2016 Pokémon World Championships Are Closed To The General Public


This week sees San Francisco host the 2016 Pokémon World Championships, which will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Due to an “unprecedented response” from players that have been invited to attend, The Pokémon Company has issued a somewhat late warning that the event will be closed to the general public. Therefore, only those that have an official event badge and their families will be permitted entry.

That will come as an understandable disappointment to those that have already made plans to travel to San Francisco for the Championships, for which The Pokémon Company are now recommending that everyone watches their online coverage.

Competitors from more than 30 countries compete for the title of Pokémon World Champion, winning from a prize pool of more than $500,000 in scholarships and travel awards.

The 2016 Pokémon World Championships will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco between Friday 19th – Sunday 21st August.

The streaming schedule has also been reconfirmed, as below:

General Coverage

Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 6pm

Pokémon Video Game Championships

Friday: 9am – 10pm
Saturday: 9am – 10pm

Pokémon TCG Championships

Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 9pm

Pokkén Tournament Championships

Friday: 9am – 5pm (Last Chance Qualifiers coverage)
Saturday: 9am – 5pm

All times are PDT, approximate and subject to change.

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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.

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