2013 Pokémon US National Championship – Starts Next Weekend

Pokémon US National Championship

The 2013 Pokémon US National Championship will take place July 5–7 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The tournament will host participants from around the country with a Pokémon TCG deck or a Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2 teams.

One video game competitor as well as one TCG competitor from each of three age divisions will be crowned US National Champion, and will travel with other top players to represent the United States at the Pokémon World Championships this August in Vancouver, Canada.

The Pokémon Company International Director of Consumer Marketing, J.C. Smith, said, “The Pokémon US National Championships is one of the largest and most prestigious Pokémon TCG and video game events in the world, and it provides a great opportunity for fans and players throughout the United States to come together and have fun playing the games they love.”

“The event has continued to grow over the last few years and is a great opportunity for attendees to form new friendships and reunite with old friends, and perhaps win a trip to Vancouver for Worlds.” He added.


The US National Championships will be using a Swiss tournament style that guarantees players the opportunity to play in multiple rounds regardless of their win-loss record.

Those who wish to attend the open, fee-free event and bring along their DS or 3DS with a copy of Pokémon Black, Pokémon White, Pokémon Black 2, or Pokémon White 2 can participate in a special character distribution. They will receive Metagross – shown above – based on the one used by World Champion Ray Rizzo in the 2012 Pokémon World Championships.

In addition, attendees can take part in Pokémon League events in order to win special prizes.

The 2013 Pokémon TCG US National Championships will start Friday, July 5, at 9.00 am., and the Pokémon Video Game US. National Championships will begin on Saturday, July 6, at 9.00 am.

Are you looking forward to it?