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logoThe official Pokémon Video Game Championships website is live. Rules, regulations and event location information are now posted on the website.

This spring and summer, Pokémon Trainers will play Pokémon Platinum Version and battle for a chance to become a World Champion at the 2009 Pokémon Video Game World Championships!

In addition to bragging rights, two World Champions will win a trip for four to either Tokyo, New York, or Hawaii!

Pokémon Video Game Regional Championships will be held this spring and summer throughout the United States, and the competition is guaranteed to be intense. Trainers tough enough to qualify will earn a guaranteed competitor slot and Travel Award to participate in the Pokémon Video Game National Championships held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 27th and 28th. Pokémon Trainers who have the skill to qualify at the National level will earn an Invitation and Travel Award to the ultimate stage - the Pokémon Video Game World Championships! Note that European Championship Events will be played on Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon™ Pearl Version.

Source: http://www.pokemonvgc.com/en/