December 17, 2020

Pokémon Players Cup III Begins January 2021, Includes TCG and Video Games

Get the info you need to participate in and watch the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and Pokkén Tournament DX competition.

Get ready, Trainers! The Pokémon Players Cup III online tournament is approaching. This exciting competition will take place January through April 2021, and it will see some of the best Pokémon Trainers from around the world square off to win prizes and glory. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup III is open to all Masters Division players, and the tournament will take place entirely online.

There will be three separate competitions in the Pokémon Players Cup III—one featuring the Pokémon Trading Card Game, one featuring the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, and one featuring the Pokkén Tournament DX video game.

Eligible competitors can earn their places in the Region Qualifiers through qualifying events. To participate in these events, players MUST have a Pokémon Trainer Club account and have a Player ID by January 18 at 10:00 a.m. PST. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their PTC account between October 18 and January 18 to participate.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier to lock in a spot for the Region Qualifiers. Video game players need to have linked their Pokémon Trainer Club account to their Nintendo account before the Pokémon Players Cup III Qualifier begins. See details for video game participants.

Pokémon TCG players will compete in tournaments during a qualifying period in the Pokémon TCG Online. See details for Pokémon TCG participants.

Pokkén Tournament DX players will compete in Online Qualifiers within their region. All players will be required to register online before the qualification date and will need an account with both Discord and Battlefy to participate. See details for Pokkén Tournament DX participants.

All Pokémon Players Cup III events will be streamed so fans can watch the thrilling battles and cheer on their favorite competitors. You can follow along here on www.pokemon.com, on Twitch, or on YouTube. Our team of experts will be on hand to provide insightful commentary on all the action. Get details on Pokémon Players Cup III streaming.

Get additional information about the Pokémon Players Cup III, including rules, eligibility requirements, dates, and more.

Good luck, Trainers!

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