Pokémon Points

Championship Points

(as found here on the Pokemon website)

Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position or placement at individual events. Championship Points are used to gain entry into high-level events, including the annual Pokémon World Championships. Event qualifications are listed on each event-specific page as it is posted.

Championship Points are used to gain entry into high level events, including the 2013 Pokémon World Championships. Event qualifications are listed in each event-specific FAQ as it is posted.

What are Best Finish Limits?

To provide a more-even playing field for the largest number of competitors worldwide, the Organized Play team has instituted Best Finish Limits. This means that during an event series, only your Best X (defined below) finishes will count towards your final Championship Points total.

For example, the Best Finish Limit for Battle Roads is 6. If a player participates in 6 Battle Road Autumn events and 5 Battle Road Spring events, only the top 6 of the player’s 11 Battle Roads finishes will count toward his or her final Championship Points total.

What are Kickers?

Championship Point payouts are listed below. Events will receive “Kicker” points if an age division attendance meets a certain threshold. Base points never change but, if the “Kicker” level is reached, points are awarded deeper into the final standings. For example, if the Masters division at a Battle Road tournament reaches 32 players, 5th through 8th place will receive 6 Championship Points.

Is There a Limit to How Many Events I Can Play In Per Year?

No. You can play in as many Battle Road, City Championship, S/P/T Championship, and Regional Championships as you wish each year!

Note that TCG Championship Points and VG Championship Points are considered separate. They cannot be used across event types. This means that players cannot use Championship Points earned at the Video Game Regional Championships to gain entry to the TCG World Championships. You can see how many Championship Points you’ve accumulated during the season on your Pokémon Trainer Club account profile page.

GET DETAILS ON POKÉMON TCG CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS.

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EARN TRADING CARD GAME CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Information subject to change. Last updated: 9/20/2013.

Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Play! Pokémon Championship Series events. Participants will also receive Play! Points.

These events include:

  • League Challenges
  • City Championships
  • State/Province/Territory Championships
  • Regional Championships
  • National Championships
  • Special Premier Events
  • World Championships

POINTS REQUIRED TO QUALIFY FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

To qualify for the 2014 World Championships in Washington DC, players must have earned at least the number of Championship Points listed below, based on where they live. Points earned beyond the required target are not used.

Junior Division: Senior Division: Masters Division:
North America 400 CP 450 CP 500 CP
Europe 400 CP 450 CP 500 CP
Latin America 200 CP 250 CP 300 CP
Asia Pacific 200 CP 250 CP 300 CP

LEAGUE CHALLENGE

Best Finish Limit: 6
Play! Points: 1

Championship Points

Placement Points Kicker
1 15 0
2 12 4
3–4 10 8
5–8 6 32
9–12 4 64
13–16 2 64
17–32 1 128

CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best Finish Limit: 4
Play! Points: 2

Placement Points Kicker
1 50 0
2 40 4
3–4 30 8
5–8 20 32
9–12 10 64
13–16 5 64
17–32 3 128

REGIONAL AND STATE/PROVINCE/TERRITORY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best Finish Limit: 4
Play! Points: 3

S/P/T Championships

Placement Points Kicker
1 100 0
2 90 4
3–4 70 8
5–8 50 32
9–12 30 64
13–16 20 64
17–32 10 128
33–64 5 256

Regional Championships

Placement Points Kicker
1 150 0
2 135 4
3–4 105 8
5–8 75 32
9–16 45 64
17–32 30 128
33–64 15 256

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best Finish Limit: 1
Play! Points: 10

United States

Placement Points Kicker
1 500 0
2 500 4
3–4 500 8
5–8 500 32
9–16 150 64
17–32 100 128
33–64 80 256
65–128 50 512

 

EARN VIDEO GAME CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Information subject to change. Last updated: 3/26/2014.

Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position at Play! Pokémon Championship Series events. Participants will also receive Play! Points.

Events that award Championship Points include:

  • Select Online Competitions
  • Premier Challenges
  • Regional Championships
  • National Championships
  • World Championships

Championship Points Prizes

In 2014, after the Spring Regional Championships conclude, the Championship Point rankings will determine Travel Awards and Travel Stipends for North American players for the 2014 U.S. National Championships with the following distribution (per age division):

  • 1st–16th: Travel Award, $300 Travel Stipend, and first-round bye
  • 17th–32nd: $700 Travel Stipend
  • 33rd–64th: $350 Travel Stipend

Premier Challenge Championship Points will not count toward U.S. National Championships.

After July 14, 2014, the final video game Championship Point rankings will be determined. Accounts must be in good standing and updated by the user to reflect accurate information. At this time, Championship Points earned at the 2013 World Championships will also be added to players’ accounts. The following prizes will be awarded (per age division):

  • 1st–4th in North America: Travel Award to the 2014 World Championships
  • 1st–16th in Europe: Travel Award to the 2014 World Championships

Awards for Top 8 qualifiers at the 2013 Pokémon Video Game World Championships

  • Top 2: Travel Awards to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships
  • Top 4: Invitations to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships
  • Top 8: Championship Points to be applied after US Nationals

Players who finished in the Top 4 at the 2013 Pokémon World Championships will receive their designated rewards regardless of their final Championship Point standing. Travel Awards and invitations will pass down to the next eligible player in the Championship Point standings.

