Tournament rewards for Expanded format 8 ticket tournament events will change starting May 22, 2017 to rotate through expansions. This is similar to how Legacy format tournament events rotate booster pack rewards.
We will start Expanded reward rotation with the original Black & White expansion and XY expansion and rotate the BW sets forward every week and the XY sets that are not Standard Legal (from XY 1 to XY 4) forward every other week.
For the week of May 22, 2017, Expanded 8 Ticket Tournament Events will have booster pack rewards from the original Black & White expansion & original XY expansion.
Then, the following week of May 29, 2017 Expanded 8 Ticket Tournament Events will have rewards from BW - Emerging Powers expansion and the original XY expansion.
Then, the following week of June 5, 2017 Expanded 8 Ticket Tournament Events will have rewards from BW - Noble Victories expansion and the XY - Flashfire expansion.
We believe this change will be positive, in that it will help the growing list of older expansion sets be more available in the trade ecosystem and also for customers to have more specific, rather than random, rewards.
Booster packs from sets that are Standard format legal are always available from the Shop.
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