Worlds 2014

Discussion in 'World Championships' started by FunnyBear, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear New Member

    Has there been any official announcement of the actual dates and specific location of Worlds this year?
     
  2. evil psyduck

    evil psyduck Moderator

    Washington, D.C., USA
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center!
    August 15-17
     
  3. keniselvis

    keniselvis New Member

    15? I thought it was JUST 16 and 17? Any idea when they will put out a schedule?
     
  4. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear New Member

    Thanks, do you have a link to anything official? I've seen this posted elsewhere, but I'd like to see it from Pokemon.
     
  5. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    it was printed in the booklet included in the 2013 worlds decks :)
     
  6. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Just to give a more recent confirmation, I asked about the location when speaking to a Pokemon PR rep last weekend at US Nationals. He confirmed it is the Walter E. Washington center, and I let him know it wasn't listed on the convention center website. Hopefully that gets fixed soon.
     
  7. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

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    The best you're going to get at the moment in terms of it being officially in writing.
     
  8. FunnyBear

    FunnyBear New Member

    At least that looks like it came from Pokemon. What is it?

    - - - Updated - - -

    And we know all competitive players buy those. Seriously, why do we continue to struggle with basic communication of facts from Pokemon? The date and site has been known for at least a year. Why is it not just published on the website somewhere?
     
  9. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

    The aforementioned Worlds booklet.

    Before they changed the website completely, there was a (albeit, a tad hard-to-find) page that listed it. I believe it was an oversight when they changed the way they showed Championship event series.
     
  10. I figure this is a good place to ask, but with the World Championship can spectators go just to watch? Should I expect there to be merchandise on sale? I want to go just to watch the events as they unfold and do I have to pay to enter?
     
  11. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

    There's an open gaming room and typically chairs setup around the play area for spectators to sit in. I expect there'll be a lot of spectators given it's on the East Coast (a rarity for Worlds) this year, which'll probably make it crowded.

    Nothing's certain until TPCI says so, but there's always been a retail store to buy binders/hats/t-shirts/plushes/etc. The popular stuff (playmats) sells out quickly though, so if you want that, you typically have to line up early.
     
  12. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    LCQ info found on tourney locator:
    registration will be ONLINE ONLY via this URL, once it goes live: http://2014.registration.pokemon.com/
     
  13. keniselvis

    keniselvis New Member

    This was last year's schedule. I'm assuming that it will be somewhat similar:





    The Pokémon World Championships are open to all spectators. Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, to catch all the action! *Times are subject to change.


    FRIDAY

    VG LCQ Registration 8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.

    TCG LCQ Registration 8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.

    VG Last Chance Qualifier 9:30 A.M.

    TCG Last Chance Qualifier 9:30 A.M.

    World Championships Competitor Check-In 10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.

    Retail Hours—Players Only* 10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.



    SATURDAY


    Late Competitor Check-In 8:00 A.M.

    Opening Ceremony 9:00 A.M.

    Retail Hours 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.

    World Championships Players’ Meetings 9:30 A.M.

    Pokémon World Championships 10:00 A.M.

    Side Events 10:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M.

    Mini-League 10:30 A.M.–7:00 P.M.

    Special Character Distribution 12:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.



    SUNDAY


    VG Final Matches Begin 9:00 A.M.

    TCG Prerelease Tournaments 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

    Retail Hours 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

    Side Events & Mini-League 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

    Autograph Signing — Mr. Ishihara 10:30A.M-12:00P.M

    Autograph Signing — Mr. Masuda & Mr. Unno 12:30P.M-2:00 P.M

    TCG Finals Begin 12:30 P.M.

    Special Character Distribution 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.

    Closing Ceremony 5:30 P.M.


    *Players are required to have their badge in order to take advantage of the Player Only retail hours.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
  14. King Piplup

    King Piplup Active Member

    For one thing, Competitor Check-in is from 5-7PM on Friday night, with the Players Meeting immediately following at 7PM Friday (including the collecting of decklists). This is all per the event listing on the event locator.
     
  15. I'm assuming that you divided this up by Friday, Saturday and Sunday right?

    If so it sounds like it will be a lot of fun just to go and buy merchandise. I'll definitely go just for that alone! Thanks! I'll keep an eye out for more info as it comes out.
     
  16. keniselvis

    keniselvis New Member

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