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RedditPokemonLeague May 21st, 2013 12:41 PM

Announcing the Reddit PTCGO Open Tournament

Our aim is to create the first MAJOR online Pokemon TCG tournament to date. We represent the main PokemonTCG Online group on Reddit. Our group currentlyhas around 700 subscribers.

The idea behind ourtournament is to create a quarterly tournament to attract the bestPokemon TCG Online players, and offer one of the largest prize pools.The tournament is free to enter and supported entirely by thecommunity and sponsors.


Three tournaments:
- Beginner: In this tournament you mayonly create your deck with cards found in the 3 Trainer Challengedecks and Power Relay deck. (Free cards only)
- Intermediate:In this tournament you are free to use any cards (including cards notin current rotation) except EXs and Ace Spec trainers.
-Professional: Your deck may contain any cards allowed in thecurrent Modified Format

Each tournament will feature a single-elimination bracket,semifinals are Best of 3, finals are Best of 5.

Prize Pool
We currently haveestablished a prize pool of 65 booster packs as of this post, whichwill be split among the 3 tournaments. We feel this alone is a fairlysignificant amount, but expect the prize pool to increasedramatically as the wider community becomes aware of thetournament.

Prize distribution will be announced later, butlikely to be booster packs for 1st -4th place

Casters / Announcers

Although Pokemon TCG Online does notoffer a spectator mode, we would like to get as many players aspossible to capture video of their matches. (Instructions and freestreaming/screen capture software will be provided.) This will alsohelp us confirm winners in case of dispute. We plan to stream as manytournament matches as possible on TwitchTVin 720p+ quality. However, there will be many matches and this willrequire multiple casters to cover all the matches.

We arelooking for knowledgable, charismatic casters who love Pokemon TCGand would like to help cast the tournament. This is a greatopportunity to promote yourself as a caster and you will have ampleopportunity to plug your own Youtube channel or stream.

Ifyou would like to be a caster, please email [email protected], preferably including an example of previous casting or gameplaycommentary.


Please email [email protected] to discuss sponsorship options/offers.
Weare looking for sponsors to contribute booster packs, code cards, orpaypal toward the prize pool, which will attract more players and alarger audience. This will allow us to run a successful tournamentwith great prizes, while keeping entry free.

Ifyou have an online store or Youtube channel, sponsorship can get yousome cheap advertising in the form of shoutouts at the start of ourbroadcasted matches (ie. "This match brought to you byXXXXXXX"), commercials at the beginning or end of matches, andstream overlays featuring your information for the entire duration ofmatches. This is a great way to reach a very targeted audience ofhundreds or possibly thousands of viewers. However, we currently haveno idea how popular this tournament will be, so we can't promise howmany people will see your ad.

How You Can Help
-DONATE: Any booster packs, code cards, paypal, artwork, or anythingelse you feel would help. Please email [email protected]
-SHARE: If you have a Youtube channel, stream, or website, please postto let other players know about this tournament. The more people, thebetter.
- SIGN UP: This will only work if enough people takepart!
- POKEMON PROFESSORS & PROS: We need people withspecialized knowledge to help fine-tune the rules (ie. Point out anycards so glitched that they should be banned from the tournament.)


Please visit /r/ptcgo on Reddit and see the official post.

Signing up for Redditand subscribing is highly recommended. It's fast, easy,and free. All future announcements and updates will be posted


(Official announcement once number ofplayers and prize pool has been established.)



By participatingin the tournament you confirm you are at least 13 years of age orhave your parent's permission. The tournament is free and has noentry fee. Voluntary donations toward the prize pool are encouragedbut not necessary, and are made at your own risk.

As far as weare aware, holding this tournament does not violate any's Terms of Use. People have run smaller independanttournaments without issue and we do not expect to encounter anydifficulties, however if The Pokemon Company / Nintendo contact us wewill have to discontinue the tournament.

Contact info:

[email protected]

(Not allowed to post links on a new account so some details are missing -- PM me if you need any information.)

donavannj May 21st, 2013 5:22 PM

Locking this thread for now as it is technically advertising.

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