Teams and Results from the Pokémon Asia Players Cup

EventPokémon Asia Players Cup
LocationOnline
DateQualifiers: 28 August–5 September 2021
Grand Finale: 11 September 2021
AttendanceQualifiers: 328 players
Grand Finale: 8 qualified players
VideogamePokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Season2021 SeasonVGC21 Series 9
FormatQualifiers: 5–7 Swiss rounds + 4 Top 16 Swiss rounds + Top 8 single elimination, all with open teamsheets
Grand Finale: Single elimination with open teamsheets

Teams and Results

#FlagPlayerPrizeTeamExp.
1THAJirawiwat Thitasiri
(Karfeteria)
Worlds Day 2 + Global Exhibition
RillaboomClefairyUrshifuRegielekiSpectrierGlastrier
 
2TWNHo Chin-wei
(eddyho)
Worlds Day 1 + Global Exhibition
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuPorygon2Landorus-TherianRegisteel
 
3THAChaiyawat Traiwichcha
(Nontaro)
Worlds Day 1
VenusaurLandorus-TherianGrimmsnarlRotom-HeatSpectrierRegisteel
 
3PHLJeremy L. delos Santos
(Firaja)
Worlds Day 1
GrimmsnarlLandorus-TherianMoltres-GalarRegielekiSpectrierRegisteel
 
5SGPBrian Soh
(AsadaShinoSan)
Worlds Day 1
VenusaurTorkoalTogekissMamoswineDusclopsRegirock
 
5TWNChou Tsung-hsiao
(Teayue)
Worlds Day 1
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuThundurusIndeedee-FemaleStakataka
 
5HKGNg Shiu Chung
(Percy)
Worlds Day 1
VenusaurTorkoalUrshifuThundurusCresseliaStakataka
 
(DQ)MYSKevin Ngim
(Kepp)
Worlds Day 1
GrimmsnarlMoltres-GalarTapu-FiniPorygon2SpectrierMetagross
 

Structure

Players residing in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand could participate in this tournament. It is the first official tournament for most of these countries since The Pokémon Company (TPC) took over the Asian competitive play from The Pokémon Company International (TPCI). ESL Asia was in charge of managing the tournament.

The qualifiers had a three-stage structure for each participating region. First, 5 to 7 Swiss best-of-three rounds were played on Weekend 1 (28–29 August); then, top 16 players would then advance to 4 fresh new Swiss best-of-three rounds on Weekend 2 (4–5 September); finally, the top 8 players would face each other in a single-elimination bracket on that same weekend to try to earn the spots which qualified them for the Grand Finale: one slot for each region, plus an additional slot for the two regions with the checked-in players:

These eight qualified players competed in the Pokémon Asia Players Cup Grand Finale, a single-elimination tournament with open teamsheets, in best-of-three matches to crown the Pokémon Asia Players Cup champion.

All the qualified players will receive Day 1 invites for the 2022 World Championships, with the winner receiving a Day 2 invite and a travel award. The two finalist players will also receive an invite to the Pokémon Global Exhibition event that will be held in October.

Grand Finale streaming

Most Grand Finale matches were broadcast on 19 September, featuring Markki Stroem and JJ-kun as casters for the English stream and Tommy, Shinn and Wu Chen for the Chinese stream.

Take a look below at the following matches!

List of streamed matches
TimeRoundPlayer 1vsPlayer 2
23:41T8PHL
Jeremy L. delos Santos
vsTWN
Chou Tsung-hsiao
grimmsnarllandorus-therianmoltres-galarregielekispectrierregisteel
venusaurtorkoalurshifuthundurusindeedee-femalestakataka
59:49T8THA
Jirawiwat Thitasiri
vsHKG
Ng Shiu Chung
rillaboomclefairyurshifuregielekispectrierglastrier
venusaurtorkoalurshifuthunduruscresseliastakataka
1:35:08T8TWN
Ho Chin-wei
vsSGP
Brian Soh
venusaurtorkoalurshifuporygon2landorus-therianregisteel
venusaurtorkoaltogekissmamoswinedusclopsregirock
2:22:26T4PHL
Jeremy L. delos Santos
vsTHA
Jirawiwat Thitasiri
grimmsnarllandorus-therianmoltres-galarregielekispectrierregisteel
rillaboomclefairyurshifuregielekispectrierglastrier
2:40:13T4TWN
Ho Chin-wei
vsTHA
Chaiyawat Traiwichcha
venusaurtorkoalurshifuporygon2landorus-therianregisteel
venusaurlandorus-theriangrimmsnarlrotom-heatspectrierregisteel
3:19:25FinalsTHA
Jirawiwat Thitasiri
vsTWN
Ho Chin-wei
rillaboomclefairyurshifuregielekispectrierglastrier
venusaurtorkoalurshifuporygon2landorus-therianregisteel

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