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The official Pokémon website has announced the Pokémon Players Cup IV which will begin in April 2021.

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Pokémon Players Cup IV Begins April 2021, Includes Pokémon 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.

The Pokémon Players Cup IV online tournament is approaching, Trainers. This exciting competition will take place April through July 2021, and it will see some of the best Pokémon Trainers from around the world square off to win a share of $45,000 in prizes and, perhaps more importantly, bragging rights as one of the top Pokémon Trainers in the world. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup IV 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 IV—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 before the first phase of a Players Cup tournament. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their PTC account between January 16, 2021, and April 16, 2021, to participate.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup IV 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 IV 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 IV events will be streamed to fans can watch the thrilling battles and cheer on their favorite competitors. You can follow along here on 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 IV streaming.

About the Pokémon Players Cup IV

The fourth installment of the Pokémon Players Cup is an online tournament taking place from April through late July 2021. Players from around the world will have the opportunity to prove their mettle as Pokémon Trainers. Battle against other Trainers around the world to win a share of $45,000 in prizes and, perhaps more importantly, bragging rights as one of the top Pokémon Trainers in the world!

The fourth Pokémon Players Cup will feature three separate competitions—one for Pokémon TCG players, one for video game players featuring Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, and one for Pokkén Tournament DX players. The video game competition will use the Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) rules. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup IV is limited to Masters Division players. Additional eligibility rules may apply.

The Pokémon Players Cup IV will take place in three phases: an open qualifier, a Region Qualifier round, and the Global Finals. Be sure to check out the Pokémon TCG event, the video game event, and the Pokkén Tournament DX event pages for information including scheduling, prizes, and more.

The players who come out on top in the qualifier stages will be eligible to compete in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup IV in July. Matches will be broadcast on the official Pokémon Twitch and YouTube channels. Learn more on the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream information page.

Qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup IV Global Finals

From the Pokémon Players Cup IV Region Qualifiers, 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 IV North America Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Latin America Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV North America Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Latin America Region Qualifier
  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier

Pokkén Tournament DX

  • 4 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV North America Region Qualifier
  • 3 players from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Europe Region Qualifier
  • 1 player from the Pokémon Players Cup IV Oceania Region Qualifier
The Oceania rating zone comprises only Australia and New Zealand.

Prizes

  • Pokémon Trading Card Game Online based on final standings from the Global Finals:
    • 1st: $5,000
    • 2nd: $3,500
    • 3rd: $2,500
    • 4th: $2,000
    • T-5th: $1,250
    • T-7th: $750
    • T-9th: $500
    • T-13th: $250
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield based on final standings from the Global Finals:
    • 1st: $5,000
    • 2nd: $3,500
    • 3rd: $2,500
    • 4th: $2,000
    • T-5th: $1,250
    • T-7th: $750
    • T-9th: $500
    • T-13th: $250
  • Pokkén Tournament DX based on final standings from the Global Finals:
    • 1st: $1,250
    • 2nd: $1,000
    • 3rd: $750
    • 4th: $600
    • T-5th: $450
    • T-7th: $250
  • Eligible players who qualify for the Region Qualifiers for the Pokémon TCG or video game competition (or the Global Finals for Pokkén Tournament DX) and who also have a Pokémon TCG Online account will receive a special in-game deck box and card sleeves. Players must have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with their participating Pokémon Trainer Club account at least once prior to the start of the Region Qualifiers in order to receive these items—they will not be retroactively granted if players do not complete this step on time.
Good luck in the Pokémon Players Cup IV, Trainers!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup-iv/about/

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Nintendo has announced that from July 29th, 2020 until August 4th, 2020, Pokkén Tournament DX will have a free game trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. It will be available for subscribers in Japan as well from July 27th, 2020 until August 2nd, 2020. The game will also be available to purchase with a 30% discount on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan from July 27th, 2020 until August 9th, 2020 while the sale will be available in North America and Europe from July 29th, 2020 until August 11th, 2020.

Sources: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1285999620426956800 and https://twitter.com/Nintendo/status/1285835131618422784

The official Pokémon website has announce the streaming information and schedule for the Pokémon Players Cup 2020.

