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Pokemon Championship Comes to Hartford This Weekend

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    Pokemon Championship Comes to Hartford This Weekend
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    YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - AUGUST 09: Performers dressed as Pikachu, a character from Pokemon series game titles, march during the Pikachu Outbreak event hosted by The Pokemon Co. on August 9, 2017 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. A total of 1, 500 Pikachus appear at the city's landmarks in the Minato Mirai area aiming to attract visitors and tourists to the city. The event will be held through until August 15. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

    Thousands of people are expected to come to Hartford this weekend for the 2019 Pokemon Regional Championships.

    Participants will take part in either Pokemon Trading Card Games or video games at the Connecticut Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday.

    Competitors will battle for up to $50,000 in scholarships and prizes and someone will win the title of Pokemon Regional Champion. Some will earn Championship points that count towards a possible invite to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships in Washington, D.C. this summer.