This weekend -- June 27th & 28th -- Pokémon Video Game and TCG competitors from across the nation will converge at the America's Center in St. Louis, MO, in hopes of surviving the two-day storm of battles. Those that rise victorious will then test their skills against the best players from across the globe at the 2009 Pokémon World Championships in August.
Pokémon Video Game National Championships
After using their remarkable talents and strategy for battles in Seattle, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Nashville, 48 master Pokémon Trainers have emerged from over fifteen hundred other players to guarantee their place in the Pokémon Video Game National Championships. Divided equally into two divisions - Juniors (born in 1997 or later) and Seniors (born in 1996 or earlier) - these competitors competed on the recently released video game Pokémon Platinum Version with their sights set on the World's Championships in San Diego.
However, it is not necessary to win a Regional Championship Event to attend and compete at the Pokémon Video Game National Championships. The event will open its doors to the public for entry via random selection and hopeful contenders can show up for check-in at the America's Center with a copy of Pokémon Platinum Version for the Nintendo DS. Senior Division registration takes place on Saturday, June 27th from 8:30 - 9:30 A.M.; Juniors registration is from 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
First and second place finishers will be awarded travel for two (invitee and a guest) and the opportunity to play in the Pokémon Video Game World Championships, trophies, and a Pokémon prize package including a Nintendo Wii console (first place only), a Nintendo DSi game system, and other cool Pokémon items. Competitors in each division placing 3rd-16th will also receive travel for two to play in the World Championships.
For details on Pokémon Video Game National Championships including prizes and times as well as Pokémon restrictions and rules, please visit www.pokemonvgc.com.