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Fourth International Championships to be in United States
- Thursday, February 23, 2017
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North American International Championships logo
The 2017 North American International Championships will be held from June 30 to July 2, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in the United States. This will be the fourth International Championships, after the European, Oceania, and Latin American International Championships.
The Indiana Convention Center hosted the United States Pokémon National Championships from 2010 to 2015.
The video game competition will use Pokémon Sun and Moon. Pokémon TCG players will compete using the Standard format, including cards from the upcoming Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion.
International Championships are tournaments new to the 2017 Play! Pokémon season that replace National Championships from previous years. Unlike the Pokémon TCG National Championships of previous years, International Championships are open to players from anywhere in the world. The Pokémon International Championships are some of the largest competitions in the 2017 Pokémon Championship Series schedule, and winners will earn a high number of Championship Points toward a qualification to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, which will be held from August 18 to 20, 2017 in Anaheim, California in the United States.
The European International Championships were held in London, the United Kingdom from December 9 to 11, 2016. The Oceania International Championships will be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 10 to 12, 2017; and the Pokémon Latin American International Championships will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from April 21 to 23, 2017.
For more details about International Championships, see the official Pokémon site.