The Japanese company Uniqlo organized a Pokémon themed design contest several weeks ago, whose winner would be rewarded with $ 10,000 and the chance to see his shirt implemented in Pokémon Sword / Pokémon Shield as an optional cosmetic. Unfortunately, it has been determined that neither the winner nor another of the finalists met the requirements to participate, and as a result have been expelled from the contest.
Although Uniqlo has not determined exactly why it was they have disqualified these winners, it is suspected that the reason why Wan Pei (former champion) has been expelled is that he used his design for commercial purposes, selling mobile phone cases with the drawing in question; breaking one of the rules of the contest.
Uniqlo has announced that it will not choose another champion or sell items with another design, so we will not see any special shirt in the new games for Nintendo Switch. However, fans are in luck: today, Nintendo has announced a Direct program to talk about Pokémon Sword and Shield that will take place next week.