Pokémon World Championships announces 2011 qualifiers
Thursday 21 April 2011
National eliminators across five European countries and six US states will be in effect from May, with winners going forward to the
Pokémon Black &
White World Championships in San Diego, California, August 12-14.
The European heats are in Birmingham, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Cologne, while the US Championship Series calls in on Seattle, San Jose, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington DC and Newark.
Entrants will need to bring their own Nintendo DS and a copy of Pokémon White or Pokémon Black, limiting their chosen team of Pokémon to those drawn from the Unova Pokédex.
Spaces are limited with registrations allocated on the day and players split across three age ranges: Juniors (born 2000 or after), Seniors (born 1996-1999), and Masters (born 1995 or before).
European tournaments have room for 256 entrants in the Junior and Senior Divisions and 512 in the Masters Division, while the US Championship Series doubles capacity in each grouping.
The top two finalists receive invitations and travel allowances for the World Championships in San Diego.
The top sixteen from each US tournament will then meet again at Indianapolis's US National Championships, June 8-10, for a shot at becoming one of eight sent on to the Worlds.
Two from March's Korean Championships are already assured places, along with grand finalists from the 2010 Pokémon Worlds.
There's one more qualifier: a last chance saloon on August 12 at the Worlds themselves, for Pokémon trainers who need just one more shot at becoming the best of the best.
For registration times and further information see http://www.pokemonvgc.com.
Life & Style blogs
Why you should never make assumptions about people with autism
People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year, says study
Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The leading provider of Employee Managem...
£15000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Kent based design consulta...
£25000 - £34000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you looking to work for an ...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This role's responsibility also include operat...