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 2005 or earlier and
- you are a resident of the state 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: Thursday, January 27th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded
Qualifier 2: Sunday, February 27th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded
Qualifier 3: Thursday, March 24th @ 7:00 pm: Concluded
Qualifier 4: Sunday, April 10th @ 7:00 pm: Register Here
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).
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.
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