2019 Pokémon Video Game and TCG Championship Points system and awards

Earn Championship Points when you compete in Championship Series events! Players with enough Championship Points earn invitations to the annual Pokémon World Championships, as well as the ability to earn awards for travel to Pokémon International Championships events.

Championship Points are awarded based on the event, with larger events such as Regional Championships awarding more than smaller events such as League Challenges.

Championship Points are awarded to players based on how well they finish at Pokémon Championship Series tournaments. Each player may only receive Championship Points from a limited number of each type of event, known as the Best Finish Limit. When tournament series with different Championship Point scales are included in the same Best Finish Limit, the highest point totals are counted instead of the highest placements. Players may participate in as many tournaments as they like to try to improve their highest scores.

Note that Pokémon TCG Championship Points and Pokémon Video Game Championship Points are considered separate. They cannot be used across event types. This means that players cannot use Championship Points earned at the Video Game Regional Championships to gain entry to the Pokémon TCG World Championships. You can see how many Championship Points you’ve accumulated during the season on your Pokémon Trainer Club account profile page.

See Championship Point allocations per event for the 2019 Championship Series season.

Championship Points for the 2019 Pokémon TCG International Championships

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129–256 80 800
257–512 60 1600

Championship Points for the 2019 Pokémon VG International Championships

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129–256 80 800
257–512 60 1600

Championship Point values subject to change.

Awards for Travel

For Pokémon TCG competitors: The top four Championship Point earners in each age group as of the below designated dates will earn full Travel Awards for the corresponding event. Players ranked 5–16 in Championship Points in each group will earn a Travel Stipend of $1,000 (less applicable taxes) should they choose to attend the corresponding event.

For Pokémon VG competitors: The top four Championship Point earners in each age group as of the below designated dates will earn full Travel Awards for the corresponding event. Players ranked 5–8 in Championship Points in each group will earn a Travel Stipend of $1,000 (less applicable taxes) should they choose to attend the corresponding event.

Qualification Periods

In the 2019 season, awards for travel to the International Championships will be based on stand-alone qualification periods.

Latin America International Championships: Awards for travel to the Latin America International Championships are based on Championship Points earned from April 30 through July 8, 2018.

Oceania International Championships: Awards for travel to the Oceania International Championships are based on Championship Points earned from July 9 through November 18, 2018.

Europe International Championships: Awards for travel to the Europe International Championships are based on Championship Points earned from November 19, 2018, through the final day of the Oceania International Championships in February 2019.

North America International Championships: Awards for travel to the North America International Championships are based on Championship Points earned from the day after the Oceania International Championships through the final day of the Europe International Championships.

(Subject to change)

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game International Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Internationals prizes for the 2018 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: choice of scholarship or cash
  • Awards under $5,000: cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card
  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Pokémon TCG Internationals Prize Table

Placement 1–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
2 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
3–4 $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
5–8 $750 $1,000 $1,500
9–16 $500 $750 $1,000
17–32 $- $500 $750
33–64 $- $- $500

TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st–8th place: 216 booster packs
  • 9th–16th place: 144 booster packs
  • 17th–32nd place: 72 booster packs
  • 33rd–64th place: 36 booster packs

(Booster pack awards subject to change by market)

Pokémon Video Game Internationals Prize Table

Placement 1–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
2 $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
3–4 $750 $1,000 $1,500
5–8 $500 $750 $1,000
9–16 $- $500 $750
17–32 $- $- $500

TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st–4th place: 72 booster packs
  • 5th–8th place: 36 booster packs
  • 9th–16th place: 18 booster packs

(Booster pack awards subject to change by market)

Source: Pokemon.com

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