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Francesco Pardini's Battle Dome II by Orpo Team

After the huge success of the first one, we are proud to present you the second Battle Dome, a Pokémon VGC20 tournament organized with the collaboration of the Italian champion Francesco Pardini! The Battle Dome will have VG Pokémon players fight each other on their own Nintendo Switch, competing to get cash prizes!


All matches will be played on the players' Nintendo Switch on Pokémon Sword and Shield.

It is necessary to have an active Nintendo Switch Online account to play this tournament.

The tournament is structured in two phases: Swiss and Top Cut. During the Swiss phase, each player will play a number of matches based on the number of total participants. Both Swiss and Top Cut will be in best of three matches. At the end of the Swiss rounds, the players with the best results will be qualified for the Top Cut phase. At the end of the Swiss rounds all players with a score of X-2 or better will qualify for Top Cut. Top Cut is direct elimination.

The tournament will be run on Battlefy.

All players must use the same team for the whole duration of the tournament. Before the first Swiss round begins, each player is responsible of submitting the rental code of his team on Battlefy.
Players that change between sets or matches their Pokémon, movesets, EV spread, items and/or abilities will be disqualified.

Every Swiss and Top Cut round will last for 48 hours. Unplayed or unreported matches within the deadline will result in a winner being drawn randomly.

When you report the result of the match, it is necessary to send pics of the win/loss screen that appears at the end of the games.

During the Swiss and Top Cut phases some featured matches will be chosen to be registered. Cohoperation with staff members will be of key importance if your match is chosen to be featured.

VGC20 Rules

All matches will be played in the standard VGC20 format (series 4). The most important rules are here described, but for a full overview please do take into account the complete document that will be available on the official Pokémon site.

Number of Pokémon: In order to participate, each player must have 4 to 6 Pokémon in his team. When a match starts, the player must decide which 4 Pokémon to bring into battle.

Allowed Pokémon: Every Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex with their Pokédex number included in the interval 001-397; Pokémon with their National Pokédex number included in the intervals: 001-009, 79; 722-730.

Gigamax forms allowed: Butterfree, Corviknight, Drednaw, Centiskorch, Meowth, Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax, Sandaconda, Charizard, Lapras, Flapple, Alcremie, Appletun, Coalossal, Kingler, Toxtricity, Grimmsnarl, Hatterene, Orbeetle, Copperajah, Duraludon, Machamp, Gengar, Garbodor.

Other restrictions: Item Clause; Species Clause.

Any more rule changes will be promptly added to this list as soon as the official series 4 ruleset will be released.


Registrations will be open from the time of publication of this page on our social media and will close at 21:59 (CEST) of May 1st 2020. The Battlefy link to join the tournament will be available only after the registration procedure is complete. It will be possible to join the tournament on Battlefy up to 22:59 (CEST) of May the 1st. The first Swiss round will start one hour later, at 00:00 (CEST) of May the 2nd.

The entry fee for the Battle Dome is 10€ (~US$10,87). This fee includes the ASI-GEC membership quota and other expenses.

Since there is the possibility to win a cash prize, the registration and participation to this tournament is explicitly prohibited to minors of 16 years old, in full compliance of the Italian law. A signed consent form could be requested to minors of 18 years old.

The registration to this tournament will grant a 2€ discount on our tournament circuit Orpo Team Pokémon Series.

To complete the registration, it is necessary to click the PayPal button on top of the page and proceed with the payment. There, it is recommended to “leave a note” with the player’s name, surname and email.
After the payment, players must fill all the requested fields on top of the page. You can find the PayPal payment code in the transaction chronology on PayPal. If you do not have access to your PayPal chronology, you can insert the name, surname and email linked to the PayPal account you have used.

Francesco Pardini's Battle Dome - Prizes

Placement Prize
1st 250€ (~US$272)
2nd 120€ (~US$130)
Top 4 70€ (~US$76)
Top 8 30€ (~US$32)
Top 16 15€ (~US$16)

If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate and please do contact us on our Facebook page or via email.

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