The 2011 Pokémon World Championships officially kicks off this morning as the best players in the world battle it out to prove who is the best-of-the-best.

It all kicks off with the Opening Ceremony at 9 A.M., which promises to be one of the most thrilling shows Worlds has ever seen. And it’s all just the start to an awesome day filled with Pokémon battles and many other fun things going on.

The competition officially begins at 10 A.M. with the 2011 Pokémon TCG and video game Main Events kicking off simultaneously.

But that’s not all, as there are a lot of other fun things to do throughout the day.

Keep an eye out for the awesome Unova starters—Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott—along with Pikachu as they walk around the event, greeting and getting pictures with all of their biggest fans.

The Movie Theater & Gaming Room, along with the Creative Center, are also open for those looking to relax with some of their favorite Pokémon movies and games, or take a break and show off their artistic side. Not to mention the Retail store for those who want to get their hands on Worlds Pokémon items, including the Skateboarding Pikachu plush.

And for players looking for even more Pokémon battle action, they need look no further than the Side Events, also kicking off at 10 A.M. Come on down and see what fabulous prizes await you if you can prove your mettle as a Pokémon Trainer.

And don’t forget that League play kicks off at 10:30 as well, so you’re going to have plenty of opportunities to stay and play.

So, have and fun and good luck to all our Worlds competitors.

Pick your team or shuffle up your deck competitors—it’s time to play!