2021 Pokémon Japan Championships - VGC
The tournament is separated into three events: a Live Competition qualifier held online from 9 to 12 April 2021; the main event, a special online tournament scheduled for 9 May 2021; and the finals, an offline tournament scheduled for 12-13 June 2021. Players are separated by age divisions (i.e. Juniors, Seniors and Masters).
A player may only participate in the main tournament event if they were residing in Japan, had the country of their Nintendo Account set to Japan, and met one of the following criteria:
- Finished Top 50 or better in the 2020 Pokémon Japan's Number 1 Decisive Battle;
- Finished Top 100 or better in Live Competition Qualifier of the 2021 Pokémon Japan Championships.
- Online qualifiers (Apr 2021): Live Competition, Bo1, top 100 advance
- Main event (9 May 2021): Bo1 Online tournament, top 20 advance
- Finals (12-13 Jun 2021): Live tournament, Bo1 Swiss (5 Rounds), top 8 advance to Bo3 Single Elimination
- "【ダブル】ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2021 予選 最終順位トップ120まとめ 2021 Japan Championships Live Competition Qualifier Top 120". Liberty Note. 2021-04-12. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
- "「ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2021」開催決定！ Announcement of the 2021 Pokémon Japan Championships". pokemon.co.jp. Retrieved 2021-03-11.