2020 Pokémon TCG North America International Championships Player Information

The North America International Championships are the fourth and final International Championships event of the 2020 season. No invitation is required, and lots of prizes are on the line, as well as Championship Points toward an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships in August.

Thiis competition will use the Standard format. 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.

Players must adhere to all 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.


Badges and Registration

Registration for competitors must be completed online. Registration will open soon. Check back for more details.

Competitors can check in starting Thursday, June 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in C171 in the North Atrium at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Review the check-in policy page for more details.


Prizes

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)
15000
24000
3–43200
5–82500
9–1620048
17–32160100
33–64130200
65–128100400
129–25680800
257–512601,600

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 2020 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
1$2,500$5,000$10,000
2$1,500$2,500$5,000
3–4$1,000$1,500$2,500
5–8$750$1,000$1,500
9–16$500$750$1,000
17–32$500$750
33–64$500

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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