MEDIA ALERT: 2019 POKÉMON NORTH AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND 2019 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DATES AND LOCATIONS ANNOUNCED
BELLEVUE, WA—FEBRUARY 22, 2019—The Pokémon Company International today revealed the dates and locations for two major competitive Pokémon tournaments in 2019. The North America International Championships will take place June 21–23 in Columbus, OH, and the Pokémon World Championships will be held August 16–18 in Washington, DC.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center will host the North America International Championships in June. Open to players worldwide with no residency restrictions, this tournament provides Pokémon TCG and video game competitors with a final opportunity to score valuable Championship Points in order to secure an invitation to the 2019 World Championships.
In August, the top Pokémon TCG and video game players will meet and compete at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, for the Pokémon World Championships. The Pokémon World Championships celebrate the hardworking players and supportive community around them. To qualify, Pokémon TCG and video game Trainers must have battled at Championship Series events throughout the season and earned enough Championship Points to contend for a spot in the final competition. Winners will receive the title of World Champion and a share of the more than $500,000 prize pool.
For more information regarding the 2019 North America International Championships and 2019 Pokémon World Championships, including registration information for attendees, visit: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/.