Sign-up for the 2013 Pokémon Global Showdown

Fresh off the heels of the Pokémon TCG and video game tournaments comes the online competition. Registration begins today and lasts until July 25. The competition takes place over Wi-Fi and pits you against any player from around the world. They will be accepting 50,000 entrants at the moment, so hurry and join if you want to play. You can visit the official site for information on rules, registration and other details. Winners of the showdown will be rewarded with testing the online battle functions for Pokémon X and Y. You should enter if you’re able because who knows what Pokémon you’ll be up against; it could be a team of all Magikarps which is an easy win.