Once every year, the best Pokemon Trading Card Game and video game players from around the world get together to determine who is the best player in the world at the Pokemon World Championships! This year, the incredible three-day event takes place in sunny San Diego, California, and features players from over 20 countries.

The competitors for both the Pokemon TCG and video game competitions will share the floor at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. And once all tournaments have concluded, the winners will take home more than $100,000 in scholarships! What's more, players will enjoy some great Pokemon fun with fans from around the world.

You don't have to compete to join the fun of the Pokemon World Championships. All events are free to watch and open to the public!

Check this site as events unfold at the 2011 Pokemon World Championships. We'll have updates for all events, as well as photos and videos directly from the competition floor.