Play! Pokemon Still Suspended, But Could Resume in Certain States and Countries in Early 2021

Starting in December, TPCi will begin to monitor the pandemic’s impact on different states and countries to determine if live events can return to specific areas. They will evaluate each area on a monthly basis using local health and social guidelines. Live events will continue to remain suspended through the end of 2020, but the company hopes it’ll be viable to resume some events in early 2021.

The Play! Pokémon team continues to closely monitor the ongoing and dynamic pandemic situation to determine when physical Play! Pokémon events will be able to resume. All decisions will be made with the utmost commitment to ensuring the safety of fans, players, organizers, and local communities where Play! Pokémon events take place. As of November 2020, the Play! Pokémon program will remain suspended through the remainder of 2020.

The team remains hopeful about the viability of resuming Play! Pokémon events in early 2021. However, any reopening of physical events will depend on the pandemic situation, which continues to remain dynamic. It will be assessed per competitive region (such as by country or US state) within the program and will follow that region’s guidelines based on social and business restrictions as well as active case data. We will evaluate all regions monthly starting in December to ensure the information is up to date.

In the meantime, Pokémon Trading Card Game players can continue to participate in League at HomeTeam Challenge, and Players Cup II events. The Players Cup II is also open to video game players. Check the Store Finder to see if your local game store hosts League at Home or Team Challenge events.

Until we can all play together in person again, stay safe, and enjoy playing and battling online.

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  1. AngryBokoblin Guzzlord is fun
    AngryBokoblin

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    In the meantime, I can do nothing because I didn't age up in August.
     
  2. Rui Teixeira Aspiring Trainer
    Rui Teixeira

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    who cares

    we like to hoard
     
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  3. DJHomeless8 Darkrai's Advocate
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    Sounds like a whole lot of "no Maggyo, Sherlock" to me.
     
  4. TheTempest Aspiring Trainer
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    *crosses fingers* PLEASE UTAH PLEASE UTAH
     
  5. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
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    Considering how this is going in the U.S., I have severe doubts anything will open before July at the absolute earliest. But hey, glory be to the hopeful.
     
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  6. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    I predict that 2021 will be met with a surge of positivity (after all, it's not "2020" anymore), followed by a quick realization that, in fact, nothing has changed.
    That said, the lockdown has been a surprising positive for the Pokemon TCG. The prices of all collectibles shot up, while many player-players are on a hiatus, inadvertently dodging a crappy format.
     
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  7. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
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    Utah had 4,000 covid cases reported today. So... probs not.
     
  8. Aces Aspiring Trainer
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    I’ve been hopeful for the league to start again but with the spikes going back up, states looming to shutdowns again and this is just almost winter... It just makes more sense. Send me my promo lol and make a team league tournament.
     
  9. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
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    what do you mean crappy format, ADP/catcher/hammer mirrors are so skill intensive