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Join us for the Play! Pokémon Team Challenge Season 4

The Play! Pokémon Team Challenge is a virtual tournament taking place over the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online (PTCGO) in which players will represent their local game store in a four person team. The team will be selected via four qualifier events hosted by The Griffin’s Rest.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to take part in our qualifier if

  • you are a Masters division player and were born in 2006 or earlier and
  • you are a resident of the country your eligible Play! Store located in.

How do I participate?

Register for any of our four qualifiers via RK9 labs and join our Discord before the first tournament. Players can participate in all four of our qualifiers, with the exception of the first place player from each prior qualifier.

You will also need to download PTCGO and make sure it is linked to your Play! Pokémon account.

Entry into any of these tournaments is free of cost.

Qualifier 1: Sunday, September 18th @ 6:00 pm: Register Here

Qualifier 2: Thursday, October 6th @ 6:00 pm: Registration Opens September 28th

Qualifier 3: Sunday, October 23rd @ 6:00 pm: Registration Opens October 15th

Qualifier 4: Thursday, November 3rd @ 6:00 pm: Registration Opens October 26th

Please note, you will only be able to register for Team Challenge Qualifiers with up to three different stores. Once you win a qualifier, you will not be able to compete in any additional (this is to allow each store to form a team with 4 distinct qualifiers).

Tournament Structure

Qualifier tournaments will be played within a single (Masters) division over the appropriate number of swiss rounds, followed by a top cut, as documented in the official tournament rules. The format for these qualifiers will be Standard. The winner of each of the 4 Qualifiers will secure a place in the Store Team.

The team Play-offs will be played over multiple weekends after all qualifiers have run (dates TBA) and will be played as single elimination between stores until a worldwide winner is determined.

Prizes

1st Place from each qualifier will receive an exclusive Team Challenge Playmat

Booster Pack prizes from the latest set will be made available for the top 4 attendees:

1st Place – 17 Booster Packs

2nd Place – 9 Booster Packs

3rd & 4th Place – 5 Booster Packs

Participants will also receive codes for PTCGO to unlock exclusive deck boxes and sleeves and additional Booster Pack prizes.

Stay tuned for more details as we approach our first tournament and visit the official Team Challenge website for additional information

Return to Where it All Began with Dominaria United

Prerelease Begins September 2nd

Check out the new set a week early at one of our prerelease events. For $30, players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter. To celebrate 30 years of Magic, prerelease attendees will also receive a Magic: the Gathering 30th anniversary promo while supplies last. We’ll be distributing a different card each day with preregistration getting priority.

Players will compete in a Swiss Tournament to win additional booster packs. One pack per round win will be awarded.

  • Friday, September 2nd @ 6:00 PM – Preregister Here – Promo: Serra Angel
  • Saturday, September 3rd @ 1:00 PM – Preregister Here – Promo: Ball Lightning
  • Saturday, September 3rd @ 6:00 PM – Preregister Here – Promo: Ball Lightning
  • Sunday, September 4th @ 1:00 PM (Two-Headed Giant) – Preregister Here – Promo: Fyndhorn Elves

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products during prerelease weekend.

Additional Products Arriving September 9th

Surpass the Point of No Return with Pokemon TCG Lost Origin!

As the boundary between dimensions tears apart, Giratina VSTAR plunges the world into the abyssal shadow of the Lost Zone! While Aerodactyl VSTAR harnesses this distorted power, Magnezone, Drapion, Hisuian Goodra, and Hisuian Zoroark also appear as Pokémon VSTAR to show off their own astonishing skills, joined by Kyurem VMAX. Above the shadows, Enamorus V and Radiant Gardevoir conjure up dazzling magic in the Sword & Shield—Lost Origin expansion!

  • Over 190 cards
  • 3 brand-new Radiant Pokémon
  • 6 awesome Pokémon VSTAR
  • 14 powerful Pokémon V and 1 enormous Pokémon VMAX
  • 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
  • More than 15 Trainer cards

Prerelease Begins August 27th

Check out the cards before anybody else at one of our prerelease events. Players will receive a Build & Battle box including a 1 of 4 stamped promo cards, four booster packs, and a 40 card deck. Players will participate in a casual three round tournament using the new cards. All participants will receive three additional booster packs upon conclusion of the event, just for playing! Build & Battle Boxes are limited, so register for one of our events below:

Saturday, August 27th at 1:00 PM

Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 PM

Check Out Additional Lost Origin Products Available September 5th

Join the Adventure with The Griffin’s Quest

We’re pleased to announce our new in house D&D Campaign at The Griffin’s Rest. Players will take part in adventures in a shared world where there decisions will shape the world around them. Sessions will be $10 per player, while your first session is free.

Welcome to Bellaria

Your first four adventures will be an introduction to the World of Bellaria . From then on, you and your allies will explore and uncover the mysteries of Bellaria. Decisions will have a tangible impact on the world around you and may shape the direction of not only your campaign but those of future adventurers as well.

Getting Started

New characters can use the following array for the attributes (16, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8) or use the standard point buy system with 30 points instead of 27. Not sure where or how to start? Don’t worry! We’ll have Dungeon Masters on hand to help you build your first character as well as per-generated characters available.

See our page for The Griffin’s Quest for information on how to sign up for our next session.

We look forward to seeing which adventures you will take!

