Late Night Regionals #1 - $500USD
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FREE ENTRY - $500USD in Cash Prizing

This Sword and Shield - Fusion Strike Standard event is brought to you by Zach Lesage and TheRealSlimShuckle. Compete with some of the best players in a welcoming environment for FREE and compete to earn free prizing. TheRealSlimShuckle has generously provided $500USD into the tournament Prize Pool for our community to have a Regional Championship styled event. By entering this event you agree that you're able to receive PayPal payments by being of legal age to have a PayPal account in your respect country. If you aren't of age to have a PayPal account, we can possibly work on alternative arrangements to be discussed if prizing is won. Payment will be made within a week of completion of event as long as all information is given to event staff. Depending on the amount of players, the amount of rounds may change, and this event may end up being two days long.

event summary

  • Swiss Round BO3 matches are 50 minutes long with 5 mins of Check In per round.
  • List submission closes approximately at 12PM Eastern
  • You will receive a full Match Lossafter Check In time has ended in a BO3 match.
  • When time is called during Top Cut BO3 the winner will be decided by the amount of remaining Prize Cards + Games Won to determine the winner, unless otherwise stated by Staff
  • If time is called during your turn, that is the last turn of the game, please provide screenshot evidence of the game state to determine the winner in case of any misunderstanding
  • If you call a judge to dispute a result, for example you Won, but it shows up as a Tie, please send screenshot proof or a link to your livestream to ZachLesage#3773 on Discord. If you don't have reasonable proof within a reasonable amount of time, the staff won't be able to determine the proper measures to take.
  • It is strongly recommended to have screenshot proof of any win or tie upon the conclusion of a game. If you leave a game without explicitly stating "time is over, this is a tie" or something similar, it could be perceived as a concession.
  • Players are allowed to stream their event run on any streaming service and it is recommended to have a delay on your stream to avoid "stream sniping" or any other disadvantages. Any advantages gained by streaming, such as receiving assistance from your audience, can lead to penalties after staff investigates the situation.
  • If both players aren't in contact with Staff when time is called during Top Cut BO3 there could be potential penalties, such as a Double Game Loss for both players. This is to keep the event timely!
  • All rulings made by Staff are final and will be made with the players, Staff, and event in mind.

event prizing (https://twitter.com/RealSlimShuckle) has generously provided $500USD into the tournament Prize Pool for our community to have a Regional Championship styled event.

In order to receive Prizing, players must provide their PayPal information to Zach Lesage#3773 on Discord or ZachLesagePTCG on Twitter. Prizing will be attempted to be sent via Friends and Family, but Goods & Services might be necessary for some countries. By entering this event you agree that you're able to receive PayPal payments by being of age to have a PayPal account in your respected country. If you aren't of legal age to have a PayPal account, we can work on alternative arrangements to be discussed if prizing is won. Payment will be made within a week of completion of event as long as all information is given to event staff.

round structure This event follows the official Pokemon TCG Tournament Structure for larger sized events as found here Pokemon Tournament Rules Handbook under Section 4.6.3.2. The only modification I'm adding is that for events with over 300 players, I will be cutting to a Top 16. The number of rounds for this event will accurately be based on the following amount of players:

  • 4-8 players = 3 Swiss Rounds and No Top Cut
  • 9-12 players = 4 Swiss Rounds and Top 4 Cut
  • 13-20 players = 5 Swiss Rounds and Top 4 Cut
  • 21-32 players = 5 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 33-64 players = 6 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 65-128 players = 7 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 129-226 players = 8 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 227-299 players + 14 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 300-799 players = 14 Swiss Rounds and Top 16 Cut
  • 800+ players = 15 Swiss Rounds and Top 16 Cut

information

  • Entry for this tournament is 100% FREE
  • You will be required to submit a Standard Format legal deck list before 12PM Eastern
  • Deck lists CANNOT be edited after 12PM Eastern
  • It is the players responsibility to Check In prior to each match - failure to do so will result in an automatic Game Loss
  • Issues and problems during your match will be handled by Tournament Staff - please use the Match Dispute button
  • All players must be friendly to their opponents and to the Tournament Staff - If not, penalties could occur
  • All participants are recommended to be in our Discord Server for updates on pairings, event announcements, etc.
  • Zach Lesage Events follow the Official Pok√©mon Rules
  • The list of Known Issues and Compendium Rulings will be used to determine in-game rulings.
  • Any player who is found breaking rules, using in game exploits, bullying, harassing players, etc. will receive penalties
  • Any player who are problematic outside of this event (before, during, and after) may not be eligible to play in this event or future events
  • If you aren't familiar with the Play Limitless website or need additional information, please read the Help Page

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Details are subject to change.

Tournament Structure

Swiss Rounds
9 Swiss Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
players with 16 or more points advance to the next phase
Phase 2 Swiss
5 Swiss Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
16 players advance to the next phase
Top Cut
4 Single Elimination Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 3 match points, ties 1