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At the Pokémon National Championships your will meet many other Pokémon friends, might get new friends and will surely enjoy playing either Pokémom TCG or Video Game a lot! In addition there will be many prizes for your to earn and you could collect the Championshop Points needed to go to Pokémon World Championship in Boston!

Official Hashtag: #PKM2015Germany

Date & Venue

16. & 17. Mai 2015
Carl Benz Arena
Mercedesstraße 73
70372 Stuttgart
Germany

How to get there: www.carl-benz-arena.com

Please note: Buying and selling of single cards is forbidden at this Event (according to tournament policies).

Entry fee

free (TCG & Video Game)

Participation at the Trading Card Game Championship is only allowed fro players from Germany or Austria (as indicated be nationality or residence). However all players may participate at any Public Event or at the PokéCup without restriction.

For the Video Game Championship as well as Video Game Public Events there is no restriction in participation.

Participants of the Trading Card Game Championship receive a copy of the exclusive promo-card Blaziken (while supplies last).

Exclusive participation promo-card for TCG Championship!

Exclusive participation promo-card for TCG Championship!

Schedule

Opening hours & Shop:

Saturday at 08:00
Sunday at 10:00

Livestream – TCG & VG:

Saturday at 12:00
Sunday at 09:00

Registration Main Events – TCG & VG:

Saturday:
Registration from 07:30 to 09:00 Uhr (you must be in the line before 09:00!)
Players Meeting at 10:00
Opening at 10:45

Swiss rounds – TCG & VG:

Saturday:
Start of round 1 at 11:00 (TCG and VG are run seperately)
End of swiss rounds depends on number of players*

Please note: In 2015 there are no Earned Byes for the Video Game Championship!

Top Cut – TCG & VG:

Saturday/Sunday:
The Top Cut of the Trading Card Game Championship will be separated for Germany and Austria. Both for TCG and VG top cut of Junior and Senior Division players will take place at Saturday following swiss rounds. In case there will be more than Top for VG Masters additional top cut round will take place at Saturday as well.

Public Events – TCG & VG:

Saturday:
Pokémon League from 09:00 to 20:00
further events from 12:00 to 20:00 Uhr (registration closes at 18:00)

Sunday:
Pokémon League from 11:00 to 17:00
further events from 11:00 to 17:00 (Registration Closes at 15:00)

PokéCup – TCG Expanded Team tournament:

Saturday:
Registration from 12:00 to 20:00

Sunday:
Registration from 09:30 to 10:00 (you must be in the line before 10:00!)
Players Meeting at 10:30
Start of round 1 at 11:00
End of tournament at 17:30 Uhr

Award ceremony – Main Events & PokéCup:

Sunday:
Closing at 17:45
End of Event at about 18:00

Please note the following information:

Please be advised that there will be no lunch break. Drinks and snacks will offered, please consume food and drinks between rounds.

You either need a valid player ID or will get a new one at the event. (If you already own a player ID please make sure to keep it with you as it will not be possible to correct your ID once the event has started.) If you are not in the registration line before 9:00 you will receive a first round missed game.

Timing and number of rounds might change according to participation numbers. Junior and Senior Division players will start playing their finals as soon as the swiss rounds ends. Masters Division Top 8 top cut for both TCG and VG will take place on Sunday.

Age divisions:

All participants compete in three age divisions, Junior, Senior and Masters. The age division is based on each player’s year of birth:

In welcher Altersklasse spielst du?

Which age division are you?

