Friday, July 13, 2012

Worlds prize breakdown revealed!



Hey everyone!

It’s exciting news. Pokémon Company International finally released the prize support for Worlds 2012 and to everyone’s surprise, they were changed! I’m more than excited about Worlds now since it seems that PCI wants Worlds to be THE tournament of every season. I think Worlds deserve to be the highlight of Pokemon TCG season and these changes to prize support makes Worlds THE tournament to win.

If I wasn’t already excited about Worlds, now I am! I’ve copypasted the prize support from Worlds’ site, so here they are. And remember, these prizes apply to each age group.


1st Place

    - A Pokémon World Champion Trophy
    - An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
    - A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
    - A scholarship award worth $10,000
    - Two boxes of each of the most current Pokémon TCG expansions for a year
    - Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent sets

2nd Place

    - A Pokémon World Championships Second Place Trophy
    - An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
    - A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
    - A scholarship award worth $7,500
    - Two boxes of each of the most current Pokémon TCG expansions for a year
    Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent sets

3rd Place

    - A Pokémon World Championships Third Place Trophy
    - An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
    - A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
    - A scholarship award worth $5,000
    - Two boxes of the next upcoming Pokémon TCG expansion
    - Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent sets

4th Place

    - A Pokémon World Championships Fourth Place Trophy
    - An invitation to the 2013 World Championships
    - A Travel Award for the winner (and parent or legal guardian for players considered a minor) to the 2013 World Championships
    - A scholarship award worth $5,000
    - Two boxes of the next upcoming Pokémon TCG expansion
    - Factory-sealed full sets of the four most recent sets

5th through 8th Place

    - A scholarship award worth $1,500
    - 36 booster packs from the next upcoming Pokémon TCG expansion

9th through 32nd Place

    - 36 booster packs from the next upcoming Pokémon TCG expansion



Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/championship-series/tcg-world-championships/

25 comments:

  1. This definitely makes worlds exciting, as if it wasn't exciting already. Do you know where worlds will be in 2013?

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    1. 2013 Worlds will probably be in San Diego.

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  2. Factory sealed FULL SETS? That's new. I've only seen them in yugioh and Magic: The Gathering. I like it. :3

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  3. i've narrowed down my top 4 predictions:

    1. Esa
    2. Jak (baby_mario)
    3. Oliver (lucarioAdventure1)
    4. Jay Hornung

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    1. Hahahahaha

      I should screenshot that as it's the only time anyone is going to predict me finishing above Jay.

      Thanks darkwing but . . . don't put any money on that happening.

      ~bm

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    2. I have nothing against baby_mario, but I just have to root for Jay on this one. I mean, he's from Madrid...

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  4. So absolutely no difference between top 32 and top 16 is a good thing?

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  5. all looks great but no DS?

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  6. Can anyone tell me what the scholarship money is for? Is it for university? What about people who are over 25 or have a degree?

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    1. The scholarship is transferrable, so you can give it to a family member if you wish.

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    2. Ahh thanks!

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  7. going next year no matta what it takes. That scholarship money sounds sooooo worth the investment

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  8. Wow... I really want Spain to have OP. I'm definitely more interested in going to Worlds than I ever was before.

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  9. Wow, amazing prizes!! I'm with you Youngster, I wish next year we'll have OP!

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  10. im not goin but congrats to whoever wins
    heres my decklist
    1mewtwo ex
    1tornadus ex
    3entei ex takin one out
    2 reshiram ex
    3-2-2 emboar
    1 victini
    supporters/stadiums/items
    2 skyarrow
    3 cilan
    3 juniper
    1 random reciever
    2 heavy ball
    3 switch
    3 catcher
    1 super-scoop-up to replay exs with full hp
    4 energy retreival
    2 potion
    1 revive
    2 plus power
    1 rocky helmet
    1 eviolite

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  11. Nice prizes:) But in my opinion the prizes are not the most important factor at Worlds:)

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  12. 2013 worlds is in flordia they annoced it at american nats..according the people who i knew went

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    1. I wouldn't bet my bottom dollar on that, they haven't announced it anywhere yet.

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    2. no they didn't. i was there.

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  13. they always announce worlds(location, next year) at worlds.

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  14. I'm pretty sure that the prizes will include DS just like they do every year. PCI is just too laz updating the prize breakdown every year. Don't know why though.

    There are always a lot of rumours about Worlds location, but nothing is official before they announce them in the Worlds this year. I would love if the Worlds to be in the east cost (just like all Europeans would), but the fact is that the west coast is favoured by Japanese players and the opinion of Japanese weight more than the opinion of Europeans.

    Sooooo excited! Only 4 weeks to go!!!

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  15. Does anyone know what these factory sealed sets look like?r

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