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Niantic finally addresses ongoing issues with GO Battle League

Published: 28/Aug/2020 17:53 Updated: 29/Aug/2020 9:47

by Paul Cot


Anyone who has played Pokemon Go’s GO Battle League for more than just a few games may have noticed some issues. However, Niantic have finally addressed them.

The initial arrival of GO Battle League was rightfully celebrated by Pokemon Go players. It finally gave trainers an avenue to battle against each other with a competitive backdrop.

However, the mode has been plagued by issues since its launch. Lag and connection problems have been the primary problems.

There has also been exploits found in the game, which even forced Niantic to close GO Battle League down for a couple of weeks. Thankfully, that particular issue has been reportedly fixed, though.

GO Battle League Issues
Hopefully Niantic will start getting to grips with some of the GO Battle League issues…

Niantic finally make a statement

These issues have been discussed in the Pokemon Go community at length. Now though, Niantic have addressed them head-on.

In a letter to the GO Battle League community, Niantic said: “We wanted to share an update with you about several issues affecting the GO Battle League. We have been closely monitoring the state of the GO Battle League as well as your feedback on a daily basis, and we’re sharing these details in pursuit of improved transparency.”

They went on to say the two areas of concern they’d most like to address are the number of bugs and known issues. Niantic explained that due to the complicated system GO Battle League runs on, fixing one bug can cause others to materialize.

This is obviously difficult to resolve but Niantic have declared they will be hiring more testers and putting in automated testing in an effort to reduce these instances.

Additionally, Niantic intends to make a “Known Issues” page, which as the name suggests will list common or high-impact problems. This page won’t list everything however, just ones that are most pressing.

They concluded the letter by saying: “We are dedicated to continuously improving the Pokémon GO gameplay experience and will do so by making changes to our internal processes (such as testing) and communication (such as the Known Issues page).” This is great news for GO Battle League enthusiasts as the dream of a flawless environment to do battle is still a possibility yet.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.