Pokemon Video Game Showdown - Now with photos!

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  1. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member




    The Most Talented Pokémon Players Will Compete in Los Angeles and New York for a Chance to Battle the Best Players from Japan

    Bellevue, WA – May 15, 2008 – Pokémon USA, Inc., has announced the first-ever Video Game Showdown, pitting the most skilled Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl players from the United States and Japan in a battle to determine the ultimate champion. The Pokémon Video Game Showdown will take place August 16 in Orlando, Florida and will feature 32 of the most talented players from each nation.

    To win a seat in the Pokémon Video Game Showdown, players must compete and win at one of two Qualifier Tournaments taking place in Los Angeles and New York on July 12 and July 19, respectively. A total of 256 players in each city will battle for sixteen paid trips for two to Orlando to compete in the Pokémon Video Game Showdown. To enter for a chance to play in the Qualifier Tournaments, players must register and complete a Pokémon online quiz at http://showdown.pokemon.com.

    “Pokémon strives to create fun products and events for players of all skill levels and interests,” said J.C. Smith, director of marketing for Pokémon USA, Inc. “The Pokémon Video Game Showdown provides the most skilled Pokémon players an opportunity to determine who is truly the best.”

    More information, including prizes, tournament locations, times, and rules, can be found by visiting http://showdown.pokemon.com.

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  2. We need a qualifier here in Texas.
  3. Prof Clay

    Prof Clay New Member

    Very cool...its about time they coordinated something like this.

    I always thought that Nationals should be an event like this where the TCG and video game players could all come together in a nice central location like....MEMPHIS :thumb:

    Maybe next year
  4. SeiferA

    SeiferA New Member

    welp, now I HAVE to go to worlds now XD.

    I'm not about to miss an epic showdown between the japanese and american players in the gaming category.

    would've been nice if they had qualifiers like JAA 06, as in several dozen towns or so having the competition =/
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  5. PokemonSteve

    PokemonSteve New Member

    And UK players can't take part!!! I'm gonna pose as a american then.
  6. wac718

    wac718 New Member

    We should have a qualifier event at nationals!
  7. ~Blazi-King~

    ~Blazi-King~ New Member

    Im glad I will be going to the Qualifier in New York!
  8. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    unless your my pokemon account identifies you as a US player, i don't think that's gonna fly...

  9. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    Man! No east coast/west coast bias in this event, eh?

    Have fun guys.

  10. garchompx12

    garchompx12 New Member

    YESSSS i live 15 minutes away from NY
  11. dtrain

    dtrain New Member

    I'm down for this
  12. PkmnManiac

    PkmnManiac New Member


    Those two cities aren't really the best place if you want to compete. They should've had something like the JAA from years ago.

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    How the heck are you going all the way over there? (can i come? :p)
    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  13. ColdCoates90

    ColdCoates90 Active Member

    bleh. Thats terrible. They should have had it in multiple locations like Jaa's.
  14. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I won't be playing in this, but I may have to have a friend fly out to play in this. :biggrin:

  15. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    um, isn't this something you have to 'qualify' for via online quiz to earn an invite, rather than just show up to the venue and play...just like JAA?

  16. What happens if someone is qulifiyed for Worlds and the Video Game Showdown?
  17. vaporeon

    vaporeon Moderator

    Same here. I don't know why they only put them is like 2 states. I was trying to find rules on what Pokemon can and can't be used but I don't see any. This tournament is going to suck more then likely because they don't ever have stable rules.
  18. I am reading it like this...

    To qualify for the qulifyer in NY or LA you need to take some online quiz.... first 128 in the 2 age divisions (SR- '95 and earlyer & JR '96 and later) gets in to the qulifyer

    You pay your way to the qulifyer in NY or LA where 8 people per age divison (16 per qulifyer) (32 from US) gets trips to Orlando for the show down

    64 Players (16 US SR's (8 from each qulifyer), 16 US JR's (8 from each qulifyer) , 16 Japannese SR's, 16 Japannese JR's,) will play in the showdown in Orlando
  19. AwesomeLatios

    AwesomeLatios New Member

    Those are all the rules from the site. Terrible rules, huh?
  20. SeiferA

    SeiferA New Member

    all the slots are already filled. I passed the test, but got into a drawing instead.

    Questions were definitely easier than they were in JAA 06's quiz.

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