Path to Pokémon World Championships Announced as Location and Dates Revealed for European National Championships
The most important time of the year in every Pokémon Trainer’s calendar has now been set! The European National Championships dates and locations have been announced, enabling Trainers in Europe to embark on the road to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. This year’s events provide players a chance at winning part of the fantastic pool of scholarships and prizes worth $2 million, and a spot in the most prestigious Pokémon event of the year: the 12th annual Pokémon World Championships, held August 21–23, 2015, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Qualifying events will be held in an ever-increasing 40 countries this year. The European Video Game and Trading Card Game Combined National Championships events are coming to the following locations:
- German Nationals, Stuttgart: May 16–17, 2015, at the Carl Benz Arena
- UK Nationals, Manchester: May 30–31 at EventCity
- Italy Nationals, Assago: June 13–14 at Mediolanum Forum
Trading Card Game Nationals have also been set in France, the Netherlands, and the Nordics, with many more countries in Europe still being finalised.
Trainers are encouraged to stay connected and hone their video game and TCG skills online by playing Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and by playing the Pokémon TCG Online on their computer or iPad.
“This is a great time for the best TCG and video game players in Europe to engage, battle, and show off their skills with other Trainers in the vibrant competitive circuit from countries all over the globe,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “It is exciting to see this supportive international community continue to grow.”
For rules on the new Pokémon video game tournament format, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-news/new-video-game-competition-format-announcement/
For the full list of finalised Pokémon Trading Card Nationals, check back at https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/find-an-event/ for the latest information!