The Pokemon World Championships is right around the corner! On the weekend of August 22-24, the best Trading Card Game and Video Game Championship players will gather in Boston, Massachusetts to test their skills in order to be crowned the World Champion for their division. It will be a massive three day tournament where players will have to go though a day of preliminary tournament in order for the chance to battle in the tournament on the second day. All of this leads up to the big stage on Sunday where the fight for the world championship title will be on the line.
The Worlds tournament won’t be the only event going on this weekend. There will be plenty of side events such as 8-Man Pick Ups, smaller tournaments to earn prizes such as the playmat that Worlds competitors will be using (see above image) and the Boston Open. This is the first time an event like the Boston Open has been held which will allow players the chance to earn Regional level Championship Points for the 2015-2016 season. Everybody from World competitors to cheering fans are welcome to take part in the Boston Open. Please note, those who are planning to compete in the TCG for the Boston Open will need to be using decks that meet the requirements of the 2015-2016 Kalos Starters/XY-on format. More details can be found here.
Everybody who attends Worlds will get the chance to download a Sharpedo for their Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire games. This Sharpedo comes at level 50 and is holding the Sharpedonite Mega Stone that is needed to Mega Evolve into Mega Sharpedo. It will have an Adamant nature and knows the moves Aqua Jet; Crunch; Ice Fang; Destiny Bond.
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions concert tour will also be in Boston on Saturday, August 22. This will be a special show as Junichi Masuda will be making a special appearance. Please be aware that if you are competing in the Second Day Tournament that it isn’t guarantee that the tournament will end by the start time for the performance.
Lastly, for those who can’t attend Worlds but wish to watch as many exciting and intense battles then Pokemon will be streaming the competition on their website. Below is the Worlds streaming schedule. Times are subject to change.
Friday, August 21
9:00 a.m. EDT – Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Pokémon Video Game Streaming
3:00 p.m. EDT – Finish – Pokémon TCG Streaming
Saturday, August 22
9:00 a.m. EDT – 12:00 p.m. EDT – Pokémon TCG Streaming
12:00 p.m. EDT – 6:00 p.m. EDT – Pokémon Video Game Streaming
6:00 p.m. EDT – Finish – Pokémon TCG Streaming
Sunday, August 23
9:00 a.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT – Pokémon TCG Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
3:00 p.m. EDT -Finish – Pokémon Video Game Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
If you are going to be watching at Worlds or from the comfort of you own home then msure to use the #PlayPokemon hashtag on Twitter and Facebook! Tell people what is going on and spread the world about Pokemon to all your friends!
Good luck to all competitors who are competing at Worlds this weekend!