What tips would you give to first-time Pokémon TCG competitors at the 2019 Pokémon North America International Championships?

The Pokémon TCG and Video Game North America International Championships are the fourth International Championships of the 2019 Championship Series season. This event is sure to be one of the largest Pokémon Championship Series tournaments, and it features exciting competitions for both Pokémon TCG and video game players. This event will also host a Pokkén Tournament Worlds Qualifier competition.

The North America International Championships will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on June 21–23, 2019. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament DXcompetitions.

Event location:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Halls C & D
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

For Senior and Masters Division Pokémon TCG and Masters Division video game players, check-in and badge pickup will be on Thursday, June 20. The TCG Senior and Masters Division competitions will begin Friday, June 21, and go through Sunday, June 23. TCG Junior Division and VGC Junior and Senior Division competitions will begin Saturday, June 22. Players who begin competing on Saturday may pick up their badges on Friday.

For Senior and Masters Division Pokkén Tournament DX players, badge pickup will occur on Friday, with the competition running Saturday and Sunday.

Stay tuned for full event schedule.

Get details on the Pokémon TCG tournaments.

Get details on the Pokémon video game tournaments.

Get details on the Pokkén Tournament Worlds Qualifier.

Badges and Registration

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including competitors in the main event as well as spectators. Registration for competitors and spectators must be completed online. Children age 5 and under will be given a wristband at no charge to allow entry into the event space.

Competitors can check in starting Thursday, June 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Union Station Ballrooms near Hall A. Check-in on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be located near Hall C.

Get more details on registration.

Live Streaming Information

Tune in to watch the exciting matches live from Columbus, Ohio, June 21–23, 2019, on Twitch.tv/PokemonTwitch.tv/PokemonTCGTwitch.tv/PokemonVGC, and Twitch.tv/PokkenTournament. The initial Pokémon VGC and TCG matches will take place on their respective channels Friday and Saturday before final matches for both events start sequentially Sunday on Twitch.tv/Pokemon. The Pokkén Tournament DX action will begin Saturday and conclude on Sunday, and the Pokkén Tournament stream is your one-stop shop to watch all of the incredible matches. Expert commentators will help you follow along with the action in each game.

Source: Pokemon.com and @Pokemon

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