Pokémon League to be held in Russia for the first time

Nationals to be held in Moscow on June 27
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  • Thursday, May 7, 2015

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The first Pokémon League will be held in Russia this year. This series includes both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon video games (as separate competitions). Only players aged 18 and older can participate.

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In the video game competition, players must use Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (with the latest update), and will play using standard VGC 2015 rules. In the TCG competition, players must use cards from XY onward with Russian text, and will play using standard TCG 2015 rules.

Regional competitions will be held in 20 major cities across Russia from May 16 to June 7, 2015, with the National Championships held in Moscow on June 27, 2015. Each regional location will hold a tournament each weekend for four weekends, with one winner selected for the TCG and one for the video games at each location. The two winners will be invited to the National Championships. However, some tournaments in small cities may be cancelled if there is a lack of the participants.

The two winners of the Russian National Championships (for both the TCG and video games) will receive invites, flights and accommodation for the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. This year, the World Championships will be held in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States from August 21 to 23, 2015.

Tournaments will be held in Swiss format or a group ranking system (to be determined by the organizers based on the number of participants), with a single-elimination top cut. At the end of each tournament, players will earn points, which will be totaled over their whole season. Both the video game and the TCG competitions will be played as best-of-3.


Stage Dates
Stage 1 May 16 to 17
Stage 2 May 23 to 24
Stage 3 May 30 to 31
Stage 4 June 6 to 7


City Location
Moscow Moscow Cyber Stadium
Saint Petersburg Club "Lotus"
Arkhangelsk Café "Kafetown"
Yekaterinburg Café "PANDA COFFEE"
Ivanovo Mall "Serebryanii gorod"
Kazan Café "Hub"
Krasnodar Shop "Igrovoe pole"
Krasnoyarsk Restaurant "Big Yorker" (video games)
TCG Club "Hobby World" (TCG)
Nizhny Novgorod
Omsk Cultural center "Atrium-kino"
Petrozavodsk Anticafe "Horoshee mesto"
Samara Club "Igrion"
Syktyvkar Club "Zavodnoi Apelsin"
Chelyabinsk Mall "Cuba"

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