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TPCi Announces Pokemon Commentator Auditions

Discussion in 'News' started by Smashboards, Apr 5, 2014.

By Smashboards on Apr 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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    The Pokemon Company International, the little known company that manages the Pokemon brand outside of Asia and operates the Pokemon Championship Series, separate from Nintendo, has announced open commentator auditions for their US Nationals and World Championships tournaments.

    In a release, TPCi said that "Auditions are open to US residents who are at least 18 years old. Also, you must be able to attend both the US National Championships, July 4–6 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the World Championships, August 15–17 in Washington, DC. If you are selected, The Pokémon Company International will cover your travel and hotel costs."

    TPCi has been operating the Pokemon Championship Series for the trading card game for over a decade - last year's 2013 World Championships was the 10 year anniversary of the event. The Pokemon video game, this year featuring Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, was incorporated in the Championship Series in 2009. Each year there are thousands of Pokemon TCG tournaments worldwide and dozens of official video game Championship Series tournaments. Last year's World Championships featured $15,000 in scholarships for video game players and TPCi paid for the travel and hotel of over 50 video game competitors to compete in their 3 age divisions.


    Those interested in applying will need to create an audition video and must submit their application by April 21st. With an estimated 10 million copies of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y sold competition is sure to be fierce.

    Get the full application details by going here.

    If you are interested in competing in the Pokemon video game Championship Series there are Regional tournaments in the US happening this and next weekend. Get full details and locations here. Even though there are massive prizes on the line at these tournaments - the $15,000 in scholarships at Worlds is equal to the prize total for MLG Anaheim - entry to the Pokemon video game events are typically free.

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Discussion in 'News' started by Smashboards, Apr 5, 2014.

    1. proxibomb
      I'd piss myself if I saw anyone who usually commentates melee commentating pokemon tournaments.
      K.Louis, JB IV, JesseMcCloud and 2 others like this.
    2. KoRoBeNiKi
      mix the commentary, winning with 4 pokemon left would be a 4 stock, if you win without taking damage, it's a jv7

      JB IV, PlateProp, Cassius_yt and 2 others like this.
    3. p4nd4p4nd4p4nd4p4nd4
      Oh man, I totes want to do this, even if I have to steal a blue yeti mic to do the audition.
    4. afistfulofwasabi
      I just finished my pokemon y version lol. How does one even commentate pokemon battles? Ima look into this. :144:
    5. ryuu seika
      ryuu seika
      If you guys are going for it, remember that this is an official Nintendo gig. You have to cater to a family audience, something most SSB announcers don't seem to do.
    6. zethose
      I was just about to say that xD
    7. AgatioGanon
      That's just what we need is commentators in video games, its bad enough in wrestling.
    8. zethose
      >watches wrestling
      >thinks video game tourneys aren't already commentated
      KoRoBeNiKi, Zone, K.Louis and 2 others like this.
      If it's a family audience listening in, just be sure to not use profanity and offensive lingo. Everyone knows what I speak of. It never bothers me, but others may take offense. Good luck though, this sounds awesome. I always thought becoming a commentator would be so much fun, the downside would be you wouldn't get to play in tournaments as much or practice seeing as you'd be commentating.
    10. K.Louis
      Prog/D1/Wobbles are the biggest and probably the "cleanest" commentators in the Smash community, IDK if they'd actually want to do it though.

      Waffles + Phil on official Pokemon commentary would never happen but I'd absolutely lose it if it did.
      Last edited: Apr 6, 2014
    11. DMG
      "And there it is folks! Jirachi is gonna hax his way to victory!
      zethose likes this.

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