Online Competitions
Play! Points: 1

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points
1 10
2–8 8
9–16 4
17–64 2
65–128 1

Premier Challenges
Play! Points: 1

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 15 0
2 12 0
3-4 10 0
5-8 8 16
9–12 4 32
13–16 2 32
17–32 1 64

Regional Championships
Play! Points: 3

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 120 0
2 110 0
3–4 90 0
5–8 70 0
9–16 50 0
17–32 30 64
33–64 10 128
65–128 5 256

National Championships
Play! Points: 10

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker
1 480 0
2 440 0
3–4 360 0
5–8 210 0
9–16 150 0
17–32 90 0
33–64 30 128
65–128 15 256

2013 World Championships (Effective following 2014 U.S. Nationals)
Play! Points: 10

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points
1 600
2 550
3–4 150
5–8 120

Information on the 2014 World Championships will be released at a later time.

 

Championship Points are a way to recognize the top players from Pokémon Championship Series events. Championship Points are awarded to players based on their finish position or placement at individual events. Check out the Pokémon TCG Championship Points Structure for more information.

What Can I Do With the Championship Points I’ve Earned?

Championship Points are used to gain entry into high level events, including the 2013 Pokémon World Championships. Event qualifications are listed in each event-specific FAQ as it is posted.

What are Best Finish Limits?

To provide a more-even playing field for the largest number of competitors worldwide, the Organized Play team has instituted Best Finish Limits. This means that during an event series, only your Best X (defined below) finishes will count towards your final Championship Points total.

For example, the Best Finish Limit for Battle Roads is 6. If a player participates in 6 Battle Road Autumn events and 5 Battle Road Spring events, only the top 6 of the player’s 11 Battle Roads finishes will count toward his or her final Championship Points total.

What are Kickers?

Championship Point payouts are listed below. Events will receive “Kicker” points if an age division attendance meets a certain threshold. Base points never change but, if the “Kicker” level is reached, points are awarded deeper into the final standings. For example, if the Masters division at a Battle Road tournament reaches 32 players, 5th through 8th place will receive 6 Championship Points.

Is There a Limit to How Many Events I Can Play In Per Year?

No. You can play in as many Battle Road, City Championship, S/P/T Championship, and Regional Championships as you wish each year!

Play! Points

(as found here on the Pokemon website)

Play! Points reward players for simply doing what they love: playing Pokémon. Earn Play! Points at every official Pokémon tournament or League event. Larger events such as Championship Series tournaments award even more Play! Points.

Play! Points are used to qualify players for high-level events such as the National Championships, as well as a way for players to compare their event participation to others worldwide. Play! Points differ from Championship Points because they reward players just for playing, while Championship Points reward players for high placement at tournaments.

To earn Play! Points, set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Play! Pokémon Player ID, set your preferences to opt in to Play! Pokémon programs, and then participate in Pokémon Leagues and tournaments. That’s it!

What are Play! Points?

Play! Points reward players for simply doing what they love: playing Pokémon! Earn Play! Points at every official Pokémon tournament or League event. Larger events such as Championship tournaments award even more Play! Points!

How do I earn Play! Points?

Set up a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Play! Pokémon Player ID, set your preferences to opt in to Play! Pokémon programs, and then participate in Pokémon Leagues and tournaments. That’s it!

How do I opt in?

Log in to your Pokémon Trainer Club account (parents, you’ll need to do this for your kids). Then click the “Edit Profile” tab, scroll to the bottom of the page to “Play! Pokémon Preferences,” and select “Yes! I want to participate in all available Play! Pokémon Programs.”

What are Play! Points used for?

Play! Points are used to qualify players for high-level events such as National Championships, as well as a way for players to compare their event participation to others worldwide.

What happens if I don’t play every round of a tournament?

Play! Points will be awarded only to players who complete at least two rounds of a tournament. Any byes do count towards this two-round total. Forced losses (late arrival) do not.

What are the Play! Points values for Leagues and tournaments?

For the 2014 tournament season, Play! Points values are awarded as follows for Trading Card Game and video game events separately:

Non-Premier Events:

  • Tournament: 1 per event per month, up to 12 total per year
  • League: 1 per League season, up to 8 total per year

Premier Events:

  • Prerelease tournament: 1 per event, no limit
  • League Challenge: 1 per event, no limit
  • City Championships: 2 per event, no limit
  • State/Province/Territory Championships: 3 per event, no limit
  • Regional Championships: 3 per event, no limit
  • National Championships: 10 points
    • Some side events may also award Play! Points
  • World Championships: 3
    • Some side events may award Play! Points

How are Play! Points different from Championship Points?

Play! Points reward players just for playing, while Championship Points reward players for high placement at tournaments.

Can I earn Play! Points for organizing or judging tournaments, or running a League?

No. Play! Points are awarded for playing in events. Event staff who have been accepted into the Professor Program will earn Professor Credits for organizational duties. Professors will be able to qualify for events (such as the U.S. National Championships) that require Play! Points based on the Professor Credits they have earned.

 

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