The Second Beginning of the Limitless Online Series

As most of you have probably already heard we had to postpone our Online Series by two weeks and are happy to finally be able to announce everything you need to know about its second beginning.

For this we partnered up with smash.gg as the platform for pairings and result reporting and RK9labs.com who will handle the registration. Smash.gg was kind enough to add a new time limit feature on their website that will help a lot with the tournament operation, and also boasts a lot of other advantages we are looking forward to. RK9 Labs will make the registration process a lot easier for us and ensures that all deck lists will be English, standard legal and easy to read for everyone.

Those new partners and the experience we gained give us a lot of confidence that this new beginning will be a very successful one.

Updated Schedule of the Series

Each tournament day will start at 2:00 PM CEST, will not continue past 1:00 AM CEST and will include a lunch break. More details will be announced over Discord.

New Sign Up

The registration and deck list submission will now be handled by RK9labs.com.

To register for the tournament, you need to do the following:
1) Register for the tournament on RK9 Labs.
2) After entering all your sign up information, you will get forwarded to our tournament page on smash.gg.
3) Now register or log in on smash.gg and complete registration to connect your information on RK9 Labs to the one on smash.gg.

To submit your deck list you need to use the RK9 Labs deck list creator.

Registration for every event ends 12 hours before it starts, so at 2 AM CEST on the day of the tournament.

You can submit or change your deck list on RK9 Labs up to two hours before the tournament starts!

Updated Rules

The Qualifiers

We adjusted the tournament structure to better suit the constraints we have to work with.

All Qualifiers will feature two phases of Swiss rounds, played in best of one with a 27 minute time limit. For Phase 1, players will be split into 4 pools and play 13 rounds. Everyone with a record of at least 9-4 moves on to a joined Phase 2, which consists of 7 more rounds. After completing all Swiss rounds we will cut to Top 8 of all players from Swiss Phase 1 and Phase 2 combined and continue with best of 3 and a 60 minute time limit. All Top 8 games will either be streamed or watched by a judge.

Phase 1 of Swiss is scheduled to finish on Day 1 (Saturday) of each qualifier, while Phase 2 and Top 8 will happen on the second day.

The format for all qualifiers will be the official Standard format. For Qualifiers 1 and 2, that means Ultra Prism – Sword & Shield, while for Qualifiers 3 and 4, Rebel Clash will also be included.

The tournament will be played with open decklists, that means you will have access to your opponent’s exact 60 cards during each match. This is necessary to ensure players can’t change their deck during the tournament, and also supposed to further reduce the variance that’s caused by a best of one format.

For detailed information about tournament procedures and rules, check out

The Rules & Procedure Document.

You are obliged to read the document if you participate in the tournament as it contains a lot of important information.

  • Make sure you read and understand the rule document above!!
  • Register on both RK9 Labs and smash.gg
  • The pairings will be on smash.gg
  • All deck lists will be published after Round 1 has been paired.
  • Your match has to be reported within the time limit or it will result in a double game loss.

The Invitational

The tournament structure of the Invitational will be double elimination, best of three with a 60 minute time limit. Seeds 1-12 will be determined by the Qualifier Ranking, seeds 13-16 by the content creator voting. Everything else will be handled in the same way as during the Qualifiers.

You can find the current ranking in our player rankings by using the advanced filter option or by clicking HERE.

Donations

All Qualifiers are free to play as we want to encourage as many players as possible to participate in the series and enjoy a great tournament from home. However if you want to support our series as well as a good cause, there are multiple ways of doing so.

All the money from Twitch donations, cheers and subscriptions as well as money made from new patrons on Patreon during the duration of the series will be split evenly between WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Invitational prize pool.

The Content Creator Voting

We have teamed up with content creators from all around the world to help promote and cover our series for you. All of our featured creators will have the chance to get voted into the Limitless Online Invitational by all participants of each Qualifier Tournament.

