2016 Pokémon U.S. National Championships Starts this Weekend

Attention trainers, masters, and Pokémaniacs of all ages. The Pokémon United States National Championships begins July 1 and ends July 3. The event will be held in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Fans will get to compete in various tournaments consisting of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, 3DS titles, and for the first time ever, Pokkén Tournament. Entrants are duking it out like no one ever was for grand prizes and the chance to take part in the Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco this August.

You can register in person at the convention center. Or if you plan on sticking around home for the weekend instead of getting stuck in Independence Day traffic, you can catch all the action live on the Pokémon Twitch channel.