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Pokémon Players Cup: Stream Information

The Pokémon Players Cup will include broadcasts from June through August 2020. Matches from each competition—the Pokémon TCG Players Cup, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Players Cup, and the Pokkén Tournament DX Players Cup—will be streamed. In addition to here on Pokemon.com, you can catch every broadcast on Twitch.tv/Pokemon and on Youtube.com/Pokemon, with commentary from our team of Pokémon experts.

VG commentators: Aaron Zheng, Rosemary Kelly, Adam Dorricott, Lou Cromie

Pokémon TCG commentators: Josue Rojano, Kyle Sabelhaus, Kenny Wisdom, Jeremy Jallen

Pokkén Tournament commentators: Michael “H2” Graf, Evan “WonderChef” Hashimoto, Brendan “Burnside” Hansen

Pokémon Players Cup Broadcast Schedule

All times Pacific. Times approximate and subject to change.

Event Date Time
Pokémon TCG Invitational—Day 1 June 13 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Invitational—Day 2 June 14 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
VG Invitational—Day 1 June 20 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
VG Invitational—Day 2 June 21 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Invitational—Day 1 June 27 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Invitational—Day 2 June 28 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Region Qualifiers Week 1 July 16 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
VG Region Qualifiers Week 1 July 16 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Region Qualifiers Week 1 July 17 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Region Qualifiers Week 2 July 23 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
VG Region Qualifiers Week 2 July 23 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Region Qualifiers Week 2 July 24 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Region Qualifiers Week 3 July 30 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
VG Region Qualifiers Week 3 July 30 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Region Qualifiers Week 3 July 31 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Finals—Day 1 August 15 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pokkén Tournament Finals—Day 2 August 16 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
VG Finals Preshow August 21 11 a.m. – noon
VG Finals—Day 1 August 22 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
VG Finals—Day 2 August 23 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Finals Preshow August 28 11 a.m. – noon
Pokémon TCG Finals—Day 1 August 29 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pokémon TCG Finals—Day 2 August 30 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup/streaming/

The offical Pokémon website has announced the details for the Pokémon Players Cup which will be taking place from June through August 2020 for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and Pokkén Tournament DX. The streaming schedule was announced on June 4th, 2020.

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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
Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-players-cup/about/

The official Pokémon website has announced that the Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament will take place in two stages, in July and August.

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Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament: Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

Prepare for an incredible online Pokémon competition!

Masters Division competitors in the Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (using the 2020 Video Game Championships [VGC] format) will have the chance to prove they're the very best in a prestigious new online tournament: the Pokémon Players Cup. Not only will this event give you the chance to show you're among the strongest competitors in the world, but you can also look forward to watching lots of high-level matches between top Trainers.

The Pokémon Players Cup will have two stages. In July, eligible players will compete in a double-elimination bracket, broken down by rating zones, to determine the top players in each rating zone. Then those top finishers will face off in the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup in August, when the winner will be crowned as the champion of the Pokémon Players Cup and earn a Travel Award to a future International Championships event.

Pokémon TCG and VGC competitors will need to qualify through their performance in upcoming events. Pokémon TCG competitors will qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup through their ranking on the June Leaderboard (Standard format, Tournament Rep) in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competitors will qualify through the International Challenge May Online Competition, which runs from May 21 to 24, 2020, and will use the 2020 Video Game Championships format. (In order to be eligible, competitors will need to link their Nintendo Account with their Pokémon Trainer Club account before signing up.) Make sure to bring your A game to these upcoming qualifiers so you can compete in the Pokémon Players Cup!

Pokkén Tournament DX competitors will be able to register directly for the first stage of the Pokémon Players Cup at a future date.

Each of the Pokémon TCG, Pokkén Tournament DX, and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield competitions will kick off with a special invitational event. The winners will qualify for the final stage of the Pokémon Players Cup, so make sure to follow along.

Masters Division competitors in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Video Game Championships will need to finish among the top eligible Trainers in their rating zone for the May International Challenge to qualify for the Pokémon Players Cup.

  • North America: Top 256
  • Europe: Top 256
  • Oceania: Top 128
  • Latin America: Top 256
Good luck qualifying for the Pokémon Players Cup, Trainers. Practice hard so you can prove you have what it takes to win it all!

