Tournament Rules & Details
|Event Format:||Live Event|
|Rules:||Sinister Cup Rules|
VCPOGO HOSTING OCTOBER’S 2019 GLOBAL CUP: THE SINISTER CUP
The Sinister Cup at Thille Park - 5400 Thille St Ventura, CA 93003
Registration & Check-in - 11am – Noon
Tourney Starts - No later than 12:15pm
Feel free to come any time before Noon for help with Silph Road registration.
ANNOUNCING OCTOBER'S GLOBAL CUP: THE SINISTER CUP!
The Silph Arena's first global cup of Season 2 begins on October 1st! With it comes a new opportunity to prove your skill and climb the global and local leaderboards! The Sinister Cup - inspired by the spooky things that go bump in the night - follows the same basic rules as past Cups, with a few key differences. Here's what you need to know:
WHAT IS THE SINISTER CUP?
Each month the Silph Arena holds a month-long Cup - a 'themed' PvP tournament - that provides tens of thousands of trainers around the world a specially designed competitive challenge and a chance to prove they're the very best. The Silph Arena is the world's largest global network for ranked Pokémon GOTM tournament play.
During the Cup (October 1st - 31st), local Silph League communities host and record a special tournament using the free Silph.gg tools. Wins and losses in this local tournament affect your player rank on local and global leaderboards, earn you the Sinister Cup trophy for your Trophy Case, and may eventually even earn you an invitation to compete at Regionals, and even the Continental or World Championships held at the end of the Season!
Take a few minutes to review all rules at the links below:
https://silph.gg/rules - *Updated for Season 2
The Sinister Cup has a few special rules (designed to provide added challenge and fun) that differ from standard PvP combat in Pokémon GO:
• Competitors will bring a team of 6 Pokémon (and register them before the tournament begins). All battle parties used must be comprised of these 6 Pokémon.
• Matches are played in Great League: only Pokémon up to 1500 CP are permitted in the Cup.
• Only Pokémon with at least one of the following types are permitted: Ghost, Psychic, Steel, Fighting.
• All species with at least one of the four allowed types are permitted except: Mythical Pokémon, Skarmory, Hypno, and any Pokémon with Dark Typing (including dual types).
• Only one of each Pokémon species is permitted on your team of 6. (No species duplicates!)
• Arena Rules will be followed in all other particulars.
Take a moment to review the Arena Rules linked above. The rules have been updated for Season 2, make sure you're familiar with all of the changes!
With the recent update, you can now RSVP or pre-register your squad of 6 and still be able to make changes until the event goes live. We will do a last call on event day for last minute updates, then when we go live, no changes will be allowed after that.
If you have questions or need help, please post in the discord channel under the #pvp-tourney or message any mod
We will have prizes for this tournament. Official Silph Arena Merch!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Interested Competitors: 32