Year of birth Age division
2004 and later Junior
2000 to 2003 Senior
1999 and earlier Masters

TCG Format:

Standard Format (swiss rounds = 50 min. best-of-three / top cut = 65 min. best-of-three)

All cards form Black & White – Boundaries Crossed on are allowed in this format (including all related US-legal promo cards):

  • Black & White – Boundaries Crossed
  • Black & White – Plasma Storm
  • Black & White – Plasma Freeze
  • Black & White– Plasma Blast
  • Black & White – Legendary Treasures
  • XYKalos Starter Set
  • XY
  • XYTrainer Kit
  • XYFlashfire
  • XYFurious Fists
  • XYPhantom Forces
  • XYPrimal Clash
  • McDonald’s Collection 2014
  • Double Crisis Mini-Expansion
  • Black Star Promo Cards: BW51 and higher, XY01 and higher

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Please note: The new set XY – Roaring Skies is NOT tournament legal at any tournament (except for Pokémon League)!

You need a complete deck list in order to register!

Video Game Format:

Standard Format (swiss rounds = 15 min. best-of-one / top cut = 45 min. best-of-three)

Only legitimate versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire can be used in Play! Pokémon tournaments. This includes downloadable versions of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Players at European events may only use European Game and have their games set to a European language (latin alphabet)!

Note: This is a non-official video, at the event judges‘ decisions always take precedence!

When building a team for a Play! Pokémon tournament, all players must adhere to these standard construction rules:

  • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same Pokédex number.
  • Each Pokémon on a player’s team can hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item.
  • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same nickname.
  • A player’s team cannot contain a Pokémon nicknamed with the name of another Pokémon (for example, an Unfezant named “Pidove”).
  • Pokémon may only use moves that have been learned through one of the following methods:
    – By leveling up
    – By TM or HM
    – As an Egg Move, through breeding
    – From a character in the game
    – A move already known by a Pokémon received at an official Pokémon event or Promotion

  • The item Soul Dew must not be used.

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Fore detailed rules please refer to the official rules eebsite. To participate you need to bring a complete team list!

Top Cut

The best players of all Championship tournaments face each other in the top cut which is based on the number of players participated in each event.

Trading Card Game:

At the TCG Championship Players from Austria and Germany play in the same swiss rounds but are later divided in a separate top cut. The top cut is based on the number of players per Age Division per Country.

Players Swiss Rounds Top Cut
3 rounds no Top Cut
9 to 12 players 4 rounds Top 4
13 to 20 players 5 rounds Top 4
21 to 32 players 5 rounds Top 8
33 to 64 players 6 rounds Top 8
65 to 128 players 7 rounds Top 8
128+ players 8 rounds Top 8

The top cut for Junior and Senior Division players will take place at Saturday following the according swiss rounds, Top 8 Masters take place at Sunday.

Video Game:

At the Video Game Championship all players compete in one Event (only divided by Age Divison), there will be no flights. The top cut is based on the number of players per Age Division.

Players Swiss Rounds Top Cut
up to 8 players 3 rounds Top 2
9 to 16 players 4 rounds Top 4
17 to 32 players 5 rounds Top 8
33 to 64 players 6 rounds Top 8
65 – 128 players 7 rounds all X-2-0*
129 – 226 players 8 rounds all X-2-0*
227 – 512 players 9 rounds all X-2-0*
513+ players 10 rounds all X-2-0*

*X-2-0 denotes a record of all wins with only 2 losses or fewer. In the event a player has two losses and one or more ties, they will not advance to the Single Elimination portion of the event.

The top cut for Junior and Senior Division players will take place at Saturday following the according swiss rounds, Top 8 Masters take place at Sunday. Additional Masters top cut rounds (before reaching Top 8) will be played at Saturday following swiss rounds.

Schedule for Top 8 Masters

TCG AT Masters
Check-In 08:15
Top 8 09:00
Top 4 10:30
Top 2 13:00
TCG DE Masters
Check-In 09:45
Top 8 10:30
Top 4 13:00
Top 2 15:30
Video Game Masters
Check-In 11:00
Top 8 11:45
Top 4 14:15
Top 2 16:45

All Top 8 particpants have to check-in before check-in time on Sunday in order to take part at top cut rounds.

Prizes

Top 16 TCG & VG Players receive this Groudon playmat!

