Retro World Series players can earn points in each tournament they play, including satellite tournaments. The player with the most points after all tournaments will be the Player of the Year of the Retro World Series. The following table lists the point distribution for each tournament in the Retro World Series.
|Main Event||Satellite Events|
|VS. Tournaments||VS. Tournaments||High Score & Speedrun Tournaments|
|Round of 16||65||Round of 16||17||5th Place||17|
|Round of 32||35||6th Place||9|
|Round of 64||20||7th Place||5|
|* Based on 128 player entries into each main event tournament||* Based on 32 player entries into each satellite tournament|