Players Cup II Announced for TCG and VGC

The Pokémon Players Cup II online tournament will take place from September through December 2020. Participation in the Pokémon Players Cup II is open to all Masters Division players, and the tournament will take place entirely online.

The Pokémon Players Cup II will comprise two separate competitions—one featuring the Pokémon Trading Card Game, and one featuring the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. A Pokkén Tournament DX event will not be included in this tournament.

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 September 21 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Pokémon TCG players also need to have logged in to the Pokémon TCG Online with a Player ID attached to their account between June 21 and September 21 to participate.

VGC players will battle in the Pokémon Players Cup II Qualifier to lock in a spot for the Region Qualifiers. Players Cup II Qualifier/Global Challenge 2020 Autumn, is a Double Battle competition running VGC Rules from last month allowing for all Galar Pokédex Pokémon, Isle of Armor Pokédex Pokémon and the Alola Starters, Cobalion, Terrakion & Virizion without allowing for certain Legendary & Mythicals. The top players will gain entry to the Players Cup II this November. Battles will run from September 25th to September 27th.

TCG players will compete in tournaments during a qualifying period in the Pokémon TCG Online. New features have been added to the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online to enhance players' experience: Eligible players will automatically have 50 Tournament Keys delivered to their Pokémon TCG Online account before the start of the qualifier period, which runs from September 28 to October 26. Tournament Keys provide special entry into a Standard format.

Visit Pokemon.com for additional information about the Pokémon Players Cup II, including rules, eligibility requirements, dates, and more.

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