HGSS-on Modified Format Starts July 1st

TPCi has decided that starting July 1st, the Modified format will change from Majestic Dawn and on to HeartGold & SoulSilver and on. This is following an announcement in April that they would be considering an early format change amid complaints from the player base that the Majestic Dawn and on format was too imbalanced. Their full announcement is below.

Pokémon Organized Play is dedicated to providing a fun, positive tournament experience for all Play! Pokémon members.

With this in mind, we have been carefully evaluating our competitive environment to ensure that it remains as fair and balanced as possible.

After careful consideration and review of our competitive environment, Pokémon Organized Play has decided that as of July 1st, 2011, we will rotate to a Modified format that will include only expansions from HeartGold & SoulSilver through the most recent expansion.

We appreciate our players’ understanding throughout this process!