Pokémon TCG Championship Points

Information subject to change. Last updated: 7/26/2017.

Pokémon TCG Championship Points are awarded to players based on their final standing at each Pokémon Championship Series event.

These events include:

About the Championship Points System

All Championship Series events award Championship Points to players who finish in 1st place in their age division. Players finishing below 1st place earn points only if the attendance at a specific event and in their age division reaches a specific threshold. The awarding of additional Championship Points at an event based on attendance is called the Kicker.

Each Championship Series event has a Best Finish Limit. This is the maximum number of scores that can count for that series, with higher-scoring placements replacing lower scores.

To be eligible for Championship Points and Play! Points, players must have a registered Player ID attached to their Pokémon Trainer Club account and must opt in to the Play! Pokémon program.

Pokémon TCG Championship Points Tables

Championship Points will be used to determine various awards during the 2018 Championship Series season, including invitations to the Pokémon World Championships.

League Challenge

Best Finish Limit: 2 per quarter, shared with League Cup*
Play! Points: 1

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1150
2120
3-4100
5-8824
9-16648
17-324100

League Cup

Best Finish Limit: 2 per quarter, shared with League Challenge*
Play! Points: 2

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
1500
2400
3-4320
5-82524
9-162048
17-3216100
33-6413200

*League Challenge and League Cup share a Best Finish Limit of two events per quarter. The quarters are:

  • July through October 2017

  • November 2017 through January 2018

  • February through April 2018

  • May 2018 through the end of the tournament season

Regional Championships & Special Events

Best Finish Limit: No Limit
Play! Points: 3

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
12000
21600
3-41300
5-810024
9-168048
17-3260100
33-6450200
65-12840400
129-25630800

International Championships

Best Finish Limit: 4
Play! Points: 5

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3-43200
5-825024
9-1620048
17-32160100
33-64130200
65-128100400
129-25680800
257-512601600

Special Events

Special Events take place in addition to standard Championship Series events. Most of these occur either as side events at major Championship Series tournaments or as standalone events scheduled at gaming conventions. The format and prizes at special events may vary.

Championship Series Events

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