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Announcing the 2015 Pokémon World Championships!
Compete for your chance to qualify for the big tournament next year in Boston, Massachusetts!
November 25, 2014
Pokémon TCG and video game competitors, we’re announcing big changes for the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. First, we’re excited to announce that Boston, Massachusetts, will host the 2015 Pokémon World Championships from August 21–23, 2015!
Players will be vying for a share of more than $500,000 in scholarship awards, over four times the amount awarded in 2014. The prize for winning it all is higher, too—each Pokémon Video Game World Champion will win a $10,000 scholarship, and each Pokémon TCG World Champion will win a scholarship equaling $25,000!
More players than ever will receive invitations to the upcoming World Championships, and consequently the tournament will now last three full days, starting on Friday, August 21. However, depending on the number of Championship Points earned throughout the year, some players will automatically qualify for Day Two and start playing on Saturday! Additionally, we’ll be giving out even more Travel Awards to ensure that more players can make it to Boston for the big event.
With so many more players qualifying in 2015, there will no longer be a Last Chance Qualifier—all invitees will have to earn their spot by racking up Championship Points in competitions throughout the year. That means all three days of Worlds weekend are dedicated to the players who have put in all the hard work needed to qualify!
For more information on the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions.
Start competing in tournaments to qualify for the 2015 Pokémon World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts!
— Pokémon News