Pokémon World Championship boasts $2m prize pool

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:

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