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In the Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Hong Kong English, players registered through the Trainers Website will face each other in an offline tournament to crown the Champion!

Competition Details

Dates June 9, 2024
Location Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Divisions Open Division
Format Standard Format
Regulation marks: F, G, and H
More info on the format here
About CSP

The conditions and amount of CSP awarded depend on the number of participants in the tournament.

It may take a few days until you are able to see your CSP in your personal page.
About CSP

Capacity Open League: 96 players
Registration Period From April 25th, 2024 to May 26th, 2024 23:59 HKT (UTC+8)
Results Announcement You will be able to check your participation status by logging into your Trainers Website account from May 27th, 2024 00:00 HKT (UTC+8)
How to enter

Click here to go to the registration page

Open League

Legal Cards Only English language cards can be used.
Banned Cards Banned Cards
Deck List Submission Deadline Before June 7th, 2024 23:59 HKT (UTC+8)
What to bring
  • A tournament-legal deck
  • Identification documents
  • Pokémon coin
  • Damage counters
  • Play markers(Poison marker, Burn marker, VSTAR marker, etc.)
  • Extra card sleeves

Please make sure to bring all of the above, as they will not be provided at the venue.

Important notes
  • Participants will need to have signed in for an account on their region of residence's Trainers Website.
  • Only one application per person per event.
  • Players engaging in fraudulent behavior, such as using duplicate accounts to apply multiple times to the same event, may be banned from all future events.

Schedule:Open League

The actual schedule may differ, in which case announcements will be made on the day of the event.

  1. Date

    9th June, 2024

  2. Check-in

    08:00-08:44

  3. Player Meeting

    08:45-08:59

  4. Main Competition Start

    9:15

  5. Awards Ceremony

    20:00

Competition Structure Qualifier:Open League

Details such as the actual number of rounds may differ depending on the circumstances of the event.

Match Structure Swiss Rounds, Best-of-1
Number of Rounds Up to 6 Rounds
Players to advance to Top Cut TOP 16
Match duration 25 minutes
Deck modifications Players cannot change the content of their deck during the event
Match Resolution rules link Best-of-1 Match Resolution Rules
Match points for Wins and Losses

Match points:
Win: 3 match points
Loss: 0 match points
Tie: 0 match points (for both players)

Additional calculation methods will be used to decide rankings among players with identical Match Points totals at the end of the Qualifier.

Main Competition:Open League

Details such as the actual number of rounds may differ depending on the circumstances of the event.

Match Structure Single Elimination, Best-of-3
Match duration
  • Top cut match: 50 minutes
  • Final match: 75 minutes
Deck modifications Players cannot change the content of their deck during the event
Match Resolution rules link Best-of-3 Match Resolution Rules

Prizes:Open League

Conditions to qualify for prizes may change depending on the circumstances on the day of the event.

Champion
  • 2024 Pokémon World Championships Invite & Round 1 bye
  • Travel Award
  • Trophy
  • Champion Shirt
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Playmat
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Card Sleeves
Finalist
  • 2024 Pokémon World Championships Invite
  • Trophy
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Playmat
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Card Sleeves
Top 3-4
  • 2024 Pokémon World Championships Invite
  • Trophy
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Playmat
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Card Sleeves
Top 5-16
  • Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Original Card Sleeves

About Travel Awards

Players who receive Travel Awards will have their flight and accommodation for the Pokémon World Championships 2024 paid for and arranged by The Pokémon Company. Barring any special circumstances, all travel details – including the round trip flight tickets and hotel – will be chosen by The Pokémon Company. Note that if an eligible player still decides to arrange anything themselves, The Pokémon Company will not cover any cancellation or modification fees for reservations made by players.

Worlds Spots

There are 10 spots for players from Hong Kong at the 2024 Pokémon World Championships, which is 5 more spots than last year.
In addition to top ranking players from the Pokémon Championships 2023-24 Hong Kong competition, Worlds invites will also be awarded to the top ranking player(s) in the season's Championship Points leaderboard.

