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2018 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series announced

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Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series logo

Players can compete in two qualifying events to win a trip to the 2018 World Championships in August to Nashville, TN. Those who qualify at these events will face against players from Japan and competitors from a Last Chance Qualifier competition that will take place at the Pokémon World Championships. A prize pool worth over US$20,000 is given to the winning competitors.

Qualifying

There will be two age divisions for all competitors. The Masters Division is for competitors born in 2002 or earlier and the Senior Division is for competitors born in 2003 or later. Players can qualify for the World Championships by placing highly in either a series event or in the Last Chance Qualifier at the World Championships.

A maximum of 256 competitors will be able to compete in each of the Masters and Senior Divisions in the Last Chance Qualifier competition. Two qualified Masters players and one Senior player will proceed to the main event.

A total of 16 Masters and eight Senior Division players will qualify for the Pokkén Tournament World Championships: two Masters and one Senior from Oceania Internationals, four Masters and two Seniors from North America Internationals, and four Masters and two Seniors from the Sheffield Regional Championships. The remainder of the invitations will be awarded to players from Japan and via the Last Chance Qualifier.

Competitors have to have a HORI wired controller or a wired fight stick to play Pokkén Tournament DX in the Championship Series. No Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers will be permitted, even with a USB cable.

Series schedules

Event Event Type Location Date
Oceania International Championships Qualifier Sydney, Australia February 9–11, 2018
North America International Championships Qualifier USA TBD
Sheffield Regional Championships Qualifier Sheffield, UK June 16–17, 2018
Last Chance Qualifier Qualifier Nashville, Tennessee TBD
Pokémon World Championships Championship Nashville, Tennessee TBD

Please note to register for one of the qualifier rounds you must go to their website. Currently (the date of article published), only the Oceania International Champonship link is available. You can find it here https://internationals.eslpkm.com.au/.

Prizes

Regional and International Championship Events

Masters Division

1st place: US$1,250 and Worlds invitation

2nd place: US$1,000 and Worlds invitation

3rd place: US$750 and Worlds invitation

4th place: US$600 and Worlds invitation

5th place tie: US$450 each

7th place tie: US$250 each


Senior Division

1st place: Nintendo Switch console, 72 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation

2nd place: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs, and Worlds invitation

3rd place: 36 Pokémon Trading Card Game booster packs


Pokémon World Championships

Masters Division

1st place: US$6,000

2nd place: US$4,000

3rd place: US$3,000

4th place: US$2,000

5th place tie: US$1,500 each

7th place tie: US$1,000 each


Senior Division

1st place: US$3,000 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card

2nd place: US$1,500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card

3rd place: US$500 Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card