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Great News! Our event has been selected to be an official Pokémon Tournament Masters Division Minor Event! What does this mean? It means our original prize structure has not only quadrupled, but the winner of the event will earn a travel award to the World Championships in San Francisco this summer!
DNZ Cards is excited to offer a Pokkén Tournament Masters level competition at the Seattle Regional Pokémon Championships! The tournament will be split into two bracket pools, one morning and one early afternoon. The top 16 players from each 128 player pool will return at 3:00pm in the afternoon to play in a 32 player Final Bracket. Players will receive a special promo item at check-in. The top 8 players will win the following:
1st Place: $1250 + Travel Award to the World Championships
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $750
4th Place: $600
T-5th Place: $450 per player
T-7th Place: $250 per player
Players must choose between the morning or afternoon Bracket Pools when purchasing their tickets. Players cannot play in both the morning and afternoon events.
Tournament Operations: The tournament will be a bracket pool double elimination tournament. Entry will be limited to 128 players in the morning pool, and 128 players in the noon pool. Players cannot register to play in both pools. The players in each pool will be randomly assigned to 8 pods of 16 players in each pod. Each pod of 16 players will compete in a double elimination tournament, until a single undefeated player and a single player with one loss remain. These first and second place players in each pod will advance to the Finals, which we anticipate will start at 3 PM. The Finals will then consist of a second double elimination tournament. The undefeated players will be the top 16 seeds, and the players with 1 loss will be seeded 17 to 32 in such a way as they won’t be paired against someone from their own pod the first round. Losses from the bracket pods will not carry over into the Finals.
The bracket pods will be posted on www.nwpokemon.com at 8 AM PST on Friday May 13th. The first 8 bracket pods will play beginning at 9 AM. The second 8 bracket pods will begin play at noon. Finals will start at 3 PM.
Players in the morning bracket pool must check in by 8:30 AM.
Players in the noon bracket pool must check in by 11:30 AM
Finals Players must check in by 2:45 PM.
No-Show Policy: Registered players that don’t check in by 8:30 AM or 11:30 AM may be replaced by walk-on players.
Walk On Policy: If registration does not reach 256 or registered players no-show, a limited number of walk on slots will be filled the morning of the tournament on a first come-first serve basis.
Match: A pairing between two people in the bracket. The two people play each other until a winner is determined. For example, the final Match in in the tournament determines who gets 1st and who gets 2nd. A Match for this tournament will be 2 out of 3 games.
Game: A Game is just what you think it is… a single game between 2 players. A game in Pokkén Tournament is over when someone wins 2 out of 3 rounds.
Matches will be set up using the following LAN Battle Rules Settings:
Round Points: 2
Skill level: Off
Playing the Match:
Once Pokémon and Support Teams have been chosen, the players should begin the first Game in the Match.
The following rules go into effect once a Game ends
The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (Two out of three games)
Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to the Judge.
If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching sides for the next Game.
The player who won the game does not have the option of switching sides. He must stay on the same side if the loser does not want to switch.
The player who won the last Game is required to keep the same Pokémon and Support Team for the next Game.
The player who lost the last Game is allowed to choose whichever Pokémon and Support Team he wants for the next Game.
All Players can switch Pokémon and Support Teams between opponents.
BYOC: Bring Your Own Controller. Players should plan on bringing their own Pokkén compatible controller, such as the Pokkén Tournament Game Pad, or the Wii U Pro Controller.
Can I play in both the morning and afternoon events?
No. Players need to decide if they want to play in either the morning or afternoon bracket. Top players from both brackets will move to the final round at approximately 3pm. This is an event for 256 unique players.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is a Masters level Pokken Tournament - Minor Event. As such, all ages will compete together. The ESRB Rating for Pokken Tournament is 10+. We ask that players bring their printed ticket to check-in for the competition.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Players need to bring their own wired Wii U controller that works with Pokken Tournament. We will have a very limited number of controllers on hand for equipment failures. The event is being held during the Seattle Regional Pokemon Championships, which is a family friendly event.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are nonrefundable. Tickets can be transferred (with a fee) up until Thursday, May 12 at 6:00pm.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No. The name on the ticket will be the name we enter in the tournament.
What is my Pokemon Player ID?
Pokemon Player IDs are what the Pokemon Company, Inc. uses to track attendance and attribute championship points to players in all their events. Players who advance to the Top 32 in our event will be assigned a Pokemon Player ID, if they do not supply one during registration. You can obtain your Pokemon Player ID at www.Pokemon.com. Join the and generate a Player ID from your new profile page. Your Player ID is unique to you and can be used at Pokken Tournament, Pokemon Trading Card Game, and Pokemon Video Game events. Step by Step directions can be found at Second City Gym, secondcitygym.com.
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