Pokémon TCG, video game, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitors, as well as spectators, can register online for the 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships, taking place June 24–26 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Registration for this event will take place entirely online. Registration for Pokémon TCG Senior and Masters Division and video game Masters Division competitors will be open until caps are met or until 11:59 p.m. ET (local time in Columbus) on Wednesday, June 22, whichever comes first. Registration for all Pokémon GO and Pokkén Tournament DX competitors will be open until 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 23. Registration for Pokémon TCG Junior Division and video game Junior and Senior Division competitors will be open until 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, June 24. Spectator badges will be available throughout the event or until all badges are sold out. All entry fees are nonrefundable. Badges can only be purchased online using a credit or debit card. Cash or check payments for badges will not be accepted.
The safety and well-being of the community is our top priority. By entering or attending a Play! Pokémon event, all attendees agree to adhere to the rules and requirements outlined in our COVID-19 policies. Please read this policy thoroughly before registering for and arriving at the event.
Competitor registration fees:
Masters Division (Pokémon TCG, VGC, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX): $60
Senior Division (Pokémon TCG, VGC, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX): $40
Junior Division (Pokémon TCG and VGC): $40
All competitors who register and attend will receive a badge, lanyard, player pin, deck box, set of card sleeves, playmat, and hat while supplies last. Items will be distributed on-site at the event. Substitute product may be provided if necessary.
Badges can only be picked up on-site at the event. 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 badges.
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 for online purchase throughout the event weekend, until 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26, 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. These children do not receive any additional items.
Competitors and spectators can pick up their badges at the following locations and times.
Thursday, June 23, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Badge pickup will be located in C Pod of the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, June 23. From Friday to Sunday, badge pickup will be located outside Hall C.
Competitors will receive a lanyard and welcome items when badges are picked up. To be entered in the tournament, players must check in early. See the check-in policy for more details.
Players may not participate in two events that occur at the same time (e.g., Pokkén Tournament DX Senior Division and Video Game Senior Division competitions). Players will need to indicate which event they will play in on Saturday (they cannot play in both). If you are registered to play in two events that overlap, please inform a judge at whichever competition you have chosen not to participate in that you must withdraw from that tournament so that you can be removed 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.
Bag and Personal Items Policy
For your safety and to ensure the safety of all our attendees, the following items will not be permitted into the event.
Items that could be considered weapons and would not pass airline security (including all firearms, sharp objects, mock weapons, and sprays)
Electronic smoking devices
Bags larger than 9" x 14" x 22" (23 cm x 36 cm x 56 cm). If an airline would not classify it as a carry-on, it is too big. Please check with your hotel about bag storage options.
Alcoholic beverages or any illegal substance
Apparel, objects, or signs with explicit wording or pictures
Animals (other than service animals)
All bags are subject to search upon entry to the event, and security retains the right to refuse entry.
Good luck to all competitors at the 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships!