2020 Series

The 2020 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising Pokémon Sword & Shield Games. Full details on the format remain unknown. The 2020 World Championships are to be held in London, United Kingdom

VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2020)

Usable Games Pokémon Sword & Shield
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: Galar Pokédex.

Online Competitions

Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.

Best Finish Limit: None
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256 257-512 513-1024
CP Prize 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 10 5 2 1


Name Date Entry Gift CP Given?

Premier Challenges

Premier Challenges are small competitions dotted around the various countries in the world. These competitions typically happen once a month or so depending on the organisers and can provide a small amount of CP which can then be used to help participate in the Worlds Championships.

Standard Premier Challenge
Best Finish Limit: 6
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16
CP Prize 30 16 12 8 6 4
Kicker
Min Entry
      24 48 100


Regionals Details

Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions beyond the Premier Challenges to allow for players to earn CP. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.

Midseason Showdown
Best Finish Limit: 6
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64
CP Prize 50 40 32 25 20 16 13
Kicker
Min Entry
      24 48 100 200
Regionals
Best Finish Limit: 6
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256
CP Prize 200 160 130 100 80 60 50 40 30
Kicker
Min Entry
        48 100 200 400 800


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Sheffield Regional Championships Sheffield, Englandl United Kingdom September 7th - 8th 2019 Unknown
Atlantic City Regional Championships Atlantic City, New Jersey United States September 28th - 29th 2019 Unknown
Koln Regional Championships Köln Germany September 28th - 29th 2019 Unknown
Knoxville Regional Championships Knoxville, Tennessee United States October 11th - 13th 2019 Unknown
Richmond Regional Championships Richmond, Virginia United States November 2nd - 3rd 2019 Unknown
Portland Regional Championships Portland, Oregan United States November 8th - 10th 2019 Unknown
San Diego Regional Championships San Diego, California United States December 7th - 8th 2019 Unknown
Bochum Regional Championships Bochum Germany January 11th - 12th 2020 Unknown
Dallas Regional Championships Dallas, Texas United States January 17th - 19th 2020 Unknown
Collinsville Regional Championships Collinsville, Illinois United States February 28th - March 1st 2020 Unknown
Malmo Regional Championships Malmo Sweden March 7th - 8th 2020 Unknown
Ontario Regional Championships Ontario, Canada Canada March 13th - 15th 2020 Unknown
Charlotte Regional Championships Charlotte, North Carolina United States March 20th - 22nd 2020 Unknown
Salt Lake City Regional Championships Salt Lake City, Utah United States April 4th - 5th 2020 Unknown
Liverpool Regional Championships Liverpool United Kingdom May 2nd - 3rd 2020 Unknown
Albany Regional Championships Albany, New York United States May 9th - 10th 2020 Unknown
Santa Clara Regional Championships Santa Clara, California United States May 22nd - 24th 2020 Unknown
Fort Wayne Regional Championships Fort Wayne, Indiana United States May 22nd - 24th 2020 Unknown
Milwaukee Regional Championships Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States June 5th - 7th 2020 Unknown

Nationals Details

National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No CP is required to enter but a massive amount of CP is given to the winners. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.

Best Finish Limit: 4
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256 257-512
CP Prize 500 400 320 250 200 160 130 100 80 60
Kicker
Min Entry
        48 100 200 400 800 1600


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?

Championship Details

Following the removal of the National Championship Series, four special Championships are to be held. These will get special points akin to that of Nationals and high prize payouts.

Best Finish Limit: 4
Placement 1 2 3-4 5-8 9-16 17-32 33-64 65-128 129-256 257-512
CP Prize 500 400 320 250 200 160 130 100 80 60
Kicker
Min Entry
        48 100 200 400 800 1600


Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
Latin America International Championships Sao Paolo Brazil November 15th - November 17th 2019 Unknown
Oceania International Championships Melbourne Australia February 21 - 23rd 2020 Unknown
European International Championships Berlin Germany April 17th - 19th 2020 Unknown
North American International Championships USA United States June 26th - 28th 2020 Unknown

Worlds Details

The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on CP.

Name Location Country Date Distribution Pokémon Streamed?
World Championships London United Kindom August 2020 None Yes