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Official Pokémon Tournaments Jump Online In Response To Covid-19

Official Pokémon Tournaments Jump Online In Response To Covid-19

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.

Pokkén Tournament Competitors Flew In Two People Who Ended Up Beating Them

A Pokkén Tournament event at SwitchFest in California crowdfunded travel for two internationally elite competitors, Tsubasa “CrossIgarashi” Igarashi of Japan and José Manuel “XAbsoluted” Sanjuán Carreño of Spain. Curiously, it wasn’t just fans and spectators supporting these players, but also their direct competition.