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The Pokémon Company International formalizes the Pokémon Players Cup, a new online tournament for competitors in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX

The Pokémon Players Cup launched online this summer

The Pokémon Players Cup will be launched in July 2020. This official Play! Pokémon will be open to players around the world and will take place in two phases. In the first month, eligible players will face each other in double elimination tables divided by ranking areas; a way to select the best players from each area.

In August, the best hunters will compete in the final phase. The winner will win the title of Champion of the Pokémon Players Cup, as well as a travel allowance for an event of the International Championships that is part of the Play Championships! Pokemon. Colin Palmer, vice president of marketing for The Pokémon Company International, says:

The competitive Pokémon community is very special, and we can't wait for players to virtually connect with each other as part of the new Pokémon Players Cup online. With the postponement of Play tournaments! Physical Pokémon, we hope to find some intense fights, in the legendary sportsmanship of the community, during the Pokémon Players Cup

To qualify, players must take part in various events listed in the schedule below.


  • Pokémon TCG Championships : Competitors of the Pokémon TCG will be able to qualify thanks to their classification in the June table (Standard format, Reputation points) in the Pokémon Online Trading Card Game.
  • Pokémon Video Game Championships : Competitors of the Pokémon Video Game Championship will qualify thanks to the May International Pokémon Sword / Shield Internet Challenge competition, which will take place from May 21 to 24, 2020. Competitors in the Pokémon Video Game master category must finish among the best eligible Trainers in their classification area during the May International Challenge if they wish to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup (North America: Top 256, Europe: Top 256, Oceania: Top 128, Latin America: Top 256). Note that to be eligible, JV Pokémon competitors must link their Nintendo Account to their Pokémon Trainer Club account before registering.
  • Pokkén Tournament DX Championships : Competitors of Pokkén Tournament DX will be able to register directly for the first phase of the Pokémon Players Cup on a date communicated later on In addition, during the Pokémon Players Cup, the JCC Pokémon, JV Pokémon and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions will start with a special event (by invitation only), and the winners will be qualified for the final stages.

Participants are invited to log on for more details on the Pokémon Players Cup and the streaming broadcasts.

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