Catch All the Action! Official Live Streams Confirmed for the 2016 Pokémon European National Championships

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Catch All the Action! Official Live Streams Confirmed for the 2016 Pokémon European National Championships

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire hit a combined total of 3 million units sold across Europe

London, United Kingdom, 9 May 2016— One of the Pokémon community’s most-wanted additions for the Pokémon National Championships is now officially confirmed, as three brand-new Pokémon channels will be streaming all the action live from the tournament floor throughout the events.

Fans around the world will be able to tune in from the comfort of their homes to watch the two-day Pokémon National Championships as they happen. Three separate streams with English commentary will be available from each of the main events: one showcasing the Pokémon Trading Card Game National Championships, one for the Pokémon Video Game National Championships, and one for the Pokkén TournamentChampionship Series. These streams will be available to view from the following events:

·         14–15 May: Liverpool, UK (Exhibition Centre Liverpool)
·         21–22 May: Kassel, Germany (Kongress Palais Kassel)
·         11–12 June: Milan, Italy (Mediolanum Forum, Assago MI)

The live streams will be available on the following channels:
Pokémon TCG National Championships: www.twitch.tv/pokemonTCG_EU
Pokémon VG National Championships: www.twitch.tv/pokemonVGC_EU
Pokkén Tournament Championship Series: www.twitch.tv/PokkenTournamentEU

Hot on the heels of last week’s reveal that Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and Pokémon Yellow Version have now reached over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, another milestone has been reached with Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire having sold a combined total of more than 3 million units across Europe since their launch in November 2014*.

To celebrate this news, fans who attend the European Nationals events in person can grab a Shiny Machamp for their copies of the game**. This special Machamp is similar to the one used by last year’s Senior Division Video Game World Champion and is a great addition to any Trainer’s Pokédex.

For more information on the Pokémon National Championships or this year’s World Championships, which will take place from 19–21 August in San Francisco, California, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/play-pokemon/nationals/2016/about/

*Source: Nintendo, May 2016

**Consumers wanting to receive Shiny Machamp must have a copy of Pokémon Omega Ruby , Pokémon Alpha Sapphire , Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS console. Limited to one per person and obtainable by attendees at the UK, Italy and Germany National Championships.

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