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Aug 21

2017 Pokémon World Champions / 2018 Worlds to be held in Nashville

Posted by Sunain | August 21st 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Pokémon World Championships, POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
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The 2017 Pokémon World Champions were crowned on the final day of competition during the closing ceremonies and the 2018 Worlds were announced to be held in Nashville, TN, United States. Congratulations to all those that participated in the tournament.

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THE VERY BEST POKÉMON PLAYERS ARE CROWNED AT THE 2017 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Trainers from more than 35 countries converged in Anaheim to compete in annual Pokémon TCG and video game tournaments

The 2017 Pokémon World Championships concluded yesterday following three days of fierce matchups and friendly competition in Anaheim, Calif. The best Trainers from around the globe gathered for the 13th annual event to compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), video game battles in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and Pokkén Tournament. More than 3,500 players, fans, and supporters gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center, while more than 1.5 million Pokémon fans watched the action from home via Pokemon.com and Twitch.tv/Pokemon.

The 2017 Pokémon World Champions are:

2017 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion Tobias Strømdahl of Norway.
2017 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion Zachary Bokhari of The USA.
2017 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion Diego Cassiraga of Argentina.
2017 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion Nicholas Kan of Australia.
2017 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion Hong Juyoung of South Korea.
2017 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion Ryota Otsubo of Japan.
2017 Pokkén Tournament World Champion Tonosama of Japan.

The event is an invitation-only tournament, and players have been working to qualify for it through local, regional, and international tournaments over the past year. This year’s champions earned a special Pokémon World Championships trophy and an invitation to the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, and collected a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. The Pokémon Company International awarded more than $500,000 in prizes to top finishers at the 2017 World Championships and has granted over $3.5 million in scholarships since it began hosting tournaments 13 years ago.

2017 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2006 or later)
World Champion: Tobias Strømdahl of Norway
Runner-Up: Minaki Hasegawa of Japan

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2002–2005)
World Champion: Zachary Bokhari of the United States
Runner-Up: Michael Long of Canada

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2001 or earlier)
World Champion: Diego Cassiraga of Argentina
Runner-Up: Naoto Suzuki of Japan

2017 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2006 or later)
World Champion: Nicholas Kan of Australia
Runner-Up: Tomás Serrano of Spain

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2002–2005)
World Champion: Hong Juyoung of South Korea
Runner-Up: Yukio Wata of Japan

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2001 or earlier)
World Champion: Ryota Otsubo from Japan
Runner-Up: Sam Pandelis from Australia

2017 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Finalists
World Champion: Tonosama of Japan
Runner-Up: Mikukey_HOMURA of Japan

Article edited on 2017-08-21 12:00:48 by Sunain
Aug 18

2017 Pokémon World Championships Schedule

Posted by Sunain | August 18th 2017 at 11:26 AM EDT
Tags: TCG, Pokémon World Championships, POKKÉN TOURNAMENT
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THE 2017 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF THIS FRIDAY WITH LIVE ONLINE COVERAGE

This weekend, August 18–20, at the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, hundreds of the world’s best Pokémon Trading Card Game, video game, and Pokkén Tournament players will compete in Anaheim, CA, for the title of Pokémon World Champion. The 2017 Pokémon World Championships will be streamed online at Pokemon.com/Live across four different channels, so viewers can watch their favorite players and events all weekend long. Commentators will provide coverage and analysis for all the action.

Please see below for a full streaming schedule (all times are PDT):

Main Channel

Friday:

9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
2–6 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds

Saturday:

9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
3:30–5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Top 4 & Finals
5:30–10 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut

Sunday:

9 a.m.: Pokémon TCG Junior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Senior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon TCG Masters Division Finals
30-minute break
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Junior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Senior Division Finals
Immediately following: Pokémon VGC Masters Division Finals
Immediately following: Closing Ceremony

Pokémon TCG Channel

Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
6–10 p.m.: Pokémon TCG Top Cut

Sunday: Off air

Pokémon Video Game Channel

Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Swiss Rounds
4:30–8:30 p.m.: Pokémon VGC Top Cut

Sunday: Off air

Pokkén Tournament Channel

Friday: 10 a.m. – Noon: Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier
1–5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Last Chance Qualifier (as needed)

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament World Championships
Sunday: Off air

Article edited on 2017-08-18 11:31:08 by Sunain
Aug 10

Alolan Exeggutor Event Pokémon Distribution at 2017 Pokémon World Championships

Posted by Sunain | August 10th 2017 at 02:58 PM EDT
Tags: Press Release, Nintendo 3DS, Pokémon World Championships, Event Pokémon, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon
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The official Pokémon website has announced that visitors to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center will be able to get an Alolan Exeggutor from August 18th, 2017 until August 20th, 2017.

