If you grew up in the ’90s, chances are that Pokémon was a part of your life in one way or another. This past weekend, Vancouver was proud to host the Pokemon World Championships 2013, which attracted Pokemon TCG (Trading Card Game) players from around the world. This championship is invitation-only and is the ultimate test of a player’s Pokémon TCG skills, strategy, and creativity”! For spectators, this event was free and offered a series of fun Pokémon activities for fans.
The opening ceremony of the event started off with an appearance from GameFreak Director Junichi Masuda who made some exclusive announcements about the upcoming Pokémon X and Y games. He gave a sneak preview of the game’s soundtrack and also showed an demo of the game’s new “Mega Evolutions” concept.
The Retail Store was very popular for guests as it sold some exclusive Pokémon merchandise for the event only. Guests who were feeling a creative were allowed to design their own Pokémon Cards at the Creative Centre.
The event will now be heading to Washington D.C. for 2014 after this year’s stop in Vancouver, which was the first time the event was held outside of the United States. Participants arrived to Vancouver from more than 30 countries for this year”s event.