You can walk around calling yourself a Pokémon master, but unless you’ve beat every other major Pokémon competitor in real life you’re not THE master, are you? Didn’t think so.
So prove yourself by competing in the Pokémon Video Game and Trading Card Game Spring Regional Championships. This contest starts in April and will pit the best of the best against each other. This regional championship is the last chance for the video game players to to win a travel award for the U.S. Nationals this July in Indianapolis, IN.
· Athens, GA – April 5th-6th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 6th only)
· Overland Park, KS – April 5th-6th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 6th only)
· Seattle, WA – April 5th-6th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 6th only)
· Sturbridge, MA – April 5th-6th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 6th only)
· Madison, WI – April 12th-13th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 13th only)
· Salt Lake City, UT – April 12th-13th – (TCG both days, Video Game Apr. 13th only)
According to a press release about the chamionship, the events are open to the public, and to compete players must bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system for the video game section, or a legal Pokémon TCG deck for the trading card game section. Pokémon tournaments use Swiss-style pairings, so all players can play in every round of the event until the finals are determined, as well as numerous other friendly side events throughout the day.
The release says that finishers in both the TCG and video game events will receive booster packs, trophies, and stipends from a pool of nearly $200,000 in travel allowances, which can be applied toward earning a Pokémon US National Championships Travel Award or even an invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, DC this August.
Go here to find out more about the video game championships:
And here to learn more about the TCG championships: