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Pokémon US National Championships Start Today!

Watch the Pokémon US National Championships live starting this Friday!

The Pokémon US National Championships start today! Players from across the USA compete in this grand tournament as they work their way up towards the World Championships taking place later this year.

Watch as skilled players of the Pokémon video games, the Pokémon TCG, and Pokkén Tournament compete among the very best of America.  Four separate video streams will air these matches live for everyone to see, so you don’t have to physically be at the championships to catch these games in action.

Taken directly from the official site, here’s what to look forward to starting this Friday:

Main Channel

  • Friday: Mix of Pokémon TCG and VGC coverage
  • Saturday: Mix of Pokémon TCG, VGC, and Pokkén Tournament coverage
  • Sunday: Pokémon TCG and VGC final rounds

Pokémon TCG Channel

  • Friday: TCG Masters Division, Swiss rounds 1–9
  • Saturday: TCG Masters Division, Day Two Swiss rounds, followed by Masters and Senior Division Top 8 in the evening
  • Sunday: Off air

Pokémon VGC Channel

  • Friday: VGC Masters Division, Swiss rounds 1–9
  • Saturday: VGC Masters Division, Day Two Swiss rounds, followed by Masters Division top cut (Top 32, Top 16, and Top 8)
  • Sunday: Off air

Pokkén Tournament Channel

  • Friday: Pokkén Tournament Masters Division bracket and exhibitions
  • Saturday, 9 a.m.to noon: Pokkén Tournament Senior Division Top 16
  • Saturday, noon to 7 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament Masters Division Top 32
  • Sunday: Off air

Plus, look forward to commentary from prominent members of the Pokémon community, including Josh Wittenkeller (a.k.a. TheJWitzz) and Ray Rizzo.

The Pokémon US National Championships run from July 1 until July 3, 2016.  You can catch the streams at the official Pokémon Championships site here.


Good luck to everyone competing!

Sources: Serebii.net, Pokemon.com