Watch World's Best Pokemon Players Compete to Be the Very Best

Live from Boston, it's the Pokemon World Championships.


This month's 2015 Pokemon World Championships will be streamed live, The Pokemon Company announced today. The event itself takes place August 21-23 in Boston, where hundreds of the best players from 30 countries will gather to compete in tournaments for the card game and video game.

You can watch their attempts to claim the title of Pokemon World Champion live on the Pokemon Twitch channel or via the game's website. The action kicks off Friday, August 21, at 9 AM EDT / 6 AM PDT with the opening ceremony. Hours of matches will follow that day and the next.

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Then on Sunday, August 23, the Pokemon card game championships will start at 9 AM EDT / 6 AM PDT. This will be followed by the video game championship final matches later that day.

A full programming schedule for the event is available here.

More than $500,000 is up for grabs this year, which is more than four times the prize pool for last year's event. Each video game champion will take home a $10,000 scholarship, while the card game champions will be awarded a $25,000 scholarship.

The 2015 Pokemon World Championships takes place at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston. The video game tournament is played using Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, while details about the card game tournament are available here.

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