With the Pokémon World Championships fast approaching, there is still time left to register for the Pokkén Tournament last chance qualifier. This final qualifying event will take place on August 18th, with the top four players being invited back to compete in the World Finals on the following day. With $20,000 up for grabs, it’s definitely worth entering if you are in the Anaheim area.
Registration costs $30, with competitors receiving a spectator pass for the rest of the World Championship events, along with six Pokémon TCG booster packs as a little extra bonus. The tournament is double-elimination like most FGC events, but the only permitted controller is the special HORI Pokkén fight-pad. If you’re a dedicated Wii U Pro Controller player, better get onto eBay and start looking for a tournament legal controller.
If you cannot make it to Anaheim, there are still several Pokkén tournaments going on throughout the year, with several receiving a $1000 pot bonus courtesy of Evo. Once Pokkén Tournament DX launches in September, expect a load of new Trainers to join the Pokkén scene.
Source: The Pokémon Company