Pokemon League

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Pokemon League

Do you like Pokemon? Of course you do! Open to all ages, Pokemon League is a great way to meet new friends, hone your skills in friendly competition, and trade cards with your fellow trainers.

Tournaments and Prereleases are sanctioned by Pokemon (more info here), and hosted by Professor Alex or Assistant Professor Ben.

Please CLICK HERE to learn important information regarding children's participation in events.


Casual League Play: 2nd, 3rd, & occasional 5th Sunday of each month

10am - 1pm

Come to battle, trade, or just hang out and talk about Pokemon! If you're new to the game, our professors will be happy to assist you.


Sealed Tournament: 1st Sunday of each month

11am - 3pm (signups 10am - 11am)

Each participant constructs a 30-card deck on-site from the contents of 4 booster packs from the most recent main set (free with cost of entry, subject to set availability) and additional basic Energy cards provided by Games of Berkeley. The participants use those decks to play in the Sealed Tournament.

  • Entry fee: $15
  • Format: Swiss (non-elimination; everyone plays in each round)
  • Prizes: 1 booster pack per win, 1 "bonus" pack if all three matches are won
  • Participants keep all cards from their entry packs


League Challenge: 4th Sunday of each month

11am - 3pm (signups 10am - 11am)

Each participant enters with their own 60-card deck, which must be constructed from cards legal for the current Standard format. (LEARN MORE HERE) In these tournaments, players can earn Championship Points and work toward potentially earning an invitation to the World Championships.

  • Entry fee: $10
  • Format: Swiss (non-elimination; everyone plays in each round), number of rounds depends on number of participants
  • Prizes: 1 booster pack free with entry, pool of store credit for top finishers ($4.50 per participant split between Top 4 or Top 8 in each age division*, based on the number of players in each division), promotional cards for Top 4 of each division
  • Participants keep all cards from their entry packs

* Participants will only be separated into age divisions if the total number of players warrants it. For the 2019-2020 season, those divisions are as follows:

  • Juniors: Born in 2009 or later
  • Seniors: Born in 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008
  • Masters: Born in 2004 or earlier



Pre-Release: Dates & times to be determined

Pre-Release Tournaments are special events that give you a sneak preview of upcoming Pokemon sets before they're available for purchase! Prize structure, tournament format, and entry fee typically remain about the same each time, but check individual event descriptions for specific details.


See more Games of Berkeley events on our Facebook page.





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