Only Masters Division players who have opted in to participating in all available Play! Pokémon programs are eligible to participate in the Play! Pokémon Players Cup Online Tournament.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/play-pokemon-players-cup-online-tournament-pokemon-tcg-pokken-tournament-dx-and-pokemon-sword-and-pokemon-shield/
Posted By: Sunain | Dec 11 2019 01:43:05
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The official Pokkén Tournament DX website has announced the details for the 2020 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series. Qualifiers will take place at three qualifying events in 2020.

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2020 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series

Enter the Arena in the 2020 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series!

Bring your best to battle in 2020 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series tournaments around the world. This year, players can compete in three qualifying events to earn a trip to the 2020 Pokkén Tournament World Championships in London, England. Those who qualify at these events will be joined by the best competitors from Japan and from a Last Chance Qualifier competition that will take place at the Pokémon World Championships. A prize pool worth over $25,000 awaits the winning competitors in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series! Good luck battling in the 2020 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series!

Competition Format

This year, competitors will be going head-to-head in the Team Battle format, with each player choosing their own team of three Pokémon. The first player to knock out all three of their opponent’s Pokémon will win the match.

Qualifying for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships

There will be two age divisions for all competitors. The Masters Division is for competitors born in 2004 or earlier, and the Senior Division is for competitors born in 2005 or later. Players can qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships by placing high in either a series event or the Last Chance Qualifier at the Pokkén Tournament World Championships.

Space will be limited at the Last Chance Qualifier. A maximum of 256 competitors will be able to compete in each of the Masters and Senior Divisions.

A total of 16 Masters Division and eight Senior Division players will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships, including two Masters and one Senior from the Oceania International Championships, four Masters and two Seniors from the Europe International Championships, and four Masters and two Seniors from the North America International Championships. The 2019 Pokkén Tournament World Champion Hiroki “Subutan” Ishida will automatically qualify for a spot in the Masters Championship Bracket. The remainder of the invitations will be awarded to players from Japan and via the Last Chance Qualifier.

Competitors will be required to bring a wired HORI Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad or a wired HORI Nintendo Switch Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad to the Championship Series. No Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers will be permitted, even with a USB cable.

Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Schedules

Event information is subject to change.

2020 Pokkén Tournament DX Events
Oceania International Championships - Qualifier - Melbourne, Australia - February 21-23, 2020
Europe International Championships - Qualifier - Berlin, Germany - April 17-19, 2020
North America International Championships - Qualifier - Location TBD - June 26-28, 2020
Last Chance Qualifier - Qualifier - London, England - Date TBD
Pokémon World Championships - Championship - London, England - Date TBD

Prizes

International Championship Events
Masters Division
  • 1st place: $1,250 and Worlds invitation
  • 2nd place: $1,000 and Worlds invitation
  • 3rd place: $750 and Worlds invitation*
  • 4th place: $600 and Worlds invitation*
  • 5th place tie: $450 each
  • 7th place tie: $250 each
  • *Note: Only two players from the Oceania International Championships receive invitations.
Senior Division
  • 1st place: Nintendo Switch console, 72 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation
  • 2nd place: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation*
  • 3rd place: 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs
  • *Note: Only one player from the Oceania International Championships receives an invitation.
Pokémon World Championships
  • 1st place: $6,000
  • 2nd place: $4,000
  • 3rd place: $3,000
  • 4th place: $2,000
  • 5th place tie: $1,500 each
  • 7th place tie: $1,000 each
Senior Division
  • 1st place: $3,000 Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card
  • 2nd place: $1,500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card
  • 3rd place: $500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card

Tournament Registration

Each Pokkén Tournament Championship Series event will manage its own competition registration. Select the name of an event in the Championship Series schedule to visit the website for that event. More links will be added as event coordinators enable registration for each event.

