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2013 Pokémon World Championships

Posted on Aug 07, 2013 01:21AM
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This weekend is the 2013 Pokémon World Championships! Top players from around the world will be participating in the invite-only tournament this weekend in Vancouver, Canada to decide this year's Pokémon World Champion. This year's players hail from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and of course the United States -- home of three-time World Champion Ray Rizzo (Ray). They will be joined by four more players who qualify during the Last Chance Qualifier tournament held Friday directly before the main event.

Not able to attend? The newly created official Pokémon TwitchTV channel will livestream the single elimination top cut rounds and finals of all three age divisions. Improving on last year, they have even pulled from the community to provide commentary with YouTube star Josh Wittenkeller (JWittz) and The Top Cut's Josue Rojano (Crimz) doing commentary for the TCG and Nugget Bridge's Scott Glaza (Synre) and Evan Latt (evan) doing commentary for the video game.

Stream Schedule

August 10

  • 5:00PM – 7:30PM PT: Video Game Top Cut
  • 7:30PM – 12:00AM PT: Trading Card Game Top Cut

August 11

  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM PT: Video Game Finals
  • 12:30PM – 5:00PM PT: Trading Card Game Finals

Discuss the 2013 Pokémon World Championships on our Video Game Championships (VGC) board and on #pokemon on IRC. ~Firestorm