New Orleans has been announced as the North American location of next year’s Pokémon International Championships.
Venue: The three-day tournament will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 7-9, 2024. The venue provides the largest single exhibit space in the U.S. at 1.1 million square feet.
What to expect: The tournament offers Pokémon fans the chance to meet others and battle it out in Trading Card Games, Video Game Championships and “Pokémon GO.” Over $500,000 will be awarded in prizes.
How to join: Prospective players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account, be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program and comply with COVID-19 requirements for large Pokémon events. Online registration is pending.
Other locations: There are three international championships held each year. The other two tournaments will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 17-19, 2023 and in London on April 5-7, 2024.