The Pokémon Company has announced that its 2015 Pokémon World Championships will offer $2m in prizes.
Organizers have detailed locations and dates for the US Pokémon Winter Regional Championship tournaments. The US regional tourneys take place later this month at the following locations:
- St. Louis, MO: February 14-15 - St. Charles Convention Center
- Portland, OR: February 14-15 - DoubleTree by Hilton
- Doswell, VA: February 14-15 - Exhibition Hall at the Meadow Event Park
- Lancaster, CA: February 14-15 - Pioneer Event Center
- Kissimmee, FL: February 28 - March 1 - Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center
Regional winners will compete in the US National Championships for a chance to play in the Pokémon World Championships, while qualifying events will be held in more than 40 other countries within the same time-frame.
All this leads up to the World Championships, which takes place August 21st-23rd in Boston, where Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire and Trading Card Game players will compete for the $2m prize pool.
Here’s the announcement video: