Pokémon Players Cup

The Pokémon Players Cup is an online tournament taking place from June through August in which players from around the world will compete to prove they're the best and win Travel Awards to a future Pokémon International Championship. In the Pokémon Players Cup, there will be separate competitions for the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX. The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competition will use the standard Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) rules. The Pokémon Players Cup is limited to Masters Division players only. Additional eligibility rules may apply.

The Pokémon Players Cup will take place over several phases. Be sure to check out the Pokémon TCG Pokémon Players Cup, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Pokémon Players Cup, and Pokkén Tournament DX Pokémon Players Cup pages for schedule information and more.

The players who come out on top in the qualification stages will be eligible to compete in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August. Matches will also be broadcast on the official Pokémon Twitch and YouTube channels. Learn more on the Pokémon Players Cup Stream Information page.


Qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup Finals

From the Pokémon Players Cup's three competitions, the following numbers of players will be selected to compete in the finals.


Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Latin America Online Qualifier

  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier

  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Latin America Online Qualifier

  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier

  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup North America Online Qualifier

  • 2 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Europe Online Qualifier

  • 1 players from the Pokémon Players Cup Oceania Online Qualifier

  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup Kickoff Invitational

Prizes

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Online: Top 4 players will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing

  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield: Top 4 players will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing

  • Pokkén Tournament DX: Champion will receive a Travel Award to a future International Championship of their choosing

  • Eligible Pokémon TCG players who participate in the Regional Online Qualifiers receive a special in-game deck box and sleeves

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