Japan held its video game World Championship Qualifier tournament (a sort of equivalent to our Nationals) at the Tokyo Prince Hotel on Monday. The tournament used the Video Game Showdown rules, with Level 50, two-on-two battles and four Pokemon per battle. The top sixteen competitors were invited to play in the World Championship tournament, which will take place in San Diego this August. Someone has uploaded the final Senior and Junior matches to YouTube, which you can watch below.
Some bystanders chose to wear mouth masks for fear a Trainer would use a Pokemon from the Swinub family.