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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.

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

2016 VGC International Season Outline

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

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

Championship Series Events

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