Pokémon TCG League Cup Tournaments

Pokémon TCG League Cup tournaments give players an opportunity to earn Championship Points and practice their skills for larger competitions.

  • Players of all skill levels welcome

  • Have fun with other Pokémon fans

  • Events held throughout the year

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions

Use the event locator to find times and locations of League Cup events in your area.

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


2020 Pokémon TCG League Cup Information

League Cup Seasons are based on Pokémon TCG expansion tournament legality dates, with additional accommodations made for the end of the tournament season.

Season 1: August 16 through November 14, 2019

Season 2: November 15, 2019, through February 20, 2020

Season 3: February 21 through May 14, 2020

Season 4: May 15 through June 28, 2020


Event requirements

The Pokémon TCG League Cup events do not require an invitation or qualification. All players who have Trainer Club accounts and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon rules are welcome to participate. Players need to bring their own 60-card deck. League Cup may use either the Standard format or the Expanded format, at the discretion of the Tournament Organizer.


Entry Fee

Players may be charged an entry fee determined by the Tournament Organizer. See event listing or contact the Tournament Organizer for details.


Championship Points and Prizes

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon TCG League Cup is:

Best Finish Limit: 8 per year (all seasons combined)

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

Point totals subject to change.

First-place finishers in each of three age divisions (Junior, Senior, and Masters) will also receive a League Cup playmat. Check with the Tournament Organizer for more details on what, if any, additional prizes may be offered.


Pokémon TCG Cups

At some events, like Regional Championships, Pokémon TCG Cups will take place. These events will have the same Championship Point awards as a League Cup, but will not distribute promo cards, playmats, or other prizes typically found at a League Cup.

Championship Series Events

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