The Pokémon TCG and Video Game US National Championships is the largest Pokémon event in the country, bringing together players from coast to coast to compete for more than $225,000 in prizes. The award structure and values for these top-tier events have changed for the 2016 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season. Of note, players age 18 or older who finish in the Top 8 may choose either a cash award or a scholarship of the same amount, while top finishers in 9th place or lower will receive a cash award. Players under 18 who finish in the Top 8 may choose either a scholarship or a Travel Certificate of the same amount, while top finishers in 9th place or lower will receive a Travel Certificate.
Here is the full prize information:
18 years of age and older:
1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or cash
Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Cash
Under 18 years of age:
1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Travel Certificate
Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Travel Certificate
Pokémon TCG National Championships
Finish Position Award Value
1st place $10,000
2nd place $5,000
3rd-4th place $2,500
5th-8th place $1,500
9th-16th place $1,000
17th-32nd place $750
33rd-64th place $500
Pokémon VG National Championships
Finish Position Award Value
1st place $5,000
2nd place $2,500
3rd-4th place $1,500
5th-8th place $750
9th-16th place $500
- hosted by Inti Creates and Comcept
- airing May 27th, 2016
- appearances from Inti Creates president and vice president
- latest info on Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 to be shared
- more footage of Mighty No. 9
- airs 9:00pm JST via NicoNico
I know these type of games irk some people, but I don't mind them at all, so long as they're made well. I think they can be fun time-killers. Let's hope this one turns out to be worth our time.
- 2 returning sets of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival badges
It's just hours before the start of B3, the annual Game Expo for Bees. You are the brand new Security Bee at the Convention Hive. During your night shift, you were unable to pull yourself away from reading all the pre-B3 hype on B.Chat. Consequently you completely neglected your patrolling before accidentally drifting off to sleep in the Security Pod. Your adventure begins here.
How would I describe this game? I tried to blend the exploration of Metroid Prime with the zaniness of Animal Crossing. Similar to how Captain Olimar carries the KopPad, in B3 you have the B.Pad, and "download" all sorts of electro-magical apps from the B.Shop to help you solve Zelda-like puzzles OR simply surf B.Chat to enjoy some B3 Hype and maybe get some hints!
Could B3 be hiding real E3 secrets? Could the Beetronic B.Pad be anything like Nintendo's next portable? Could Beetronic's New System give clues to NX? Yes, Nintendo is finally packing an exclusive FPS... and you are a bee. Waiting to explore in that Metroid Prime way - consider B3! Longing for those Animal Crossing wacky conversations - consider B3! What happens if you type "RoboBear @ B3!" in Miiverse??? Will you actually conjure RoboBear?
B3 Game Expo For Bees is due out on June 2nd in North America, and the devs are hoping for a June 9th release in EU.