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 2004 or earlier and
- you are a resident of the country your eligible Play! Store located in (in our case, the United States).
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, December 6th @ 1:00 pm: Registration Available Starting November 28th @ 1:00 pm
Qualifier 2: Sunday, January 10th @ 1:00 pm: Registration Available Starting January 2nd @ 1:00 pm
Qualifier 3: Sunday, January 24th @ 1:00 pm: Registration Available Starting January 16th @ 1:00 pm
Qualifier 4: Sunday, February 7th @ 1:00 pm: Registration Available Starting January 30th @ 1:00 pm
Please note, once you register to play in a store’s Team Challenge tournament, you will be locked into that store and will be unable to play in a different store’s Team Challenge tournaments.
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 after the end of the qualifying season 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 based on attendance and player performance (prize structure will be confirmed at the start of each tournament)
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