.

“So as JaDX in Ciphercord discovered watching Treta 2019, if PT switches in a team with Joker after being damaged, it will fill Rebel gauge and call Arsene faster,” Fiend wrote.

“I believe this is because the game registers each Pokemon as a new character and dumps in free meter to compensate,” he added. 

In the right hands, Joker is arguably the best fighter in the game. EchoFox’s Leonardo ‘MKLeo’ Lopez Perez used the character to win EVO 2019 and Super Smash Con.

Now, Glitch has decided to ban the Glitch. Rather than just implementing some sort of rule specifically for changing Pokemon near Joker, tournament organizer TheTantaIus is banning the two from teaming. 

“Just want to announce publicly that the pairing of Joker and Pokemon Trainer in doubles will be banned until Nintendo patches it out,” the TO said. “If they don’t patch it by next tuesday then the ban stays in affect for Glitch 7.” 

Glitch 7 is scheduled for September 14-15 in Laurel, Maryland.

NintendoPokemon Trainer players can control three different fighters, but only one at a time.

The premier event has some star-studded entrants including EVO runner-up Tweek, Samsora (the man who ended MKLeo’s Joker win streak), Nairo, Esam, Salem, and Void. 

As time ticks down, it’s looking more and more likely than Joker – Pokemon Trainer pairings may need to go their separate ways. 


FunPlus Phoenix reportedly returning to CSGO with GODSENT roster

Published: 21/Oct/2020 2:40

by Alan Bernal


FunPlus Phoenix have reportedly entered discussions to acquire the GODSENT roster and return to the CSGO landscape in the coming weeks.

FunPlus Phoenix have had a rather unceremonious start to their journey in CS:GO. Known for winning the League of Legends World Championship in 2019, they looked to enter the popular FPS title through Flashpoint in 2020.

However, it wasn’t smooth sailing. They picked up and let go of rosters: first Heroic, then Bad News Bears. Now though, they’re looking like they’re ready to pick up their third, and potentially final roster.

KRYSTAL and the rest of the GODSENT lineup could be making a move to FPX.

GODSENT is reportedly in “advanced discussions” with FunPlus Phoenix to take their roster onboard for the remainder of the year, according to HLTV and DBLTAP.

If the two teams agree to terms, that means that the lineup consisting of Kevin ‘kRYSTAL’ Amend, Martin ‘STYKO’ Styk, Jesse ‘zehN’ Linjala, Pavle ‘maden’ Bošković, and Asger ‘farlig’ Jensen would soon wear black and red.

The deal could also bring current GODSENT coach Jonatan ‘Devilwalk’ Lundberg into the fold with the new org.

In late-September, FunPlus announced Petar ‘peca’ Markovi as the General Manager for both Valorant and CSGO divisions. Now it looks like peca is making an all-in purchase for the EU roster that is ranked 19th in the world at the time of publishing.

Michal Konkol via Riot Games
The FPX banner could fly in CSGO again soon.

The general manager also indicated, regardless of a team-acquisition, that FPX wouldn’t participate in Flashpoint Season 2. Although one of the founding teams, FunPlus will instead “take [their] time and focus on 2021.

“We don’t want to make any rushed decisions, as our main goal is to build a promising, long-lasting roster,” he said.

The org initially expected to play with Heroic’s roster back in March, which would have included Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen among others. Unfortunately, that deal fell through, which prompted FPX to target Swole Patrol’s roster, though that didn’t pan out as well.

Eventually, they temporarily fielded the Bad News Bears for the second leg of Flashpoint 1, after only playing one match prior and forfeiting the rest of the first phase.

While the FPX front office successfully put together a Worlds championship roster in 2019 for League of Legends, it’s going to once again attempt to bring a similar metric of success for CSGO.

Peca teased that there could be “news soon,” and if the reports turn out to be realized FPX could be announcing its acquisition of the GODSENT lineup in the near future.