While midway through the Pokemon Championship Series this weekend sees for the first time the official international competition include Melbourne with the Oceania International Championship being hosted in Melbourne for the first time thanks to ESL.
From today, March 10 for 3 days trainers will be competing for a potential prize pool of $100,000 spread between the Pokemon TCG and Video Game competitions at the Melbourne Park Function Centre.
The Masters Division competitions are starting today with those registered in the Junior and Senior divisions starting tomorrow.
This is the first time the competitive Pokemon championship will be in Australia with every Championship Point earned in Melbourne counting towards the final season standings. This is unlike other championship events that include a games played cap through a ‘Best Finish Limit‘ before the points can be awarded to a standing.
Registration is still open for players under the Masters division ($60 AUD entry fee) and the Junior & Senior divisions ($30 AUD) in both the Pokemon Sun & Moon Video Game and Pokemon Card tournaments. The full details are on listed on the Tournament site along with the official tournament rules and FAQ which are also recommended to be reviewed prior to registering.
The event can also be live streamed via Twitch across the weekend from the official Pokemon Championship site.