Following the qualifiers and Kickoff Invitational in June, the top 16 PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield players in the world will battle to be crowned the first ever winner of the tournament.
Whether youâ€™re here to watch competitive PokÃ©mon or simply bag a free Porygon2, hereâ€™s what you need to know about the event.
What is the PokÃ©mon Players Cup?
Pokemon Players Cup will see the top 16 players face off (Picture: Nintendo)
Following the cancellation of the PokÃ©mon World Championships due to COVID-19, the official PokÃ©mon Company organised online tournaments across Sword and Shield, Pokken Tournament DX and the trading card game.
This all falls under the PokÃ©mon Players Cup umbrella, which started with a Kickoff Invitational and qualifiers across four regions: North America, Oceania, Latin America and Europe.
Who is competing in the VG finals?
The top 16 players, formed from regional qualifiers and the Kickoff Invitational won by Alessio Yuri â€œYureeâ€ Boschetto, will compete in the finals. You can check them out below.
- Conan â€œConanykâ€ Thompson (US)
- Joseph â€œJoeUX9â€ Ugarte (US)
- Jiseok â€œMeLuCaâ€ Lee (South Korea)
- Santino â€œSupahSantiâ€ Tarquino (US)
- Nico Davide â€œDesuâ€ Cognetta (Italy)
- Edoardo Giunipero â€œDuckpondâ€ Ferraris (Italy)
- David â€œHamstermaniaâ€ Koutesh (Czech Republic)
- Antonio Jesus â€œRahxenâ€ Sanchez (Spain)
- Gabriel â€œAgatiGaâ€ Agati (Brazil)
- Geovanni â€œESAGreenâ€ Polanco (El Salvador)
- Caio â€œPumpkinPhantomâ€ Romanini (Brazil)
- SimiusBlack (Argentina)
- Ben â€œMaddoâ€ Madigan (Australia)
- Christopher â€œWaspâ€ Kan (Australia)
- Alister â€œVivaLaVladeâ€ Sandover (Australia)
- Alessio Yuri â€œYureeâ€ Boschetto (Italy)
What time does the PokÃ©mon Players Cup start?
You can check out the schedule for the weekend below.
Friday 21st August
- VG Finals pre-show - 11am to 12pm PT/7pm to 8pm BST
Saturday 22nd August
- VG Finals Day 1 - 11am to 3pm PT/7pm to 11pm BST
Sunday 23rd August
- VG Finals Day 2 - 11am to 4pm PT/7pm to 12am BST
How can I get Porygon2?
Get a free Porygon2 by watching the Pokemon Players Cup (Picture: Pokemon)
Those who tune into the PokÃ©mon Players Cup will also be rewarded with a free Porygon2 in Sword and Shield. To claim the free PokÃ©mon, youâ€™ll have to watch the broadcast where a password will be displayed at certain points to unlock Porygon2.
Once you have the password, follow these steps to obtain Porygon2.
- Boot up PokÃ©mon Sword or PokÃ©mon Shield
- In the X menu, select Mystery Gift and Get A Mystery Gift
- Select the Get With Code/Password
- Enter the password
- Your gift should arrive either in your party or in a PokÃ©mon Box
Once you have your Porygon 2, make sure to save your game so it stays permanently too.
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