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2018 Pokkén Tournament Championship Series announced

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The events for the Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series this year have been announced. Players who place can qualify for the 2018 World Championships in August in Nashville, Tennessee, where they will face against players from Japan and competitors from the Last Chance Qualifier. A prize pool worth over US$20,000 will be given to winning competitors.

Qualifying

There will be two age divisions for all competitors: the Masters Division for competitors born in 2002 or earlier, and the Senior Division 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 must use a HORI wired controller or a wired fight stick.

Schedule

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

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