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2014 Pokémon VG Championship Points Awards
Information subject to change. Last updated: 9/9/2013.
Championship Points are a way to recognize the top players from Pokémon Video Game Championship Series events. Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position or placement at individual events
What can I do with the Championship Points I’ve earned?
Championship Points are used to gain entry into high-level tournaments, including the 2014 Pokémon World Championships. Tournament qualifications are listed in each event-specific FAQ as it is posted.
How can I check how many Championship Points I’ve earned?
To see how many Championship Points you’ve accumulated during the season, log into your Pokémon Trainer Club account at Pokemon.com. Then, click the “My Play! Pokémon” tab on your profile page. There you’ll see how many Championship Points you’ve earned, as well as other attendance and performance stats.
How are Championship Points awarded?
Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Video Game Championship Series and select Online Competitions.
These events include:
- Select Online Competitions
- Regional Championships
- National Championships
- World Championships
How do I qualify for the 2014 World Championships?
There are three routes into the main tournament at the 2014 World Championships in Washington, DC.
Players who placed in the Top 4 at the 2013 World Championships will receive a 2014 World Championships invitation
Players ranked in the Top 32 in Europe and the Top 16 in North America based on Championship Points will receive a 2014 World Championships Invitation
Accounts must be in good standing and updated with accurate information by July 10th, 2014—the cutoff date for invitations
Championship Points from the 2013 World Championships will be reflected on accounts following 2014 U.S. Nationals
Players who do not receive an invitation can participate in the Last Chance Qualifier at the 2014 World Championships.
What prizes can I earn for Championship Points?
After Spring Regionals, the Championship Point rankings will determine Travel Awards and Stipends for North American players for the 2014 U.S. Nationals with the following distribution (per age division):
- 1st–16th: Travel Award, $300 Stipend, and first-round bye
- 17th–32th: $700 Travel Stipend
- 33rd–64th: $350 Travel Stipend
After July 10th, 2014, the final video game Championship Point rankings will be pulled. 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
What did I earn for placing in the Top 8 in the video game tournament at the 2013 Pokémon 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 U.S. 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 that would be awarded to a position on the Championship Point standings that one of these Top 4 players occupies will pass down to the next eligible player.
What is the Last Chance Qualifier?
The Last Chance Qualifier is a single-elimination tournament held at the 2014 World Championships. Only 4 players (per age division) from this tournament will qualify for the main tournament that determines the 2014 World Champions.
What are Kickers?
Championship Point awards are listed below. Video game event participants may receive Championship Points if the attendance for an age division meets a certain “Kicker” threshold. Base points never change, but if the Kicker level is reached, points are awarded deeper into the final standings.
What are Play! Points?
Players receive Play! Points for attending events, and these points may sometimes be used as qualifications for other events.
What are the Best Finish Limits for the Pokémon video game?
The 2014 Pokémon Regional Championships will feature a Best Finish Limit of 3. Only a player’s 3 best finishes will be factored into the Championship Point rankings from these Regional Championships.
Is there a limit to how many events I can play in per year?
Play! Points: 1
Play! Points: 3
Play! Points: 10
2013 World Championships (Effective following 2014 U.S. Nationals)
Play! Points: 10
Information on the 2014 World Championships will be released at a later time.