Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, supporters and fans from throughout the U.S. will descend upon Indianapolis for the 2013 Pokémon National Championships the weekend of July 5th – 7th. The Indiana Convention Center is hosting the open, family-friendly event where players of all ages and skill levels in good standing are encouraged to participate. Thousands will be in attendance, making this the largest Pokémon tournament of the year. Top players from the weekend will earn an invitation to the 2013 Pokémon World Championships being held this August in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The action-packed weekend also includes a variety of additional activities, non-competitive play, and prerelease events.
Preregistration for Pokémon TCG players will take place from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 4th, with open registration taking place Friday, July 5th from 8:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. Preregistration for Pokémon video game players will take place on Friday, July 5th from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Open registration will then take place on Saturday, July 6th from 8:00 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. for the Masters Division and from 2:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. for Junior and Senior Divisions. Both TCG and video game play will continue through the weekend with finals for all divisions taking place on Sunday, July 7th.
Visit www.pokemon.com/play to learn more about tournament rules, regulations, and prizes as well as registration details and schedules.