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Pokémon World Championships dates and venue confirmed

The Pokémon Company has confirmed the venue and dates for the 2020 Pokémon World Championships.

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Pokémon World Championships 2020
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The Pokémon Company has confirmed the venue and dates for the 2020 Pokémon World Championships.

Mark your calendar, this year’s Pokémon World Championships will be held from August 14-16, 2020 at the ExCeL in London. It’s the first time the event has been held outside of North America.

The championships will bring together the world’s best Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players, plus thousands of fans, for three days of intense battling. There will also be side tournaments and other activities to keep attendees and spectators occupied.

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Tournament participants can attend for free, but there will be a ’nominal fee’ for spectators. More details are expected soon. If you want to take part, the first step on your journey is to compete in a local Pokémon tournament. Head over to the Event Locator on the official website to find your nearest event. Read more about the World Championships qualifying criteria here.

Pokémon World Championships

Venue:
ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, E16 1XL

Dates:
August 14-16, 2020

There’s also great news for those that like to wait in line. The 2020 World Championships will also be home to a Pokémon Center store that will stock a slew of themed merchandise. Let’s hope it’s better stocked than the recent London pop-up store.


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