Earn Video Game Championship Points

Information subject to change. Last updated: 3/26/2014.

Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Play! Pokémon Championship Series events. Participants will also receive Play! Points.

Events that award Championship Points include:

  • Select Online Competitions

  • Premier Challenges

  • Regional Championships

  • National Championships

  • World Championships

Championship Points Prizes

In 2014, after the Spring Regional Championships conclude, the Championship Point rankings will determine Travel Awards and Travel Stipends for North American players for the 2014 U.S. National Championships with the following distribution (per age division):

  • 1st–16th: Travel Award, $300 Travel Stipend, and first-round bye

  • 17th–32nd: $700 Travel Stipend

  • 33rd–64th: $350 Travel Stipend

Premier Challenge Championship Points will not count toward U.S. National Championships.

After July 14, 2014, the final video game Championship Point rankings will be determined. Accounts must be in good standing and updated by the user to reflect accurate information. At this time, Championship Points earned at the 2013 World Championships will also be added to players' accounts. The following prizes will be awarded (per age division):

  • 1st–4th in North America: Travel Award to the 2014 World Championships

  • 1st–16th in Europe: Travel Award to the 2014 World Championships

Awards for Top 8 qualifiers at the 2013 Pokémon Video Game World Championships

  • Top 2: Travel Awards to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships

  • Top 4: Invitations to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships

  • Top 8: Championship Points to be applied after US Nationals

Players who finished in the Top 4 at the 2013 Pokémon World Championships will receive their designated rewards regardless of their final Championship Point standing. Travel Awards and invitations will pass down to the next eligible player in the Championship Point standings.

Online Competitions
Play! Points: 1

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points
1 10
2–8 8
9–16 4
17–64 2
65–128 1

Premier Challenges
Play! Points: 1

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 15 0
2 12 0
3-4 10 0
5-8 8 16
9–12 4 32
13–16 2 32
17–32 1 64

Regional Championships
Play! Points: 3

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 120 0
2 110 0
3–4 90 0
5–8 70 0
9–16 50 0
17–32 30 64
33–64 10 128
65–128 5 256

National Championships
Play! Points: 10

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 480 0
2 440 0
3–4 360 0
5–8 210 0
9–16 150 0
17–32 90 0
33–64 30 128
65–128 15 256

2013 World Championships (Effective following 2014 U.S. Nationals)
Play! Points: 10

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points
1 600
2 550
3–4 150
5–8 120

Information on the 2014 World Championships will be released at a later time.

Championship Series Events

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