Pokémon Oceania International Championships 2020

Pokemon Championships Oceania

The Pokemon Oceania Championship 2020 has been announced! Below all the details.

The Pokémon TCG and Video Game Oceania International Championships are the second International Championships of the 2020 Championship Series season. This event is sure to be one of the largest Pokémon Championship Series tournaments, and it features exciting competitions for Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament DX players. This season’s event will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia, on February 21–23, 2020. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions.

The Pokémon Company International is excited to work with ESL Australia as the operator of the event. Information on registration and event organization is available on the ESL Australia website.

Event location:
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia

The Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, February 21, and go through Sunday, February 23. Junior and Senior Division competitions will begin Saturday, February 22.

Pokémon TCG Oceania International Championships Player Information

This competition will use the Standard format. Players must bring their own tournament-legal 60-card deck. Players at the 2020 Pokémon TCG Oceania International Championships will be competing for Championship Points and prizes. Information on tournament structure is available on the ESL Australia website. All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!

Registration for this event is open to all players in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program. Players must have an active Play! Pokémon account with current and accurate information.

Players must adhere to the Tournament Rules.

Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program to earn points and awards. The final Championship Point payout will be determined by the number of players per age division.

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129–256 80 800
257–512 60 1,600

Championship Point values subject to change.

Prize Award Information

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash
  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® prepaid card
  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® prepaid card

Award Values

Placement 1–100 Players 101–200 Players 201+ Players
1 $2,500 $5,000 $10,000
2 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
3–4 $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
5–8 $750 $1,000 $1,500
9–16 $500 $750 $1,000
17–32 $500 $750
33–64 $500

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Additionally, the top 64 Pokémon TCG players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

Pokémon TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st–8th place: 216 booster packs
  • 9th–16th place: 144 booster packs
  • 17th–32nd place: 72 booster packs
  • 33rd–64th place: 36 booster packs

2020 Pokémon VGC Oceania International Championships Player Information

This event will use the 2020 Video Game Championship Series format. Players at the 2020 season Pokémon VGC Oceania International Championships will be competing for Championship Points and prizes. All participants will receive 5 Play! Points and a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!Registration is open to all players in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program. Players must have an active Play! Pokémon account with current and accurate information.

Players must comply with the Tournament Rules.

Information on the tournament structure is available on the ESL Australia website.

When you show up at a Pokémon video game tournament, there are some things you must have with you:

  • Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield (physical or digital) for the Nintendo Switch family of systems with the latest game patch installed
  • A fully charged Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite system with working USB-C port
  • A team of tournament-legal Pokémon (see the Tournament Rules and check back regularly before the event for updated rules)
  • Players are strongly encouraged to bring a charger for their systems, as tournament staff will not have chargers available for loan
  • Players are strongly encouraged to bring a wired Nintendo Switch Pro controller to improve their gameplay experience
  • Proof of age may be requested, and failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament (at the organizer’s discretion)

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top players in each of three age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program to earn points and awards. The final Championship Point payout will be determined by the number of players per age division.

Championship Points

Placement Championship Points Kicker (# of participants)
1 500 0
2 400 0
3–4 320 0
5–8 250 0
9–16 200 48
17–32 160 100
33–64 130 200
65–128 100 400
129–256 80 800
257–512 60 1,600

Championship Point values subject to change.

Prize Award Information

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

18 years of age and older:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: choice of scholarship or cash
  • Awards under $5,000: cash

Under 18 years of age:

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® prepaid card
  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa prepaid card

Award Values

Placement 1–100 Players 101–200 Players 201+ Players
1 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
2 $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
3–4 $750 $1,000 $1,500
5–8 $500 $750 $1,000
9–16 $500 $750
17–32 $500

Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Additionally, the top 16 video game players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs regardless of attendance.

Pokémon TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st–4th place: 72 booster packs
  • 5th–8th place: 36 booster packs
  • 9th–16th place: 18 booster packs

2020 Pokkén Tournament Oceania International Championships Player Information

The Oceania International Championships will include a Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships. Competitors born in 2004 or earlier will compete in the Masters Division, and those born in 2005 or later will compete in the Senior Division. The Top 2 Masters Division players and the First Place Senior Division player will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships in London.

Masters Division competitors will be required to provide a HORI Nintendo Switch Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad Wired Controller to play. No Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers will be permitted, even with a USB cable.

Check back soon for more information. And learn more about the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series.

Format

Players will compete in age-separated double-elimination brackets on Saturday using the Team format in Pokkén Tournament DX. Matches are best-of-3, except for the Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals, which are best-of-5.

On Sunday, the final 8 remaining players from Saturday will continue the tournament until a Champion is determined.

If the Senior Division does not exceed 32 players, the Senior tournament will start and finish on Saturday. Brackets will not be age-separated if fewer than 6 Senior Division players enter.

Prizes

Masters Division

  • 1st place: $1,250 and Worlds invitation
  • 2nd place: $1,000 and Worlds invitation
  • 3rd place: $750 and Worlds invitation
  • 4th place: $600 and Worlds invitation
  • 5th-place tie: $450 each
  • 7th-place tie: $250 each

Senior Division

  • 1st place: Nintendo Switch console, 72 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and a Worlds invitation
  • 2nd place: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and a Worlds invitation
  • 3rd place: 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs

All prizes less applicable taxes.

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