Dungeons & Dragons Meets Magic in Commander Legends starting June 3rd

Dungeons & Dragons storytelling meets Magic’s most social format in a new crossover multiplayer experience for the ages. Turn every Commander game into an adventure with iconic D&D characters and spells. And create your own powerful character from the ground up with the return of Commander Draft.

Prerelease Begins June 3rd

Check out the new set a week early at one of our prerelease events. For $25, players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter.

Players will participate in a unique draft and play Commander matches.

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products during prerelease weekend.

Flesh and Blood ProQuest Season 2 – May 22nd

Join us for our next Flesh and Blood Trading Card game ProQuest event hosted on May 22nd. Players will go head to head in a classic constructed tournament. First place will receive an invite a Pro Tour invite.

We’ll have plenty of cool promos and prizes for top performers in the tournament.

  • 1x Pro Tour Invite – awarded to winner of each event (or the losing finalist if the winner has already qualified via another in-store ProQuest event).
  • 1 x Random Drop Gold Cold Foil – awarded to winner of each event
  • 8 x Fyendal’s Spring Tunic Limited Edition Sleeves awarded to the Top 8

In Addition, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $50
  • 5th – 8th Place: $25

Space is limited so preregistration is encouraged to guarantee your spot.

Legends of Time & Space Take Charge with Pokémon TCG – Astral Radiance

Travel back to a land of myths, legends, and wilderness as Origin Forme Dialga VSTAR and Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR shape the fabric of time and space! Decidueye, Typhlosion, and Samurott arrive as Hisuian Pokémon VSTAR, joining more Pokémon and Trainers from the ancient region of Hisui. Meanwhile, Shiny Pokémon reappear as Radiant Pokémon, with Radiant Greninja leading the charge in the Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield—Astral Radiance expansion!

  • Over 180 cards
  • 3 brand-new Radiant Pokémon
  • 7 awesome Pokémon VSTAR
  • 19 powerful Pokémon V and 2 enormous Pokémon VMAX
  • 30 cards with special art in the Trainer Gallery subset
  • More than 20 Trainer cards

Build & Battle Events Begin May 14th

Check out the cards before anybody else at one of our Build & Battle tournaments. Players will receive a Build & Battle box including an 1 of 4 stamped promo cards, four booster packs, and a 40 card deck. Players will participate in a casual three round tournament using the new cards. All participants will receive three additional booster packs upon conclusion of the event, just for playing! Build & Battle Boxes are limited, so register for one of our events below:

Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 PM

Sunday, May 15th at 1:00 PM

Check Out Additional Astral Radiance Products Available May 23rd

Welcome to the Family – Streets of New Capenna Prerelease Begins April 22nd

Usher in the gilded age and the glitz of Magic: the Gathering’s latest set – Streets of New Capenna and join one of five power families vying for control over the city.

Prerelease Begins April 22nd

Check out the new set a week early at one of our prerelease events. For $30, players will receive a special prerelease pack which includes booster packs, a date-stamped premium promo card and a life counter.

Players will compete in a Swiss Tournament to win additional booster packs. One pack per round win will be awarded.

Available for Early Sale During Prerelease Week

We’ll be offering an early sale of the following products during prerelease weekend.

Additional Products Arriving April 29th

Introducing The Griffin’s Rest Store Championship Series for Pokémon TCG

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting an unsanctioned Pokémon TCG series of tournaments. Players can participate in monthly $5 tournaments to earn points toward their series score. In the months of April and August we will be hosting a larger event worth additional points with a $500 prize pool. Rankings will be displayed on the leaderboard through the duration of the series. At the end of the series in August, the top 8 players will be invited to play in a single elimination tournament to be declared store champion.

Prizing

Individual tournaments will feature their own prize pool.
Winner of the store championship will receive a sponsorship which includes:

  • $100 Store Credit
  • The Griffin’s Rest logo Playmat
  • The Griffin’s Rest logo T-shirt
  • We’ll cover your registration for the Regional Championship of your choice

How to Participate

A Limitless account is required to play. Sign up for a free Limitless account here: https://play.limitlesstcg.com/login

Series Details where you can register for upcoming tournaments and current rankings (once the first tournament concludes): The Griffin’s Rest Store Championship Series

Tournament Dates

  • March Standard Tournament – Sunday, March 27th at 1:00 PM
  • April $500 Standard Tournament – Saturday, April 30th at 1:00 PM – Register Here
  • May Standard Tournament – Sunday, May 22nd at 1:00 PM
  • June Standard Tournament – Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 PM
  • July Standard Tournament – Sunday, July 10th at 1:00 PM
  • August $500 Tournament – TBA
  • Store Championship FinalsTBA

Flesh and Blood ProQuest Takes Place February 26th

Join us as we kick of the 2022 competitive season for the Flesh and Blood Trading Card game with a ProQuest event hosted on February 26th. Players will go head to head in a classic constructed tournament. First place will receive an invite a Pro Tour invite.

We’ll have plenty of cool promos and prizes for top performers in the tournament.

  • 1x Pro Tour Invite – awarded to winner of each event (or the losing finalist if the winner has already qualified via another in-store ProQuest event).
  • 1 x Random Drop Gold Cold Foil – awarded to winner of each event
  • 2 x ProQuest playmats – awarded to finalists at each event
  • 7 x Random Adult Cold Foil Heroes – awarded to Top 8 players (excluding winner)

In Addition, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the following:

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $50
  • 5th – 8th Place: $25

Space is limited so preregistration is required to guarantee your spot.

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