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Nintendo Fans and Fighting Game Pros Invited to Join the Pokkén Tournament DX Academy at EVO

WHAT:
EVO is one of the world’s largest events for fighting game fans and professional competitors all over the world. Over three days in Las Vegas, EVO hosts a variety of tournaments and exhibitions for the community to showcase the love and universal appeal of competitive video games.

This year, Nintendo is attending the event with a booth space featuring playable kiosks for the Pokkén Tournament DX fighting game, which stars popular Pokémon characters and launches for the Nintendo Switch console on Sept. 22. During EVO, Nintendo will be playfully “recruiting” people to join the virtual Pokkén Tournament DX Academy, which provides a direct line of communication between Nintendo and the Pokkén Tournament DX players.

By signing up for the Academy, members will receive exclusive tips and tricks directly from Nintendo and the game’s development team, as well as invitations to a special Nintendo event at PAX West in Seattle.

EVO will feature visually engaging posters promoting the Academy, as well as a sign-up sheet at Nintendo’s booth. Fans and pro players who sign up will be entered into an on-site drawing for the chance to win a Nintendo Switch system and the Pokkén Tournament DX game when it launches on Sept. 22.

WHO:
Pro fighting game players, Nintendo and fighting game fans

WHEN:
July 14-15
10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT

WHERE:
EVO
Mandalay Bay – South Convention Center – Nintendo Booth (No. 121)
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

VISUALS:

Fighting arenas filled with hundreds of fans rooting for their favorite professional fighting game competitors.
Nintendo’s booth filled with Pokémon-inspired visuals and playable Nintendo Switch systems with Pokkén Tournament DX.
Colorful posters around EVO promoting the Pokkén Tournament DX Academy.
A Nintendo fan or professional fighting game player winning a Nintendo Switch system.

Pokken Tournament DX seeing release in Hong Kong

- will see release in Hong Kong
- will be translated into Chinese
- due out Sept. 22nd, 2017
- includes “Pokken DX Crib Notes”, a pamphlet featuring the controls of every Pokemon in the game
- includes a code to unlock special Pokemon T-shirts for the in-game avatar

Pokken Tournament Qualifiers kick off today

- first day of the Pokkén Tournament Qualifiers Dreamhack Sweden and CEO in the US
- both of the events are going to be officially streamed by The Pokémon Company International across two different streams
- top 4 players at both events will make it to the Pokkén Tournament World Championships
- Dreamhack sweden Stream will begin shortly before 16:00 GMT / 11:00 EST / 08:00 PST / 02:00 AEST
- North American Stream will begin shortly before 17:00 GMT / 12:00 EST / 09:00 PST / 03:00 AEST

Pokken Tournament DX - fact sheet

Pokémon Battles that anyone can enjoy!

The popular Pokémon fighting game comes to the Nintendo Switch™ console with added Pokémon fighters and new ways to battle other players. Take direct control of one of over 20 prized Pokémon fighters to defeat other Pokémon in action-packed arena fights. With Nintendo Switch, you can battle at home or on the go to become the Ferrum League champion!

Master the new fighting styles of Croagunk, Scizor, Empoleon, Darkrai, and the newly added Decidueye. New modes give you the ability to challenge your friends* in intense competition. Duke it out with your favorite Pokémon Fighters in Team Battle. Then record and upload your favorite fights with the new replay feature**. Take the battle on the road with the portable Nintendo Switch system or find competition online in the new Group Match Mode. Do you have what it takes to claim the title of Pokkén Tournament DX champion? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s by stepping into the battle arena!

Features:

Fight as Decidueye, Darkrai , Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and more
Execute powerful Pokémon moves with simple button combinations
Enjoy an intuitive fighting system for all skill levels

Watch Pokkén Tournament Qualifiers Live June 17–18

Pokkén Tournament returns to CEO, the massive fighting game tournament at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida, on June 17–18, and to the major European gaming festival Dreamhack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden, on June 17–18. We'll livestream all of the Pokkén Tournament action at Pokemon.com/Live so you can watch your favorite players and Pokémon duke it out. There's a lot on the line, with the top four players from each competition receiving invitations and Travel Awards to the Pokkén Tournament World Championships in August. Tune in to see who has what it takes to win!

Both broadcasts will include expert analysis by our panels of commentators: D'Ron “D1” Maingrette, Justin “JV” Varghese, and Michael “H2” Graf will be at CEO; and Ross Gilbert, Solomon “SolCalibre” Richard-Croffie, and Sebastian Ernst will be calling the action at Dreamhack Summer. They'll break down the action to give you insight into the tactics and styles of each battle you watch.

Head to Pokemon.com/Live on June 17–18 to catch all the fun Pokkén Tournament action at CEO and at Dreamhack Summer 2017.

Pokken Tournament Wii U controller to work with Pokken Tournament DX

If you held off on buying the Pokken Tournament Wii U controller, now you have another reason. The controller is also going to be supported by Pokken Tournament DX on Switch! Get ready for these things to become hard to find.

Official PR - Pokkén Tournament Championship Series Coming Summer 2017

The Pokémon Company International has announced the European qualifier for the Pokkén Tournament Championship series, which will take place at Dreamhack Summer 2017 on 17 – 18 June in Jönköping, Sweden.

The top 8 players will all win a cash prize, and the top 4 players will also win an invite and travel sponsorship to the 2017 World Championships.

A prize pool worth over $25,000 is in store for the winning competitors in the Pokkén Tournament Championship Series at the Pokémon World Championships in August, held in Anaheim, California.

More details, including terms of entry, can be found over on the official Pokkén Tournament website: http://www.pokkentournament.com/en-gb/championship-series/

Pokemon news - Japanese Sun/Moon distribution, Pokken Tournament championship qualifier

Pokémon Sun & Moon - Sinnoh Cap Pikachu

- tie-in with the 20th movie, Pokémon! I Choose You
- if you prebook tickets in Japan, you get a Serial Code to unlock one of six Pikachu wearing one of Ash's caps
- distribution provides Sinnoh Cap Pikachu, which has Ash's hat from the Diamond & Pearl series of the anime
- knows the move Iron Tail, which Pikachu can't normally get in Sun & Moon
- also comes with Pikashunium Z Z-Crystal which turns the move Thunderbolt into the Z-Move 10,000,000 Volt Thunderbolt
- distribution is available until May 29th 2017, with a repeat coming in August

Pokkén Tournament - Championship Series

- Pokkén Tournament 2017 Championship qualifier event for Europe has been announced
- to be held at Dreamhack Summer 2017 in Sweden from 17th to 20th of June 2017
- requires entry to Dreamhack Sweden to participate
- top 4 players from the competition will qualify for the Pokémon World Championships in Anaheim this August
- event will be live-streamed

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