Calling all TCG Players!
A number of TCG League Challenge events have been announced for February. League Challenges are entry-level events and are ideal for newer players looking to get involved in competitive TCG (VGC players – think Premier Challenges). League Challenges also award a small amount Championship Points to players who finish as the top seeds, making these events valuable to any players looking to earn an invite to this year’s Pokémon World Championships. We’ve listed legal expansions, the League Challenges: February, and some useful links to provide you with everything you need to know!
League Challenges run using the ‘Standard’ format for TCG, meaning that only expansions released in the past few years are legal for use. For reference, only cards from the following expansions can be used at League Challenges;
- XY – Primal Clash
- Double Crisis
- XY – Roaring Skies
- XY – Ancient Origins
- XY – Breakthrough
- XY – Breakpoint
- XY – Fates Collide
- XY – Steam Siege
- Sun & Moon*
- Black Star Promo Cards – XY36 onwards
*(Sun & Moon are legal for use at events from 17th February)
In addition, there are a number of additional cards from certain promo sets that may be permitted for use – contact the Tournament Organiser prior to the event to see which of these cards may be legal for use. ‘Proxy’ cards are not permitted for use at a League Challenge, nor are cards obtained from World Championship Deck.
League Challenges: February
- Sunday 19th February, Guf Bendigo @10:30am (link)
- Sunday 26th February, Guf Geelong @ 10:00am (link)
New South Wales
- Saturday 18th February, Good Games Miranda @11:00am (link)
- Saturday 18th February, BattleAxe Games @1:00pm (link)
- Saturday 18th February, Fastbreak Sports @9:30am (link)
- Sunday 26th February, Neo Tokyo @9:30am (link)
Please note that all these events have an entry fee – check the individual event pages for the entry fee amount.
- About League Challenges – gives a brief overview of these events along with the CP payouts and attendance kickers.
- Pokémon.com Strategy – Contains a number of articles on deck-building and current team-archetypes used in TCG.
- Uncovering the Secrets of Sun and Moon– PokéAus’ own Ellis Longhurst talks with a couple of Australia’s top TCG players on useful cards from the new Sun & Moon TCG Expansion.
- Yveltalk with Jordan Palmer– 2016 Australian TCG Champion Jordan Palmer discusses the popular Yveltal/Garbodor archetype with Ellis Longhurst.