While everyone would rather forget 2020, Pokémon has had a surprisingly great year in the face of a pandemic.
The online tournament was largely created due to the cancellation of this year’s Pokemon World Championships in London, but it’s offered the chance for trainers around the world to showcase their skills across the video games and trading card game.
The second event of its kind concludes this weekend with the Pokémon Players Cup 2, so here’s what you need to know about the event.
When is the Pokémon Players Cup 2 Global finals?
The Pokémon Players Cup 2 global finals will span three days from Friday 11th December to Sunday 13th December.
The event is split between the Pokémon Video Game Championships (VGC) and Trading Card Game (TCG), with the best players from last weekend’s regional finals competing for prizes and glory.
The top 4 players in both the TCG and VGC tournaments will receive a Travel Award for a future international Pokémon tournament of their choosing.
Who is competing?
Will Dragapult get some play on the field? (Picture: Nintendo)
There are 16 players competing in the VGC global finals for Pokémon Sword and Shield, comprised of four players from the regional finals in North America, Latin America, Europe and Oceania qualifiers.
You can check out the full list of players for the global finals below.
- Nick Navarre - NA
- Bingjie Wang - NA
- Donald Smith Jr - NA
- Wolfe Glick - NA
- Federico Turano - LA
- Gabriel Agati - LA
- Jean Paul Lopez - LA
- Juan Naar - LA
- Miguel Pedraza Caballero - Europe
- David Koutesh - Europe
- Davide Carrer - Europe
- Markus Sponholz - Europe
- Caleb Wijesinha - Oceania
- Will Tom - Oceania
- Sean Ronzani - Oceania
- Yuya Tada - Oceania
What is the schedule and start time?
The Pokémon Players Cup 2 global finals begin on Friday 11th December at 11am PT/7pm GMT, with each day starting at the same time across Saturday 12th December and Sunday 13th December.
You can check out a breakdown below.
- Global Finals Day 1 - Friday 11th December at 11am - 7pm PT/7pm - 3am GMT
- Global Finals Day 2 - Saturday 12th December at 11am - 7pm PT/7pm - 3am GMT
- Global Finals Day 3 - Sunday 13th December at 11am - 7pm PT/7pm - 3am GMT