Whether you're already an experienced trainer or just want to have some fun playing Pokémon with hundreds of other fans, the Pokémon Oceania International Championships is the place to be. Trainers of all skill levels gather to win some amazing prizes, and have a great weekend full of #PlayPokémon action!
The Pokémon Oceania International Championships are returning to Melbourne in 2020! The event, one of the largest of the entire season, will take place at the Melbourne Exhibition Center in Victoria, Australia from February 21-23, 2020. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and other prizes, spread between the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and Video Game Championships (VGC).
Registrations for the main event are now closed. Spectator registration is still open.
Not only will you get to enter a fun and awesome competition, just for entering each competitor receives exclusive event merch, including:
2020 Oceania International Hat
2020 Oceania International Promo Card
2020 Oceania International Playmat
2020 Oceania International Pin
2020 Oceania International Card Sleeve
2020 Oceania International Deck Box
2020 Oceania International Lanyard + Spectator/Competitor Badge
Things are changing up with VGC at the Pokémon Oceania International Championships this year! The tournament will be played on Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, on the Nintendo Switch family of consoles. Remember to bring your own charger!
● Friday, 21st February: Masters division
● Saturday, 22nd February: All divisions (Juniors, Seniors & Masters)
● Sunday, 23rd February: Finals for all divisions (Juniors, Seniors & Masters)
Format: Video Game Championships 2020
Full Rules here.
Pokkén Tournament is coming back to the the Pokémon Oceania International Championships this year, and will feature a Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships. Players 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 First Place Senior Division players will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships in London.
Masters Division competitors will be required to provide a 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. Click here to learn more about the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series.
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 six Senior Division players enter.
Full Rules here.
Standard Issue, 60 card deck.
● A copy (physical or digital) of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield for the Nintendo Switch with the latest game patch installed.
● A fully charged Nintendo Switch 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.
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.
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All players must bring Photo Identification.