Pokemon Winter Regional Championship dates, locations announced

Sick of the Pokemon series' protagonists getting hailed as the only Pokemon Champions? Get out there and earn your own glory, then! This year's Pokemon Winter Regional Championships are open to both Pokemon Trading Card Game masters and trainers prepared for trouble with Pokemon X/Y teams.

The nationwide bouts have all been scheduled in January, with trainers in Doswell, Virginia kicking the tournament off on January 11. Battles in St. Charles, Missouri, Long Beach, California and Salem, Oregon will follow on January 18, leaving trainers in Orlando, Florida to wrap things up starting on January 25. Each event fills a weekend, with Pokemon TCG battles on both days and Pokemon X/Y battles only on the second day.

These events are open to the public and all that is needed to compete is a legal Pokemon TCG deck or a copy of Pokemon X/Y with a 3DS or 2DS. Swiss-style pairings will be used, meaning players can partake in every round until the finals are determined. The associated press release notes that winners will be awarded "booster packs, trophies and stipends from a pool of nearly $200,000 in travel allowances." These can be used toward Pokemon U.S. Naitonal Championships Travel Awards or invitations to the 2014 Pokemon World Championships in Washinton, D.C. in August.

Last year's Pokemon World Championships were broadcasted live, just in case you were wondering how many people will be able to witness your triumphant ascension as Pokemon Champion. For more information like event locations, check out the Winter Regional Championship pages for the Pokemon X/Y and Pokemon TCG tournaments.
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Hi Joystiq,

The Pokémon Video Game and Trading Card Game Winter Regional Championships will be taking place across the United States over the next three weekends, and will mark the first time competitors will battle in a Pokémon Video Game Championship Series event playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

The Pokémon Winter Regional Championships will be taking place at the following locations and dates:

Doswell, VA - January 11th-12th - (TCG both days, Video Game Jan. 12th only)
Long Beach, CA - January 18th-19th - (TCG both days, Video Game Jan. 19th only)
Salem, OR - January 18th-19th - (TCG both days, Video Game Jan. 19th only)
St. Charles, MO - January 18th-19th - (TCG both days, Video Game Jan. 18th only)
Orlando, FL - January 25th-26th - (TCG both days, Video Game Jan. 26th only)

With so many locations across the country, fans, competitors, and enthusiasts have a great opportunity to attend the Pokémon Winter Regional Championships no matter where they are. A Pokémon X and Pokémon Y themed infographic showcasing the locations and dates of each event can be downloaded here: https://www.hightail.com/download/elNMV293aFJOMUExZXNUQw

These events are open to the public, and to compete players must bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and a Nintendo 3DS or 2DS system for the video game section, or a legal Pokémon TCG deck for the trading card game section. Pokémon tournaments use Swiss-style pairings, so all players can play in every round of the event until the finals are determined, as well as numerous other friendly side events throughout the day.

Top finishers in both the TCG and video game events will receive booster packs, trophies, and stipends from a pool of nearly $200,000 in travel allowances, which can be applied toward earning a Pokémon U.S. National Championships Travel Award or even an invitation to the 2014 Pokémon World Championships in Washington, D.C. this August.

For more information about each event and entry details, players can visit the Video Game Pokémon Winter Regional Championships website and the TCG Pokémon Winter Regional Championships website.

We hope your readers enjoy the information. Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks!

-Phillip

This article was originally published on Joystiq.