Prerelease Tournaments

What are Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease tournaments?

Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease tournaments allow players to receive and play with cards from the upcoming XY—Phantom Forces expansion up to two weeks before the expansion’s official release date!

Participation prizes are awarded to all finishers in each of three age divisions. XY—Phantom Forces Prereleases will use the 2014–2015 tournament season age divisions, which are:

  • Junior Division: born in 2004 or later

  • Senior Division: born in 2000, 2001, 2002, or 2003

  • Masters Division: born in 1999 or earlier

Prerelease events are operated by independent Tournament Organizers across North America.

When are the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease tournaments?

Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease tournaments will be held from October 25 through November 2, 2014. Find times and locations of XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease events in your area.

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

How much does the event cost?

Tournament Organizers set the entry fee for these events.

What are the prizes?

All players who complete the event will receive 2 additional booster packs of the Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces expansion.

All participants will receive a Pokémon TCG: XY—Phantom Forces Prerelease promo card, while supplies last.

The results of Prereleases do not count toward a player’s Premier Rating.

What do I need to know?

  • Bring your Player ID card, if you have one. If you don’t have a Player ID, one will be given to you at the event.

  • See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for more information about what to bring to an event.

  • Make sure you arrive on time. If you are late for registration, you may not be able to play in the event!

  • To participate in the event, you must be a player in good standing and abide by the Tournament Rules.

  • See the Legal Notice for certain eligibility requirements and other information, including information concerning limitations on The Pokémon Company International’s liability.

What is the tournament structure?

The tournament is run using the Limited Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. See the Pokémon Tournament Rules for information about the Limited Format and Swiss. The number of Swiss rounds to be run will depend on total attendance at the event.

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