Watch The Pokémon National Championships Live, Right Here

The very best Pokémon video game and card players in the United States have converged in Indianapolis, Indiana this weekend to see who gets to lose to players from other countries in August's World Championship. Let's watch.

Unlike other global competitions I could mention, the U.S. actually has a pretty good shot at taking home fabulous cash and prizes in the Worlds. They're being hosted in Washington D.C. this year, and it doesn't get much more home field than that.

Here's the schedule for this weekend's event (all times are Eastern).

Saturday, July 5

  • Noon to 5 p.m. : Pokémon Video Game
  • 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. : Pokémon TCG

Sunday, July 6

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. : Pokémon TCG
  • 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. : Pokémon Video Game

And here is the Twitch stream, where you can watch them live.