2018 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive Pokémon play. Typically occurring in August of each year, the Pokémon World Championships feature the best Pokémon TCG and video game players from around the globe. Players will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes, the title of Pokémon World Champion, and return invitations for the following year's Worlds.

Pokémon TCG and video game players qualify for Worlds by earning Championship Points at events throughout the Championship Series season. The number of Championship Points required to receive an invitation is based on both geographical rating zone and age division. The very best players will automatically advance to Day Two and will receive a Travel Award to attend the event.

2018 Pokémon TCG World Championships Qualifications

Invitations will be awarded to all Pokémon TCG players in good standing who have earned at least the following Championship Points (CP):

Rating ZoneJuniorSeniorMasters
US and Canada350400400
Europe250250250
Latin America250250250
Oceania250250250
South Africa150150250

*Championship Point requirements subject to change.

Day Two Invitations

Day Two invitations are divided by rating zone as follows:

  • The Top 16 players from the US and Canada rating zone

  • The Top 22 players from the Europe rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Latin America rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Oceania rating zone

Players in Japan and South Korea will be awarded both Friday invitations and Day Two invitations as determined by each country's organized play system.

Players with invitations earned at the 2017 World Championships will play on Friday unless they qualify for Day Two based on Championship Points.

2018 Pokémon Video Game World Championships Qualifications

Invitations will be awarded to all Pokémon video game players in good standing who have earned at least the following Championship Points (CP):

Rating ZoneJuniorSeniorMasters
US and Canada200250400
Europe200250300
Latin America200250400
Oceania200200300
South Africa100150200

*Championship Point requirements subject to change.

Day Two Invitations

Day Two invitations are divided by rating zone as follows:

  • The Top 8 players from the US and Canada rating zone

  • The Top 16 players from the Europe rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Latin America rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Oceania rating zone

Players in Japan and South Korea will be awarded both Friday invitations and Day Two invitations as determined by each country's organized play system.

Players with invitations from the 2017 World Championships will play on Friday unless they qualify for Day Two based on 2018 Championship Points.

Check back for information on the event format, regulations, schedule, and other details.

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