PTCGO League's Starter Series #1
Organized by PTCGO League
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Welcome to PTCGO League's Starter Series! This tournament series hopes to appeal to new players learning the Pokemon TCG and more experienced players who are interested in trying a pared down version of the game.

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.

Play

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

You MUST also join the PTCGO League Discord Server. Players typically coordinate their matches via Discord Direct Messages. If you are not a member of the server you will not be included in the event.

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. If you are missing matches/check-ins or are non-responsive to messages from your opponents, you may be dropped without warning at the organizer's discretion.

DeckRules

Your deck must only include cards that are seen in the deck guide below. The cards have been grouped by type for your convenience, however you may use cards from as many groups as you'd like. You may play up to 4 copies of each card.

Pokemon: Colorless

colorless
Import Colorless Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Darkness

dark
Import Darkness Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Fighting

fight
Import Fighting Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Fire

fire
Import Fire Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Grass

grass
Import Grass Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Lightning

light
Import Lightning Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Metal

metal
Import Metal Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Psychic

psychic
Import Psychic Pokemon into PTCGO

Pokemon: Water

water
Import Water Pokemon into PTCGO

Trainers: Supporters

supporters
Import Supporters into PTCGO

Trainers: Items

items
Import Items into PTCGO

Energy

energy
Import Energy cards into PTCGO

Structure

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

TOP CUT (BO3): Following the swiss phase, the Top 4 players will advance to a single-elimination bracket.

Policies

Check In Policy: CHECK IN is required for each individual round. You are expected to contact your opponent to set up a time to play within the first 24 hours of the round. Failure to check in or communicate will result in a match loss and you may be dropped without warning. If you miss a round but still intend to play in future rounds, please contact the organizer/judge and make them aware that you wish to continue in the event.

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

Prizes are PTCGO codes as outlined below.

1st: 25 Astral Radiance
2nd: 15 Astral Radiance
3rd-4th: 5 Astral Radiance

Tournament prizing is provided by Card Cavern Trading Cards. Codes will be delivered to players here on their rewards page.

Tournament Structure

Swiss
5 Swiss Rounds - BO3
4320 minutes per round
1440 minute round check-in
4 players advance to the next phase
Top Cut
2 Single Elimination Rounds - BO3
4320 minutes per round
1440 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 1 match point, ties 0