Monday, 3 March 2014

THE POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2014

TRIP TO JAPAN UP FOR GRABS AS THE POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y BATTLE TOURNAMENT 2014 BROUGHT TO YOU BY NINTENDO KICKS OFF ON 1ST MARCH



Calling all Pokémon players! The search for the best Pokémon X and Pokémon Y video game experts in the country is now on – as the Nintendo Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 is announced.
Pokémon fans of all experience levels can battle, enjoy StreetPass with other attendees and prove their prowess on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, available now on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
As well as a quest to find some of the best Pokémon Trainers, Nintendo is also on the hunt for any new Pokémon players who want to test their skills and battle with their ultimate Pokémon teams. Great prizes for winners include a trip to Tokyo and Nintendo products.
The qualifying events kicking off on 1st March at selected GAME stores and shopping centres across Great Britain, will then lead to a Grand Final taking place in London in April.
If you think you have the skills to take on some of the best Trainers from across Great Britain, or simply want to have a go to try to win one of the exciting prize packages, then register to enter at www.nintendo.co.uk/pokemontournament.
The four titles up for grabs include:
Ultimate Pokémon Expert - The winner of the prestigious “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title – a category open to those aged thirteen years or older - will earn themselves a week-long trip for two to Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon. They’ll be able to immerse themselves in the Pokémon world by visiting the Pokémon Center and also explore all of the sights of Tokyo. Recommended for seasoned Pokémon players the “Ultimate Pokémon Expert” title will test your Pokémon skills to the limit. The first and second place winners in the Ultimate Pokémon Expert category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the official Play! Pokémon UK VGC event this Spring.
Junior Expert - Younger Pokémon Trainers (12 or under) itching to compete can enter the “Junior Expert” category. In this competition, a weekend trip for the whole family to Alton Towers theme park with hotel stay is up for grabs, for whoever comes out victorious. The first and second place winners in the Junior Expert age category will receive fast track entry to the second round of the UK Pokémon Video Game Championships event this Spring.
Ultimate Team - The “Ultimate Team” competition is exclusively for two family members (one aged 16 or older, and one 12 or under) who want to team up and take on other families in a four-player Double Battle. Successful teams will have the chance to win a £250 Nintendo UK Online Store voucher and a group trip for four to one of the world’s best gaming shows: EGX London 2014. This event takes place in Earls Court London, from 25th – 28th September and offers visitors the chance to play the biggest games before they are released.
Pokémon Apprentice - New enthusiasts can enter the “Pokémon Apprentice” title; where complete newcomers to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y can battle it out to receive a mega bundle of Nintendo 3DS games up to the value of £300.
The winners of each category will be crowned at the Nintendo Grand Final in London on 26th April.
Whether you’re young or old, novice or expert, the Pokémon X & Pokémon Y Battle Tournament 2014 is calling on you to show you’ve got what it takes to win the title.

Full event details and T&Cs can be found at - www.nintendo.co.uk/pokemontournament
Tour dates
Event dates
Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, B5 4BU - 1st March (9am – 8pm)
GAME Churchill Square, Brighton, BN1 2TF - 1st March (9am – 7pm)
GAME Murraygate, Dundee, DD1 2EA – 2nd March (11am – 5pm)
Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle, NE17 7JB - 8th March (9am – 7pm)
GAME Hamleys, London, W1B 5BT - 8th March (9am – 8pm)
GAME St. David’s Centre, Cardiff, CF10 2ER - 8th March (9am – 6pm)
WestQuay, Southampton, SO14 7EG - 15th March (9am – 7pm)
GAME Meadowhall, Sheffield, S9 1ER - 15th March (9am – 7pm)
GAME Castle Street, Banbury, OX16 5UH - 15th March (9am – 5.30pm)
Bluewater, Kent, DA9 9ST - 22nd March (9am – 9pm)
GAME Back Of The Inns, Norwich, NR2 1PT - 22nd March (9am – 5pm)
GAME Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QN - 22nd March (9am – 5.30pm)
Intu Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8AA - 29th March (10am – 8pm)
GAME Westfield Stratford City, London, E15 2EN – 29th March (10am – 9pm)
Intu Braehead, Glasgow, G51 4BN - 5th April (9am – 6.30pm)
GAME Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, BS34 5GG  5th April (9am – 7pm)
 N.B. all location details can be found here - http://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/Events/Events-659914.html



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