Pokemon Company to stream national championships on Twitch

The Pokemon Company announced that the upcoming 2014 Pokemon US National Championships will be livestreamed for the first time via its Twitch channel.

The event kicks off at noon Eastern time on July 5, with Pokemon X and Pokemon Y players competing in a Swiss-system tournament. Pokemon Trading Card Game competitions will follow afterward, with a concluding video game tournament scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time on July 6.

Competitors and attendees will receive a Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine through Pokemon X or Pokemon Y. Finalists will move on to the 2014 Pokemon World Championships, which will also be livestreamed when the event takes place on August 16 and 17 in Washington, DC.

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Pokémon Streaming US National Championships Live for the First Time

Competitors and Fans Can Get a Special Shiny Mamoswine at 2014 Pokémon US National Championships

BELLEVUE, WA-June 5, 2014-The Pokémon Company International announced today that the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships, taking place July 4–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be streamed live for the first time, featuring two days of coverage of the Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) competitions. The 2014 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 16–17 in Washington, DC, will also be streamed live. Fans can follow the action from both events at Twitch.tv/Pokemon.

Visit Twitch.tv/Pokemon at the following times to watch the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships:

Saturday, July 5, noon–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Swiss Rounds
Saturday, July 5, 5–9 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Top Cut and Finals
Sunday, July 6, 2–5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Top Cut and Finals

Competitors and fans attending the US National Championships can get a special Shiny Mamoswine for their video game. This powerful Pokémon is similar to the Mamoswine used by 2013 Pokémon World Champion Arash Omatti, the first Pokémon video game World Champion from Italy. The Level 50 Shiny Mamoswine has an Adamant Nature, comes with the Thick Fat Ability, and holds a Choice Scarf item. This Mamoswine also knows the following moves: Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. Those attending the US National Championships and interested in receiving this Mamoswine will need to bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family.

The US National Championships is open to all Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game players. Pokémon TCG players in the Junior and Senior Divisions must have earned 5 Play! Points during the current Pokémon Championship Series season in order to compete, and Masters Division players must have earned 10 Play! Points. Qualified players interested in preregistering to attend the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships can now conveniently and quickly do so at the following link: http://2014.registration.pokemon.com.

Nearly 500 Pokémon video game and TCG players have already received Travel Awards or Travel Stipends to the 2014 Pokémon US National Championships based on the Championship Points they earned throughout the year at city, state, and regional events. Altogether, more than $300,000 in Travel Awards and Travel Stipends have been awarded to competitors attending the US National Championships this year by The Pokémon Company International.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.