Play! Pokémon Professor Cups

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. Entry to these competitions is free and open exclusively to active Pokémon Professors.

2019 Season Professor Cups

Professor Cups held during the 2019 Championship Series season will be held in six locations around the globe.

There will be two weekend-long events—one in Europe and one in North America. Saturday will be a day of workshops, talks, and activities. Sunday will be the Professor Cup tournament. Dates and locations as follows:

November 10–11, 2018 (doors open 1 p.m.)—Professor Cup Vienna
Meliá Vienna, Donau-City-Straße, Vienna, Austria

March 2–3, 2019 (doors open 9:30 a.m.)—Professor Cup Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta Airport, Virginia Ave, Atlanta, GA, USA

The first-place prize at both the Vienna and Atlanta Professor Cups is a position on the staff team at the Pokémon World Championships, including flights and accommodations.


Four more Professor Cup tournaments will take place alongside major events around the world in the Play! Pokémon calendar. Dates and locations as follows:

November 14, 2018 (3 p.m.)—Professor Cup São Paulo
Centro de Convenções, Hotel Panamby São Paulo, Av. Ordem e Progresso, São Paulo, Brazil

December 14, 2018 (11 a.m.)—Professor Cup Anaheim
3rd Floor, Anaheim Convention Center, W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, USA

February 22, 2019 (11 a.m.)—Professor Cup Cannes
Hotel ibis Styles Cannes Le Cannet, Boulevard Sadi Carnot, Cannes, France

May 17, 2019 (time TBA)—Professor Cup Sydney
ESL Studios, Parramatta Rd, Auburn, New South Wales, Australia

The first-place prize at each of these Professor Cups, in São Paulo, Anaheim, Cannes, and Sydney, is a position on the staff team at a Pokémon International Championships (current or upcoming season), including flights and accommodations.

Prizes for all Professor Cups also include a stunning commemorative trophy for 1st through 4th place, plus an exclusive embroidered Professor Program messenger bag for the Top 8.

You must be a Professor in good standing to participate. In addition, you must hold a Stage 1 certification by 9 a.m. BST on the Monday immediately prior to the Professor Cup event you 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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