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Best Pokemon to use in GO Catch Cup 2020

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:59 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 20:13

by Brent Koepp

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To celebrate Pokemon GO’s Battle League season five wrapping up, Niantic has launched the Catch Cup to in addition to November’s Lake Legends event. Here are the best ‘mons to use to beat the special competition.

As we hit the end of November, Pokemon GO is winding down the year with a bang. The popular mobile title announced the epic “Beyond” update in December which brings Seasons and rotating monster spawns to the AR title.

And in the same month, the Lake Legends limited time raid gives players a shot at catching trio Uxie, Mespirit, and Azelf. The event also challenges Trainers with Catch Cup 2020. Here is everything you need to know about completing the contest.

Screenshot of Pokemon GO legendary monster for Lake of Legends event.
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The Lake of Legends and Catch Cup event begins in late November.

How to beat Pokemon GO Catch Cup 2020

The final event for Season 5 of the Battle League is the Catch Cup. The special contest officially begins on November 23 and runs until November 30 at 1:00PM PST / 8:00PM GMT.

While it may seem easy on the surface, there are a couple of special restrictions that Niantic has put in place to make it a little trickier. For instance, you can only use Pokemon that you have caught in November (so the beginning of Season 5).

There is also a CP limit of 1,500 and popular legendaries Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, and Victini are banned from the competition. Below we will list the ‘mons that you can use to complete the event and claim victory.

Eligible Pokemon that are great for your Team

  • Wigglytuff  (Normal/ Fairy) – The Gen VI evolution of Jigglypuff is great choice to cover Normal/Fairy type.
  • Skarmory (Steel / Flying ) – The dual Steel/Flying monster has the powerful Steel Wing and Brave Bird moves which pack a punch.
  • Whiscash (Water / Ground) – Has an advantage of being both Water and Ground. Its Water Gun attack will demolish Fire types.
  • Sirfetch’d (Fighting) – Introduced in Sword & Shield, the Fighting monster has been praised for its Counter ability and Brave Bird moves. It also has a mighty Grass attack with Leaf Blade.
  • Altaria (Dragon / Flying) – The Hoenn fan favorite has a deadly combo with Dragon Breath and Sky Attack. When paired, it’s one of the highest DPS in the game.
  • Scrafty (Dark / Fighting) – The Gen V bipedal lizard gives players great coverage for their Dark needs.
  • Alolan Marowak (Fire / Ghost) – The beloved ‘mon is deadly and has one of the most powerful moves – Shadowball – which is a must against Ghost types. It’s also Fire which makes it a deadly mix.
  • Azumarill (Water / Fairy) – The Water type is versatile as it has one of the best Fairy moves in the game with Play Rough.
  • Sceptile (Grass) – The starter is insanely fast and will give you great Grass coverage. In particular, its speed and Leaf Blade will attack your foes before they know what hit them.
  • Alolan Raichu (Electric / Fairy) – Due to its showing up in a lot of spawns, many Trainers will probably have this form of Raichu in their inventory. Volt Switch and Thunder Punch will destroy Water types and will hit fast.

Of course, there are plenty of other Pokemon for Trainers to choose from. Just remember you have to have caught the ‘mon in November or at the start of League 5 in order for them to be eligible. There is also the pesky 1,500 CP limit that must be considered.

While it’s good to plan out your perfect team in advance before jumping into battle, don’t forget that the event officially ends on November 30 as the competition is only around for a week.

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Chipotle Challenger Series 2020: Tune-in, teams, format – stream

Published: 4/Dec/2020 2:00 Updated: 9/Dec/2020 14:09

by Calum Patterson

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The Chipotle Challenger Series returned for the final event of 2020 on December 8, as Fortnite players went head-to-head against a star-studded list of influencers and pro players to win big prizes.

The Top 4 teams from the qualifiers advanced to the finale and surprise teams won the previous tournaments, but this time around it was NRG Edgey’s Trio who came out victorious.

You can check out our event recap of the December 8 Chipotle Fortnite Challenge for highlights from Edgey and company as well as the full results.

Chipotle Challenger Series December Results

Who took part?

