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Champion's League (Champion's League promo)

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Stadium
Champion's League
チャンピオンズリーグ Champion's League
Team Plasma
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FLARE
ChampionLeague2005Promo.jpg
2005-2006 print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards

Champion's League (Japanese: チャンピオンズリーグ Champion's League) is a Stadium card. It is one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can't play this card.
Champion's League can only be used by Champion's Leaguers. As long as this card remains in play, each Champion's Leaguer may look at his or her opponent's hand.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.


Release information

This card was released as a promotional card in Japan. It was first awarded at the 2005 Champion's League tournament held on September 18 in Tokyo. The top four ranking players of each age division (Junior, Senior, and Master) were awarded this card. It was awarded again at the 2006 Champion's League tournament held between September 16-18 in Taipei, Taiwan to the top four ranking players of each age division. It was reprinted with different artwork by Ryo Ueda for the 2007 season on updated DP-on stock, in which Stadium cards became a separate class. The reprint also featured a gold foil "Pokémon Trading Card official card game tournament award" stamp below the card text. The card was awarded to the top ranking players in each age division in the Champion's League Spring 2007 tournament held on May 13, and to the top ranking players in each age division in the Champion's League Summer 2007 tournament held on September 9.

Gallery

ChampionLeague2005Promo.jpg
2005-2006 print
Illus. Takumi Akabane
ChampionLeague2007Promo.jpg
2007 print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Champion's League tournaments were introduced in Japan in 2000 along with Battle Roads, serving as a climax to that portion of the season. The winners and other high ranking players from Battle Roads gained entry into the Champion's League. From 2004, the Champion's League operated in much the same way as the TCG National Championships in regions outside Japan did, in that the top ranking players earned a place at the TCG World Championships.
The Champion's League was held in Spring and Summer during 2000 and 2001, and once a year during Summer up until 2007, where there was both a Spring and Summer tournament again. No card was awarded through the tournament until 2005 however. There was no Champion's League held in 2008 due to the cancellation of the last three scheduled Battle Road tournaments as a result of a threat letter sent to Pokémon Card Laboratory in April 2008. Champion's League events were phased out in 2009 in favor of World Championship Qualifiers.

Origin


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