A special Champion shirt given exclusively to the winner!!

Trophy that honors the winner!!

Playmats

Sleeves

The sleeves are the same as those sold at the Championships 2023-24 Main Competition venue.

Participation prize

Arven

Given to:
For players who have played at least 3 rounds

Victory prize

Boss’s Orders

Given to:
Players with at least;
3 wins or more

Top placement prize

Chien-Pao ex

Given to:
Top 4

Important notes

Participating in the event:

  • Only players who have registered in advance may participate in this event.
  • Underage players must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • The organiser reserves the right to verify participants’ identity. Please make sure to bring a document or piece of ID that shows your full name, date of birth, and address.

Match Etiquette:

  • In order to offer all participants a pleasant competition experience, all players are expected to respect the rules, their opponents, and the spirit of the game.
  • Please refrain from any behaviour that could make your opponent feel uncomfortable (such as raising your voice, insulting them, playing slowly on purpose, etc.).

To all Spectators:

  • As to not interrupt matches or disturb players, please make sure to watch matches from the designated watching areas only, and be mindful of your manners while spectating.
  • Any spectator who does not comply to these rules may be asked to leave the venue at a Judge or Staff member’s discretion.

Other important notes

Check-in

You will need to scan the QR code displayed at the Check-in counter inside the venue to complete your check-in.

Any player using a picture of the QR code to check-in remotely risks a penalty from a Game Loss up to a disqualification.

In preparation for check-in on the day of the event, please make sure that:

  • You know your Trainers Website login email address and password
  • You bring a document to prove you reside in the region of the event

For Players who got a Pokémon Champsionships 2023-24 Hong Kong English invite + Bye(s) from a Town League competition:
Players with one or more Byes must still check-in by the end of the check-in time and be present for the Player Meeting, same as all other players.
Any such player who is not checked in by the end of the dedicated time will be considered as being late, and they will get a Match Loss for the first round they were supposed to start playing from.
In that case, if that player wishes to keep playing in the tournament, they have until the end of Round 1 to go to the Check-in counter and fill a re-entry request. Note that if you are late and don't subit a re-entry request, you will be disqualified from the tournament.

※ Concrete examples of which rounds Losses for tardiness get applied to:
For a player with 1 Bye: Round 1 gets counted as a Win, Round 2 as a Loss, then they start playing from Round 3.
For a player with 2 Byes: Rounds 1 and 2 get counted as Wins, Round 3 as a Loss, then they start playing from Round 4.
(Assuming they were late for check-in but submitted a re-entry request before the end of Round 1)

Before the event, please make sure you know your Trainers Website password and ensure that it is working correctly.
When you check-in on the day of the event, after scanning the QR code, you will need to log into your account.
If while trying to log in you input the wrong password 3 times, your account will get locked for 15 minutes for security reasons and you won't be able to try logging in again for that duration.
If you don't complete your check-in by the end of the dedicated check-in time because you weren't able to log into your account, it will still be considered as tardiness and you will get a Round 1 Game Loss.
Please take the time, before the day of the event, to make sure you have no issues logging into your account.
On the day of the event, you will not need to log into your account before reading the check-in QR code.

Tardiness

  • Players who have not completed check-in by the end of the dedicated check-in time will get a Loss for that round.
  • Players who were late but still wish to participate in the competition must fill the re-entry form available at the event organiser desk, before the end of Round 1.
  • From Round 2 onwards, players who are not seated at their designated table and ready to start playing when the round starts will be considered as having lost the match and will not be able to play in the rest of the tournament.
  • Players who miss a match without having formally dropped out of the event by completing the necessary form will be disqualified.

During Matches

  • Participants are required to check and know the following rules:
  • Please follow instructions from staff members and sit at your designated table.
  • Match results submission
    • Players will use their own mobile device to submit their results online. Please refer to
      this guide.

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