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Pokemon.  All about the European International Championships

The Pokémon European International Championships are back. The last edition took place in 2019. After several cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition will take place from April 22 to 24, 2022 at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. This event will bring together the best European video game and Pokémon TCG players.

Pokémon card and video game tournaments

This event is one of the biggest tournaments in the Pokémon Championships and offers competitions for players of the Pokémon card game, video games Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shieldof Pokemon GO and of Pokken Tournament DX. It will allow participants, according to their ranking, to earn points for the future world championships in London.

What about the schedule?

• For the Pokémon TCG: Masters category competitions will take place from Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24. Those of the junior and senior categories will begin on Saturday 23 April.

• For Pokemon GO : those of senior and master will take place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April.

• For Pokkén Tournament DX: the senior and master categories will take place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April.

When and how to follow the Pokémon European International Championships online?

The matches will be broadcast live on various Twitch channels and commented on, in English, by influential personalities from the Pokémon universe.

• For the Pokémon video game:, commentary will be provided by: Adam Dorricott, Labhaoisa Cromie, Lee Provost, Rosemary Kelley.

• For the Pokémon Trading Card Game:, commentary provided by: Joe Bernard, Ross Gilbert, Chip Richey, Ethan Hegyi.

• For Pokken Tournament DX : with commentary by Evan “WonderChef” Hashimoto, Solomon “SolCalibre” Richard-Croffie, Michael “Midori” Tjong

• For Pokémon GO:, commentary provided by: William “SpeediestChief2” Dunphey, Caleb Peng, Ryan “Zyonik” Hackel, Steven Sanders

Each tournament will be broadcast from the exhibition space of Messe Frankfurt in Germany at the following times:

• Friday, April 22, 2022

9 a.m.: start of the broadcast for all four games.

• Saturday April 23, 2022

9 a.m.: continuation of the broadcast of the four matches, followed by that of the finals of Pokken Tournament DX and Pokemon GO.

• Sunday April 24, 2022

10 a.m.: Pokémon TCG and video game finals Pokémon Sword and Pokemon Shield.

As for the rewards, in money, cards and points, everything is detailed on the official website of the Pokémon Company. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday from 5 p.m.

The big celebration of the Pokémon community

In addition to the competitive aspect that will allow them to earn points for future worlds, players can of course indulge in card or creature exchanges on site. Authorized dealers will also be present. Visitors are invited to dress up respecting a decent dress for all ages and respecting the health instructions.

The kind of events that were seriously beginning to be lacking, as Pokémon Professor Stéphane Ruffe reminded us: if all goes well, the season will be “exceptional”.

Ouest-France will be in the corridors, head above the shoulders of the competitors to make you live – a little – of this meeting. Is the Breton flag already in the suitcase? Absolutely.

Pokemon. All about the European International Championships