The first-ever Video Game Showdown will pit the most skilled POKEMON DIAMOND and POKEMON PEARL players from the United States and Japan in a battle to determine the ultimate champion. The Pokemon Video Game Showdown will take place August 16 in Orlando, Florida and will feature 32 of the most talented players from each nation.
To win a seat in the Pokemon Video Game Showdown, players must compete and win at one of two Qualifier Tournaments taking place in Los Angeles and New York on July 12 and July 19, respectively. A total of 256 players in each city will battle for 16 paid trips for two to Orlando to compete in the Pokemon Video Game Showdown. To enter for a chance to play in the Qualifier Tournaments, players must register and complete a Pokemon online quiz at http://showdown.pokemon.com.
More information, including prizes, tournament locations, times, and rules, can be found by visiting http://showdown.pokemon.com.