Welcome to the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online webpage.
The following sections are a number of steps for registering and participating in a tournament. Keep in mind that these rules may be adjusted for sponsored events. Those adjustments would be found on the sponsor’s website. Otherwise, what is not mentioned on a sponsor’s website or the tournament page that is found here remains the same.
All online tournaments must have “Online” in its name when created as a means to not confuse players between what is an online tournament and what is not.
If you do not sign up on Challonge.Com (Step One), the Online Registration page (Step Two) and join the tournament on Challonge.Com (Step Three), you will be removed from the tournament. We need matching Challonge.Com Usernames to confirm a legitimate entry. Entry is first come, first served as some tournaments may only allow for a maximum number of participants to register.
– Step One (1) –
Visit Challonge.Com and sign up, if you do not already have an account. We will be using the Challonge.Com website for reporting and bracket advancement. Remember to write down your Challonge.Com Username.
– Step Two (2) –
Visit The Online Registration page of Games – Ohio to submit your information. You will need to submit your First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth. You will only need to provide your e-mail address if you want to join the Games – Ohio mail list. Future event details will be included in the monthly newsletter.
For Pokemon Trading Card Game Online tournaments, the registration form will ask you for information about your Pokemon deck. This may include listing and/or the count of each type of card.
– Step Three (3) –
To join the tournament, visit the Challonge.Com Games – Ohio Organization page. From there, find the tournament that you wish to join and click the link. Once on the tournament’s page, click the join button.
Challonge.Com will send match notifications (also indicating who will be your opponent) at the start of each round via e-mail as well as private message, provided that you have enabled those options in your account Settings.
– Step Four (4) –
If the tournament requires that you pay an entry fee, order it via our Shop. Add the item to your cart, view the cart and checkout. Follow the instructions until the transaction has been completed.
Now it is time to wait patiently for the pairings to be finalized and the tournament to begin. While you are waiting, you may feel free to like the Games – Ohio Facebook page so that you can receive details about future events. You may also find the Events page for the tournament and join it. That way you can invite friends to join. Just keep in mind that all tournament discussions will be held via the Chat Room.
– Step Five (5) –
Visit the Live Events – Online page. From there you can log into the Chat Room as well as view the live video feed pertaining to the event. The Live Events – Online page can be found in the menu: Events -> Live Events – Online
For simplicity, as your real name will be used, it is recommended to set your nickname as your FIRSTNAME_LAST-INITIAL in the Chat Room. Once in the Chat Room, you can type, “/nick FIRSTNAME_LAST-INITIAL” to change your nickname.
To send a Private Message via the Chat Room, double-click the name of the player in the user list pane to open a Private Message window.
If you have your own IRC client that you would prefer to use to connect to the HNE Chat Room, the following is the connection information.
– Step Six (6) –
Once the brackets are paired, you then must use the Chat Room to exchange connection information with your opponent(s). Players have a set amount of time to respond to their opponent(s), meet, battle and report the results to the administrator. If by the end of the round your opponent(s) has not contacted you or the battle never occurred, see “Issuing a complaint”.
Your connection information will be different depending upon the console and/or game type. For video games based upon the PC, players must exchange a public profile name. Please consult the console’s and/or game’s official website for details about obtaining your connection information.
Deck checks are unnecessary as the system will only allow legal/modified-constructed decks currently in format to participate.
– Step Seven (7) –
Once you report your final round’s results, you may return to your regularly scheduled life. Only one can be the tournament champion!
If you have any questions, ask the administrator and/or event staff via either the Chat Room or Forums. You may also contact us via the contact form on the website.