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The Pokémon Company have announced the 2012 International Pokémon Black & White Challenge through the official Japanese website.

Their third Wi-Fi tournament, this is the first that will be international and accessible to every Global Link user across the world.

Registration opens at 15:00 UK GMT on March 15th and closes at 14:59 UK GMT on March 21st, with the tournament itself runs between March 22nd – 26th. There are 50,000 places available, with 25,000 being reserved for Japanese players.

Additionally, the 2012 Spring Wi-Fi tournament will also run in March, but this is exclusive to Japanese players.

[Thanks Serebii]

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.