January 23, 2020

ExCeL London Hosts the 2020 Pokémon World Championships on August 14–16

Start making travel plans so you can join the fun this summer!

The Pokémon World Championships will be held outside North America for the first time in history when London, England, hosts the competition August 14–16. The venue for the event is the enormous ExCeL London event center, which has also hosted previous Europe International Championships.

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, England E16 1XL

The three-day event is once again expected to be very popular, so make your travel plans now. To make it easy, we've created a page where you can find and book hotels near the event center that is kept up to date with the best rates.

The very best Pokémon Trainers will be vying for the title of World Champion, but that's only the beginning of the fun. Side tournaments, special events, and other activities will be available for all Pokémon fans. Invited players will not have to pay an entry fee to participate at Worlds, but there will be a nominal fee for spectator badges. Stay tuned for more information on the cost and availability of spectator badges.

If you want to compete in the Pokémon World Championships, it's not too late to get started. Find an event near you and start earning Championship Points toward a coveted Worlds invitation!

We'll have much more news and info on the Pokémon World Championships as we get closer to the event. Keep checking Pokemon.com for the latest details throughout the year.

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