Over 1,500 Pokémon TCG Competitors Gather in Indianapolis
05 July, 2013 in Play! Pokémon
View a photo gallery from one of the biggest Pokémon tournaments ever held!
Even though the Video Game National Championships won’t start until Saturday, the Indiana Convention Center is already overflowing with Pokémon Trainers eager for a weekend of battling, trading, and fun with friends!
More than 900 Masters Division players prepare to battle. From this field of talented competitors, only one will stand as National Champion on Sunday!
As always, Pikachu oversees the competition from high above the crowd.
Trainers young and old show off their favorite Pokémon with pride.
Senior Division players weigh their options carefully in the early rounds of the tournament.
For Pokémon Trainers, good sportsmanship is a key part of the game. For many players, making new friends is one of the highlights of the National Championships.
Between matches, players stop for a quick match at the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online kiosk.
Over 200 Junior Division players are competing in the National Championships this year.
In Friday’s match-ups, players have 30 minutes to complete a game. Only the best will make the cut to continue playing on Saturday.
Pokémon toys brought for good luck are abundant at the U.S. National Championships!
Who will be the next National Champions? Stay tuned to Pokemon.com to find out!