The fourth Chipotle Challenger series featured another star-studded lineup of contestants, including:

Streamers / Pro Players

  • Bugha
  • Mongraal
  • Clix
  • NickEh30
  • Nate Hill
  • Ewok
  • Ronaldo
  • ARKHRAM
  • Rehx
  • EpikWhale
  • dubs
  • Reverse2K
  • Emad
  • Zexrow

Celebrities / Athletes

  • Juju Smith-Schuster
  • Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots)
  • Jagger Eaton
  • Heimana Reynolds

Format

Qualifiers

In the Chipotle Challenger Series Fortnite event, there were four qualifiers for teams of three to try to get through. Teams scored one point for each elimination they earned, as well as points for placing.

  • Up to 1000 trio teams
  • Private lobbies for a 3-hour play window
  • Ladder system that allows registrants to play for the whole 3-hour window

Finale

Qualifying teams then had the chance to go head to head in a private lobby with teams of streaming superstars, celebrities and athletes.

  • Top 4 teams from each qualifier advance
  • 17 teams of invited talent
  • Private lobby
  • 5-game series

Chipotle Challenger Series Prize Pool

A total of $50,000 in prize money was up for grabs. But, that’s not all – as with previous events, the top three teams also secured themselves free burritos for a year!

    • 1st: $30,000 + free burritos for 1 year
    • 2nd: $15,000 + free burritos for 1 year
    • 3rd: $5,000 + free burritos for 1 year

Previous Chipotle Challenger Series results

Here’s a look back at how previous events in the Chipotle Challenger series have finished.

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #1 – April 30

Here are the top-10 placing teams for the first Chipotle Challenger Series event. The winners, a surprise team, actually had to go through the qualifier stages to make it to the main event.

Full results & tournament recap

Chipotle Warzone Challenge #2 – July 16

As with the first Challengers Series tournament, the second event on July 16 also featured a relatively unknown pair of Warzone players top the star-studded list of participants, taking home $25,000 and a year’s worth of burritos.

Full results, highlights & recap

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Chipotle Fortnite Challenge Results – October 1

This time, though, the winners were a little less shocking as Furious, Ronaldo, and illest took home the grand prize – $50,000 and a year’s worth of free Chipotle burritos!

The Trio blitzed through to first place with three extremely high scoring games out of their five in the grand finals. 77 points pushed them just ahead of the second-best team on the day by a total of three points.

Full results & tournament recap.

Chipotle Challenger Series event
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A look at the top three Trios at the end of the Chipotle Challenger Series event.

What is the Chipotle Challenger Series?

The Chipotle Challenger Series first launched last year at DreamHack in Dallas, TX and is now virtual for 2020 with an online tournament that gives every fan across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to join the competition and prove their skills in some of the world’s most popular games.

A live-broadcasted Finale is held, featuring the top-performing teams from the Qualifiers up against the streamers and celebrities.

These teams have the opportunity to go head-to-head against fan-favorites in esports as well as Chipotle-fan gamers in sports, music, and entertainment.

Some of the big names that took part in the first tournament of the 2020 Chipotle Challenger Series included award-winning DJ Steve Aoki, actors Finn Wolfhard, Jerry Ferrara, Colton Underwood, and Cameron Fuller, esports players Tommey, Rallied, Shane ‘ShAnE’ McKerral, and Crowder, streamers ItzWarsz, Symfuhny, Di3seL, TSM Diego, and HusKerrs, YouTuber FaZe Swagg, baseball players Joc Pederson, Cody Bellinger, and Joey Gallo, DJ-Gamer CRAY, USA Hockey’s Hilary Knight, elite basketball prospects James Wiseman, R.J. Hampton, and Tre Jones, U.S. Soccer’s Allie Long, and athlete Demi Bagby.

Chipotle and esports

This is far from Chipotle’s first foray into the world of esports. In 2017 the company made headlines as one of OpTic Gaming’s main sponsors and the Chipotle logo was on proud display when the organization’s Call of Duty roster took home the trophy at the 2017 Call of Duty World League Championship.

The Challenger Series first kicked off at DreamHack Dallas, where players duked it out on PUBG, before moving to Fortnite for the second event at DreamHack Atlanta.

In 2018 Chipotle became a title sponsor of Team SoloMid’s competitive Fortnite roster, specifically the TSM Fortnite house in California. This has led to various collaborations, including one of the world’s most recognized streamers, Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani, creating his own burrito inside a Chipotle store.

 

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