Pokemon Trading Card Online Lockdown League (March / April)

by Spellbound Games

To support the Pokemon community, we will be running a League at home for players to be able to still play remotely with other people while New Zealand is in Lock Down.

Entry: Free (Spellbound Games will pay for shipping as well if within NZ)
League Period: 4 Weeks
Method of play: Pokemon Trading Card Online
Pairing system: 5 Rounds swiss weekly with best of 3
Registration deadline: March 27th
Spellbound Games Discord: https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa

The format will be as follows :-

* PTCGO standard format - Ultra Prism to Sword and Shield

* Limit 2 cards with the same name, excluding basic energy.

* Only common, uncommon, rare and holo-rare cards may be used.

* Pokemon GX, V, VMAX or Prism Star cards are NOT legal.

* No Black star promos unless they have a legal equivalent print. e.g Cincinno prerelease promo is legal because there's a non-promo Cincinno that is a Rare.

* The following cards are banned in this format:-

1. Beast Ring FLI-102

1. Oranguru UPR-114

1. Granbull LOT-138

1. Aerodactyl TEU-130

1. Reset Stamp UNM-206

The tournament will be operated by Challonge, games will be played on Pokemon TCG Online, and to register for each weekly session, I will need you to provide me with your TCGO nickname, Full name, DOB and Pokemon Organised Play ID via a google form which will be posted in the relevant channel at the start of each week

I will also need to have screenshots of your decklists (to confirm they are legal for format) each week. We will be trusting you to leave the lists unchanged until the week's league is finished. Pairings will be announced daily in the "TCG Lockdown Play" channel on the Spellbound Games Discord server (https://discord.gg/UAXMfwa).

To allow for flexibility of play - you will have 24 hours to coordinate with your paired opponent, and play a best of 3 series. Remember the LOSER of the last game gets to choose if they want to go first or second, so please "fix" the result of the TCGO coin flip accordingly. Winner reports to Tom/Myself and we pair the next round in the following day. Unreported games will be treated as ties.

The points distribution for the league will be as follows:

+1 point per win during swiss.

1st Place: +2 points

2nd Place: +1 point

LAST place: +2 points.

We will be taking the best 3 weekly results out of your 4 weeks of possible play (so you can miss a week without fear of affecting your overall placing)

Current Prize structure is as follows:

Weekly winner - 2 Sword and Shield Booster packs

Weekly Top 4 - 3 Sword and Shield TCGO booster pack codes

Weekly Spot prize - 1 Pokeball Plushie

Overall League winner - 1 random Mimikyu's Night Camp Pokemon Keychain

Physical prizes can be collected at the end of the lockdown. There are assorted plushies of each type to be won, and the winner can communicate with Tom on their selection.

If there are issues with illegal cards being played, please take a screenshot of the discard pile/game state and send it through to myself to address. The rest of the "judging" will be carried out by TCGO (bugs and all 😅)

Comment below if you have any questions etc.


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