Pokémon TCG League Challenge

Pokémon TCG League ChallengeLeague Challenge tournaments are designed to provide players with small, entry-level events on a local scale. These events are a great way to get your feet wet in the world of Premier Events.

In the Pokémon Trading Card Game League Challenge tournaments, players in each of the three POP-recognized age divisions can work toward earning Championship Points, potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships!

The Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments in North America will be taking place all year long, usually at the end of each League season. To find times and locations of League Challenge events in your area, click here.

Remember, while we frequently update our events schedule, we recommend that you contact the local Tournament Organizer to confirm event schedule information.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament is run using the Standard Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Standard Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event. Organizers of League Challenge tournaments will have the option to run best-of-three or single-game Swiss rounds. League Challenge tournaments do not include a Single-Elimination portion; placement in the event is determined by final Swiss standings.

What are the prizes?

Participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing!

1st Place

  • A first-place League Challenge promo card
  • 15 Championship Points

2nd Place

  • A second-place League Challenge promo card
  • 12 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 4 or greater)

3rd Place

  • A third-place League Challenge promo card
  • 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)

4th Place

  • A fourth-place League Challenge promo card
  • 10 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 8 or greater)

5th–8th Place

  • 6 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 32 or greater)

9th–12th Place

  • 4 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

13th–16th Place

  • 2 Championship Points (if age division attendance is 64 or greater)

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