Pokémon is one of the most popular brands in the world, attracting millions of fans to its games, shows and movies, toys, and more. Fans range from the casually interested to the die hard, and for the latter, there is the Pokémon World Championship. These two events (championships for both the video games and the trading card game) will take place from Friday, August 21st through Sunday, August 23rd, and there’s a lot as stake. This year, over $500,000 will be awarded in scholarships, which is four times as much as last year. You can check out The Pokémon Company’s announcement with full details below.

The 2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game World Championships will take place from Friday, August 21, through Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. 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!
Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-954-2000

The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only event, meaning only those players who earn an official invite from Pokémon Organized Play will be able to compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion.

Players who do not receive an official invite from Pokémon Organized Play can compete in side events, watch the main event, or participate in other great activities! There will not be a last chance qualifier at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships.

Source: Pokemon.com

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