Yes, that headline is correct.
One of the more peculiar stories in the world of video games this weekend contained four bizarre components – the Pokémon Video Game Championships, a team of Spanish players, a Birmingham hotel… and handfuls of faeces.
Nintendo Life reports that following a day of hot competition at the Birmingham-based event, some players were awoken in their hotel by a somewhat unsavoury incident.
“After 30-40mins in my room relaxing with a quick snooze I awoke to the sound of banging coming from down the hall from where the 'Spanish Team' were staying in,” a user on the Pokemon World forums wrote.
“It seems that at some point after they had turned up and when we went to Wetherspoons the Spaniards had decided to have a 'poo' fight in the corridor and this had upset the staff and several guests (naturally) at the hotel enough to call the police and have them leave.”
It should be noted that the event itself, which is organised and run by The Pokemon Company, passed without any excrement-related incidents.