Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament competitors, as well as spectators, can register online for the 2018 North America International Championships, taking place in Columbus, Ohio, from July 6–8.
Registration for this event will take place entirely online. Pokémon TCG and video game competitor registration will be open for all age divisions until player caps are met, or until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 4, whichever comes first. Pokkén Tournament competitor registration closes at 9 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 6. Spectator badges will be available throughout the event until all badges are sold out. All entry fees are non-refundable. Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.
Competitor registration fees:
Masters Division (Pokémon TCG, VGC, and Pokkén Tournament):
Junior and Senior Divisions (Pokémon TCG and VGC): $40
Senior Division (Pokkén Tournament): $40
All competitors who register and attend will receive a badge, lanyard, player pin, deck box, set of card sleeves, playmat, and hat. Items will be distributed on site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary.
Badges can be picked up on site at the event only. Competitors will be required to provide their name, player ID number, and some form of ID to pick up their competitor badge. Junior and Senior Division competitors must also have a guardian present to pick up their competitor badge.
All registered competitors under age 18 will also receive a spectator badge and lanyard, at no additional charge, for a parent or guardian. This spectator badge will not include any other items. Any additional spectator badges must be purchased online.
Spectator registration fee (age 6 and over): $10
Spectator registration will be available only for online purchase throughout the event weekend, until 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, July 8, or until badges sell out.
Each spectator will receive two Pokémon TCG booster packs when they pick up their badge. A registration confirmation email (sent after spectator registration is completed via the registration website) will be required to pick up spectator badges. A maximum of six spectator badges can be purchased at one time.
Children age 5 and under do not need to be registered in advance, and will instead be given wristbands on site at the event. Children age 5 and under do not receive any additional items.
Competitors and spectators can pick up their badges at the following locations and times:
Thursday, July 5, 3–7 p.m.
Friday, July 6, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Badge pickup will be located near the atrium outside halls C and D at the Columbus Convention Center.
Competitors will also receive a lanyard and a Participation Item Voucher when picking up their badges. This voucher can be exchanged for the remaining participation items inside the event hall during its open hours, starting at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, and ending at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 8.
Please note: Pokkén Tournament Senior and Masters Divisions, Video Game Junior and Senior Divisions, and Pokémon TCG Junior Division competitions all begin on Saturday, July 7. Players may not participate in overlapping events that occur at the same time (e.g. Pokkén Tournament Senior Division and VG Senior Division competitions). If a player who advances from Friday in the Pokémon TCG or VG event has also registered for the Pokkén Tournament event, they will need to indicate which event they will play in on Saturday (they cannot play in both). If you qualify for two events, please inform a judge in the competition you will not be participating in so they can remove you from the competitor list.
Whenever you are in the event space, please make sure that you are wearing your badge and that it is visible at all times.
For your safety and the safety of all guests, all bags will be subject to search upon entry to the event.
Items that would not pass airline security, as well as electronic smoking devices, are not permitted in the event space. This includes all weapons and small pocketknives, other sharp objects, and propellant sprays.
Please leave any items larger than a backpack at your hotel. If you have already checked out, please ask the hotel front desk to store your luggage. Bags should not exceed 9" x 14" x 22" (23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm). Attendees with larger items at the event entrance will not be permitted to enter the event space.
Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 North America International Championships!