Pokkén Tournament Championship Series

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Compete for over $100,000 in prizes and a shot at becoming the Pokkén Tournament World Champion!

Show off your Pokémon fighting skills in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series! This new series features competitions across North America and Europe, in which players compete for invitations and Championships Points toward a trip to the Pokkén Tournament World Championships this August in San Francisco, California. A prize pool worth over $100,000 is in store for the winning competitors in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series!

Look forward to Championship Series tournaments at gaming festivals and events. See below for a list of tournament stops. There will be two age divisions: the Senior Division is for players born in 2001 or later. The Masters Division is for players born in 2000 or earlier. Note that not all tournaments will offer support for two age divisions.

Good luck battling with Pokémon like never before in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series!

Qualifying for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships

Players can qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships either by finishing well in a series event, by accumulating enough Championship Points, or by participating in the Last Chance Qualifier at the Pokkén Tournament World Championships.

Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Masters Division competitions are divided into major and minor events. In the Senior Division, all competitions will be equal. Not all events support two age divisions. In events that do not, all ages will compete together.

Masters Division major events feature:

  • 1st and 2nd place finishers earn World Championships invitation and travel award
  • Top 32 competitors receive Championship Points

Masters Division minor events feature:

  • 1st place finisher earns World Championships invitation and travel award
  • Top 16 competitors receive Championship Points

Senior Division events feature:

  • 1st and 2nd place finishers earn World Championships invitation and travel award

To make sure there is a robust field of competitors at the World Championships, a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) event will be held on the Friday of Worlds weekend. Space will be limited. Check back at Pokemon.com/PokkenTournament for more details on the LCQ.

Masters Division Worlds Qualifying

A total of 64 players from the Masters Division will qualify for the World Championships. 16 players from Europe and 16 players from North America will qualify via event placing and Championship Points. The remainder of the invitations will be awarded to players from Japan and via the LCQ.

Senior Division Worlds Qualifying

A total of 16 players from the Senior Division will qualify for the World Championships. 4 players from Europe and 4 players from North America will qualify via event placing. The remainder of the invitations will be awarded to players from Japan and via the LCQ.

Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Schedules

Event information is subject to change. More events will be added soon. Check back for more dates and locations.

North America
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Masters Division Minor
Austin, TX
May 6-8
Masters Division Minor
Seattle, WA
May 15
Masters Division + Senior Division Minor
Collinsville, IL
June 18-19
Masters Division Minor
Orlando, FL
June 24-26
Pokémon US National Championships
Masters Division Major + Senior Division
Columbus, OH
July 1-3
Masters Division Major
Las Vegas, NV
July 15-17
Europe
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Pokémon UK National Championships
Masters Division Major + Senior Division
United Kingdom
May 14-15
Pokémon DE National Championships
Masters Division Minor
Germany
May 21-22
Pokémon IT National Championships
Masters Division Minor
Italy
June 11-12
Masters Division Major + Senior Division
Sweden
June 18 – June 19
World Championships
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Worlds Last Chance Qualifier
Masters Division + Senior Division
San Francisco, CA
August 19
World Championships
Masters Division + Senior Division
San Francisco, CA
August 20

Prizes (North America)

At Masters Division major events, the 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive invitations and travel awards to compete in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships. The top 32 competitors will receive Championship Points.

At Masters Division minor events, only the 1st place finisher will receive an invitation and travel award. The top 16 competitors will receive Championship Points.

At Senior Division events, the 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive an invitation and travel award. Senior Division players will qualify for the World Championships based only on finish position, so Championship Points will not be awarded.

Some individual events may supplement the below prize schedule – check specific events for more information.

Double elimination brackets result in ties for fifth place and lower.

Masters Division Prize List
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MINORS
1st Place: $1,250 + Travel Award to the World Championships
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $750
4th Place: $600
T-5th Place: $450 per player
T-7th Place: $250 per player
MAJORS
1st Place: $3,000 + Travel Award to the World Championships
2nd Place: $2,000 + Travel Award to the World Championships
3rd Place: $1,500
4th Place: $1,000
T-5th Place: $750 per player
T-7th Place: $500 per player
WORLDS
1st Place: $6,000
2nd Place: $4,000
3rd Place: $3,000
4th Place: $2,000
T-5th Place: $1,500 per player
T-7th Place: $1,000 per player
Senior Division Prize List
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QUALIFIER EVENT
1st Place:
  • An invitation and travel award to the World Championships
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
2nd Place:
  • An invitation and travel award to the World Championships
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
3rd Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
4th Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
WORLDS
1st Place:
  • A trip for four to Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation for up to four people from the international airport closest to the winner’s residence to Oahu, Hawaii. Trip includes 6-day/5-night hotel accommodations for four (in two standard double occupancy rooms). Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $10,000
  • A Pokkén Tournament prize pack including a Nintendo Wii U, a copy of Pokkén Tournament, 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers, and more
  • Trophy
2nd Place:
  • A Pokkén Tournament prize pack including a Nintendo Wii U, a copy of Pokkén Tournament, 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers, and more
  • Trophy
3rd Place:
  • Trophy
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
4th Place:
  • Trophy
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
5th Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
7th Place:
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs

Prizes (Europe)

At Masters Division major events, the 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive invitations and travel awards to compete in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships. The top 32 competitors will receive Championship Points.

