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Get Ready, Get Set, Fight! Pokkén Tournament Comes to Worlds

For the first time, Trainers will be crowned as the best in the fighting ring!

The 2016 Pokémon World Championships is only a few weeks away and—for the first time—Pokkén Tournament will be part of the action! Want to fight for the right to be crowned Pokkén Tournament Champion? Here is what you need to know.

Last Chance Qualifier

What: Players who didn’t qualify through earlier tournaments get their final shot at making the roster for Worlds at a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ).

When: Friday, August 19, in Golden Gate C Ballroom of the San Francisco Marriott

  • Players meeting: 9:30 A.M.
  • First rounds begin: 10:00 A.M.

Who: Players who register online here only by Friday, August 12, at 11:59 P.M. (PDT). No door registrations will be taken.

Format: The event will be double elimination, with all matches being best two-of-three games.

Here’s the breakdown of how many players will advance to the main event:

· Senior Division: Approximately 8 players will advance to the main event

· Masters Division: Approximately 20 players will advance to the main event

· The number of players who make it will be announced in the LCQ players meeting, beginning at 9:30 A.M. in Golden Gate Ballroom C

· If needed, some players may need to compete in additional matches to break ties, as determined by the Tournament Organizer

Badge Pickup for LCQ Players

· Thursday 5 P.M. – 8 P.M.: Badge pickup in the atrium of the Marriott

No LCQ event badge pickup after 10 A.M. Friday.

2016 Pokémon World Championships: Pokkén Tournament

When: Saturday, August 20, in Golden Gate Ballroom C of the San Francisco Marriott

  • Senior Division players meeting: 8:30 A.M.
  • Senior Division rounds begin: 9:00 A.M.

The 16-player Senior Division will play until a Champion is crowned on Saturday.

  • Masters Division players meeting: 10:30 A.M.
  • Masters Division rounds begin: 11:00 A.M.

The 64-player Masters Division will play until a Champion is crowned on Saturday.

Who: Players who have qualified here and those who advance from the LCQ on Friday, August 19.

  • 16 Senior players total
  • 64 Masters players total

Format: The event will be double elimination, with all matches being best two-of-three games. The following matches will be Best of Five games:

Senior Division: Winners Finals, Losers Finals, Grand Finals

Masters Division: Winners Semifinals and Finals, and Losers Eights, Quarters, Semis, Finals, and Grand Finals

Badge Pickup for Qualified Worlds Players

· Thursday, 5 P.M. – 8 P.M.: Badge pickup in the Yerba Buena Grand Assembly of the Marriott

· Friday, 7 A.M. – 5 P.M.: Badge pickup in the atrium of the Marriott

· Saturday, 7 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.: Late badge pickup in the atrium of the Marriott

No main event badge pickup after 10:30 A.M. Saturday.

Prizes: Masters Division players will compete for a $20,000 prize pool, while the Senior Division players will vie for a trip to Hawaii. Read up on all the prize info here.

Rules:

Click here for the Pokkén Tournament Rules.

Click here for the Play! Pokémon General Event Rules.


Good luck to all the Trainers who will be making their way to San Francisco for the 2016 Pokémon World Championships.

Can’t make it to San Francisco, but still want to watch all the action at Worlds? Check out every moment of play via live streams on

Pokemon.com/Live

. We’ll have four channels broadcasting, so you can tune in for your favorite events on all three days.

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