The world's best Pokemon players will compete at a three-day tournament starting August 10.
Next week, the best Pokemon players from around the world will meet up in Hawaii for the World Pokemon Championships. Competing over three days in both video and card games, the eventual champions will receive glory, trophies, and a chance to be immortalized in upcoming DS games Pokemon Black and White Version 2.
Select champions from the tournament will be included in Black and White 2 as downloadable trainers, along with their teams of Pokemon from the competition. It's not clear exactly which winners will receive this prize, and whether it refers to champions of the card and video game tournaments, or only the latter.
The tournament is open to spectators, so if you happen to be near the Hilton Waikaloa Village in Hawaii from August 10 to 12, stop in to see the very best Pokemon players compete for the title of World Champion. Pokemon Black and White 2 launch on October 7, though the competition organizers didn't specify when the virtual winners would be available to download.