These kids are probably better at Pokemon than you
This is the 2017 Pokemon World Championships.
It is the pivotal event for the year for the Pokemon Competitive Placing.
People compete all through the year.
They move through their local events, their regional events And then they get to the International Championships and whoever moves beyond that goes to the World Championships.
We have over 700 registered competitors.
We have over 2,500 spectators.
Our competitors come from over 30 countries.
We have three ages of divisions, Juniors, Seniors, and Masters.
Juniors is from six to 12, [UNKNOWN] is 12 to 16, and [UNKNOWN] is 16 and older.
We have no upper age limit.
These events are all about the fans.
It's everything Pokemon, but it's all friendship.
It's about camaraderie.
It's about sportsmanship.
It's about seeing your old friends.
Cuz a lot of these people come every year and see the same people.
And they've made new friends through this program.
And you definitely see the longevity of the brand in the generations of people that play Pokemon.
We have some very intense junior players.
They are better than I ever be, they are amazing to watch.
My name is Aislinn, and I can play, compete in Pokemon.
This is my first year of playing I like it, it's really cool.
I practice regularly.
When I can.
I like to practice with other people mostly.
Anyone can do it
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