The Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN plays host to the largest Pokémon video game and Trading Card Game (TCG) tournament of the year—the 2012 Pokémon U.S. National Championships, Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1. Top players will earn invitations to the 2012 Pokémon World Championships held in Waikoloa, HI.
Play! Pokémon gives players of all ages and skill levels across the globe a chance to compete for prizes and the rights to call themselves a true Pokémon Trainer. Tournament Organizers hold sanctioned tournaments all over the world. These events are held regularly in game stores, and players compete for new and exclusive Promo cards. In addition, each player is able to track their rankings and rating online. These events, while competitive, offer regular, inexpensive organized play to everyone and are fun for players of all ages and skill levels.
The Pokémon TCG U.S. National Championships is a sanctioned title event open to U.S. resident players who have earned the requisite amount of Play! Points. It is open to all U.S. residents in good standing and admission for the action-packed weekend is free. For more information visit www.pokemon.com/us/organized-play.