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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.


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!