Early this morning Nintendo announced a brand new tournament for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y owners in the UK. The tournament will take place in GAME stores and shopping centres across the UK between the 1st of March and the 5th of April, with a grand final being held in London on the 26th of April.
The tournament will be using the official VGC 2014 rules and will be single elimination knock-out. Four different groups will be held at each regional tournament with the winner of each group then getting to take part in the championship in London. The groups are as follows:
To be in with a chance of competing in the tournament you need to register through the tournament's official site here and pick which event you'd like to take part in. Rather than working on a first come first served bases, all entries will be riffled and the players with the chance of taking part picked from that.
- Ultimate Pokémon Expert group for players 13 and over. The prize for winning this group at the championship will give you a week-long trip to Japan and a pass to the second round in the VGC event in May.
- Junior Pokémon Expert group for players 12 and under. The prize for winning this event will see the winner earn a weekend trip for the whole family to Alton Towers theme park, as well as a pass to the second round for their age group in the VGC event.
- Pokémon Apprentice group for fans who want to take part but may not own a 3DS or copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. For this tournament partakers will have a copy of the game and/or 3DS supplied to them for use in the event. Winners of this group will earn themselves a bundle of 3DS games up to the value of £300
- Ultimate Pokémon Team group for a 16 and over player to team up with a family member aged 12 or under. Again for this group you can use your own console and games or they can be supplied to you at the event. Winners of this tournament can earn themselves a £250 Nintendo UK Online Store voucher and a group trip for four to EGX London 2014.
The full list of events is as follows:
We wish the best of luck to all those who take part, and may the best trainer win!