2018 Pokémon World Championships

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The 2018 Pokémon World Championships are coming to Nashville, Tennessee, from August 24–26. The best players from all over the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Game, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion, and for a combined prize pool worth more than $500,000 in prizes!

The Pokémon World Championships are an invitation-only event. Players have been battling throughout the 2018 Championship Series season to earn a seat at this prestigious competition.

Spectators are invited to come watch the action all weekend long. Come see all the battles in person and participate in side events throughout the three-day event. There is a small fee for a spectator badge, which also includes two Pokémon TCG booster packs. The spectator badge is good for all three days of the event. See the Worlds registration page for details.

Event location:
Nashville Music City Center, Halls C & D
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Play for all divisions for both the Pokémon TCG and video game competitions will begin on Friday, August 24. Top players who qualified for a Day Two invitation will join the field on Saturday, August 25. These tournaments will conclude with the final rounds on Sunday, August 26.

The Pokkén Tournament World Championships will take place entirely on Saturday, August 25, with a Last Chance Qualifier occurring on Friday, August 24.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Get complete details on how to register to attend.

Competitors can pick up their badges and welcome kits on Thursday, August 23, at the Terrace outside Halls C & D at the Nashville Music City Center.

Get more details on registration and badges.

Side Events

Side events will take place throughout the weekend (Friday through Sunday). Only attendees with an event badge (including competitors and spectators) will be able to participate in side events.

Nashville Open

Attendees can battle in the Nashville Open, a marquee side event for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. The Nashville Open will award Championship Points equivalent to a Pokémon Regional Championships event, applicable to the 2019 Championship Series season. Details on the 2019 Championship Series are coming in late July.

Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier

Battle for the remaining few spots in the Pokkén Tournament World Championships at the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, August 24! Registration for the Last Chance Qualifier includes a spectator badge for entry into the Pokémon World Championships hall for the whole weekend.

Get details on the Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier.

Streaming

Follow the action on Twitch.tv/team/Pokemon all weekend long! There will be four live streams for the event: a Pokémon TCG stream, a VGC stream, a Pokkén Tournament DX stream, and the Main Stage stream. The Main Stage stream will include the opening ceremonies on Friday at 9 a.m., as well as the Pokkén Tournament DX finals on Saturday. Then, don't miss the Pokémon TCG and VGC finals on Sunday. The weekend will conclude with the closing ceremonies late Sunday afternoon.

Pokémon Center

A Pokémon Center store will be on site, giving players and fans a chance to buy Pokémon merchandise they won't find anywhere else, including special World Championships products. Badges will not be required to visit the Pokémon Center. The Pokémon Center will be in Hall A1.

Checking In

Day One players must check in Thursday at the Nashville Music City Center. If, due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or missed connections, a player is unable to check in Thursday, that player should report to the check-in desk as early as possible Friday (during check-in hours at the Nashville Music City Center, starting at 8 a.m.) and notify a staff member. All Day One players are required to be checked in and seated for their age division's player meeting Friday morning.

Good luck to all competitors at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships!

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