Nationals Moving Back to Columbus! has announced that Nationals will be returning to Columbus, Ohio this year! It will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from July 1st through 3rd.

Nationals was last in Columbus in 2008 during the Origins convention, which is when rumors were flying around that it would be moving to Indianapolis the following year due to mismanagement of the tournament by the Origins staff. But Origins is in June this year, so it seems Pokemon won’t be sharing the space with any third party conventions.

The event will feature its usual TCG and video game competitions, but this year it will also feature a Pokken Tournament competition! As expected, the game is probably going to be integrated into Pokemon’s larger events.

Here’s some photos I took of the event in 2008: Thursday’s Nationals Update | Saturday’s Nationals Update | Sunday’s Nationals Pictures