League Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. These events are a great way to get your feet wet in the world of Premier Events.
In the Pokémon Trading Card Game League Challenge tournaments, players in each of the three recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships!
The Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments in North America will be taking place all year long, usually at the end of each League season. To find times and locations of League Challenge events in your area, click here.
Remember, while we frequently update our events schedule, we recommend that you contact the local Tournament Organizer to confirm event schedule information.
2016 TCG League Challenge events
This season's League Challenge events will feature the option of using the new Expanded format. Organizers who choose to use the Expanded format should make sure players know whether it applies to the whole event or only the single-elimination rounds. Because all Standard decks are legal in the Expanded format, players are not required to change their decks. Players who choose to change their decks after the initial Swiss rounds will be required to submit a revised decklist.
League Challenge events will typically be held once per season at select League locations all year long. Check the tournament listings for details.
Are there any requirements for attendance?
Be sure to check the tournament listings for details. Some League Challenges will offer priority to existing League members, and some may have other special rules or promotions. Players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck.
What is the entry fee?
See the tournament listings for details. Not every League Challenge will have an entry fee.
What are the 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 prizes. All participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing, and the top four players in each age division will win a special promo card.
A Pokémon TCG 1st Place promo card
A Pokémon TCG 2nd Place promo card
A Pokémon TCG 3rd Place promo card
A Pokémon TCG 4th Place promo card