About the event
The Pokemon Video Game World Championships, which started in 2009, is a by-invitation-only event.
Players worldwide receive invitations based on their Championship Points at the end of the gaming season, which lasts about 11 months.
The top players from each region will immediately qualify for the second day of the championships, receiving an invitation along with a travel award.
The award consists of round-trip airfares to the event and hotel accommodation.
Others, who meet the qualifying mark, have to go through a round on the first day before moving on to the second day if they do well enough.
There are the Masters, Senior and Junior divisions.