The Top 4 content creators will then join the invitational on seed 13 to 16.
In case one of those featured creators was able to secure a spot in the Invitational through the ranking, the invite will get passed down.With us moving the tournament to smash.gg we will also be moving the voting over there. Stay tuned for more information on how to earn votes and when the voting will start!

Read more HERE.

Live Stream

Stream Channel limitless_tcg on Twitch
CastersPhilip Schulz,
Freya Pearce,
Marco Spataro &
Martin Wagner
Starting TimesQualifiers Day 1: 2:00PM CEST
Qualifiers Day 2: 2:00PM CEST
Invitational: t.b.a.

please check back for potential changes

We will reach out to certain top players before the tournament and coordinate featured matches.
If we did not reach out to you before the tournament, you do not need to worry about being asked to share your screen with us.

Prize Pool

Each Qualifier will award the following distribution of Limitless Points.

Winner24
Finalist21
Top 418
Top 816
Top 1612
Top 3210
Top 648
Top 128 (day 2 only)6
Top 256 (day 2 only)4

Qualifier #1 by Po Town Store

Champion 200$ Prize Money
Special Champion Playmat by Custom Playmat

Finalist 100$ Prize Money

Top 4 50$ Prize Money

Top 8 25$ Prize Money

Qualifier #2 by Ultra Pro

Champion
Ultra Pro Champion Package
24 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Ultra Pro Messenger Bag
1 Suede Alcove Vault Deckbox
1 Great Ball PRO-Binder
1 Luggage Deck Box


  Special Champion Playmat by Custom Playmat

Finalist
Ultra Pro Finalist Package
18 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Suede Alcove Vault Deckbox
1 Luggage Deck Box
1 Great Ball PRO-Binder

 
Top 4
Ultra Pro Top 4 Package
12 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box
1 Ultra Ball Alcove Flip Box

 
Top 8
Ultra Pro Top 8 Package
6 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box

 

Qualifier #3 by PCA

Champion Mimikyu “The Scream” Munch Promo 289/SM-P – Graded by PCA
PCA Voucher of 18 €
Special Champion Playmat by Custom Playmat


Finalist Pikachu Promo 400/SM-P – Graded by PCA
PCA Voucher of 18 €


Top 4 Glaceon GX from Ultra Shiny 215/150 – Graded by PCA or
Leafeon GX from Ultra Shiny 206/150 – Graded by PCA
PCA Voucher of 18 €


Top 8 Buzzwole GX from Ultra Shiny 228/150 – Graded by PCA or
Kartana GX from Ultra Shiny 235/150 – Graded by PCA or
Naganadel GX from Ultra Shiny 223/150 – Graded by PCA or
Stakataka GX from Ultra Shiny 236/150 – Graded by PCA
PCA Voucher of 18 €



Thanks to Holon Card Shop for providing us with those cards. Check them out on Twitter or Instagram!

Qualifier #4 by TCGplayer

Champion200$ TCGplayer store credit
Special Champion Playmat by Custom Playmat

Finalist 100$ TCGplayer store credit

Top 4 50$ TCGplayer store credit

Top 8 25$ TCGplayer store credit

Invitational

Limitless Invitational Promo Cards designed by Mwoaa Art

Champion400$ Prize Money
Invitational Promo – Altered Card – Graded by PCA
Ultra Pro Champion Package
24 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Ultra Pro Messenger Bag
1 Suede Alcove Vault Deckbox
1 Great Ball PRO-Binder
1 Luggage Deck Box


  PCA Voucher of 18 €
Special Champion Playmat

Finalist200$ Prize Money
Invitational Promo – Altered Card – Graded by PCA
Ultra Pro Finalist Package
18 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Suede Alcove Vault Deckbox
1 Luggage Deck Box
1 Great Ball PRO-Binder

  PCA Voucher of 18 €
Special Finalist Playmat

3rd120$ Prize Money
Invitational Promo – Altered Card – Graded by PCA
Ultra Pro Top 4 Package
12 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box
1 Ultra Ball Alcove Flip Box

