Pokemon GO PvP Exhibition Coming to Pokemon World Championship 2019 Opening Ceremony

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Article by David Teraoka

Pokemon GO Front and Center at World Championships

August 16th marks the first day of the Pokemon World Championships 2019 in Washington DC. 

The three-day event spotlights all aspects of competitive Pokemon play, including the trading card game, the main series videogames, and the fighting game Pokken Tournament. 

This year will be the first year that the event will feature competitive Pokemon GO play as well. The GO Invitational will take place during the opening ceremonies at 9 AM EST. 

Participants in this 8 man invitational tournament include Junichi Masuda and Shigeki Morimoto of Game Freak and YouTubers Poke AK and PogoKieng

Trainer Tips is also set to provide commentary. 

The GO Invitational tournament will be available to watch on the official Pokemon Twitch page. 

There have not been any announcements regarding any special spawns that may show up at the World Championships. Last year, Corsola was available at the Pokemon World Championships in Nashville, TN. 

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David Teraoka is the news editor for GamePress News. He has been a contributor, manager, and editor for GamePress since 2017. Vinyl collector and lover of all games. From HI.