Get an Alolan Exeggutor!

Anaheim, California is covered with palm trees, but there is one Pokémon that rises above them all—Alolan Exeggutor! You can get an Alolan Exeggutor for your copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon by stopping by the Anaheim Convention Center during the 2017 Pokémon World Championships. This Alolan Exeggutor may not be the fiercest Pokémon on your team if you're playing competitively, but its Harvest Ability will prove extremely valuable, and it arrives knowing the unique move Celebrate, which it can only learn through this distribution.

Look for signs at the Pokémon World Championships with directions on how to get Alolan Exeggutor via local wireless. You'll need your own system in the Nintendo 3DS family and a copy of Pokémon Sun or Pokémon Moon to get the Alolan Exeggutor.

Alolan Exeggutor Details

Pokémon Info
Image Level: 50
Type: Grass/Dragon
Ability: Harvest
Held Item: Sitrus Berry
Moves: Power Swap, Celebrate, Leaf Storm, Draco Meteor

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2017/about/

Article edited on 2017-08-10 02:58:45 by Sunain
Mar 15

Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying

Posted by Sunain | March 15th 2017 at 03:01 AM EDT
Tags: YouTube, Pokémon World Championships, Pokémon Video Game National Championships
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The fifth online competition for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been announced. Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選) will take place from April 28th, 2017 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST. Full details are listed below and on our 7th Generation Online Competitions page which will be updated as new tournaments are announced.

Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying (ポケモンジャパンチャンピオンシップス2017予選)

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Region: Japan
Registration Period: Junior Category / Senior Category - Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Friday, April 28th at 8:59 JST
Master Category: Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 14:00 until Saturday, April 15th at 8:59 JST
Tournament Period: Junior Category / Senior Category: April 28th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 1st, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule A: April 15th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 17th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule B: April 21st, 2017 at 9:00 until April 23rd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule C: April 26th, 2017 at 9:00 until April 28th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule D: April 30th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 2nd, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Master Category Schedule E: May 6th, 2017 at 9:00 until May 8th, 2017 at 8:59 JST
Ranking Results Announcement: Late May 2017
Player divisions: Junior Division: Born 2006 or later
Senior: Born on or after January 1st, 2002 til December 31st, 2005.
Masters Division: Born 2001 or earlier
Compatible Games: Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon
Battle Type: Double Battle
Banned Pokémon: Players could only use Pokémon No. 01 to 301 from the Alola region Pokédex. Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, and Magearna could not be used. Pokémon must also be the Alola Form.
Description
Pokémon Japan Championships 2017 Qualifying is a tournament that decides the best Pokémon trainers in Japan. The results of this competition will determine who gets to compete as a representative of Japan against the world's best Pokémon trainers at the Pokémon World Championships being held in Anaheim, California, USA in August 2017.

The top 50 players in each category will be invited to participate in the PJCS2017 live event. It is not necessary to participate in all five Master Category schedules to earn the right to participate in the live competition in the Master Category. If a player participates in at least three schedules and plays at least 3 games or more in each schedule, the ranking results will be calculated and published.
Competition Rules
• Register four to six of your Pokémon to your Battle Team.
• All Pokémon in this competition will automatically become Lv. 50 for the duration of each match.
• Four of the Pokémon you register to your Battle Team will be chosen to battle in each match.
• Mega Stones are not permitted.
• A 10-minute time limit for each player will automatically be enforced in-game, beginning at the start of each battle. When a player’s time limit expires, that player will lose the game.
• At the beginning of each battle, players have 90 seconds to select three Pokémon with which to battle.
• At the beginning of each turn, players have 45 seconds to select a move or change the Pokémon in battle.
If a player has not made their selections at the end of this period, the game will automatically make selections for the player.
• Players may battle up to 15 games per day of the competition. Any unplayed games will carry over to the following day. A new day begins at 9am JST.
• Up to 20 matches in total can be played in each schedule.
YouTube Promotional Video

Source: https://3ds.pokemon-gl.com/information/48da1b87-fcaf-4641-9eeb-73a3943bf890

Article edited on 2017-03-15 05:01:43 by Sunain
Aug 12

Entry Restrictions at the 2016 World Championships / Play! Pokémon Changes in 2017

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2016 at 08:28 PM EDT
Tags: Video Games, TCG, Press Release, Pokémon World Championships
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The official Pokémon website has announced that for the 2016 World Championships that take place in San Francisco from August 19th until August 21st, 2016, the general public will be unable to attend due to limited venue space. Fans wishing to see the World Championships are being told to watch the stream of the event.

