Mockit eSports, a website dedicated to hosting tournaments for Rocket League and Overwatch, has partnered with crowdfunding platform and Save the Children to bring the Pokémon Go community their own competitive event.

Once registered through the Mock-It eSports website, Matcherino will provide a cash prize to three lucky players that manage to catch all 151 Pokémon before the rest of the competition. The prize pool is starting at $5,500, but is subject to increase should fans choose to donate to the pool via their website. Half of all donations will be forwarded to Save the Children, an international organization that promotes children’s rights while providing relief and support to children in developing countries. After that, thirty-five perfect of the pool will be awarded to first place, ten percent to the second player to fill out their Pokédex, and five percent to third.

Tournament organizers understand that Niantic has yet to add all of the original 151 Pokémon to Pokémon Go, with legendary Pokémon such as Mewtwo and Articuno only slated to be included once the game is released worldwide, so they assured participants that the prizes will be handed out to those who capture the most critters by the end of December.

Sign up is free to anyone, anywhere; there are no country restrictions, so long as your government has no laws that prohibit you from participating in the tournament. The only entrant restriction in place is that each player must be of at least eighteen years of age. Once selected, winners will be expected to provide photo and video evidence of their completed Pokémon collection, which will be verified by an independent third party.

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