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Announcement of Pokémon players' cup, TCG's new Internet Contest, VGC and Pokkén players




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Pokémon Company International has announced the Pokémon Players Cup, a new online tournament that will give competitive players a chance to showcase their skills in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Sword and Shield Video Game Championships, as well Pokkén Contest DX.

The competition will be in two phases, starting in July 2020. To begin, the qualifying players will compete in the semi-final brackets, broken down by scoring points, to determine the best players in each position. The top fishermen will face off in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August 2020, where the winner will be crowned and will receive a trip to the next International Championship event.

With a traditional game! Pokémon events are postponed due to a coronavirus, it's good to see another option put in place. If you want to get involved yourself, remember that the TCG and VGC competitors will need to qualify for the Players Cup for their performance in the events listed below (Pokkén players will be able to sign up for the first Players Cup tournament the following day)

Pokémon TCG Championship
Pokémon TCG competitors will be eligible for their position on the June board of directors (standard format, Torum tournament) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Pokémon VG Championship
Pokémon Video Game Champions competitors will be eligible to enter Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Global Challenge May Internet Competition, which runs from May 21 to 24, 2020 (link). The Masters Division competitors in Pokémon VGC will have to finish among the Top Qualifying Coaches in their respective rankings to qualify for the International Challenge to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup title.

– North America: Top 256
– Europe: Top 256
– Oceania: Top 128
– Latin America: Top 256

Please note that in order for the Pokémon VGC competitors to qualify, you will need to Link Nintendo Account with their Pokémon Trainer Club account before registering.

You can keep up to date with all things Play! Pokémon at Official website.


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