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The Pokemon World Championships 2021 has been cancelled, 2022 plans announced to take place in London

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Play Pokemon has announced that their 2021 plans for the Pokemon World Championships have been cancelled. Instead, they've begun planning their 2022 Championships, and they've announced that the event is set to take place in London, England. All invitations that existed for the 2020 World Championships will carry over, this event will house the Video Game, TCG and Pokkén Tournament DX World Championships.

Pokken Tournament producer says it's up to Nintendo/Pokemon Co. if a sequel gets made

Your move, Nintendo

Katsuhiro Harada, the man behind the Tekken series, was also a producer on Pokken Tournament. The title came to Wii U and then Switch in a DX version, and it certainly gained quite a few fans. Those players are hungry for a sequel, but could one ever happen? Harada answered that question on Twitter.

We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had a great response, so I would like to make it again. But it's not what we decide, it's what they decide.

Reminder: Special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members! Try Pokkén Tournament DX for a limited time.

Don't forget to check this out!

Starting today, Nintendo Switch Online* members will be able to download the full version of the Pokkén Tournament™ DX game and play it until August 4 at 11:59 p.m. PT. It’s a great way to sample the thrilling arena fights that feature prized Pokémon™ fighters. Members can download the game here.
Now 30% off for a limited time

Did you play the game and can’t get enough? Well you’re in luck—Pokkén Tournament™ DX is also 30% off right now! Please note that this sale ends on August 11 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Both the Game Trial and the sale can be accessed here. If you need a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can learn more by visiting Nintendo eShop.

Latest Famitsu features a full-page advert for Nintendo Switch Online / Pokken Tournament DX

Don't miss your chance to try the ultimate Pokemon fighting game!

Pokkén Tournament DX is free to play for Nintendo Switch Online members until August 8th, 2020, and Nintendo is really pushing the offer! The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu in Japan features a full-page advertisement for Switch Online and the Pokkén promotion, and you can check out the scan above!

If you want to own the game forever, Pokkén Tournament DX is currently 30% off on the Nintendo eShop until August 11th.

Pokken Tournament DX will be free to play for Switch Online members in North America and Europe later this month

A great chance to try the game for free!

Just last night, Nintendo announced a special offer for Switch Online members in Japan. That offer let members play Pokken Tournament DX for free within a set amount of days. Turns out Nintendo is going to offer the same thing in North America and Europe!

If you're a Switch Online member in North America/Europe you'll be able to play Pokken Tournament DX for free during a set period of time. In North America, the dates range from July 29th to Aug. 4th, 2020. In Europe, the offer runs from July 29th to Aug. 8th, 2020. You don't get to keep the game after that date, but during that time, you will have access to the entire game. Play it as much as you want and enjoy the heck out of it!

Pokken Tournament DX free to play for Switch Online members in Japan from July 27th to Aug. 2nd, 2020

Will Nintendo ever make these offers outside of Japan!?

From time to time, Nintendo makes certain Switch games free to play for Switch Online members in Japan. You never know when Nintendo is going to offer one up, nor do we have any idea what game it'll be.

Today Nintendo announced another opportunity for free play for Japanese Switch Online members, and they can have a crack at Pokken Tournament DX. The game will be free from July 27th to Aug. 2nd, 2020, and there will also be a sale on the game. From July 27th to Aug. 9th, customers will be able to snag the game for 30% off, making it 4,604 yen instead of the usual 6,578 yen.

Get new details on the Pokemon Players Cup

Them's the rules

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

Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series 2020 announced

Put up or shut up!

I hope you've been practicing your Pokkén Tournament DX skills, because the Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series 2020 has just been announced. It's time once again to show off what you've got, and hopefully climb the ranks all the way to the top. Check out full details on this event below.

- four different events that players can compete in
- Competition Format is the same as last year, running on Pokkén Tournament DX with Team Battles:

Oceania International Championships - Melbourne, Australia - February 21-23 - Two Masters & One Senior get an invite
Europe International Championships - Berlin, Germany - April 17-19 - Four Masters & Two Seniors get an invite
North America International Championships - June 26-28 - Four Masters & Two Seniors get an invite
Last Chance Qualifier Pokémon World Championships - London, England - Date TBD

- The Prize Structure is as follows:

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

Pokken Tournament DX "Dark Nova" Group Match now live

Going dark

The next special Group Match is now live in Pokkén Tournament DX, and it runs to Sept. 22nd, 2019. The "Dark Nova" Group Match is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Shadow Mewtwo, and if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement. If you already received the title from the last time this event ran, you will not receive it again

Pokken Tournament "Dark Nova" Group Match set for Sept. 20th to 22nd, 2019

Going dark in September

While the "Fairy Tempest" Group Match is live right now in Pokken Tournament, we have word on the action that will follow. The "Dark Nova" Group Match is set to launch on Sept. 20th, and will run to Sept. 22nd, 2019. This cup is a Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena. Participating in this brings a special title reward based on Shadow Mewtwo. If you place highly enough, you'll get other titles based on your placement If you already received this title from the last time the Group Match ran, you will not receive it again.

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