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Australia Gearing Up For Pokémon Video Game National Championships At PAX

Posted by Andy Green

Winners get the chance to compete at the World Championships

Nintendo Australia has announced the upcoming PAX event to be held in Melbourne will host the Pokémon Video Game Australian National Championships for trainers in Australia and New Zealand to take part in.

Trainers will battle it out using their copy of Pokémon Black and White 2 at the expo, and those who place in the top two of the three age divisions will get the opportunity to travel to the 2013 Pokémon Video Game World Championships in Vancouver, Canada, which will be held on 9th-11th August.

Of course, PAX Australia is currently sold out, but if you're looking to gain entry to compete there's still hope. Nintendo will be holding tournaments around the country that will allow winners to gain entry. There are also separate tickets to be given away at these events that won't require you to enter a tournament.

The competitions have started today (30th June), with Perth being the first stop and other cities competing in the coming weeks. The full list of locations and dates is below:

  • Perth (Supanova Pop Culture Expo) Sunday 30th June
  • Melbourne (Deakin Edge - Federation Square) Saturday 6th July
  • Brisbane (Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre) Sunday 7th July
  • Adelaide (AVCon Anime and Video Game Convention) Saturday 13th July
  • Sydney (Luna Park) Sunday 14th July

The event will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on the 20th and 21st July. Will you be attending? Let us know in the comment section below.

Thanks to WiiLovePeace for the tip!

[via nintendo.com.au]

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User Comments (4)

Aviator

#2

Aviator said:

Actually, in Australia today is the 1st.

And PAX is also on the 19th. It's the Pokemon tournament that will be on the 20th/21st.

XavandSo

#4

XavandSo said:

Uh... Unless June is July over in the mother country, Perth's Supanova has already happened. I went two days ago. I was at the Nintendo booth... I had so many StreetPass hits it cannot be explained. Over 130. Too bad I had Sticker Star in my 3DS instead of Black 2...

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