Pokémon 2012 Championship Series
The 2012 World Championship Series is the second utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered from the previous year to allow for the full range of Pokémon to be used from the National Pokédex. This series also added a second wave of Regional Championships in the United States. The World Championships were held in Waikoloa in Hawaii. The winners of this competition had their teams appear as battleable in downloadable competitions in the Pokémon World Tournament in Black 2 & White 2
Throughout the Play! Pokémon series, there were numerous online competitions that will give CP to players if their Play! Pokémon account is linked to their Organised Play ID. The CP is organised to the top 256 players worldwide, regardless of region.
|Name||Date||Entry Gift||CP Given?|
|22nd - 26th March 2012||None||No|
|2nd - 6th May 2012||None||No|
|9th - 13th May 2012||None||No|
Regional Championships are set up across the world, mostly in North America, to provide small competitions that allow for players to increase their score in order to get a better chance at going to Worlds. There are a number of Regional competitions each year and they all follow the standard format. They often have side events for all players.
|California Autumn Regionals||Long Beach, California||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Florida Autumn Regionals||Lake Buena Vista, Florida||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Indiana Autumn Regionals||Fort Wayne, Indiana||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Missouri Autumn Regionals||Crestwood, Missouri||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Oregon Autumn Regionals||Salem, Oregon||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Rhode Island Autumn Regionals||Providence, Rhode Island||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|Virginia Autumn Regionals||Doswell, Virginia||United States||12th - 13th November 2011||No|
|California Spring Regionals||Pleasanton, California||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Colorado Spring Regionals||Colorado Springs, Colorado||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Georgia Spring Regionals||Athens, Georgia||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Pennsylvania Spring Regionals||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Texas Spring Regionals||Houston, Texas||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Wisconsin Spring Regionals||Madison, Wisconsin||United States||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|British Columbia Spring Regionals||Surrey, British Columbia||Canada||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
|Ontario Spring Regionals||Toronto, Ontario||Canada||14th - 15th April 2012||No|
National Championships are where the best players in the respective country or area come to compete. No points were required to enter but the winners were able to earn placement in the World Championships. The winners in areas outside of the US will often receive travel awards for the World Championships.
|UK Nationals||Birmingham, United Kingdom||United Kingdom||3rd March 2012||No|
|Germany Nationals||Essen, Germany||Germany||10th March 2012||No|
|France Nationals||Paris, France||France||17th March 2012||No|
|Spain Nationals||Madrid, Spain||Spain||24th March 2012||No|
|Italy Nationals||Assago, Milan||Italy||31st March 2012||No|
|US Nationals||Indianapolis, Indiana||United States||30th June - 1st July 2012||No|
|Canada Nationals||Toronto, Ontario||Canada||30th June - 1st July 2012||No|
The World Championships are where the best of the world come to participate and fight it off to become World Champion. Participation in the events is by invitation based on score and position, but people could gain entry in the Last Chance Qualifiers.
|World Championships||Waikoloa, Hawaii||United States||10th - 12th August 2012||Yes|