The Pokémon Company International today announced that the latest Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) expansion, XY—Evolutions, will be made available for Prerelease tournament play two weeks before its official launch date.
Each participant in these tournaments will receive a Prerelease box containing a 22-card Evolution pack, four 10-card booster packs from XY—Evolutions, and an exclusive foil promo card. The Evolution pack provides a solid foundation which, along with the booster packs and Energy provided by the Tournament Organizer, will be used to construct a 40-card deck.
Prerelease tournaments in the UK will be held 22–23 October 2016, and participants will need to provide their Player ID card in order to compete. Anyone without a Player ID can obtain one at registration.
The tournaments will be run using the Limited Format and Age-Modified Swiss pairings. The number of Swiss rounds played will depend on total attendance at the event. All participants are required to be players in good standing and abide by the tournament rules.