Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DC Hosts Pokémon World Championships This Weekend

From our friends at the Pokémon World Championships...

Washington, DC Hosting the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, August 15-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

WHAT: The 2014 Pokémon World Championships is coming to Washington D.C., Friday, August 15th - Sunday, August 17th. More than 500 elite Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players from more than 30 countries will compete for the ultimate title of Pokémon World Champion in the invitation-only tournament. Thousands of Pokémon competitors, supporters, and fans from around the world will converge on the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, providing great visuals, interview opportunities, and a positive, family-friendly story for all news mediums. Intense Pokémon TCG and video game battles, Pokémon cosplay, costumed characters, and an energetic Opening and Closing Ceremonies will add color to the family-friendly, international event. You can view the 2013 Pokémon World Championships recap video here: 2013 Worlds Recap Video.

WHEN: Friday, August 15th - Sunday, August 17th

WHERE: Walter E. Washington Convention Center Ballroom
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 15th
Pokémon TCG LCQ Check-In 8-8:30 A.M.
VG LCQ Check-In 10-11 A.M.
Pokémon TCG Last Chance Qualifier 9 A.M.
VG Last Chance Qualifier 1 P.M.
World Championships Competitor Check-In 5-7 P.M.
Retail Hours - Competitors Only* 5-7 P.M.
World Championships Player Meeting 7 P.M.

Saturday, August 16th
Opening Ceremony 9 A.M.
Retail Hours 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Pokémon World Championships 9:30 A.M.
Side Events 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Worlds Live Stream 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.

Sunday, August 17th
Worlds Live Stream 9 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Pokémon TCG Matches Begin 9 A.M.
Pokémon TCG Featured Expansion Tournaments 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Retail Hours 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Side Events 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Autograph Signing: Mr. Masuda & Mr. Yoshida 10:30 A.M. - Noon
Autograph Signing: Mr. Ishihara 12:30-2 P.M.
VG Matches Begin 3 P.M.
Closing Ceremony 6 P.M.

Click here to learn how to play, etc., and here to learn more about this weekend's Championships.