2024 Sacramento Regional

Event2024 Sacramento Regional Championships
LocationUSA Sacramento, CA, United States
Date14–15 October 2023
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2024 Season – VGC Regulation Set E
Format TBD Swiss rounds + top 8 single elimination Open team lists
OrganizerGallery Games

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 $60 (+ $5.25 tax) and they open on 30 August at 7 pm PDT (31 August at 02:00 UTC).

A new wave of sign-ups opens on 14 September at 7 pm PDT (15 September at 02:00 UTC).

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 14 October at 7:30 am PDT (14:30 UTC).

Spectator passes are $14 (+ $1.25 tax) and can be purchased here.

Venue and schedule

The tournament will be held in the following location:

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
1401 K St
Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Check-in can be done early on Friday 13 October from 12:30 pm to 8 pm PDT, or early on Saturday from 8:00 am PDT.

Players must be in the venue by 14 October at 8:30 am PDT (15:30 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 15 October at 8:30 am PDT (15:30 UTC) for the team checks. The Day 2 Swiss rounds (if any) and the top cut will be played thereafter.


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, and a Pokémon hat. Players can also purchase:

  • “Stage 1 Package”, which adds an exclusive numbered burn marker and three side-event tickets to the goodies;
  • “Stage 2 Package”, which further adds a messenger bag, a sealed TCG booster box and a Japanese pack of 64 sleeves; or
  • “VIP Package”, which further adds a designated VIP swag pick-up in the VIP room, and access to the VIP room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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).


The event is expected to be broadcast live by TPCi. More information will be announced at a later date.

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

Find this information after Peoria Regional!

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

After the event

Find this information after the event!

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

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


The Sacramento Regional Championships is an official TPCi Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC, TCG and Pokémon GO. It is the third Regional in the North American circuit.

The ruleset is VGC Regulation Set E, 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 will have been the 2024 Peoria Regional, played with the VGC Regulation Set D just one week before.

The last time there was an event in California was the 2023 Fresno Regional, played with the VGC Regulation Set C in June 2023. The finals saw 2018 Worlds finalist Emilio Forbes defeat 2023 Oceania International Champion Gavin Michaels to win his third Regional Championship title!

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

Victory Road