In late March, The Pokémon Company announced that it would be cancelling the annual championship series for its video and card games due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. A bummer for sure, but understandable. It’s now replaced those tournaments with the next best thing: online competition.
Original Pokémon cards are selling for a fortune these days, with the highest grade cards fetching tens of thousands of dollars. Now imagine buying one of those cards … only for it to get lost in the mail.
Each year the very best Pokemon video and trading card game players meet at the World Championships to determine who the top trainers are, and each year the Masters (oldest) Division looks really awkward on stage. This year did not disappoint.