Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players, supporters, and Pokémon fans from throughout the St. Louis and Collinsville area and around the country are invited to attend the 2018 Pokémon Regional Championships the weekend of February 17th and 18th. The Gateway Conference Center in is hosting the family-friendly event where competitors will battle for the coveted title of Pokémon Regional Champion, valuable Championship Points, and a portion of up to $50,000 in prizes and scholarships. Open to TCG and video game players in good standing, the Pokémon Regional Championships provide players of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to compete and connect over a shared passion for Pokémon. Players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking at the end of the season will earn an invitation to compete at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in Nashville, TN this summer. The Collinsville Pokémon TCG and video game Regional Championships begin Saturday, February 17th at 9:00 a.m. Visit Pokemon.com/play to learn more about the tournament rules, regulations, and prizes as well as how to become involved in Play! Pokémon events near you.