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Third International Championships to be in Brazil
The Pokémon Latin American International Championships will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from April 21 to 23, 2017. The event will be held at the WTC Events Center.
This event follows the recent European International Championships held in London from December 9 to 11, 2016 and the upcoming Oceania International Championships to be held in Melbourne, Australia from March 10 to 12, 2017. This will be the third International Championships. International Championships will also be held in North America, although no further details are known about that tournament.
International Championships are tournaments new to the 2017 Play! Pokémon season that replace National Championships from previous years. Unlike the Pokémon TCG National Championships of previous years, International Championships are open to players from anywhere in the world. The Pokémon International Championships are some of the largest competitions in the 2017 Pokémon Championship Series schedule, and winners will earn a high number of Championship Points toward a qualification to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, which will be held in August 2017 in Anaheim, California in the United States.
For more details about International Championships, see the official Pokémon site.