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Pokemon Japan Championships 2019 detailed

Do you think you're the very best?

Pokemon Co. has revealed the first official details for the upcoming Pokemon Japan Championships 2019. Check out the full rundown of info below!

- the Championships will run on June 8th/9th in the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center in Chiba City, Japan
- June 8th are the qualifiers for each league
- June 9th's battles are the main battles for those who got through Day 1
- the VGC competition runs Ultra Series VGC 2019 rules
- entry is only possible through ranking highly in the Japan Championships Qualifier Online Competition next month
- TCG event rewards points that can be used to gain an invite to the World Championships through various City Leagues
- the Japan Championships give 600 Points to the winner
- Pokkén Tournament DX qualifier runs the standard Double Elimination Format with the battles being Team Battles
- it has a cap of 32 Players in Seniors and 128 Players in Masters
- all elements result in invites to the Pokémon World Championships in Washington D.C. this August

Pokken Tournament 'Searing Blaze' group match now live, 'Outrage Smasher' group match coming in April 2019

That's some outrageous heat

The latest Group Match is now live in Pokken Tournament, and the next one has already been dated. Get details on both below!

Searing Blaze Group Match

- now live, and runs to March 24th, 2019
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Charizard,
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Outrage Smasher Group Match

- runs from April 5th through April 7th, 2019
- Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Charizard
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokken Tournament arcade version losing online service later this month

Goodnight, sweet prince

The Arcade version of Pokken Tournament is about to have its online service shut down. Bandai Namco has announced that the service will be terminated on March 25th, 2019. This means the game will no longer support National Versus mode, the First-Time Tutorial Service, and the Banapassport card will also no longer be usable on the machines. The Pokkén Tournament portal website will also shut down on March 25th, 2019.

Pokken Tournament DX - Destructive Cannon and Searing Blaze group matches detailed

Fighters ready!

Two more Group Matches detailed for Pokken Tournament DX, one of which kicks off today. Get the full details below.

"Destructive Cannon" Group Match

- runs from March 8th through March 10th, 2019
- Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Blastoise
- if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

"Searing Blaze" Group Match

- runs from March 22nd through March 24th, 2019
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Charizard
- if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokken Tournament DX - Forest's Flash Group Match now live, Destructive Cannon Group Match coming soon

Time for the rundown on both the current and upcoming Group Matches in Pokken Tournament. Check out the details on both below!

"Forest's Flash" Group Match

- live now, and runs until Feb. 24th, 2019
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Sceptile
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

"Destructive Cannon" Group Match

- runs March 8th to 10th, 2019
- Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Blastoise
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

New details on the Pokemon 2019 European International Champsions shared

The Pokémon Company International has shared a new, important tidbit on the upcoming 2019 European International Championships. We knew the event was taking place in Berlin, Germany from April 26th to 28th, but now we have more specific details on where. The event will be held at the Estrel Berlin Hotel & Congress Center, and includes a Video Game Championship tournament, Trading Card Game tournament, and a Pokkén Tournament DX World Championship qualifier.

Pokken Tournament DX - Current and next Group Matches detailed

Pokken Tournament DX has a Group Match going on as of today, and another one slated for Feb. 22nd, 2019. Get details on both below.

"Underworld Ruler" Group Match

- runs to Feb. 10th, 2019
- Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating brings a special title reward based on Aegislash
- if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

"Forest's Flash" Group Match

- runs Feb. 22nd to 24th, 2019

- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Sceptile
- if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokken Tournament DX - Underworld Ruler Group Match detailed

The next special Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX has been announced. Check out details on the upcoming 'Underworld Ruler' Group Match below.

- runs from February 23rd to February 25th, 2019
- Basic Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Aegislash
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement
- if you already received the title from the last time it ran, you will not receive it again

Pokken Tournament DX - Psyfirecracker Group Match now live

The next special Group Match for Pokkén Tournament DX has kicked off. Here's details on the Psyfirecracker Group Match.

- runs until Jan. 20th, 2019
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Braixen
- if you place highly, you'll get other titles based on your placement

2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series detailed

The first set of details on the upcoming 2019 Pokkén Tournament DX Championship Series has been revealed. Check out all the info below.

- there are multiple qualifiers to earn a place in the Pokémon World Championships
- there's also a last Chance Qualifier
- Team Battle format, meaning players have to use 3 different characters from Pokkén Tournament DX on the Switch
- runs the standard Double Elimination brackets
- Oceania International Championships - Melbourne, Australia - February 15–17, 2019
- Europe International Championships Berlin, Germany - April 26 - 28, 2019
- North American International Championships Last Chance Qualifier @ Worlds - Washington D.C. - 2019
- top 4 at NA/EU International Championships, and top 2 at the Oceania International Championships will earn an invite
- prizes are as follows:

1st place: $1,250 and Worlds invitation
2nd place: $1,000 and Worlds invitation
3rd place: $750 and Worlds invitation*
4th place: $600 and Worlds invitation*
5th place tie: $450 each
7th place tie: $250 each

- winners at Pokémon World Championships are as follows

1st place: $6,000
2nd place: $4,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $2,000
5th place tie: $1,500 each
7th place tie: $1,000 each

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!