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Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition begins next month

Posted on January 29, 2014 AT 07:37am

The Pokémon Company has announced that the first online tournament permitting the use of Pokémon from X and Y will be held next month.

The Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Beta Competition will begin Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. ET (Friday, February 21 at 12:00 a.m. UTC) and utilizes the Pokémon Global Link feature to allow players to battle it out online.

Players who ranked highly in Global Showdown events or have registered their copies of Pokémon X or Y to their Global Link account automatically qualify for the event. If you are yet to register your copy, you must do so before January 31 to be eligible to enter the competition.

Source: Pokémon

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