Late Night Invitational | Win a Trip to Japan*
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Organized by Zach Lesage Events
Standard format
Pokémon TCG Live

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Top 64 Players from Leaderboards Invited | LCQ Top Finishers Invited

Theis Standard event is brought to you by The Shuffle Squad, Late Night Events, and our amazing Sponsors. Top players have earned the opportunity to compete in the Late Night Series Season Invitational with a grand prize of a fully paid trip to the 2023 World Championships in Yokohoma, Japan*! Be sure to read all of the rules to avoid potential penalties. Best of luck!

You may need to restart PTCG Live after adding your opponent!

Players The Top 64 players and all players tied for 64th place from the Late Night Events Leaderboard are invited to play in this event. Top ranked players from the LCQ 1 and LCQ 2 (top 32 of each) are invited as well. Players who have earned a spot into this event can register as per normal and don't need to reach out to any Late Night Staff for a code to enter. If you have qualified for this event and aren't able to register, please reach out to Late Night Staff in our Late Night Events Discord Server.

Late Night Info

  • Swiss Round BO3 matches are 60 minutes long with 5 mins of Check In per round
  • Top Cut BO3 matches are untimed long with no Check In. If your opponent is inactive for more than 5 minutes, please call a judge, and we will likely issue a Game Loss to your opponent for inactivity.
  • If time is called it is a Tie!! If you believe your opponent is "Playing Slowly", please call a Judge as early as possible. The only acceptable forms of proof are: a video recording, a link to your Stream, streaming your game in the Late Night Events Discord Server, your opponent admitting to "Playing Slowly"
  • If you experience any of the following, but not limited to: Game Freezing, Internet Issues, Server Issues, Game Lag, Software Glitch, Device Crashing - it will be awarded as a Game Loss to the player experiencing the issue if the game is unusable that is. Otherwise attempt to finish the game if possible.
  • If you call a judge to dispute a result, for example you Won, but it shows up as a Tie, please be ready to provide screenshot proof or a link to your livestream before you call a Judge on Limitless. If you don't have 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 personal event experience 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.
  • It is the players responsibility to Check In prior to each match - failure to do so will result in an automatic Game Loss. If your opponent wants to reset the match, they will need to be the one to call the Judge.
  • If you aren't familiar with the Play Limitless website or need additional information, please read the Help Page
  • All cards are considered "legal for play" the day they are released online / are available in game. If the Limitless website doesn't recognize the card yet, it isn't "legal for play"

Late Night Prizes Our Sponsors have graciously provided the following prizing for this event:

  • 1st Place - $1500 USD + a spot in the TSS World's AirBNB for the duration of Worlds

If you aren't going to Worlds, the prize will default to $1500 USD paid out via PayPal minus any applicable fees. The $1500 is based on Zach's flight from Eastern North America to Tokyo during Worlds dates. If there are any costs that need to be adjusted, we will do our best. The intention is for the recipient to be able to use these finances towards their Japan trip (on the assumption it covers the cost or even if they live in Japan and can take public transit to the event). Again, The Shuffle Squad is here for our community and the intention of this prize is to help our community.

Late Night Rounds This event follows the official Pokémon TCG Tournament Structure for larger sized events as found here Pokémon Tournament Rules Handbook under Section 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 Late Night Events Discord Server for the most up to date details on the event.


  • Current rankings for the season can be found at Late Night Events Leaderboard
  • Top players can earn spots into the Invitational
  • The Top 64 Ranked Players overall from this Late Night Events Season will be invited
  • The season will run for 44 events (71-114) followed by the Invitational
  • All players who qualify for the Invitational will be asked to stream their matches


sponsors The Late Night Events Series is sponsored by the following:


Details are subject to change.

Tournament Structure

Swiss Rounds
7 Swiss Rounds - BO3
60 minutes per round
5 minute round check-in
8 players advance to the next phase
Top Cut
Single Elimination Bracket - BO3
untimed matches
no match check-in
Wins are worth 3 match points, ties 1