At Masters Division minor events, only the 1st place finisher will receive an invitation and travel award. The top 16 competitors will receive Championship Points.

At Senior Division events, the 1st and 2nd place finishers will receive an invitation and travel award. Senior Division players will qualify for the World Championships based only on finish position, so Championship Points will not be awarded.

Some individual events may supplement the below prize schedule – check specific events for more information.

Double elimination brackets result in ties for fifth place and lower.

* Cash prizes and/or Travel Awards won by a person younger than 18 years can only be redeemed with the consent of that person’s parent or legal guardian prior to such prize being awarded. We reserve the right to award the prize to the prizewinner’s parent or legal guardian on behalf of the prizewinner.

Masters Division Prize List
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Minors (Germany, Italy, TBD)
1st Place: 13-inch MacBook Air (128 GB storage) + Travel Award to the Pokémon World Championships*
2nd Place: 9.7-inch iPad Pro (128 GB storage)
3rd Place: iPad Air 2 (64 GB storage)
4th Place: A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe and two Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad controllers
T-5th Place: A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
T-7th Place: A New Nintendo 3DS XL
Majors (UK, TBD)
1st Place: $3,000 + Travel Award to the World Championships*
2nd Place: $2,000 + Travel Award to the World Championships*
3rd Place: $1,500*
4th Place: $1,000*
T-5th Place: $750 per player*
T-7th Place: $500 per player*
WORLDS
1st Place: $6,000
2nd Place: $4,000
3rd Place: $3,000
4th Place: $2,000
T-5th Place: $1,500 per player
T-7th Place: $1,000 per player
Senior Division Prize List
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QUALIFIER EVENT
1st Place:
  • An invitation and travel award to the Pokémon World Championships*
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
2nd Place:
  • An invitation and travel award to the Pokémon World Championships*
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
3rd Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
4th Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
WORLDS
1st Place:
  • A trip for four to Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation for up to four people from the international airport closest to the winner’s residence to Oahu, Hawaii. Trip includes 6-day/5-night hotel accommodations for four (in two standard double occupancy rooms). Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $10,000
  • A Pokkén Tournament prize pack including a Nintendo Wii U, a copy of Pokkén Tournament, 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers, and more
  • Trophy
2nd Place:
  • A Pokkén Tournament prize pack including a Nintendo Wii U, a copy of Pokkén Tournament, 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers, and more
  • Trophy
3rd Place:
  • Trophy
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs
4th Place:
  • Trophy
  • A Nintendo Wii U Deluxe
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
5th Place:
  • A New Nintendo 3DS XL
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs
7th Place:
  • 2 Pokkén Tournament controllers
  • 36 Pokémon TCG booster packs

Tournament Registration

Each Pokkén Tournament Championships Series event will manage its own competition registration. Click on the name of an event in the Championship Series schedule to visit the website for that event. More links will be added as event coordinators enable registration for each event.

How to Get a Player ID

Register a Pokémon Trainer Club account and go to the Play! Pokémon Account tab to receive a Player ID.

Please visit: Pokemon.com

Controllers

Masters Division players must bring their own controllers. Currently the only permitted controller is the Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad by HORI. Controllers will be provided to Senior Division competitors.

Tournament Format

Pokkén Tournament Championship Series events are tentatively scheduled to be Double Elimination competitions. Check back for confirmation and details on the tournament format.

Championship Point Tracking

Championship Points for players in North America and Europe will be tracked separately. A total of 16 players will be taken from each region. The number of Championship Point qualifiers will depend on the number of players who automatically qualify via event finish. Only Masters Division players will earn Championship Points.

Click here to view the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Rankings

Note: Rankings won’t be final until July 25, 2016

Championship Points

Championship Points will be awarded according to the following table. In order to be eligible to receive Championship Points and awards associated with Championship Points, players must have a valid Player ID and be opted into the Play! Pokémon program.

Minors

1st: 128 Championship Points

2nd: 64 Championship Points

3rd: 32 Championship Points

4th: 16 Championship Points

5th–6th: 8 Championship Points

7th–8th: 4 Championship Points

9th–12th: 2 Championship Points

13th–16th: 1 Championship Point

Majors

1st: 256 Championship Points

2nd: 128 Championship Points

3rd: 64 Championship Points

4th: 32 Championship Points

5th–6th: 16 Championship Points

7th–8th: 8 Championship Points

9th–12th: 4 Championship Points

13th–16th: 2 Championship Points

17th–32nd: 1 Championship Point

Good luck to everyone participating in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series!

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