Figure we need a thread for this.

Basically, discuss the parts of the Global Link that aren't Dream World related so C-Gears, tournaments, the report features etc

To start off, a new WiFi tournament for B2W2 was announced


For those with the Japanese games, the first Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 WiFi Tournament has been announced. This tournament is called The Beginning Cup and is only available in Black 2 & White 2. This tournament is also the first tournament to feature the new rules about disconnecting, which penalise you and is also the first to be seperated into categories based on the date of birth listed on your Global Link account; Masters for those born before 1996, Senior for those born between 1996 and 2000 and Junior for those born after 2001. This tournament has 50,000 spaces with 10,000 being in Juniors and 20,000 in both Seniors and Masters.
This is a Double Batle tournament open only for Pokémon in the Black 2 & White 2 Unova Pokédex, bar Victini, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect. Registration opens on August 20th until August 23rd 23:59 JST and the tournament runs from August 24th until August 26th.
It also comes with a C-Gear