Pokémon International Championships

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Tournament Information
Organizer:
The Pokémon Company International
Prize pool:
VGC: $500 - $5,000 USD
TCG: $500 - $10,000 USD
Links

The Pokémon International Championships is a series of events in the Pokémon Video Game Championship season where you will have a "Pokémon World's Like" event that can reward up to 500 Championship Points to the winner of the event. The event started up back in December 9th 2017, a few days after the VGC 2017 format was put in place. These events took over the Pokémon National Championship events. With the Pokémon International Championships, they will be hosted 4 times in a season with either Europe, Oceania, Latin America and North America hosting 1 of the 4 events. 2017 and 2018 formats had the events go in order of Europe, Oceania, Latin America and then North America, however in 2019, they were changed to have Latin America go first in the season while Europe taking the 3rd slot.

Prize Pools[edit]

As well as the high 500 Championship Point prize, the top 4 for each division will earn full Travel Awards for the next International event corresponding the current one (For example: Top 4 of the Latin American International Championship will earn a full Travel Award to the Oceania International Championship. In regards to this, 5th to 8th place will get a Travel Stipend of $1,000 if they wish to go to the corresponding International Championship. As for Prize Money, it will depend on attendance. The lowest you can get is $500 for getting Top 8 with 1-100, Top 16 with 101-200 players, or Top 32 with 201+ players. The most you can win is $5,000 for 1st as long as there is 201+ players. There is also a rule depending on how much you earn. If you earn less than $5,000 and you are 18+, you will only be able to receive the prize as cash. If you earn $5,000 or more, you have a choice of scholarship or cash. With players under 18, you won't be able to receive the money as cash, however, you will be given a Pokémon Visa Prepaid Card.

History[edit]

VGC International Championships[edit]

  • December 11, 2016 - Sekiam Spain defeats Desu Italy and is crowned the first ever International Champion as well as the 2017 European International Champion.
  • March 12, 2017 - SilverThowra Australia defeats Desu Italy and is crowned the 2017 Oceania International Champion.
  • April 23, 2017 - Linkyoshimario United States defeats Proman Spain and is crowned the 2017 Latin American International Champion.
  • July 02, 2017 - Wasp Australia defeats PwnyPerson United States and is crowned the 2017 North American International Champion.
  • November 19, 2017 - Sanvy Italy defeats PokèAlex Spain and is crowned the 2018 European International Champion.
  • February 11, 2018 - Yuree Italy defeats Nidoking_Guy Norway and is crowned the 2018 Oceania International Champion.
  • April 29, 2018 - Carson Confer United States defeats Sweeper United States and is crowned the 2018 Latin American International Champion.
  • July 08, 2018 - Serapis United States defeats Spurrific United States and is crowned the 2018 North American International Champion.
  • November 18, 2018 - Linkyoshimario United States defeats Jamesspeed1 United States and is crowned the 2019 Latin American International Champion.
  • February 17, 2019 - EmbC Portugal defeats Dawg Australia and is crowned the 2019 Oceania International Champion.
  • April 28, 2019 - Pado Italy defeats Nirinbo Italy and is crowned the 2019 European International Champion.
  • June 23, 2019 - Wolfey United States defeats Ammodee Australia and is crowned the 2019 North American International Champion.
  • November 17, 2019 - Jamesspeed1 United States defeats IRNememsis Chile and is crowned the 2020 Latin American International Champion.
  • February 23, 2020 - Marc0fier0 Italy defeats EmbC Portugal and is crowned the 2020 Oceania International Champion.
  • November 18, 2018 - Linkyoshimario United States becomes the first VGC player to win the Latin American International Championships twice.
  • June 23, 2019 - After his North American International Championship win, Wolfey United States is the only player to have won a Regional, National, International and World Championship.

TCG International Championships[edit]

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