The Pokémon Company has announced the new Draft the World tournament to showcase the top decks and top-level players from the 2014–2019 Pokémon World Championships. Read on below to learn more:
Stream the Draft the World Pokémon TCG Tournament on Twitch
Watch some of the best players in the world compete in matches that showcase the best decks from the 2014–2019 Pokémon World Championships.
Get ready to watch some of the best Pokémon TCG players in the world show off their skills in the upcoming Draft the World tournament. This competition, which is part of the 25 years of Pokémon celebration, will take place on September 18 and 19, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. PDT each day. You can watch all the action on Twitch.tv/Pokemon.
This tournament will feature eight of the best Pokémon TCG players in the world reliving the best decks and matchups from past World Championships in a double-elimination-bracket extravaganza. Each round of the event will focus on a different World Championships, and all players will use exact copies of the decks that made it to the top tables that year. To shake things up, however, the players will draft the decks they wish to play before the tournament begins.
The competitors in the Draft the World tournament will be:
- Ross Cawthon
- Nathália Fernandes
- Lydia Hombach
- Pablo Meza
- Chase Moloney
- Xander Pero
- Michael Pramawat
- Tord Reklev
The broadcast will last 8 hours on both days of the tournament. Day 1 will feature the draft and opening three rounds, which will include matches from both the winners and losers brackets. Day 2 will feature additional drafts and the final three rounds, which includes the Grand Final as well as interviews. To help guide you through the competition, Jeremy Jallen and Kyle Sabelhaus will provide expert match commentary.
What decks will be picked first? Will the matchups you know and love play out the same way, or will a new pilot be able to take the deck all the way? Tune in to the Draft the World tournament on Twitch.tv/Pokemon on September 18 and 19 at 9 a.m. PDT each day to find out!