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Pokemon World Championships is coming!


Some of the best Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players from more than 25 countries will converge Saturday, Aug. 14 and Sunday, Aug. 15 on the Big Island to compete for the ultimate title— Pokemon World Champion.

(Photo courtesy of The Pokemon Company International)

The Pokemon World Championships, sanctioned by The Pokemon Company International, is an intense, action-packed annual event that follows a season of qualifying tournaments held across the globe.

Five talented Pokemon players—TCG champs from three divisions and video game champs from two divisions—will rise from more than 300 competitors to be crowned Pokemon World Champions and claim an invitation to defend their 2010 Pokemon World Championships titles in next year’s competition.

Tournament winners may also receive a variety of prizes, trips, and merchandise, including scholarship awards totaling over $100,000.

The Pokemon World Championships is an invite-only event. Players must have participated in a qualifying tournament or achieved a high Premier ranking to receive an invitation to Hawaii.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with all the tournament action Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom.

Players are coming from across the United States, Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Norway, Hong Kong, and other nations.

Also in attendance will be Pokemon fans, costumed character Pikachu, and family and friends to lend their support.

Last chance qualifier on Friday

The first-come, first-serve Last Chance Qualifiers will feature a full day of head-to-head video game and TCG competitions, culminating with coveted invitations to compete in the weekend’s Pokemon World Championships.  

Pokemon Video Game Last Chance Qualifier Registration:

* Senior Division (born in 1997 or earlier) – 9-9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13

* Junior Division (born in 1998 or later) – 1-1:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13

Pokemon Trading Card Game Last Chance Qualifier Registration:

* All Age Divisions – 9-9:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13

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