Pokémon Regional Championships  –  Lille


Event Date
21-22 October 2023

Get ready for our first Pokémon event of the season! Join us in the beautiful city of Lille on October 21st and 22nd. We are bringing together players from all over the world again for a fun-filled weekend with a ton of Pokémon action. TCG, VGC, GO and more!

Whether you’re an experienced player or new to the game, everyone is welcome to join the Pokémon Regional Championships. It’s a weekend filled with tournaments, side events, activities, and vendors. Don’t miss out!

Ticket opening on Wednesday Sep 13 at 19:00 CEST on RK9 Labs

Goodie Bag

All Trainers in the Regional Championships Main Events will receive a participation goodie bag.
This season we are offering an optional additional premium upgrade goodie bag with some exclusive swag for a limited supply!
These are offered in addition to the participation goodie bag.

Trainers in the main events will have the first shot at locking in one of these premium goodie bags when purchasing their event ticket.
Any remaining goodie bags will be offered to visitors at the venue.


Lille Grand Palais
Hall Paris
1 Bd des Cités Unies
59777 Lille

Hall opening hours:
Saturday: 08:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 08:00 – 20:00

Please take note that all payments at the venue will be exclusively cashless, please prepare accordingly.

Main Event

Day One: Saturday, October 21st

Please register your definitive deck/team list online through your RK9 player dashboard before the deadline of 7:30 CEST on Saturday 21st of October.
List submissions will become available on Monday 16th of October.

Junior & Senior trainers Main Events start at 09:00 CEST
Masters trainers Main Event starts at 08:30 CEST

Junior & Senior trainers Main Events start at 09:00 CEST
Masters trainers Main Event starts at 08:30 CEST

Pokémon GO
Main Event start at 09:00 CEST

Day Two: Sunday, October 22nd

Junior, Senior, and Masters trainers start at 08:30 CEST

Junior, Senior, and Masters trainers start at 08:30 CEST

Pokémon GO
All trainers start at 08:30 CEST

Side Event

Registration for all Scheduled Side Events will close 15 minutes before the event starts.

On Demand




Travel Tips and Accessibility

The Pokémon Lille Regional Championships strive to be an inclusive event, continuously working towards enhancing accessibility and providing a seamless experience for all attendees. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions as they play a crucial role in improving our services. To ensure you have a complete understanding of the event amenities, we kindly ask you to review this informational guide carefully before reaching out to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility that are not addressed in the guide, please feel free to contact us at customersupport@fanfinity.gg. Our dedicated team will make every effort to assist you and accommodate your accessibility needs.

  • Lille Lesquin Airport, also known as Lille Airport, is the primary international airport serving the city of Lille. It is conveniently located 7 km from the city center, offering excellent accessibility and connections to various destinations worldwide. The airport boasts a well-developed public transportation network, ensuring seamless travel options for attendees of the Pokémon Regional Championships in Lille. Whether you’re arriving from domestic or international locations, Lille Airport provides convenient access to the event venue via reliable public transportation.
  • Located in the Eurallile shopping center in the heart of the city, Lille Europe station is served by Thalys, Eurostar, and TGV® trains, making the train the ideal traveling method for trainers coming to the Regional Championships from Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, or France. The train station is close to Lille Flandres station, which offers TGV® trains to Paris Nord and InterCity trains to Belgium.
  • Metro: 4 stations, Lille Grand Palais within a 7-minute walk, Lille Town Hall within a 6-minute walk, and Lille Flandres station and Lille Europe within a 9-minute walk
    Bus Stop: Citadine 1 – Zenith stop
  • Lille Grand Palais offers great accessibility with its integrated parking of 1186 spaces as well as over 7000 spaces within a 10-minute walk.
  • For the Pokémon Regional Championships in Lille, we kindly request that if you are feeling unwell, please refrain from attending the event. In the event that you start feeling unwell or experience any illness symptoms during the event, we strongly advise you to seek medical guidance and follow the instructions of your healthcare professional. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all attendees.
  • The venue for the Pokémon Regional Championships in Lille is thoughtfully designed to be easily accessible for individuals with mobility disabilities. Accessible pathways connect different areas of the venue, including entrances, vendor spaces, activity areas, and restrooms. We highly encourage guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal means of transportation, such as wheelchairs or scooters, to enhance their convenience and comfort during the event. Our goal is to ensure that all attendees can navigate the venue freely and fully enjoy the experience without any limitations. If you require Accessibility Services, please visit the customer services desk to obtain your accreditation.


