Pokémon TCG North America International Championships Player Information

Registration for this event is open to all players in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program. Players must have an active Play! Pokémon account with current and accurate information. If there's an issue with your account, it must be reported to customer service before June 15, 2018.

This competition will use the Standard format, and players are allowed to use English-language cards, as well as cards from their home market in languages other than English. Players must bring their own tournament-legal 60-card deck. Players must adhere to the Tournament Rules.

Masters Division and Senior Division players will begin on Friday, July 6, and compete using a two-day Swiss format followed by single-elimination rounds. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played Saturday night in the Senior Division.

Junior Division players will compete in Swiss rounds on Saturday, July 7, followed by a single-elimination Top 8 bracket. The finals will be played on Sunday.


Players at the 2018 Pokémon TCG North America International Championships will be competing for Championship Points and prizes. The final Championship Point payout is determined by the number of players per age division. All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Championship Point Awards

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)

Championship Point values are subject to change.

Prize Award Information

Prizes will be awarded to the top players in each of the three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached, and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program to earn points and awards.

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2018 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

Awards valued at $5,000 and higher:

  • Participants 18 and older receive a choice of cash or scholarship

  • Participants under 18 receive a choice of scholarship or Visa Gift Card

Awards valued under $5,000:

  • Participants 18 and older receive cash

  • Participants under 18 receive a Visa Gift Card

Award Values

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. All prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Placement1–100 Players101–200 Players201+ Players

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Additionally, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

1st–8th place: 216 booster packs

9th–16th place: 144 booster packs

17th–32nd place: 72 booster packs

33rd–64th place: 36 booster packs

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