New information about the 2018 Pokkén Tournament DX World Championship qualifiers is now available.
This year, there will be two age divisions for all competitors. The Master Division will feature players who were born in 2002 or earlier, while competitors who were born in 2003 or later will make up the Senior Division.
The first Pokkén qualifier will be held alongside the Pokémon Oceania International Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park starting at 8:30am local time. Only 100 competitors can enter, so players will need to arrive early in order to guarantee their spot in the tournament.
The second qualifier will take place at the North American International Championships, which currently don’t have a date or location, while the European qualifier will be held at the Sheffield Regional Championships from June 16 to 17.
A total of 16 Master Division and eight Senior Division players will qualify for the event. Two Masters and one Senior will qualify from the Oceania Internationals, four Masters and two Seniors will advance from the North American Internationals, and the Sheffield Regional Championships will send four Masters and two Seniors to the World Championships.
The winners of these three qualifiers will head to the World Championships alongside players from Japan and the winners of the Last Chance Qualifier.
Those who attend the 2018 World Championships will face off against each other to fight for their share of the $20,000 prize pool at the Pokémon World Championships this August in Nashville, Tennessee.