Pokémon TCG League Challenge

Get started in the world of competitive Pokémon TCG play at League Challenge tournaments. These events are small, entry-level events on a local scale.

In Pokémon TCG League Challenge tournaments, players can earn Championship Points and work toward earning an invitation to the World Championships!

League Challenge events are open to all players. Some League Challenges may have special promotions and may require entry fees at the Tournament Organizer's discretion. Players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck. See the tournament listings for details on promotions and entry fees.

Use the event locator to find times and locations of Pokémon TCG League Challenge events in your area.

Remember, while we frequently update our events schedule, we recommend that you contact the local Tournament Organizer to confirm event schedule information.

2020 Pokémon TCG League Challenge events

2020 League Challenge events will typically be held once per month at select Pokémon League locations. These tournaments may use the Standard or Expanded format, at the Organizer's discretion. Check the tournament listing in the event locator or contact the Tournament Organizer prior to the tournament to find out the format.

League Challenge events consist of only Swiss rounds; there is no top cut to single-elimination rounds.

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 prizes. All participants will receive 1 Play! Point just for playing, and the top four players in each age division will win a special promo card.

The Championship Point payout for the Pokémon TCG League Challenge is:

Best Finish Limit: 8 per year

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*Championship Point values subject to change.

Pokémon TCG Challenges

At some events, like Regional Championships, Pokémon TCG Challenges will take place. These events will have the same Championship Point awards as a League Challenge, but will not distribute promo cards or other prizes typically found at a League Challenge.

Championship Series Events

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