Play! Pokémon Professor Cups

The 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series has been suspended. More details here.

Learn more about the Online Professor Cup and Seminars here.

Professor Cups are tournaments designed to celebrate the achievements and dedication of our wonderful Professor community! Each event has a specially designed tournament format and thematic, unpredictable rules that keep players on their toes and provide for a truly unique experience. It's a great opportunity to meet and network with Professors from all around your region.

2020 Season Professor Cups

North America

January 17, 2020 (9 a.m.)—Professor Cup DALLAS
Room Fort Worth/Grapevine
Hyatt Regency DFW, N International Parkway, Dallas, TX, USA

Canceled—Professor Cup DENVER
Central City Boardroom
The Brown Palace Hotel, 17th St, Denver, CO, USA
This event is held in conjunction with Professor Conference Denver (April 11).

May 22, 2020 (9:30 a.m.)—Professor Cup FORT WAYNE
Harrison Room
Grand Wayne Convention Center, W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN, USA


December 15, 2019 (10 a.m.)—Professor Cup AMSTERDAM
Room Berlin/Hamburg
Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, Piet Heinkade, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This event is held in conjunction with Professor Conference Amsterdam (December 14).

Latin America

January 27, 2020 (2:30 p.m.)—Professor Cup SÃO PAULO
Sala São Paulo
Amcham Business Center, R. Peace, Santo Amaro, São Paulo, Brazil

June 5, 2020 (2 p.m.)—Professor Cup SANTIAGO
Room TBC
Hotel Gran Palace, Paseo Huérfanos 1178, Santiago, Chile


December 20, 2019 (7 a.m.)—Professor Cup KUALA LUMPUR
Jasmin Room
Impiana Hotel & Spa, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May 15, 2020 (10 a.m.)—Professor Cup SYDNEY
ESL Studios
4/199 Parramatta Road, Auburn, NSW, Australia


1st place: Flights and accommodation plus the chance to volunteer at a prestigious Play! Pokémon event; Champion trophy; Professor Program messenger bag

2nd place: Finalist trophy; Professor Program messenger bag

3rd & 4th place: Semifinalist trophy; Professor Program messenger bag

5th–8th place: Professor Program messenger bag

Entry Requirements

Entry to these competitions is free. They are open exclusively to Pokémon Professors in good standing who hold or will hold a Stage 1 Professor certification by 11:59 p.m. (local time) on the Monday immediately prior to the Professor Cup event they would like to attend.

Those who are interested in joining in the fun should keep an eye on the Pokémon Organized Play forums for information about each event's format!

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