Pokémon Regional Championships are Premier events in which you can battle in Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokémon GO Regional Championships. They take place all over the world. No qualifications or residency restrictions are needed to enter these events. Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their Pokémon GO account.

In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, stand in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program, and comply with the current Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols for Premier events.

You can find more information on the official page.

Pokémon TCG players need to bring their own legal 60-card deck for the Standard format. Pokémon Video Game players must bring their own game system, their own Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game, and a legal Pokémon team. Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their Pokémon GO account.

In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program, and comply with the current Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols for Premier events.

In order to take part in the Regional Championship, you first need to register for the event. Most Regional Championships require online registration, and events may sell out. You can find more information on the official page.

The Play! Pokémon program divides players into tournament groups based on the year they were born. These groups are the Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions. Whenever possible, players are paired with other players in the same age division. Prizes are typically awarded to the best players in each age division.

These are the age divisions for the 2024 season:

Juniors: born in 2012 or later
Seniors: born in 2008 to 2011
Masters: born in 2007 or earlier

Parents should remain on site to keep track of their children and, of course, celebrate their play. Tournaments usually take several hours, so parents might want to bring a book or some other quiet activity to occupy their time. We encourage parents to build a deck and join the fun!

Please take a look at the official Parents Guide.

Guardians don’t need to book a separate ticket! When an underage player registers, a single spectator ticket for their guardian will be included for free. You will need to register for additional tickets.

Tournament Entry for a Special Event is Free but is handled on a first-come-first-served basis and tickets are limited

Spectator tickets become available together with the player tickets.
There is a limited number available, based upon the capacity of the hall.

If you want to enter the hall, or play Side Events, you do require a spectator ticket. Spectator tickets can only be obtained online, you can not register on-site.

You can find all the tournament information here.

You can find all the info to register your child here in the RK9 guidelines.

If you are still unsure, please reach out to us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg and we will happily provide you more information.

Series 2 of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will begin on February 1st. Series 2 will last until March 31st, and then the game will transition into Series 3 rulesets.

You are allowed to trade cards with your friends and other players.
Buying and selling, however, is only allowed with the official vendors that are present at the event. If you are caught buying and selling you will be removed from the tournament hall.

The chance to play the game you love, and depending on how you perform some amazing prizes. You can find more information on the official page.

You go to the Registration page, and fill out the required details. You can find more information about the event schedule on the official page.

For your Championship Points please contact Pokémon Support.

For physical prizes such as your trophy, boosters or playmat please email us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg

Always include the event you participated in & your Player ID.

Please email us at customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg

Our professor staff is there to help you during the event. If you have any questions, need help or feel uncomfortable please reach out to our Professor staff. The professor will be able to help and address the situation on the spot.

We aim to stream each of our Pokémon Regional Championship events. More information about every separate event can be found on our social media channels:

Facebook: Play-The-Championships

Twitter: PlayTheChamps

Discord: Tournamentcenter

You can find more information on how to become a professor here. If you are qualified and want to apply for one of our events, please send an e-mail to staff@tournamentcenter.gg

We always welcome feedback! Please send any feedback you may have via email: customersupport@tournamentcenter.gg

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To ensure the safety of all attendees, the following items will not be permitted into the event:

  • Items that could be considered “weapons” and would not pass airline security (including all firearms, sharp objects, mock or prop weapons, and sprays)
  • Electronic smoking devices
  • Bags larger than 9″ x 14″ x 22″ (23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm). If an airline would not classify it as a carry-on, it is too big.
  • Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance
  • Apparel, objects, or signs with explicit wording or pictures
  • Animals (other than service animals)

Animals (other than service animals) are not allowed in the hall.

The rules of the venue state that visitors are not allowed to bring or consume outside food.

Anyone who requires a guardian can register them for free when purchasing their ticket. These guardians will be issued a spectator ticket. If you can’t register a guardian with your ticket purchase, please contact our Customer support with your information and ticket number.

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