We haven't been this excited about Pokémon since we traded a Bulbasaur for a first-edition Charizard with that naive little kid at recess.
UPDATE: The championships are over, but there's a re-broadcast today, Monday, Aug. 18.
Yes, Pokémon is still a thing. Yes, thousands of people are watching both kids and adults play the Pokémon trading card and video games in Washington D.C. The Pokémon World Championships are going on, and you can catch 'em all right here:
Here's the schedule of Pokévents, according to Kotaku, in Eastern Time:
Sunday, August 17
- 9:00 A.M. — TCG Masters top 4
- 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. — Pokémon Trading Card Game Finals
- 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. — Video Game Finals
- 6:00 P.M. — Closing Ceremony
Who will emerge victorious? Who will get their Pokéballs crushed by the competition? Who's reading this right now?
ONLY FATE WILL TELL.