Pikachu Welcomes Players to Boston for the 2015 Pokémon World Championships!

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Pikachu Welcomes Players to Boston for the 2015 Pokémon World Championships!

All the Action Will Be Live Streamed via Twitch and Pokemon.com

London, UK—August 11, 2015— Boston is hosting the 2015 Pokémon World Championships! From August 21–23, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center will be home to hundreds of the world’s best Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players from more than 30 countries, all competing for the title of Pokémon World Champion.

The final Championship Point totals have been counted for the 2015 Play! Pokémon season and the fields for the 2015 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Championships have been set.

Click the links below to see who has earned an invitation to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. www.pokemon.co.uk/play-pokemon/worlds/2015/info/tcg-invitees
www.pokemon.co.uk/play-pokemon/worlds/2015/info/vg-invitees

We invite everyone to watch the action via live stream at www.Pokemon.com/Worldsor www.Twitch.tv/Pokemon . Beginning Friday, August 21, at 14:00 BST, those tuning in will catch the Pokémon World Championships Opening Ceremony and a full day of world-class Pokémon video game and Pokémon TCG matches. On Sunday, August 23, the TCG Championships final matches will begin at 14:00 BST, immediately followed by the Video Game Championships finals.

Players will be vying for a share of more than half a million dollars in scholarship awards, more than four times the amount awarded in 2014. Each Pokémon Video Game World Champion will win a $10,000 scholarship, and each Pokémon TCG World Champion will win a $25,000 scholarship.

For more information, visit Pokemon.co.uk/play-pokemon/worlds/2015/about/ To catch the unveiling of this year’s World Championships Pikachu plush, check out Pokémon’s official Instagram account: www.instagram.com/pokemon .

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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit www.pokemon.co.uk

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