Source: https://www.pokkentournament.com/dx/en-us/championship/

The 2019 Pokémon World Championships are over and the champions have been crowned. The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening and it will be held in London, United Kingdom. High resolution pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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World’s Top Pokémon Competitors Crowned at the 2019 Pokémon World Championships

Washington, DC—August 19, 2019—The 2019 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close yesterday following three days of intense matches and friendly competition in Washington, DC. The best Trainers from around the world attended the 16th annual event to take part in the premier tournament for Pokémon video games and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). This year’s event featured the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games, as well as Pokkén Tournament DX. More than 7,000 players and fans from around the globe gathered in the nation’s capital at the world’s most prestigious Pokémon event.

The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only event held in a different location every year, for which players can qualify by competing in various local, regional, and international tournaments. This year’s champions were awarded a one-of-a-kind Pokémon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships, and a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. The prize pool this year totaled more than $500,000.

The 2019 Pokémon World Champions are:
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruki Miyamoto [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Henry Brand [AUS]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Pi Wu [TWN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Ko Tsukide [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Senior Division World Champion, ashninja1 [USA]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Subutan [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Haruki Miyamoto [JPN] | Second Place: Isaac Terceira [USA]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU] | Second Place: Grant Shen [USA]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Henry Brand [AUS] | Second Place: Shintaro Ito [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Pi Wu [TWN] | Second Place: Teddy French [GBR]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Ko Tsukide [JPN] | Second Place: Lewis Tan [AUS]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN] | Second Place: Hirofumi Kimura [JPN]

2019 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Division Finalists
World Champion: ashninja1 [USA]
Second Place: Kato [JPN]

Masters Division Finalists
World Champion: Subutan [JPN]
Second Place: Haruyuki [JPN]

The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening, to be held in London, United Kingdom.

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YouTube Clip - 2019 Pokémon World Championships: Event Experience



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmGuohOAVk

The 2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships will be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company online at Twitch.tv/Pokemon on February 14th, 2019 through February 16th, 2019.

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2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships Stream Info

Battles in the Pokémon Championship Series will heat up as competitors head down under for the second of this season's four International Championships February 14–16, 2019 (in US time zones). You can watch the breathtaking action from home even if you can't make it to Melbourne, as we'll be broadcasting matches from each round of the 2019 Pokémon Oceania International Championships on Twitch.tv.

The event runs Friday through Sunday in Australia, but because of the time difference, each day of tournament play will start the previous afternoon in American time zones. Viewers in the US can tune in to catch TCG and VGC matches starting Thursday afternoon, while the Pokkén Tournament DX matches will kick off Friday afternoon. Each game will have its own stream, so make sure to tune in to your favorite game as competitors battle toward the 2019 Pokémon World Championships and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes.

The final rounds for the Pokémon TCG and VGC will be broadcast consecutively on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on Saturday starting at 2:30 p.m. PST, while the Pokkén Tournament DX finals will be broadcast on Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament at the same time. Don't forget to check out the winning teams and decks at Pokemon.com/EventResults once the tournament is complete.

What to Watch: Pokémon TCG

Pokémon TCG stream: Twitch.tv/PokemonTCG
Commentators: Joe Bernard, Cora Georgiou, Ellis Longhurst, Kyle “Pooka” Sucevich

Thursday, February 14: 2:30 p.m. – 2:15 a.m. PST (approx.)
Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. PST (approx.)

Pokémon TCG competitors will really have their mettle tested, as this tournament will be the first event outside Asia to permit the Sun & Moon—Team Up expansion and the many TAG TEAM cards it brings. Magikarp & Wailord-GX has already enjoyed success in the Expanded format, but you'll have to tune in to see if the other five TAG TEAM cards will be able to make their mark in Standard. Keep an eye out for a number of other powerful cards from Sun & Moon—Team Up, including powerful Trainer cards Erika's Hospitality and Pokémon Communication and a surge of Pokémon that have performed well in Asia: Zapdos, Jolteon-GX, Tapu Koko Prism Star, Absol, and Jirachi.

