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2016 Championship Series

Join your friends, and start playing in fun competitions in the new Play! Pokémon Championship Series season. The series features tournaments for players of all ages and levels. Some tournaments are even 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 events 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!

2016 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 Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Details about the Premier Challenge are coming soon. The full breakdown of the season Championship Points structure can be found here.

With more Premier Challenge tournaments and more Online Competitions in 2016, players will have more chances than ever to compete!

2016 VGC US Season Outline

  • September–November 2015: Premier Challenge Sceptile Series

  • October 2015: Autumn Regional Championships

  • December 2015–February 2016: Premier Challenge Blaziken Series

  • February 2016: Winter Regional Championships

  • March–May 2016: Premier Challenge Swampert Series

  • March - April 2016: Midseason Showdowns

  • May 2016: Spring Regional Championships

  • July 2016: Nationals Championships*

  • August 2016: World Championships*

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

2016 VGC International Season Outline

  • September–November 2015: Premier Challenge Sceptile Series

  • September 2015–May 2016: Regional Championships

  • December 2015–February 2016: Premier Challenge Blaziken Series

  • March–May 2016: Premier Challenge Swampert Series

  • March – April 2016: Midseason Showdowns

  • April–July 2016: National Championships*

  • August 2016: World Championships*

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

2016 Pokémon TCG Championship Series

The 2016 Pokémon Trading Card Game Championship Series has begun! This year features the continued expansion of the League Challenge series to many new locations, giving more Trainers a local stop on their quest to become World Champion.

The 2016 Pokémon TCG Championship Series will continue to focus on the new Expanded format, where deck builders can use cards all the way back to the Black & White expansion. In the US and Canada, all Regional Championships will use the Expanded format. You can use the Play! Pokémon tournament event locator to find local Expanded format tournaments throughout the year.

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 Points structure can be found here.

2016 North American TCG Season Outline

  • August 2015–July 2016: League Challenges (Standard or Expanded format)

  • October 2015: Autumn Regional Championships (Expanded format)

  • November 2015–January 2016: City Championships (Standard or Expanded format)

  • February 2016: Winter Regional Championships (Expanded format)

  • March–April 2016: State/Province Championships (Standard format)

  • May 2016: Spring Regional Championships (Expanded format)

  • June–July 2016: National Championships (Standard format)

2016 International TCG Season Outline

  • August 2015–July 2016: League Challenges

  • October–December 2015: Regional Championships

  • December 2015–February 2016: City Championships

  • March–April 2016: Regional Championships

  • May–June 2016: National Championships*

  • August 2016: World Championships*

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

Championship Series Events

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