'Pokémon X' and 'Y' News: Pokemon US National & World Championships To Be Streamed Live Via Twitch [VIDEO]
Still looking to get your Pokémon fix, but can't make out to the US National Championships in Indianapolis? No worries, Twitch has you covered. For the first time ever, the streaming platform is turning its attention to the infamous pocket monsters, and will be broadcasting the Championships live.
The Competition takes place from July 4 to 6. Two days of coverage will be streamed live, and accessible via Twitch.tv/Pokemon. In addition, the Pokémon Company International also announced today that the 2014 Pokémon World Championships, taking place August 16-17 in Washington, DC, will also be streamed live.
If you can't stand missing any bit of the competition, here's the exact times you can watch the international leg of the tournament go down, so you know when to tune in:
- Saturday, July 5, noon-5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Swiss Rounds
- Saturday, July 5, 5-9 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Swiss Rounds
- Sunday, July 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT: Pokémon TCG Top Cut and Finals
- Sunday, July 6, 2-5 p.m. EDT: Pokémon Video Game Top Cut and Finals
Still, it's the live attendees that'll get the better of the deal, as they'll get a shiny Mamoswine. Already decked out at level 50, this Ice/Ground type comes with the Thick Fat Ability, holds a Choice Scarf item, and can use Icicle Spear, Earthquake, Icicle Crash, and Rock Slide. Those attending the US National Championships and interested in receiving this Mamoswine will need to bring their own copy of Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and their own system in the Nintendo 3DS family.
It's been a long road for this year's Championships. The first competition to feature Pokémon X and Y began all the way back in mid-January, and is set to come to a close this August in Washington, D.C. Check out an analysis of Mamoswine below.