2014 Pokémon TCG World Championships

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Pokémon TCG World Championships?

The 2014 Pokémon TCG World Championships are the ultimate test of a player’s Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity. Each year, Champions are awarded the most prestigious title in the Play! Pokémon Championship Series: Pokémon TCG World Champion!

When will the Pokémon TCG World Championships take place?

The Pokémon TCG World Championships will take place from Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Where will the 2014 Pokémon TCG World Championships be held?

The Pokémon TCG World Championships will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-249-3000

How can I play at the Pokémon TCG World Championships?

The Pokémon TCG World Championships is an invitation-only event, meaning that only those players who qualify will be able to compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion.

Qualified players are encouraged to confirm their plans to attend the 2014 World Championships at 2014.registration.pokemon.com. Qualifications are based on Championship Points earned at official tournaments. Players must have earned at least the number of Championship Points listed below, based on their age division and where they live. Points earned beyond the required target are not used.

  Junior Division Senior Division Masters Division
North America 400 CP 450 CP 500 CP
Europe 400 CP 450 CP 500 CP
Latin America 200 CP 250 CP 300 CP
Asia Pacific 200 CP 250 CP 300 CP

Players who have not qualified for the main event can compete in the Last Chance Qualifier. Get details on how to participate in the LCQ.

How much does the event cost?

There is no entry fee to participate in the World Championships. The Last Chance Qualifier is free to enter for Junior and Senior Division players and has a $30 entry fee for Masters Division players.

Other Information

  • Qualifying and Travel Award winners should have received a link to important information about the event. Please make sure you read this thoroughly and return any requested documents to Pokémon Organized Play by the deadlines given. If you do not, you may lose your seat in the event.

  • You must bring your own deck to play. Your deck must comply with the Standard Format as outlined in the Pokémon Organized Play Tournament Formats document.

  • The expansions Black & White—Next Destinies through XY—Flashfire will be legal for play at the 2014 Pokémon TCG World Championships.

  • To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Pokémon Tournament Rules and all other applicable event rules.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Swiss plus Single Elimination pairings. The number of Swiss rounds will depend on total attendance at the event.

After Swiss rounds are complete, there will be a cut to single-elimination finals. The top players from each age division (numbers to be determined by final attendance) will then play in the single-elimination finals. Each round will last 75 minutes plus 3 turns. Both Swiss rounds and single-elimination finals will use a best-of-three game format.

What are the prizes?

Prizes are awarded to the top 32 players in each age division.

The divisions are:

Junior Division: Born in 2003 or later
Senior Division: Born in 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002
Masters Division: Born in 1998 or earlier

The top 32 finishers in each of the three age divisions receive the following prizes:

1st Place

  • A Pokémon World Champion Trophy

  • Championship Points equal to the qualification level (To Be Announced) for the 2015 World Championships

  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered minors) to the 2015 World Championships

  • A scholarship award worth $10,000

  • Two boxes of booster packs for each Pokémon TCG expansion released in the next 12 months

  • Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent expansions

2nd Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Second-Place Trophy

  • Championship Points equal to the qualification level (TBA) for the 2015 World Championships

  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered minors) to the 2015 World Championships

  • A scholarship award worth $7,500

  • Two boxes of booster packs for each Pokémon TCG expansion released in the next 12 months

  • Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent expansions

3rd Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Third-Place Trophy

  • Championship Points equal to the qualification level (TBA) for the 2015 World Championships

  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered minors) to the 2015 World Championships

  • A scholarship award worth $5,000

  • Two boxes of booster packs for each Pokémon TCG expansion released in the next 12 months

  • Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent expansions

4th Place

  • A Pokémon World Championships Fourth Place Trophy

  • Championship points equal to the qualification level (TBA) for the 2015 World Championships

  • A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered minors) to the 2015 World Championships

  • A scholarship award worth $5,000

  • Two boxes of booster packs for each Pokémon TCG expansion released in the next 12 months

  • Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent expansions

  • Championship Points (specific award TBA)

5th through 8th Place

  • A scholarship award worth $1,500

  • Two boxes of Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion booster packs

  • Championship Points (specific award TBA)

9th through 32nd Place

  • Two boxes of Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire expansion booster packs

  • Championship Points (specific award TBA)

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