The Pokken Tournament Championship Series will officially begin at select Gamestop stores on February 27th, which is “Pokemon Day.” Players who attend will learn how to play the game, duke it out, and then the winner of each age division will progress from there:
The Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competitions are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be split into two age brackets: players born in 2001 or later and players born in 2000 or earlier. The winner of each age bracket will then be trained by a professional fighting game player during fun training sessions that will be shared on Nintendo social media channels. Once training is complete, the winner from each city and age bracket and a guest will be flown to the Nintendo NY store on March 17 for the Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competition finals, where they will battle against all other local champions. The winners of the Pokkén Tournament Early Access Competition finals will each win a Wii U system, the Pokkén Tournament game and a travel award to Columbus, Ohio, where they will battle at the 2016 Pokémon US National Championships for the chance to advance to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships in San Francisco.
The following Gamestop stores will host the competitions on February 27 from 11 AM to 5:30 PM local time:
Furthermore, a new trailer for the game was just released: