Pokken tournament has been whispered about to become quite a big deal in the competitive Fighting Game Community, ultimately becoming yet, another title, that will branch together the competitive Nintendo community and the traditional Fighting Game Community.
Announced earlier last month, Pokken Tournament has officially been announced to be joining the ranks of the Pokemon Video Game Championships and Pokemon Trading Card Championship Series 2016. Last month, Nintendo held GameStop qualifiers for the title, where the winners would be flown out to compete at the Qualifier Finals at the brand new Nintendo World Store, next weekend New York City. The top placers of the finals will then automatically qualify for the Pokken Tournament National’s which will be taking place later in the year.
The overall championships have been announced to contain a $100,000 prize pool. Both North America and Europe will have their own events taking place throughout the season. Much like your traditional eSports league, each event will offer qualifier points.
You can check out all the currently announced Major events for Pokken Tournament, as well as prizing details below.
- CEO 2016 – Orlando, FL (June 24-26, Minor)
- Pokémon US National Championships – Columbus, OH (July 1-3, Major)
- Evo 2016 – Las Vegas, NV (July 15-17, Major)
- Pokémon UK National Championships – Liverpool, UK (May 14-15, Major)
- Pokémon DE National Championships – Kassel, Germany (May 21-22, Minor)
- Pokémon IT National Championships – Milan, Italy (June 11-12, Minor)
- Worlds Last Chance Qualifier – San Francisco, CA (August 19)
- World Championships – San Francisco, CA (August 20)
- 1st Place – $1,250 + travel to Worlds
- 2nd Place – $1,000
- 3rd Place – $750
- 4th Place – $600
- 5th Place (tie) – $450 per player
- 7th Place (tie) – $250 per player
- 1st Place – $3,000 + travel to Worlds
- 2nd Place – $2,000 + travel to Worlds
- 3rd Place – $1,500
- 4th Place – $1,000
- 5th Place (tie) – $750 per player
- 7th Place (tie) – $500 per player
- 1st Place – $6,000
- 2nd Place – $4,000
- 3rd Place – $3,000
- 4th Place – $2,000
- 5th Place (tie) – $1,500 per player
- 7th Place (tie) – $1,000 per player