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The Pokémon Company International has announced the details for the 2023 Pokémon North America International Championships. It will take place from Friday, June 30th, 2023, through Sunday, July 2nd, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

2023 Pokémon North America International Championships

The Pokémon North America International Championships (NAIC) are the final International Championships event of the 2023 Championship Series season. It's the last major opportunity for players to earn the Championship Points they need to qualify for the World Championships, so players and fans can expect tough and exciting battles. NAIC features exciting competitions for Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Video Game Championship, and Pokémon GO players.

The event will also host the Pokémon UNITE North America Regional Finals. This is the final event to determine which teams will receive invitations to play at the Pokémon UNITE World Championships.

This season's NAIC event will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, from Friday, June 30, 2023, through Sunday, July 2, 2023. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes.

Event location:

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Halls A & B
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
United States

Some tournaments begin on Friday, June 30, while others begin on Saturday, July 1. Please see pages for each game for their respective schedules.

Live coverage for this event will be hosted on Twitch and YouTube throughout the weekend. Please check the North America International Championships live streaming page for more details as they become available.

Event Registration

Registration will be managed by RK9 Labs at RK9.gg. Registration for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Video Game, and Pokémon GO events will be divided into three waves between May 17 and May 18 at the following times:

  • Wave 1: May 17 at 6 a.m. PDT
  • Wave 2: May 17 at 2 p.m. PDT
  • Wave 3: May 18 at 10 a.m. PDT

Check back for full details on NAIC registration.

Spectator Information

Spectator badges for the North America International Championships can be purchased when registration opens (while supplies last).

Spectator badge purchases will also be divided into three waves between May 17 and May 18 at the following times:

  • Wave 1: May 17 at 6 a.m. PDT
  • Wave 2: May 17 at 2 p.m. PDT
  • Wave 3: May 18 at 10 a.m. PDT

Spectators can pick up their badges at the following times near the Exhibit Hall A entrance:

  • Thursday, June 29: 5:00–8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 30: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 1: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 2: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Side Events and Spectator Activities

A number of side events will be available for NAIC attendees. Various other on-site activities will also be offered, including demos of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the latest video games.

The always popular Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store returns with lots of event-exclusive Pokémon products. The Pop-Up Store is open to the public, so you don't need a badge to get in.

Attendees can also participate in Play Lab, a fun, hands-on Pokémon TCG learning experience guided by expert players. Like the Pop-Up Store, visitors won't need a badge to take advantage of this fun event. More details will be available at the event.

Check back for details and a schedule of side events and other activities as NAIC approaches. Best of luck to all the competitors at the North America International Championships!

Source: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/internationals/2023/north-america/about/