Late Night Season 5 Invitational
Organized by Zach Lesage Events
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FREE ENTRY - 400 Codes

This INVITE ONLY Sword and Shield - Astral Radiance Standard event is brought to you by Zach Lesage, PTCGO Store, and Poke X Word. Compete with some of the best players in a welcoming environment for FREE and compete to earn free prizing. Top players have earned the opportunity to compete in the Late Night Series Season 5 Invitational! In between rounds feel free to check out Poke X Word and try your best to complete Pokémon TCG crossword puzzles! There are new puzzles every Sunday!

Players The Top 32 players from the Late Night Series Season 5 Rankings are invited to play in this event. It is the players responsibility to reach out on Discord at ZachLesage#3773 to provide their Limitless username. All spots tied for 32nd will make it into the event.

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  • Swiss Round BO3 matches are 50 minutes long with 5 mins of Check In per round
  • Top Cut BO3 matches are 50 minutes long with 5 mins of Check In per round
  • If you miss Check In under any circumstance, you will be awarded a Full Match Loss for your round.
  • If you Check In to your event and don't immediately play you will receive a Game Loss 2 mins after Check In time has ended and a Match Loss 4 mins after Check In time has ended in a BO3 match.
  • List submission closes approximately at 6:00PM Eastern
  • This event has multiple Phases - Swiss Rounds BO3 and Top Cut BO3
  • When time is called during the event 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.
  • 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 participants are recommended to be in our Discord Server for updates on pairings, event announcements, etc.
  • Zach Lesage Events follow the Official Pokémon 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

event prizing PTCGO Store has generously provided 400 PTCGO Codes into the prize pool! If you wanna donate to the prize pool of this event, please contact ZachLesage#3773 on Discord or ZachLesagePTCG on Twitter.

Support Zach Lesage and PTCGO Store by using code zlesage5 to save 5% on your order of codes.

round structure This event follows the official Pokémon TCG Tournament Structure for larger sized events as found here Pokémon Tournament Rules Handbook under Section 4.6.3.2. 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
  • 227-799 players = 14 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut
  • 800+ players = 15 Swiss Rounds and Top 8 Cut

The Round Structure of this event is subject to change. Please join the Zach Lesage Discord Server for the most up to date details on the event.

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Tournament Structure

Swiss Rounds
5 Swiss Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
8 players advance to the next phase
Top Cut
3 Single Elimination Rounds - BO3
50 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
Wins are worth 3 match points, ties 1