The 2011 VGC World Championship Series is the first utilising the Pokémon Black & White games. This format was altered and allowed for only the use of the Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. In practice, this series also separated VGC matches for Seniors into two different categories: Masters for over 16s and Seniors for those between 11 and 16. This series had a loss of Japan having their own specific competitions offline due to the Sendai Tsunami, but Japan later entered through online methods which continued onwards. The World Championships were held in San Diego.
VGC Rule Set: (From January 1st 2011)
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.
|Washington Regionals||Seattle, Washington||United States||14th May 2011||None||No|
|California Regionals||San Jose, California||United States||21st May 2011||None||No|
|Texas Regionals||Dallas, Texas||United States||28th May 2011||None||No|
|Georgia Regionals||Atlanta, Georgia||United States||4th June 2011||None||No|
|Washington DC Regionals||Washington DC||United States||11th June 2011||None||No|
|New Jersey Regionals||Newark, New Jersey||United States||18th June 2011||None||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||4th June 2011||None||No|
|Italy Nationals||Rome, Italy||Italy||11th June 2011||None||No|
|Spain Nationals||Madrid, Spain||Spain||18th June 2011||None||No|
|France Nationals||Paris, France||France||25th June 2011||None||No|
|Germany Nationals||Cologne, Germany||Germany||2nd July 2011||None||No|
|US Nationals||Indianapolis, Indiana||United States||8th - 10th July 2011||None||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||San Diego, California||United States||12th - 14th August 2011||