What to Watch: Pokémon VGC

Pokémon VGC stream: Twitch.tv/Pokemon
Commentators: Labhaoisa Cromie, Adam Dorricott, Duy Ha, Gabby Snyder

Thursday, February 14: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)
Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)

Competitors in the Video Game Championships have become very familiar with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, but they'll still have a new curveball in Melbourne as they take on the only International Championships featuring the Moon Series format. Trainers will still be able to include two of the most powerful Legendary Pokémon on their teams, but unlike at the last International Championships, they'll also be permitted to use Z-Moves. Making good use of these moves will be key—Trainers still won't be permitted to use Primal Reversion or Mega Evolution, so a good Z-Move can easily make or break a game. A variety of Legendary Pokémon have starred on teams so far in the Moon Series, with Groudon, Kyogre, Lunala, Xerneas, and Yveltal spending the most time in the spotlight.

What to Watch: Pokkén Tournament DX

Pokkén Tournament DX stream: Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament
Commentators: Michael “H2” Graf, Evan “WonderChef” Hashimoto, Michael “Midori” Tjong

Friday, February 15: 2:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PST (approx.)
Saturday, February 16 (Finals): 2:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. PST (approx.)

The Pokkén Tournament DX season will be kicking off in Melbourne, and it, too, has a big change for competitors to adapt to. Matches this year will pit competitors head-to-head in the Team Battle format, where each player chooses their own team of three Battle Pokémon. The first player to knock out all three of their opponent's Battle Pokémon will win the game. Tune in to find out which competitors and Battle Pokémon will reign supreme in this exciting new format.

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2019/oceania/streaming/

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The official Pokémon website has announced the details for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

2018 Pokémon World Championships - Details

The 2018 Pokémon World Championships are coming to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 24–26. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion, and for a combined prize pool worth more than $500,000 in prizes!

The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Players have been battling throughout the 2018 Championship Series season to earn a seat at this prestigious competition.

Spectators are invited to come watch the action all weekend long. Come see all the battles in person and participate in side events throughout the three-day event. There is a small fee for a spectator badge, which also includes two Pokémon TCG booster packs. The spectator badge is good for all three days of the event.

Event location:
Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Play for all divisions for both the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions will begin on Friday, August 24. Top players who qualified for a Day Two invitation will join the field on Saturday, August 25. These tournaments will conclude with the final rounds on Sunday, August 26.

The Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place entirely on Saturday, August 25, with a Last Chance Qualifier occurring on Friday, August 24.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Get complete details on how to register to attend.

Competitors can pick up their badges and welcome kits on Thursday, August 23, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D at the Nashville Music City Center.

Side Events

Side events will take place throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday). Only attendees with an event badge (including competitors and spectators) will be able to participate in side events.

Nashville Open

Attendees can battle in the Nashville Open, a marquee side event for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. The Nashville Open will award Championship Points equivalent to a Pokémon Regional Championships event, applicable to the 2019 Championship Series season. Details on the 2019 Championship Series are coming in late July.

Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Battle for the remaining few spots in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships at the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, August 24! Registration for the Last Chance Qualifier includes a spectator badge for entry into the Pokémon World Championships hall for the whole weekend.

Streaming

Follow the action on Twitch.tv/team/Pokemon all weekend long! There will be four live streams for the event: a Pokémon TCG stream, a VGC stream, a Pokkén Tournament DX stream, and the Main Stage stream. The Main Stage stream will include the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., as well as the Pokkén Tournament DX finals on Saturday. Then, don't miss the Pokémon TCG and VGC finals on Sunday. The weekend will conclude with the closing ceremonies late Sunday afternoon.

Pokémon Center A Pokémon Center store will be on site, giving players and fans a chance to buy Pokémon merchandise they won't find anywhere else, including special World Championships products. Badges will not be required to visit the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center will be in Hall A1.

Checking In

Day One players must check in Thursday at the Nashville Music City Center. If, due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or missed connections, a player is unable to check in Thursday, that player should report to the check-in desk as early as possible Friday (during check-in hours at the Nashville Music City Center, starting at 8 a.m.) and notify a staff member. All Day One players are required to be checked in and seated for their age division's player meeting Friday morning.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!

2018 Worlds Event Registration

Registration for the World Championships will take place entirely online.

A badge is required to enter the event space at all times. Badges must be visibly worn while within the event space.

Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card, and can only be picked up on site at the event. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.

Competitors and spectators can check in and pick up their badges at the Nashville Music City Center, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D, at the following times:

Thursday, August 23, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, August 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Proof of age may be requested during check-in. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion.

