The road for Worlds 2020 is a long one but starts with one step.
Pokemon has announced more details regarding the 2019-2020 Championship series. This includes points requirements for Worlds 2020, Best Finish Limits and International Championship dates and locations.
Championship Points Requirement
Those who wish to attends Worlds 2020 will need to earn enough Championship Points to get their invite. This means winning a lot at tournaments, Regionals and Internationals.
Below are the points requirements for each region and age division for TCG.
|TCG Rating Zone||Junior||Senior||Masters|
|US and Canada||350||400||500|
The Championship Points requirement mostly stays the same for all regions and divisions except for one. That would be US/Canada Masters which went down from 550 to 500. This is most likely due to the steep requirement for the previous season.
Below is the points requirement for VGC.
|VGC Rating Zone||Junior||Senior||Masters|
|US and Canada||200||250||400|
Best Finish Limit
There has also been changes to Best Finish Limits for TCG and VGC. The biggest change to Best Finish Limits is that they will now be yearly instead of quarterly. Below are the Best Finish Limits.
Regionals and Special Events Best Finish Limit: 6
VGC Midseason Showdowns Best Finish Limit (VGC): 6
Premier Challenges Best Finish Limit (VGC): 6
League Cups Best Finish Limit (TCG): 8
League Challenges Best Finish Limit (TCG): 8
It is worth nothing that the Best Finish Limit for Regionals/Special Events had drop down from 8 to 6. This is most likely due to less points are required to gain an invite in TCG for Worlds.
There is no clear reason why Pokemon has gone from quarterly to yearly Best Finish Limits. This could be to make things easier for players. After all, it may be better for players to keep track of one number then four different numbers. Just know that if you get 10 first place finishing at League Challenges that only eight of them will count towards getting your invite.
Another reason for a yearly Best Finish Limit could be due to some of 2018-2019 Quarter 4 League Cups bled into the 2019-2020 season. Though, there is no confirm indication for this.
International Dates and Locations
If you are chasing points at International Championships then you can start making travel plans! That is because Pokemon has annouced the dates and locations for each International event.
Please note that not all Internationals have had their location reveal. This information will be release at a later date.
|Latin America International Championships||PRO MAGNO Centro de Eventos, São Paulo, Brazil||November 15–17, 2019|
|Oceania International Championships||Melbourne, Australia||February 21–23, 2020|
|Europe International Championships||Berlin, Germany||April 17–19, 2020|
|North America International Championships||USA||June 26–28, 2020|
The 2019-2020 season has started! And players got all the information they need to chase after their invite. Best of luck and happy battling!