The Old Guard -- Expanded minus Standard
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Organized by PTCGO League
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Free Entry! Tournament is sponsored by Card Cavern Trading Cards

Matches for this tournament are to be played on the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online client.


Register for the tournament & submit a valid decklist here on Limitless prior to the start of the event.

You must join the PTCGO League Discord Server.

IMPORTANT: This is NOT a live event! It features 3-day rounds, meaning once a round is paired all players will have three days to complete the match with their opponent. Players are responsible for timely contact with their opponent to coordinate a time to play.


Every card in your deck must be LEGAL in the TCG's Expanded format.

Every card in your deck must be ILLEGAL in the TCG's Standard format.

The rules above apply to all Pokemon, Trainers, and Special Energy.

Basic Energy may be used without restriction.

Open Decklists // Decklist Sharing MUST be turned ON in game.


SWISS (BO3) with 3-Day Rounds: Players will have three days to complete their match against each opponent.

You MUST check in on Limitless and contact your opponent within the first 24 hours of the round or you will receive the loss.

Intentional draws are not allowed in this event. Any matches without results reported by end of the round will be scored a double loss. If there is no sign of activity you will be dropped.

Final number of Swiss rounds to be determined based on number of participants.


Deck Sharing ON: The Deck List Sharing feature must always be turned ON in the game settings.

Match Timers ON: When you challenge your opponent you must always enable the Timed Match option.

Going First/Second: The winner of the coin flip decides who goes first for Game 1. For Games 2 & 3 in best-of-three matches, the loser of the prior game gets to decide who goes first. (In cases where the winner of the previous game wins the coin flip and selects the wrong option by accident, the opponent is entitled to request a restart of the affected game).

Wrong Deck Selected: If a player chooses the wrong deck by accident, they must declare so immediately before any actions are taken. If Deck Sharing is on, the opposing player should be able to verify that the deck was in fact incorrect and the game should be replayed. If any conditions above are not met, the result is a game loss.

Illegal Decklist: If a player is discovered to have submitted a deck that does not comply with the rules, they will be dropped from the event without exception. It is the player’s responsibility to submit a legal decklist in advance; no changes of any kind are allowed once the event has started.

Disconnections/Leaving a Game: In the event of a disconnect, the timer will continue to run while the player attempts to reconnect. If the game ends the match due to inactivity or a player leaves the game for any other reason, it is considered a game loss.

Need Help?: Please notify the organizer immediately if you have any concerns. Use the Request a Judge button here on Limitless or get in touch with @rabidragon#3983 on our league's Discord.


Prizes are PTCGO in-game packs, players will get a distribution of Standard-legal sets (SSH-BRS).

1st: 50 Packs
2nd: 30 Packs
3rd: 20 Packs
4th: 15 Packs
5th-6th: 10 Packs
7th-12th: 5 Packs

Packs will be delivered in game via trade - this will be coordinated with players on the PTCGO League Discord server.

Tournament Structure

5 Swiss Rounds - BO3
4320 minutes per round
1440 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0