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Preliminary rules for the upcoming {{bp|2011 World Championships|2011 Video Game Championships}} have been announced on {{bp|Pokémon.com}}. The tournament will use the {{bp|rule variants|Double Battle}} rules that are standard in competitive play, and participating Pokémon must be listed in the {{bp|Udex|Unova Pokédex}}. For the first time, there will be three age divisions: Juniors (born in 2000 or later), Seniors (born between 1996 and 1999), and Masters (born in 1995 or earlier). As expected, thecompetitors in this year's tournament iswill limitedbe required to players ofuse the latest games inreleased at the multi-titletime; in this case {{bp|Pokémon Black and White franchiseVersions}}.
 
The tournament will use the {{bp|rule variants|Double Battle}} rules that are standard in competitive play. Pokémon participating must be listed in the {{bp|Udex|Unova Pokédex}}. For the first time, there are three age divisions: Juniors, Seniors, and Masters.
 
Further information is expected after the release of Black and White. This will likely include a list of banned Pokémon.
 
Black and White comeare outscheduled for release in Europe and North America induring the first week of March. Players will then have aroundanywhere from two to five months to train a team of up to six Pokémon for the tournament. Details for the regional and national qualifiers have yet to be announced, whichhowever based on previous years they are likely to be held throughout May and June across the United States and Europe. The World Championships will be held in San Diego, in August.
 
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