The road to the Pokémon World Championship is underway
Today locations and dates for the Pokémon Winter Regional Championship tournaments in the US have been revealed. In addition, The Pokémon Company announced that, for the first time ever, the St. Louis Winter Regionals will be streamed live via Twitch on February 14 and 15, 2015.
Regional champions will obtain the chance to compete in the US National Championships. The top Trainers in the Nationals will be able to advance to the 12th annual Pokémon World Championships culminating in Boston, MA on August 21-23, 2015. Players of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games as well as the TCG will be competing for glory as the ultimate Master and a shot at part of $2 million in scholarship and prizes.
Regional champions will get a chance to compete in the U.S. National Championships, from which the top Trainers will go on to the 12th annual Pokémon World Championships culminating in Boston, MA, on August 21-23, 2015. Players of the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire video game and TCG will compete for glory and a shot at part of $2 million in scholarship and prizes.
J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International, stated, “This is a great time for TCG and video game players to jump into the vibrant competitive circuit found around the world. It is rewarding to see this supportive international community continue to grow.”
The Pokémon Company encourages trainers to stay connected and hone both their video game and TCG skills online by playing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS and the Pokémon TCG Online via computer or iPad.
Qualifying events will be held in more than 40 countries this year, with the Winter Regional Championships coming to the following US locations:
- St. Louis, MO: February 14–15, 2015, at the St. Charles Convention Center
- Portland, OR: February 14–15, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton
- Doswell, VA: February 14–15, 2015, at the Exhibition Hall at the Meadow Event Park
- Lancaster, CA: February 14–15, 2015, at the Pioneer Event Center
- Kissimmee, FL: February 28–March 1, 2015, at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center
You can find video game and Winter Regional events near you by visiting pokemon.com/play. For those interested in the rules on the new Pokémon video game tournament format, you can find them at http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/new-video-game-competition-format-announcement