The Pokémon International Championships

The Pokémon International Championships draw Pokémon TCG and video game players from all around the globe during the Championship Series season. These amazing events will feature high Championship Point payouts.

  • Top-level competition

  • Large Championship Point and prize payout

  • Current top players can earn Travel Awards

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions for tournament entry

Travel Awards and Travel Stipends to the International Championships will be available to players worldwide based on Championship Point performance in their home rating zone (except South Africa and Russia, where Travel Awards will not be distributed).

All players who have a Trainer Club account and are in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program are welcome to participate.

2018 Pokémon International Championships Events

RegionLocationDate
European International ChampionshipsExCel Center, London, EnglandNovember 17–19, 2017
Oceania International ChampionshipsAustraliaFebruary 2018
Latin American International ChampionshipsBrazilApril 2018
North American International ChampionshipsUSATBD

Dates and locations are tentative. Please check back for more information on upcoming events.

Championship Points for the 2018 Pokémon TCG International Championships

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3-43200
5-825024
9-1620048
17-32160100
33-64130200
65-128100400
129-25680800
257-512601600

Championship Point values subject to change.

Championship Points for the 2018 Pokémon VG International Championships

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3-43200
5-82500
9-1620048
17-32160100
33-64130200
65-128100400
129-25680800
257-512601600

Championship Point values subject to change.

Travel Award Cutoff Dates

For Pokémon TCG competitors: The top 4 Championship Point earners in each age group as of the below designated dates will earn full Travel Awards for the corresponding event. Players ranked 5–16 in Championship Points in each group will earn a Travel Stipend of $1,000 (less applicable taxes) should they choose to attend the corresponding event.

For Pokémon VG competitors: The top 4 Championship Point earners in each age group as of the below designated dates will earn full Travel Awards for the corresponding event. Players ranked 5–8 in Championship Points in each group will earn a Travel Stipend of $1,000 (less applicable taxes) should they choose to attend the corresponding event.

European International Championships: Awards and Stipends for travel to European International Championships are based on final Championship Point totals from the 2017 season.

Oceania International Championships: Awards and Stipends for travel to Oceania International Championships are based on total Championship Points earned in 2018 season events and reported as of November 30, 2017.

Latin American International Championships: Awards and Stipends for travel to Latin American International Championships are based on total Championship Points earned in 2018 season events and reported as of February 15, 2018.

North America International Championships: Awards and Stipends for travel to North American International Championships are based on total Championship Points earned in 2018 season events and reported as of May 3, 2018.

*Subject to change

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 in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game International Championships, the format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the Internationals prizes for the 2018 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

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing!

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, 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.

Pokémon TCG Internationals Prize Table

Placement1–100101–200201+
1$2,500.00$5,000.00$10,000.00
2$1,500.00$2,500.00$5,000.00
3–4$1,000.00$1,500.00$2,500.00
5–8$750.00$1,000.00$1,500.00
9–16$500.00$750.00$1,000.00
17–32$-$500.00$750.00
33–64$-$-$500.00

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

*Booster pack awards subject to change by market

Pokémon Video Game Internationals Prize Table

Placement1–100101–200201+
1$1,500.00$2,500.00$5,000.00
2$1,000.00$1,500.00$2,500.00
3–4$750.00$1,000.00$1,500.00
5–8$500.00$750.00$1,000.00
9–16$-$500.00$750.00
17–32$-$-$500.00

TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st - 2nd place: 72 booster packs

  • 3rd - 4th place: 72 booster packs

  • 5th - 8th place: 36 booster packs

  • 9th - 16th place: 18 booster packs

*Booster pack awards subject to change by market




Last updated 8/10/2017

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