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The Pokémon Company Unleashes Hype Video for World Championships in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Jake Shapiro

Catch 'em all right here this weekend with live streaming and coverage!

After grueling national tournaments across the globe, more than 500 players from over 30 countries will convene at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Pokémon World Championships, competing in both Pokémon X & Y and the Pokémon Trading Card Game; to give you a taste of the excitement to come, the Pokémon Company International has launched a new hype video for the event:

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Worlds will take place this Friday through Sunday, 15th-17th of August – Friday will be the last-chance qualifiers for tournament competitors, while the tournament proper is Saturday and Sunday. You can catch all the Saturday and Sunday action streaming live right here on Nintendo Life, or head over to or Twitch; the two full days of coverage begin with the opening ceremony Saturday at 9:00 AM Eastern (2:00 PM in the UK) and end with the closing ceremony Sunday at 6:00 PM Eastern (11:00 PM in the UK). You can check out the full schedule on the Pokémon website here.

In addition to the live streaming, a certain Nintendo Life contributor will be reporting live from Worlds all three days, with daily recaps and interviews to sate your Poké-palate. If you're in the D.C. area (or just a diehard Poké-fan willing to travel the distance), the tournament will be open to the public with all sorts of vendors and side events slated to take place throughout the Convention Center – it's easily Metro-accessible, located one block west of the Mt. Vernon Square station. Come say hi to to us while you're there!

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User Comments (15)



Retro_on_theGo said:

The horror that is Mega Kanghaskan was revealed at Worlds last year so I hope they reveal a Mega again this year! Pleasse!



Royalblues said:

Yep, you can;t ask me to get into competitive Pokemon. Too tedious, getting all of your Pokemon's EVs and IVs to where you want them.

That is what kills an otherwise perfect game for me.



GalacticMario28 said:

I forgot it was this weekend. It's so convenient to have it streamed here, and the live reports make it even better. I'll have to make sure I'm here for most of the day.



DarkKirby said:


Or, if they gave you cash, you could have paid that debt all the same.

And the prize would also be useful for people who don't want to use it for school.

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