2019 Pokémon TCG World Championships Player Information

The 2019 Pokémon TCG World Championships will begin Friday, August 16, for all age divisions. Players must be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program to participate, and they must have an active Play! Pokémon account with current and accurate information.


Pokémon TCG players may qualify through competitions in the 2019 Championship Series season. Players earn invitations to this prestigious event by performing at an exceptional level throughout the Championship Series season.

Top Pokémon TCG players from different rating zones receive invitations based on their Championship Points standing at the end of the season. Invitations will be divided into two tiers. Players who reach a certain Championship Points (CP) total receive an invitation to play in Day One on Friday. Invitations will be distributed based on the number of CP earned as follows:

Championship Points Table

Rating ZoneJuniorSeniorMasters
US and Canada350400550
Latin America250250250
South Africa150150250

*Championship Point requirements subject to change.

Day Two Invitations

The best players in each zone will earn an invitation that allows them to advance directly to Day Two without playing in Friday's rounds. These invitations will also include Travel Awards. Day Two invitations are divided by rating zone as follows:

  • The Top 16 players from the US and Canada rating zone

  • The Top 22 players from the Europe rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Latin America rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Oceania rating zone

Players in Japan and South Korea will be awarded both Friday invitations and Day Two invitations as determined by each country's organized play system.

Players who earned invitations from the 2018 World Championships will play on Friday unless they qualify for Day Two based on their ranking.

Competition Format

This competition will use the rules for the 2019 Championship Series season Standard format. Players must bring their own tournament-legal 60-card deck. Players must adhere to the Tournament Rules.


All players must check in on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Check back for more information on the 2019 Pokémon TCG World Championships.

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