2024 Orlando Regional

Event2024 Orlando Regional Championships
LocationUSA Orlando, FL, United States
Date13–14 April 2024
Capacity984 players (924 MA, 60 SR/JR)
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2024 Season – VGC Regulation Set F
FormatTBD Swiss rounds + top 8 single elimination
Open team lists
OrganizerOverload Events

Check the organizer’s website here for further info!

Table of Contents

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through RK9 Labs platform, and you will first need to set up your RK9 profile and have a Play! Pokémon Player ID. All players must comply with the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols.

Sign-ups are $69 (+ $4.60 tax), and they open on 14 February at 7 pm EST (15 February at 00:00 UTC). There are 900 spots for Masters players and 72 spots for Senior and Junior players.

  • A second wave was later announced to open on 29 February at 7 pm EST (1 March at 00:00 UTC). The spots had not sold out yet, but they were reallocated, with 24 added spots for Masters players. Senior and Junior players had 12 fewer spots after reallocation.

If the player cap is not reached, sign-ups close 2 hours before the event starts.

For registered players, team lists must be submitted 1 hour before the event starts, by 13 April at 7:30 am EDT (11:30 UTC).

Spectator passes are $15 (+ $1.10 local tax) and can be purchased here.

Streaming

The event is broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube by TPCi. Stream details and caster lineup will be revealed at a later date.

Venue and schedule

The tournament will be held in the following location:

Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819, USA

Check-in can be done in advance on Friday 12 April from 12 pm to 8 pm EDT, or early on Saturday from 7:30 am.

Players must be in the venue by 13 April at 8:30 am EDT (12:30 UTC) for the players meeting. The tournament starts thereafter with the Day 1 Swiss rounds. Seniors and Juniors start 30 minutes later.

Players qualified to Day 2 must be in the venue by 14 April at 8:30 am EDT (12:30 UTC) for the team checks. The Day 2 Swiss rounds (if any) and the top cut will be played thereafter.

Prizes

This event is part of the 2024 official TPCi circuit and thus it rewards Championship Points (CPs).

As a participation goodie, all players will be provided a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card, an event playmat, promo and badge, a regional lanyard and a pen. Players can also purchase:

  • “Stage 1 Package”, which adds an event T-shirt and two side-event tickets to the goodies;
  • “Stage 2 Package”, which further adds an event dice, pin and bag, a notebook and two additional side-event tickets; or
  •  “VIP Package”, which further adds a VIP static seating during main event, access to the VIP room, access to the Wi-Fi password, a badge with name, and an event backpack.

Additionally, the best-placed players will receive the following CPs and prize money depending on final attendance:

If prize money is $5000 or more, it will be given as a choice of scholarship (in all cases) or cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card). For lower prizes, it will be given as cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card).

CP standings

Season standings

The following are the North America Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Players ranked 1st to 12th at the end of the 2024 season get Tier 1 invites to the 2024 World Championships. Players ranked 13th to 16th get Tier 2 invites.

Before the event

Check this information after Vancouver Regional!

NOTE: CPs from Premier Challenges and Midseason Showdowns may not be up to date.

After the event

Check this information after the event!

NOTE: CPs from Premier Challenges and Midseason Showdowns may not be up to date.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

Overview

The Orlando Regional Championships is an official TPCi Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC, TCG and Pokémon GO. It is the tenth Regional-level event of the 2024 season in the North American circuit.

The ruleset is VGC Regulation Set F, and it is played using open team lists.

A little bit of history

The United States has been part of the North America region of the official TPCi circuit since the very beginning, also being home to the TPCi headquarters. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, old-era National Championships, all editions of the North America International Championships and most World Championships (only excluding 2013, 2022 and 2023). The United States’ greatest VGC success are the four World Championship wins achieved by Ray Rizzo (2010, 2011 and 2012) and Wolfe Glick (2016), not even counting being the home country of 6 Senior Division and 5 Junior Division World Champions too.

The most recent tournament held in the United States was the 2024 Knoxville Regional, played in the VGC Regulation Set F in February 2024. The finals saw 2012 Senior Division World Champion Toler Webb defeat 2018 Senior Division World Champion James Evans to win his second Regional Championship title!

The last time there was an event in Florida was the 2023 Orlando Regional, played in the VGC Regulation Set B in February 2023. The finals saw 2016 World Champion Wolfe Glick defeat 2-time LAIC Champion Ashton Cox to win his record-breaking seventh Regional Championship title!

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

Victory Road