The World Cup of Pokémon 2023 - Signups

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The World Cup of Pokemon 2023

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Players around the globe, now is the time to stand up for your home, for your country! Enlist today to fight alongside your countrymen for the glory of your nation and the coveted World Cup! If you are already on a team that participated in the qualifiers, you cannot sign-up again for another team even if your team loses in the qualifying rounds. Furthermore, the players on the qualifying team that survive the play-ins don't have to sign-up again.

The format this year will be 8x SV OU. Each team will be required to draft 12 players (8 playing slots and 4 subs). Please use the following format to sign up:

Player Name: kjdaas
Country / Region of Residence: Europe
Other Eligibility: None
  • Player Name: Your name, Player.
  • Country / Region of Residence: The country or region where you currently reside.
  • Other Eligibility: If you believe you are eligible for a region other than where you currently reside, please list it here. See below for eligibility requirements.

WCOP 2023 Teams:


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility requirements are explained in these two posts: (1) (2)
In summary, you are eligible for any region in which you resided for extended periods of time after the creation of your Smogon account.

"Cultural eligibility" rules were removed in earlier editions of WCOP, and have not been reinstated.

As a reminder, hosts and TDs reserve the right to reject any player they deem to be insufficiently eligible. An example of this would be a player whose IP drastically changes shortly before the start of the tournament.

Alice grew up in France, and currently lives in Toronto. Her forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that she resides in Toronto. While her IPs show a couple of visits to France during her Smogon tenure, they do not reflect any long-term residency. Alice is eligible to play for Team Canada, but is NOT eligible to play for Team France.

Bob spends much of the year at university in California, but his parents live in Iowa. His forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that he spends extended periods of time in both California and Iowa, and therefore he is eligible to play for either Team US West or Team US Midwest. Once he chooses to play for one team or the other, his future eligibility is locked to that region.

Carla used to live in Brazil but currently resides in Sweden. While her forum IPs from the past 12 months reflect that she currently primarily resides in Sweden, her forum IPs confirm that from 2014 to 2016 she primarily resided in Brazil. She is eligible to play for either Team Brazil or Team Europe. Once she chooses to play for one team or the other, her future eligibility is locked to that region.

Daniel played on Team Oceania in WCOP 2021 and 2022. Unless his forum IPs show some recent change, he is locked onto Team Oceania for WCOP 2023.

Elena previously played for Team Europe in WCOP 2021 through grandfathering, but did not participate in WCOP 2022. She currently resides in Greece. She is not eligible to play for Team Europe, though she does qualify for Team Greece.

Fernando previously resided in Colombia and played on Team LA in WCOP 2022, but subsequently relocated to Texas (confirmed via forum IPs). He has a one-time opportunity to change his regional eligibility to match his current location and play for Team US South. Doing so forfeits his previous eligibility, even if he moves back to Colombia in 2023.

Player signups will close at 8:00 PM June 11th GMT+0. Round 1 will go up after!
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