Quick Rules

Steps to Register

  1. Ensure you have registered for an ESL Play account
  2. Register your Pokémon GO Trainer Name on the right side
  3. Fill in the form for your Pokémon Line Up
  4. (COMPULSORY) Join our official Discord server and click your region initials in the #welcome-area channel to get in touch with local players and admins.

Tournament Format

Swiss Format (Best-of-3)

  • 17-32 participants: 5 round
  • 33-64 participants: 6 round
  • 65-128 participants: 7 round
  • 129-256 participants: 8 round

The top 16 players will move on to the next round.

How to Play

  • Share your battle QR Code on discord.
  • Scan the shared QR Code.
  • Select “Great League”.
  • Pick 3 Pokémon from your registered Pokémon.
  • Proceed to battle.

Match Details

  • Type: Online Battle
  • Best of 3 (2 battle wins to claim victory)
  • Team Selection: You may only use the 6 individual Pokémon registered when entering the tournament. Altering the Battle Team in any way after the tournament has begun is forbidden.
  • Pokémon League: Great League (Max CP per Pokémon: 1500)
  • Victory is calculated by the knockout of all 3 opposing Pokémon or who dealt the highest damage before time runs out.


Top 16      Qualify to National Group Stage.



Need help? You may contact the tournament admins directly here on the Pokémon Go 2021 Discord server. Come and participate in our Discord server to reach out to us. Or send in your support/protest ticket on our ESL Play tournament page.


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support or for match related issues, please open a protest.