Get ready for the Pokémon Players Cup IV Global Finals stream with a breakdown of the top players and decks.
By Jeremy Jallen, Contributing Writer
Later this week, fans can witness the Pokémon Players Cup IV Global Finals, where the 15 remaining players will compete in a double-elimination bracket for the chance to win $5,000 and the title of Players Cup IV Champion. These players qualified by first earning Tournament Rep in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, then successfully navigating a nine-round Swiss tournament in their respective regions. Finally, the Top 16 from each region battled down to these final competitors:
Europe: Leonardo Martins, Pedro Eugenio Torres, Pascal Lohrer, Hampus Eriksson
Latin America: Angel Aranibar, Bruno Sermann, Dalton Acchetta, João Pedro Medeiros Zambrano
North America: Alex Schemanske, Aaron Friedman, Dan Hugar, Isaac Troan
Oceania: Christian Hasbani, Peter Lo, Ting Chan, Zyad Afiza (withdrew due to personal reasons)
With only a few weeks for players to try out cards from the new Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign expansion, they'll be tasked with seeing what new cards are for real, or if they stick with the decks that got them this far. Fortunately, you'll get to see all the action when the Players Cup IV Global Finals are broadcast from July 30 to August 1.
Let us take a look again at how these players got to this point, and how they kicked off a new era of Pokémon TCG featuring Sword & Shield—Battle Styles.