Top 16 TCG & VG Players receive this Groudon playmat!

Here you find an overview of all prizes:

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Public Events

Both on Saturday and Sunday there will be a variety of Public Events, like casual Pokémon League, XYDrachenleuchten (German Edition XY – Roaring Skies) Prereleases and even Video Game tournaments!

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Especially this year Public Events will be run on demand as soon as 8 Players register! In addition you win OP-Points with every tournament participation as well as for winning matches which you may exchange for any prizes of your choice as seen here!

As part of our event programme the Pokémon Community Team BisaCast – podcast team of the popular German fansite bisafans.de – will join us. Use the opportunity to grab an autograph, talk to the people behind the podcast and visit their workshop area where you can draw your favorite Pokémon!

BisaCast

There will also be a special live-cast performed in both German and English on Sunday! Both days you might participate in additional raffles. Stay tuned for more suprises from BisaCast!

PokéCup – Team Tournament in Expanded Format

Entry fee 10 EUR per player (3 Players per Team)

Each partipant receives 2 boosters of XYDrachenleuchten (German Edition XY – Roaring Skies).

Expanded Format (max. 5 swiss rounds = 50 min. best-of-three)

Die Top 16 Teams erhalten diese Kyogre Spielmatte!

Top 16 Teams receive a Kyogre playmat!

All cards form Black & White on are allowed in this format (including all related US-legal promo cards):

  • Black & White
  • Black & White – Trainer Kit
  • Black & White – Emerging Powers
  • Black & White – Noble Victories
  • Black & White – Next Destinies
  • Black & White – Dark Explorers
  • Black & White – Dragon Vault
  • Black & White – Dragons Exalted
  • Black & White – Boundaries Crossed
  • Black & White – Plasma Storm
  • Black & White – Plasma Freeze
  • Black & White– Plasma Blast
  • Black & White – Legendary Treasures
  • XYKalos Starter Set
  • XY
  • XYTrainer Kit
  • XYFlashfire
  • XYFurious Fists
  • XYPhantom Forces
  • XYPrimal Clash
  • McDonald’s Collection 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Double Crisis Mini-Expansion
  • Black Star Promo Cards: BW01 and higher, XY01 and higher

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Here you find the Expanded Rules. A decklist is not required.

Each team consists of three players (of any Age Division), all players compete in a normal swiss tournament divided by Age Divison. Team members might play against each other. The best 16 team receive additional prizes!

Team ranking is based on:
1.) total victory points of the team*
2.) ranking of lowest ranked individual player in team
3.) ranking of highest ranked indiviual player in team

* each victory counts 1 Point, any rounds missed in comparison to maximum number of rounds count as a victory point

Live-Coverage

Our team of writers will keep you informed the whole weekend with news, fotos, blogs and an English commented live-stream for both the Trading Card Game and the Video Game Championship!

You find the German live-coverage here (live-stream on Twitch will be in English!):

Web | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | Twitch

Saturday Live-Stream Schedule:

Live-stream starts at 12 o’clock till end of swiss rounds/Saturday top cut.

Sunday Live-Stream Schedule:

09:00 – 10:15 TCG AT Masters Top 8

10:30 – 11:45 TCG DE Masters Top 8 (TCG AT Masters Top 4 will not be streamed)
11:45 – 12:30 VGC Masters Top 8

13:00 – 14:15 TCG AT Masters FINALS (TCG DE Masters Top 4 will not be streamed)
14:15 – 15:00 VGC Masters Top 4

15:30 – 16:45 TCG DE Masters FINALS
16:45 – 17:30 VGC Masters FINALS

To following our Live-Stream visit our Twitch channel AMIGOevent!

Here you find past live-coverages (in German):

National Championship 2014
National Championship 2013

Weitere Fragen?

Wir freuen uns auf eure Teilnahme! Bei Fragen wendet euch bitte an unseren Support unter organizedplay@amigo-spiele.de!

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