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The Arena-Cup 2015/2016 events will continue the successful Premier Event Series born in 2014.
Again these events will not only allow TCG players to compete for Championship Points but also Video Game Players can take part and earn points. In addition the Arena-Cups will feature exclusive prizes.

The live-coverage and commented feature matches again will be part of every future Arena Cup. With a great team of technical and game experts and talented writers each event will not only be an exciting experience for those who compete but will also become and remain a Pokémon Play! highlight in the eternity of the web.

Finally, here as the most important details for you to know right now:

Date & Location:

ARENA-CUP V Würzburg
Saturday, 5th September 2015
Expanded Format

VCC Vogel Convention Center
Max-Planck-Str. 7/9
D-97064 Würzburg
http://www.vcc-wuerzburg.de

Official Hashtag: #AC2015WBG

You can find the complete coverage over here!

ARENA-CUP VI Berlin
Saturday, 28th November 2015
Standard Format

Adlershof con.vent
Volmerstraße 2
12489 Berlin

www.adlershof.de

Official Hashtag: #AC2015Berlin

ARENA-CUP VII Innsbruck
Saturday, 19th March 2016
Standard Format

Novum Veranstaltungszentrum Innsbruck
Josef-Wilberger-Straße 9
6020 Innsbruck
http://innsbruck.novum.at/

Official Hashtag: #AC2016Innsbruck

ARENA-CUP VIII Braunschweig
Saturday, 28th May 2016
Expanded Format

Stadthalle Braunschweig
Leonhardplatz
38102 Braunschweig
http://www.stadthalle-braunschweig.de/

Official Hashtag: #AC2016Braunschweig

Please note: Buying and selling of single cards is forbidden at all Arena-Cups (according to tournament policies).

Entry fee (TCG & Video Game):

10 EUR

You receive 2 boosters of current German Pokémon TCG product as participation prize plus a special promo-card (as supplies last).

Schedule (TCG & Video Game):

08:30 to 09:00 registration (you must be in the line before 09:00!)
10:00 start of swiss tournament (7 rounds)*
20:00 start of top 8 finals (Masters)*

Please be advised that there will be no lunch break. In some venues drinks and small snacks will offered, plaese 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 divisions will start playing top 8 finals as soon as the swiss tournament ends

Age divisions:

Arena-Cup participants compete in three age divisions, Junior, Senior and Masters. Juniors and Seniors Play against each other, Masters play seperately (if there are six or more Junior/Senior Players in the tournament). 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
2005 and later Junior
2001 to 2004 Senior
2000 and earlier Masters

TCG Format:

Standard Format or Expanded Format (Swiss Rounds & Final Rounds = 50 minutes best-of-three)

Read more about the different formats here!

Here you find the Expanded Rules. You need a complete deck list in order to register!

Video Game Format:

Standard Format (swiss rounds and finals = 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)!

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

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Fore detailed rules please read the current Video Game Rules. You need a complete team list in order to register!

 

Arena Cup Braunschweig | Prices

The Videogame part of the Arena Cup will be counted like a Regional.

1 *Trophy „Winner“ / „Senior-Winner“ / „Junior-Winner“
*TCG: 150 Championship Points / Video Game: 120 CP
*XY Playmat
*36 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
2 *Trophy „Finalist“ [Masters]
*TCG: 135 Championship Points (4+ players) / Video Game: 110 CP
*XY Playmat
*36 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
3 *Trophy „Semi-Finalist“ [Masters]
*TCG: 105 Championship Points (8+ players) / Video Game: 90 CP
*XY Playmat
*18 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
4 *Trophy „Semi-Finalist“ [Masters]
*TCG: 105 Championship Points (8+ players) / Video Game: 90 CP
*XY Playmat
*18 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
5 *TCG: 75 Championship Points (32+ players) / Video Game: 70 (16+)
*9 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
6 *TCG: 75 Championship Points (32+ players) / Video Game: 70 (16+)
*9 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
7 *TCG: 75 Championship Points (32+ players) / Video Game: 70 (16+)
*9 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
8 *TCG: 75 Championship Points (32+ players) / Video Game: 70 (16+)
*9 Booster (aktuelles Set / current set)
9 to 12 *TCG: 45 Championship Points (64+ players) / Video Game: 50 CP (32+)
13 to 16 *TCG: 45 Championship Points (64+ players) / Video Game: 50 CP (64+)
17 to 32 *TCG: 30 Championship Points (128+ players) / Video Game: 30 CP (64+)

Every participant will get the following promo Card:

Giovanni_Promo

Furthermore every participant got a promo card and an exclusive deck tin!

Jeder Teilnehmer erhält eine exklusive Deck-Tin (solange Vorrat reicht)!

Each participant receives an exclusive deck tin (as supplies last)!

Further questions?

In case of any questions please contact our support at organizedplay@amigo-spiele.de!