  PCA Voucher of 18 €
Special 3rd Place Playmat

4th80$ Prize Money
Ultra Pro Top 4 Package
12 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box
1 Ultra Ball Alcove Flip Box

  PCA Voucher of 18 €

Top 660$ Prize Money
Ultra Pro Top 8 Package
6 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box

  PCA Voucher of 18 €

Top 840$ Prize Money
Ultra Pro Top 8 Package
6 Packs of Eclipse Pro Matte Sleeves
1 Luggage Deck Box

  PCA Voucher of 18 €

More prizes from all donations, subs and new patrons will be added at a later point.

All playmats, including those won at qualifiers, will be shipped after the invitational. The design is not final yet and will be revealed at a later point.

*If you are a minor and win any cash prizes at one of our tournaments, you will instead receive a gift card of your choice with equivalent value.

FAQs

Is there a player cap?

Yes, there is a cap of 1,500 players.

Is there a limit of Qualifiers I can play in?

No, you can play all 4 Qualifiers.

How can I find out at which time the tournament will start in my local time zone?

Try out this link here.

Are there any age restrictions for this tournament series?

You can play in this tournament series as long as you understand the rules of the Pokémon TCG. All players will play in the same tournament regardless of age. Please keep in mind, that each Qualifier will consist of around 7-8 hours playing the Pokémon TCG Online game. RK9 Labs will not be publishing the full family name of minors, even when entered during registration. You can make the same adjustments in the settings on smash.gg If you are a minor and win any cash prizes at one of our tournaments, you will instead receive a gift card of your choice with equivalent value.

I am / my child is under 13 and cannot create a smash.gg account, what should I do?

It is not possible to create a smash.gg account for someone under the age of 13. We advises the parent / legal guardian to create an account and let the child use it for the tournament.

What about slow play?

There are 3 measures taken:
1. Ties award 0 points so you can’t gain any advantage by slow playing.
2. If someone stalls to force a double game loss that hurts their tie breaker without any gain.
3. If your opponent is absent for a long time let the judges know.

What record will make top 8?

You should most likely aim for a 16-4 or at least a 15-5 record to make top 8. This is not a definitive answer, it can change depending on several factors including the number of participants, but it gives you an idea what to shoot for.

Who will get to the Invitational?

There will be four Qualifiers. Each one grants Limitless Points similar to those of a Regionals. The 12 players who earned the most Limitless Points over the four Qualifiers will advance to the Invitational. (Plus 4 content creators you’ll get to vote on.) Note that this means that winning a Qualifier doesn’t automatically guarantee a spot in the Invitational.

Will records carry over from Phase 1 Swiss to Phase 2 Swiss?

Yes, but it will be done manually after phase 2 finishes. This means you will not see your old record during Phase 2, but it still counts!

What do I enter in the RK9 Labs Registration Number?

Enter in the RK9 Labs registration number you see at at the bottom of your email. ONLY enter the numbers. DO NOT include the #, spaces, text, punctuation, or anything other than the numeric registration number. DO NOT enter in yourplayer ID.

Can I drop from the tournament?

Yes, there are Discord channels for each pool for that. Just write your smash.gg gamer tag and pool in there and we will remove you. Don’t worry if we don’t get to it right away, you can just leave and will automatically lose the next game until we drop you.

What happens if both players win at the same time? (For example, they both take their last Prize at the same time because of Spell Tag.)

In this situation, PTCGO automatically launches a Tiebreaker Game (a game where the first person to take a Prize wins), like what would happen in an IRL tournament. The winner of that Tiebreaker Game is the winner of the round.

4 Responses

  1. SweeTat Lim

    smash.gg only allows participants who are 13 years or older to register. Can I register myself instead for the account and just let my son play during the games?

  2. Silas Giunta

    Great job with this tournament. It was fantastic! I’m looking forward to the next one! Thank you for all your hard work!!

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