It’s official! The 2018 Pokémon World Championships will be held in Nashville, TN!

The Pokémon World Championships are an annual event staged by the Play! Pokémon organized play division of The Pokémon Company International (formerly known as Pokémon USA). The first ever World Championship event was run by Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, on August 2002 in Seattle, WA.

An annual invitational-only event held in August of a given year, players are chosen on overall ratings, national champions and past performances in the previous year’s World Championships.

The 2017 VGC, TCG and Pokkén Tournament Pokémon World Championships took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from August 18 to 20 and the winners and finalists of each division have been confirmed by the Pokémon Company International. The championships featured a share of over $500,000 in prizes. It is the second time that Anaheim held the World Championships, having previously held the TCG-only 2006 World Championships. Read more HERE! 

Pokemon just announced that next year’s Worlds will be held in Nashville, Tennessee! We will probably get details of the venue’s specific location in six months. TPCi currently seems to have a deal with Marriott, so it’ll likely be at a location within walking distance of the city’s Marriott.

Previous Worlds were held in:

2004: Orlando, Florida
2005: San Diego, California
2006: Anaheim, California
2007: Kona, Hawaii
2008: Orlando, Florida
2009: San Diego, California
2010: Kona, Hawaii
2011: San Diego, California
2012: Kona, Hawaii
2013: Vancouver, Canada
2014: Washington, D.C.
2015: Boston, Massachusetts
2016: San Francisco, California
2017: Anaheim, California

Written by KantoPokedexPR

MD by Profession but Director, News and Leaked Information writer at the Pokemon and Gaming Related website PikaPlace.

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