Tune In to Watch the Official Broadcast of the Pokémon North America International Championships, Live from New Orleans, June 7-9, 2024

Broadcast Schedule Announced for Annual Premier Competitive Pokémon Event

LONDON, UK. — May 31, 2024 — Pokémon players from around the world will gather at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the 2024 Pokémon North America International Championships (NAIC) from June 7 to June 9, 2024. Hopeful Trainers will have their skills tested as they compete in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE to qualify for the 2024 Pokémon World Championships in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.

Fans at home will be able to watch Pokémon battles live from New Orleans all weekend long by tuning in to the English live stream of the competition on Twitch or YouTube. Trainers who watch the English live stream can celebrate the Championship Series from home with exclusive digital giveaways, which include codes* for a special illustration rare Pokémon card in Pokémon Trading Card Game Live (TCGL), a Pokémon from the team that won the 2024 Pokémon VGC Europe International Championships (EUIC), and special Timed Research for Pokémon GO that ends in an encounter with a Pokémon from the team that won the 2024 Pokémon GO Europe International Championships.
 
*Codes for Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, Pokémon Scarlet, and Pokémon Violet can be redeemed in-game. Codes for Pokémon GO will be distributed via Twitch Drops, and details about redemption will be featured in the live stream. Terms apply to code use. Please tune in to the English NAIC broadcast for more information.
 
Pokémon TCG StreamTwitch.tv/PokemonTCGYouTube.com/Pokemon
Commentators: Juancho Saldana, Ross Gilbert, Joe Bernard, Pablo Meza, Shelbie Bou
Friday, June 7: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Saturday, June 8: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. BST
Sunday, June 9: Finals begin at 7 a.m. PDT on Twitch.tv/Pokemon and YouTube.com/Pokemon
 
Pokémon VGC StreamTwitch.tv/PokemonYouTube.com/Pokemon
Commentators: David Partington, Evan Latt, Gabby Snyder, Jake Muller, Rosemary Kelley
Friday, June 7: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Saturday, June 8: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Sunday, June 9: Finals start at 7 p.m. BST on Twitch.tv/Pokemon and YouTube.com/Pokemon
 
Pokémon GO StreamTwitch.tv/PokemonGOYouTube.com/Pokemon
Commentators: Will Dunphey, Amanda Lundberg, Nick Livezey, Stephanie Kristine, Pedro Carrizo
Friday, June 7: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Saturday, June 8: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Sunday, June 9: Finals start at 2 p.m. BST on Twitch.tv/Pokemon and YouTube.com/Pokemon
 
Pokémon UNITE StreamTwitch.tv/PokemonUNITEYouTube.com/PokemonUNITE
Commentators: Jake “Spragels” Sprague, Kirk “Doobsnax” Dubé, Joshua “Zoinks” Hiebert, Evan “WonderChef” Hashimoto
Friday, June 7: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
Saturday, June 8: 2 p.m. – 23.59 p.m. BST
 
Keep up to date with the latest news from the 2024 NAIC here, and to find out more about the Play! Pokémon program, be sure to visit Pokemon.co.uk/play-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 and 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.com.

About Nintendo

Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario™, Donkey Kong™, The Legend of Zelda™, Metroid™, Pokémon™, Animal Crossing™, Pikmin™ and Splatoon™, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.4 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System™ more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Frankfurt, Germany, serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in Europe.

For more information about Nintendo of Europe, please visit the company’s website at https://www.nintendo-europe.com/

About Niantic

Niantic’s global-scale augmented reality platform and digital map power spatial computing experiences in the real world. Incubated out of the Maps team at Google, Niantic first created Ingress and then Pokémon GO, a collaborative effort with The Pokémon Company, which has become a cultural phenomenon and hit game played by tens of millions of people each month. Niantic’s Lightship platform, which powers Pokémon GO, also supports the company’s other games including Pikmin Bloom, Peridot and Monster Hunter Now. Developers use Niantic’s platform to build their own AR applications and experiences, either with the Lightship Platform or directly through the web with 8th Wall.