What’s up readers! I hope you’ve been well and are excited for the return of events in 2022. Personally, I couldn’t be happier and I’m incredibly stoked to see everyone and compete again. From my experience, Regional Championships are the most fun events, and some of my greatest memories are from them. I plan on going to Indianapolis and Milwaukee, and maybe some others if I’m not too busy with school. In this article, I’ll share some wisdom about the new season, some info about planning your invite, and then go over some of my top 10 Fusion Strike cards.
To start, here’s a link to the 2022 Pokemon TCG Championship Series page. From there, you can navigate to the specific pages for each specific tournament type, as well as to the information for Regional Championships. Here’s a summary of what we know:
Point totals are the same, with points earned during the 2019–2020 season rolling over into the current season. So, if you ended the season with 300 Championship Points, you’d now only need to earn an additional 200 points to earn your invite for the Masters Division, US and Canada 500 point threshold. The auto-qualification for Day 2 is also in place, though Worlds now starts on Thursday rather than Friday. Regional Championships have been announced, as well as the return of League Cups, though the specific League Cup seasons have not been announced.
One thing that I’m curious to see is how many League Cups seasons there will be, which will directly correlate to how many points people will be able to earn from these Cups. Because stores can only run one League Cup per season, if they remain a once-per-three-months event, it may be difficult for players who are just beginning to play now to earn their invitation to Worlds without any initial points from the 2019–2020 season. Perhaps those will either start before March or will have shorter seasons.