Tournament Time: 24-Ticket Standard Tournament Coming!

//Tournament Time: 24-Ticket Standard Tournament Coming!

Tournament Time: 24-Ticket Standard Tournament Coming!


This weekend another special, 24-Ticket Tournament is coming to Pokemon TCG Online!

24-Ticket Tournament! When?

Instead of your normal 89-token and 4/8-Ticket Tournament, a special limited-time 24-Ticket one is being held from 12:00 PM (noon) PDT Friday, October 14, 2016 to 12:00 PM PDT Monday, October 17.

It’s only for this coming weekend, Friday – Monday, noon Pacific!

Tournament Format

This special 24-Ticket Tournament has the same format as usual.

8 Players and 3 single-elimination rounds, in the Standard Format. Be prepared and bring your best Standard Deck!

Mega Mewtwo and Mega Rayquaza will probably see heavy play during the tournament.

24-Ticket Tournament Rewards

This tournament costs three times the normal tournament entry fee, and therefore the prizes are much higher than normal.

Here’s what you’ll get if you enter:

  • 1st place:
    12 XY – Steam Siege unlocked, tradeable boosters
    8 random unlocked, tradeable boosters
  • 2nd place:
    XY – Steam Siege unlocked, tradeable boosters
    4 random unlocked, tradeable boosters
  • 3rd & 4th place:
    4 random unlocked, tradeable boosters
  • 5th to 8th place:
    200 Trainer Tokens
    4 Uncommon Chests

The random boosters can be any of the current, standard packs in rotation, such as

  • Primal Clash
  • Roaring Skies
  • Ancient Origins
  • BREAKpoint
  • BREAKthrough
  • Fates Collide

The current set, Steam Siege, as well as Generations and Double Crisis are not included in the random booster selection.

Things to Consider

XY-Evolutions Launch


Keep in mind that the new XY-Evolutions expansion set is coming soon, on November 2, 2016. When it launches, and for a couple weeks after, all Tournament boosters will switch from Steam Siege to the new Evolutions boosters. Even the “random boosters” will temporarily be switched to all XY-Evolutions!

Right after a new set launches is always a good time to grind tournaments to get some new boosters. XY-Evolutions is a special, nostalgic set, so its value might stay high (compared to Steam Siege) for a while. Maybe save your tickets for next month…

Steam Siege Value Declining

The value of Steam Siege packs continues to slightly decline, and will likely plummet when XY-Evolutions launches. Evolutions boosters will probably be valued high initially, then settle to where about Steam Siege was a few weeks ago.

It’s probably time to start trading Steam Siege packs for others (like Roaring Skies, if you can). Also saving your tournament tickets for some tourneys early next month is probably a very good idea, too.

If you enter this weekend’s tournament, sure you’ll get a lot of boosters. But, most of them will be Steam Siege, and none will be Evolutions…

24-Ticket vs 8-Ticket

Lastly, I think 24-Ticket tournaments really aren’t worth it. Odds are you’ll get better rewards by just entering 3 8-Ticket tournaments. The only downside to that is it’ll take about 3 times longer.

If you want to potentially speed up your unlocked booster grinding, yes, the 24-Ticket tournaments can save you time. Still, I’m not a huge fan of 24-Ticket Tournaments, unless even these substantial rewards are increased.

After all, you might finish 5-8th and end up with 200 tokens and 4 chests and be out 24 Tickets! (If you play 3 8-Ticket tournaments, odds are you won’t finish last each time…) You also get to spin the Tournament Wheel 3x more if you enter 8-Ticket Tournaments (triple the odds for tokens, more Tickets, and Mystery Box Prizes!).

What do you Think?

Are you planning on entering this weekend’s big tournament? What deck or decks are you going to use? Do you think the 24-Ticket Tournaments are worth it? Drop a comment below!

By | 2016-10-22T23:52:30+00:00 October 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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