CelioStats #2 [FREE][$1k Prize Pool]
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Welcome to the Second Celio's Network x PokéStats Event!

A MASSIVE Thank You to our sponsors, PoTown Store and Card Trooper Games, for their contributions to our Prize Pool! You can find their websites at the end of the event description!

Short Info

Here is the short version of our event information, please still read all of the event details:

  • NO Registration Fee
  • Check-In Starts at 5:00 PM EDT
  • Registration Closes at 5:59 PM EDT
  • Deck Lists Due at 5:59 PM EDT
  • 25 Minute Swiss Rounds with 5 Minute Check-In
  • Top 16 OR All of a Designated Record Make Top Cut, whichever is larger
  • Stream: twitch.tv/Celiosnetwork

What is this event?

This event is the second Celio's Network x PokeStats, also known as CelioStats, Event! This event will be played in the fresh "Post-Rotation" Standard Format (SSH-EVS) in a format similar to a League Cup with Swiss followed by a Top Cut.

How will this event work?

Once the event Starts, you will be paired in Best-of-One Swiss Rounds, the amount of which will be based on attendance (plan for 7 to 9), with a 25 Minute Match Timer. After Swiss Rounds have completed, a Best-of-Three Top Cut will be played with a 60 Minute Match Timer. The number of Swiss Rounds will be decided in accordance with the following table, provided in the Play! Pokémon Tournament Rules Handbook:

Single Day Swiss Structure

For each round, you will have exactly five minutes to Check-In before being given an automatic loss.

In this event, wins will be worth three match points, ties will be worth one match point, and losses will be worth zero match points. Intentional Draws will be allowed.

Top Cut for this event will be "asymmetrical," meaning that there will be a fixed Top Cut, but if there is anyone that would "bubble" out of Top Cut with a record of X-1-1 or better will also automatically make it into the Top Cut, giving bye(s) to the higher seeds as needed. In addition, we will deviate from the table provided above for Top Cut. If the Event has more than 100 players we will use a Top 16 instead of Top 8, but we will follow the same asymmetrical rules. Additionally, if there a 10 Swiss Rounds, we will make the Top Cut Record 8-2 instead of 8-1-1.

Judge's Note: If a bug is exploited during any of your rounds, be sure to call a judge! A list of known bugs can be found here: https://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/78762-version-282-known-issues/. Keep in mind, though, not all bugs are on the known bugs list, and it is the player's responsibility to know the proper interactions.

Prizing and Staff Compensation

Prizing will go to just the Top 16, regardless of the size of Top Cut. All Prizing will be allocated via PayPal.

The Following is our Prize Structure for a 16 Player Top Cut:

  • 1st - $250
  • 2nd - $150
  • Top 4 - $100 each
  • Top 8 - $50 each
  • Top 16 - $25 each

In addition, all Staff Members of this Event will be compensated. We will also happily accept donations to further compensate our casters and the staff that helps our event run smoothly! If you would like to donate, please contact @Zaya_Lee#4912 on Discord or @pokestatstcg on Twitter.

Important Links


PokéStats has a Discord server associated with this event and all of our subsequent events. Joining the Discord is not mandatory, but we still do encourage you to join so that you are able to keep you informed on all of our upcoming events!

Discord: https://discord.gg/R39RWm7

Twitch Stream

This event will be streamed on the Celio's Network Twitch Channel! In addition to the streaming of gameplay, the stream will feature commentary from a cast of some of the the game's well known commentators, players, and/or content creators!

Twitch Link: https://twitch.tv/Celiosnetwork

Commentary Cast:

  • Mitch from The Sableyes (@The_Sableyes)
  • Frosted Caribou (@FrostedCaribou)
  • Henry Brand, the 2019 Masters Division World Champion (@BenryBrand)
  • Tate Whitesell, the founder of PokéStats (@twhitesell42)

Celio's Network

In addition to providing our live stream, Celio's Network produces plenty of content on a variety of Social Media platforms, including on their YouTube Channel and Twitch Channel. Check them out below!

Celio's Network Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Celiosnetwork


Once again, thank you to our sponsors, Po Town Store and Card Trooper Games, for their contributions to the Prize Pool! You can find their links here:

Po Town Store: https://www.potownstore.com/
Card Trooper Games: https://cardtroopergames.com/

Tournament Structure

players with 24 or more points OR top 16, whichever is higher, advance to the next phase
Top Cut
5 Single Elimination Rounds - BO3
60 minutes per round
no round check-in
Wins are worth 3 match points, ties 1