Registration for Main Event Competitors

Qualified competitors who have received invitations are highly encouraged to RSVP via the online registration system. Players can begin to RSVP in mid-July, after the conclusion of the 2018 season. There is no registration fee for competitors.

All competitors will receive one competitor badge and Worlds lanyard, plus one spectator badge for a guest or parent/guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online. All competitors who RSVP online will also be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary. Players who do not RSVP in advance will still be allowed to play, but may not be guaranteed to receive a welcome kit.

Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.

Registration for Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ Competitors

Players who would like to battle in the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier will also need to register online prior to the start of the competition. The entry fee for the Pokkén Tournament DX LCQ is $30 for all players. Registration for the LCQ includes a spectator badge to the Pokémon World Championships for the entrant. Players under age 18 will receive one additional spectator badge and lanyard at no charge for a parent or guardian. Additionally, all registrants will receive six Pokémon TCG booster packs. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Registration for Spectators

Spectator registration will also be entirely online, and is limited. Spectator registration will be open until badges sell out. Until that time, they will continue to be available (for online purchase only) throughout the event weekend, until 1 p.m. Sunday, August 26.

The registration fee for spectators of all ages is $10. Registration fees are nonrefundable. All spectators will receive two booster packs when they pick up their badges.

A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of six spectator badges can be purchased at one time.

Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.

Sources: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/registration/ and https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2018/about/

Both Detective Pikachu and the second wave of DLC for Pokkén Tournament DX launch today, March 23rd, 2018.

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Detective Pikachu opens his casebook on Nintendo 3DS systems, and Blastoise surfs onto the battlefield in Pokkén Tournament DX on Nintendo Switch

Get ready to embark on an epic action-adventure game like no other with a very special Pikachu and his good friend Tim. Join the unlikely duo as they work to uncover the mysteries of Ryme City and find Tim’s missing father in Detective Pikachu. The game is out now, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Detective Pikachu features:
  • The ultimate crime-busting duo – Team up with self-proclaimed great Detective Pikachu. You have never seen or heard a Pikachu like this one before.
     
  • An incredible Pokémon metropolis – Venture among the people and Pokémon that fill the streets of Ryme City as you search high and low for clues.
     
  • Opportunities to investigate Pokémon mysteries – Become the ultimate detective with Pikachu and search crime scenes, solve puzzles, talk to witnesses and find evidence to crack the case.
 
  • Get help from Pikachu with Easy mode – New to sleuthing or need help uncovering evidence? Don’t worry, Detective Pikachu features an Easy Mode where Pikachu will provide handy hints.

 
A special extra-large Detective Pikachu amiibo is also available now. The amiibo allows players to view all the Pika Prompts (short video clips) from chapters they have completed, including ones they missed finding earlier. These clips feature Pikachu’s quips and antics—and may even contain a hint.
 
To celebrate the launch of Detective Pikachu, a free Pikachu iMessage sticker set is available now on iOS. The sticker set includes eight stickers featuring Detective Pikachu in various poses. Fans who want to know more about the story of the game can check out the illustrated prequel story, “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case.” Taking place before Detective Pikachu teams up with Tim, the short story sets the scene for the video game. “Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee’s Case” is available to download at no charge on Apple iBooks Store and Amazon’s Kindle Store now for a limited time.
 
Detective Pikachu is available now to purchase digitally or in-store at retail. For all information, please visit: https://detectivepikachu.pokemon.com/en-gb/
 

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Also available today is the second wave of new content for the Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system. Prepare to wash away the competition as this wave of DLC unleashes the Water-type Battle Pokémon Blastoise, brand-new avatar items, new Trainer titles and two new Support Pokémon—the Mythical Pokémon Mew and Celebi. The Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack DLC is available now for £13.49. The Battle Pack includes this wave of content as well as the initial wave, which includes the Battle Pokémon Aegislash and Support Pokémon Mega Rayquaza and Mimikyu. Players who have already purchased the Battle Pack DLC will be able to simply download an update containing this second wave of characters.

YouTube Promo - Pokkén Tournament DX Battle Pack Wave 2 - Available Now - Nintendo Switch


Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWWy39sqzF4
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