Earn Video Game Championship Points

Information subject to change. Last updated: 8/27/2015.

Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Play! Pokémon Championship Series events. Players will also receive Play! Points. 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.

VGC events that award Championship Points include:

  • Select Online Competitions

  • Premier Challenges

    • Premier Challenges with 65 or more total players will receive elevated status and award more points

  • Midseason Showdowns

  • Regional Championships

  • National Championships

Points Required to Qualify for the World Championships

Information regarding the point qualification for the 2016 World Championships will be released at a later time.

Understanding the Championship Points System

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. For example, if you play in 8 Premier Challenge events, only your 6 best scores will be counted.

VGC Championship Points Tables

Championship Points will be used to determine various awards during the 2015–2016 season, including Pokémon World Championships invitations.

Select Online Competitions

Play! Points: 1
Best Finish Limit (shared with VGC Premier Challenge and VGC Premier Challenge (Elevated)): 6
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points
1 45
2 40
3-4 36
5–8 32
9–16 26
17–32 16
33–64 10
65–128 6
129–256 3

To receive Championship Points or Play! Points for an Online Competition, players must have a Player ID before the competition begins. Points will not be separated by region but will be awarded to the top 256 players worldwide, per age division.

VGC Premier Challenge

Play! Points: 2
Best Finish Limit (shared with Online Competitions and VGC Premier Challenge (Elevated)): 6
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 30
0
2 20
0
3–4 14
8
5–8 8
16
9–16 2
32

VGC Premier Challenge (Elevated: 40 or more total players)

Play! Points: 2
Best Finish Limit (shared with Online Competitions and VGC Premier Challenge): 6
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 30
0
2 27
0
3–4 24
0
5–8 21
0
9-16
18 0
17–32 12
64
33–64 6
128
65–128 4
256

VGC Midseason Showdowns

Play! Points: 3
Best Finish Limit (shared with VGC Regional Championships): 3
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 90 0
2 80 0
3-4
72 0
5–8 64
0
9–16 54
32
17–32 34 64
33–64 20
128
65–128 12
256

VGC Regional Championships

Play! Points: 3
Best Finish Limit (shared with VGC Midseason Showdown): 3
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 150 0
2 135 0
3–4 120
0
5–8 105
0
9–16 92
32
17–32 56 64
33–64 34
128
65–128 20
256

VGC National Championships

Play! Points: 5
Best Finish Limit: 1
Championship Points:

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 600
0
2 540
0
3–4 480
0
5–8 420
0
9–16 366 0
17–32 222 64
33–64 132 128
65–128 84 256
129-256 48 512

Championship Series Events

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