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2015 Championship Series

Join your friends and start playing in fun competitions in the latest Play! Pokémon Championship Series season. The Play! Pokémon Championship Series features tournaments for players of all ages and levels. Most tournaments are free to enter. It's a great opportunity to play with other Pokémon fans just like you!

The tournament schedule is made up of small tournaments throughout the year, as well as major competitions such as State and Regional Championships. Players who do well in Play! Pokémon competitions can earn Championship Points, which are used to determine invitations to the Pokémon World Championships!

2015 Pokémon Video Game Championship Series

Pokémon video game players will be able to compete in more events than ever as the series expands to new cities and countries around the world. Championship Series events will use Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the rest of the year and will change to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire on January 1, 2015.

As in previous years, players will be competing year-round for Championship Points that build toward coveted World Championships invitations. The full breakdown of the season Championship Point structure can be found here. In the 2015 season, Premier Challenge tournaments will take place around the world for the first time. See the Premier Challenge FAQ for details.

With these new Premier Challenge tournaments and more Online Competitions in 2015, players will have more chances than ever to compete!

2015 Season Outline

  • September 2014: Premier Challenge Kickoff Series

  • October 2014: Autumn Regional Championships (US only)

  • November 2014–January 2015: Premier Challenge Alpha Series

  • January 1, 2015: Format switches to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

  • February 2015: Winter Regional Championships (US only)

  • March–May 2015: Premier Challenge Omega Series

  • May 2015: Spring Regional Championships (US only)

  • April–July 2015: National Championships

Additional information about National Championships and World Championships will be available at a later date.

2015 Pokémon TCG Championship Series

The 2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game Championship Series has begun! This year features an expansion of the League Challenge series to many new locations, giving more Trainers a local stop on their quest to become World Champion. Selected tournaments will include the new Expanded format, which offers new challenges and greater opportunities to show off your deck-building skills.

The 2015 Pokémon TCG Championship Series will start using the new Expanded format in its tournaments, where deck builders can use cards all the way back through the Black & White expansion. You can use the Play! Pokémon tournament event locator to find local Expanded format tournaments throughout the year.

The Expanded format will also be used during the second day of Regional Championship events. Players will use the Standard format on the first day of these competitions, and then switch to the Expanded format on the second day. Players will be able to change their decks on the second day, but they don’t have to since, by rule, Standard format decks are already compliant as Expanded format decks.

As in previous years, players will compete year-round for Championship Points that build toward coveted World Championships invitations. The full breakdown of the season Championship Point structure can be found here.

2015 North American Season Outline

  • August 2014 – July 2015: League Challenges

  • October 2014: Autumn Regional Championships

  • November 2014 – January 2015: City Championships

  • February 2015: Winter Regional Championships

  • March–April 2015: State/Province Championships

  • May 2015: Spring Regional Championships

  • June–July 2015: National Championships

2015 International Season Outline

  • August 2014 – July 2015: League Challenges

  • October–December 2014: Regional Championships

  • December 2014 – February 2015: City Championships

  • March–April 2015: Regional Championships

  • May–June 2015: National Championships

Championship Series Events

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