2019 Pokémon TCG North America International Championships Player Information

This competition will use the Standard format. Players at the 2019 Pokémon TCG North America International Championships will be competing for Championship Points and prizes. All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!

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 Friday, May 17, 2019.

Players must adhere to the Tournament Rules. Proof of age may be requested. Failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament, at the organizer's discretion.

Players must bring their own tournament-legal 60-card deck.

Registration and Check-in

All players must register in advance. View the North America International Championships Registration page for details on how to sign up.

Players will also have to check in prior to the start of the event. View the North America International Championships Check-In Policy and be sure to give yourself plenty of time to check in.

Online Deck List Submission

Deck lists must be submitted online for this event. Online submissions can be made at this link starting Monday, June 17. Players have until 8:45 a.m. on the day their tournament begins to submit their deck list. Players who have not submitted a deck list by that time will be given a Game Loss for the first round.


Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of 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 final Championship Point payout will be determined by the number of players per age division.

Championship Points

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)

Championship Point values subject to change.

Prize Award Information

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2019 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash

  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® prepaid card

  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® prepaid card

Award Values

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.

Pokémon TCG Booster Packs

  • 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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