Now Accepting 2020 Regional Host Applications!

It’s time to turn up the heat! Beginning today through January 31st, Silph League community admins can now apply to host an Arena Regional Invitational tournament for their region in April!

Regionals are special, invite-only tournaments where the strongest competitors across multiple communities are given a chance to advance on the path to World Champion by earning a coveted invite to compete at the elite Continental Championships. Over 200 Regional Invitational locations will field competitors in April. These events are hosted by authorized volunteer community hosts, who provide a valuable service to competitors in their region through hosting this prestigious event!

The Arena aims to provide an Invitational event within reasonable travel distance in every region where Arena competitors battle, so we need help from communities from all over the world to help put on this phenomenal event.

Submit your application today and help be a part of Pokemon GO history!

Regional Host Applications have now closed!

Please read the following information carefully!

Application, Guidelines, Timeline

Submitting Your Application

Regional Host Applications must be filled out by a Tournament Admin from your community. The application will ask about your community’s tournament hosting experiences, and will include questions to gauge your understanding and familiarity of the Silph Arena Rules.

Multiple communities in the same region may apply to host together. All involved communities must fill out their own application and specify that you are co-hosting.

Be aware: progress will not be saved if you leave the application page without submitting, so be prepared to fill it out in one sitting.

Host Requirements
  • The community applying must have hosted at least 4 Cups (from Season 1 and Season 2 combined) OR 6+ total ranked tournaments.
  • The applicant’s Community Leaderboard must have at least 16 competitors.
  • The community should have a track record of hosting successful tournaments.
  • All Tournament Officials (Admin and Staff) should be knowledgeable of the Arena Rules.
  • All Tournament Officials should be in good standing with their community members and surrounding communities.

If you feel that you are qualified to host a Regional Invitational without meeting these requirements, please explain why in the space provided on your application.

Venue Selection

Regional hosts will be required to secure and provide a venue to host their Invitational tournament. The application will ask you to list one preferred venue and at least one additional (fallback) option. Venues should be open to competitors of all ages and be able to accommodate larger than usual tournaments. Accepted hosts will be given a rough attendee headcount estimate based on their region. REMEMBER: Regional Tournaments must be free to attend. Venue costs are the responsibility of the Regional Hosts, so we highly recommend finding free spaces to use for the event if possible!

Tournament Staff

Hosts will need to provide staff from their community. Staff will help with tournament set up/take down/clean up, locating match opponents, resolving disputes, and helping to keep the tournament progressing according to protocol. Staff will be provided instruction for any Regionals-specific protocols in advance, but should be familiar and comfortable with the official Arena Rules.

Regional Host Timeline

January 31: Application window closes. All host applications must be submitted by this time to be considered

February 1-15: Arena team will vet and approve Host communities. All communities will be notified by Feb. 15.

March 1: All Regional Invitational dates and locations must be set by Hosts. Regional Invites are sent out to competitors in first weeks of March.

March 20: All Regional competitor RSVP’s set.

April 1: 2020 Regionals begin!

April 30: 2020 Regionals end.

Interested in hosting a Regional Invitational?

Apply to Host »

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