Also announced were changes to the upcoming Play! Pokémon 2017 Championship Series. More money will be given out to players as well as additional travel certificates to make it easier for players to be able to attend events.

Entry Restrictions at the 2016 World Championships

Please read this important message about new venue entry regulations for the 2016 Pokémon World Championships.

Due to limited venue capacity and overwhelming demand, the 2016 Pokémon World Championships will be closed to the general public in the interest of providing the best possible event experience to our qualified players and their families. While the event has been open to the public in years past, only invited players and their families will be permitted to enter the venue this year, and everyone must have an official event badge.

Each invited player will be given a Player badge. Each invited player under 18 years of age will be guaranteed one Guest badge at check-in, to allow one parent or guardian into the event venue. We will do our best to accommodate additional family members of invited players, but attendees should note that additional Guest badges are not guaranteed. Any additional Guest badges will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and supplies are limited. An email with these details is being sent to invited players.

Fans who want to follow the action from the 2016 Pokémon World Championships can head to Pokemon.com/Live, where we'll be broadcasting Pokémon Trading Card Game, video game, and Pokkén Tournament matches all weekend long. Thank you for understanding the changes to the event's attendance in 2016.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/entry-restrictions-at-the-2016-world-championships/

Big Play! Pokémon Changes on the Way for 2017

Check out the major revisions coming to the world of competitive Pokémon gaming.

Get ready for an epic year of competitive Pokémon TCG and video game battling at all levels—including the Championship Series—with all-new events in the 2017 Play! Pokémon season. We're making significant changes to the program to improve players' chances to compete and win across the world. Take a look.

This year, we're introducing a new Championship Series event in each of the four core rating zones. The European Championships, North American Championships, Latin American Championships, and Asia Pacific Championships will take place throughout the season and are open to all players worldwide. These amazing events will feature high Championship Point payouts and a total prize pool of nearly $250,000 per event. In addition, Travel Awards and Stipends will be available to players worldwide based on Championship Point performance in their home rating zone. Travel Awards and Stipends available for each of these events may vary by rating zone and by age division. Stay tuned for more details closer to the events.

Pokémon Regional Championships will now be more accessible to players around the world and will feature bigger prizes. Every Regionals will offer more than $50,000 in prize money, scholarships, and Travel Certificates based on attendance. These competitions will be spread more evenly throughout the 2017 Championship Series season instead of clustered over several weekends during the year, making it easier for players to attend multiple Regionals throughout the season. There are no residency restrictions for 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships; players are free to travel to foreign events. Travel Certificates earned at Regionals will be deposited to a travel account that winners may use as they wish.

City Championships will now be known as League Cup events. Participating hobby stores will be eligible to host one League Cup event per quarter, giving Pokémon TCG players more opportunities to play in their local area. The Championship Points structure for top finishers at a League Cup event will be the same as for the former City Championships. Also, Pokémon League Challenges will return as entry-level events, giving Pokémon TCG players a great place to get started and even more opportunities to compete in local events.

The Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown events will return in the 2017 Championship Series season as local events for Pokémon video game players. Premier Challenges will provide players with frequent opportunities to play at local events and to try out new strategies in smaller events. Midseason Showdowns are larger events that will give players the opportunity to compete for a greater number of Championship Points in their local area.

At every event listed above, players can earn Championship Points to qualify for the most prestigious event in the Championship Series: the Pokémon World Championships. Championship Point totals needed to qualify for the 2017 World Championships will be announced in September.

Play! Pokémon will no longer host Pokémon State or National Championships. The Play! Pokémon team may approve independently operated National Championships on a case-by-case basis. The Championship Points and prizes available at these events will vary.

We look forward to seeing you at Play! Pokémon events during the 2017 season. Good luck throughout the year on your climb toward the title of Pokémon World Champion.

Stay tuned for more information on specific events during the 2017 Championship Series season.

Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/big-play-pokemon-changes-on-the-way-for-2017/

Article edited on 2016-08-12 08:28:28 by Sunain
Dec 09

New Details about the 2016 Pokémon World Championships

Posted by Sunain | December 9th 2015 at 03:16 AM EST
Tags: Pokémon World Championships
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The official Pokémon website has announced new details about the 2016 Pokémon World Championships. Players from all over the globe will head to San Francisco on August 19th to 21st, 2016, to try to become the next Pokémon TCG or Video Game World Champion! The three-day event will take place at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only competition for players who have qualified throughout the 2016 Championship Series season, but there will be fun side events and other opportunities for everyone who attends!

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Source: http://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2016/about/

Article edited on 2015-12-09 03:17:49 by Sunain
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