Pokémon North America International Championships Side Events

The Pokémon North America International Championships host a full schedule of side events open to all attendees who have an official event badge, regardless of whether the attendee is playing in the main event. Come battle for great prizes in smaller Pokémon TCG and video game competitions throughout the weekend. It's a great opportunity to compete against players from around the world.

Most side events require an entry fee. Side event registration opens Friday and Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The prize wall closes early Sunday afternoon when the closing ceremony starts. Prizes must be redeemed by that time. See the side events area at the North America International Championships for more details.

Most scheduled side events will take place over four Swiss rounds. Players will receive prize wall tickets based on their record after the completion of the fourth round. There are no player caps for the scheduled side events.

All times EDT. Times are subject to change.

Video Game Side Events

Friday, July 6

TimeEvent FormatCost
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No cost
4 p.m.VGC Multi Cup$10/player

Saturday, July 7

TimeEvent FormatCost
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No cost
9 a.m.VGC Standard$10
1 p.m.Battle Royal$10
5 p.m.VGC Standard$10

Sunday, July 8

TimeEvent FormatCost
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No Cost
9 a.m.VGC Multi Cup$10/player
1 p.m.Battle Royal$10

VGC Side Event Special Formats

VGC Battle Royal Format: Battle three other opponents at the same time. Points will be tallied based on placement in the battle after each round. Two players will rotate tables (chosen randomly by judges) after each round. After four rounds, the event will end, and all points will be totaled. Prize wall tickets will be awarded based on points earned in the four rounds. VGC 2018 rules apply. Rules subject to change based on attendance.

VGC Multi Cup Format: Standard Multi Battle with 2018 VGC ruleset. Participants play as a team. Each player pays entry, and each player is awarded tickets. No communication is allowed between team members.

Pokémon TCG Side Events

Friday, July 6

TimeEvent FormatCost
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.8-player Sealed$20
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No cost

Saturday, July 7

TimeEvent FormatCost
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.8-player Sealed$20
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No cost
9 a.m.Standard (Masters)$10
10 a.m.Standard (Seniors and Juniors)$10
NoonExpanded (Masters)$10
1 p.m.Expanded (Seniors and Juniors)$10
3 p.m.Standard (Masters)$10
4 p.m.Standard (Seniors and Juniors)$10

Sunday, July 8

TimeEvent FormatCost
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.8-player Sealed$20
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.8-player Pickups$5
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.4-player Round Robin (Juniors)No cost
9 a.m.Standard (Masters)$10
10 a.m.Standard (Seniors and Juniors)$10
11 a.m.Expanded (Masters)$10
NoonExpanded (Seniors and Juniors)$10

Pokkén Tournament DX Side Events

8-player Pokkén Tournament DX pickup tournaments will run all three days during the North America International Championships. The cost for each event is $5 per player. Pickups will run at the following times:

Friday, July 6: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 7: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 8: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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