The Pokémon North America International Championships (NAIC) are the third and final International Championships event of the 2024 Championship Series season. This event is the final opportunity for competitors to earn Championship Points toward their World Championships invitation, and it features exciting competitions for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games (VGC), Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE.

This season’s NAIC event will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 7 to June 9, 2024. It will award high amounts of Championship Points and more than $500,000 USD in prizes, spread across the Pokémon TCG, Pokémon VGC, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE competitions.

Some tournaments begin on Friday, June 7, and others on Saturday, June 8. Please visit each competition’s page for a complete schedule.

Event Location:

  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
  • 900 Convention Center Boulevard
  • New Orleans, LA 70130


All attendees, both spectators and competitors, will need to log in to the event registration portal with their Google account. First-time registrants will be prompted to create a profile, and prior registrants will be able to edit their profile information.

Users can choose to create or edit their account in advance of the opening of registration. When registration opens on April 25, attendees will need to log in, register, and pay to secure a pass. Online registration is required to participate and only a limited number of passes are available.

Registration will be divided into two waves at the following times:

  • Wave 1: April 25, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. PDT / 7:00 p.m. CDT
  • Wave 2: April 26, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 9:00 a.m. CDT


Registration for this event is open to all competitors in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program. Competitors must have an active Play! Pokémon account with current and accurate information.

After registering on the event registration portal, competitors will need to finalize their tournament registration on Team and deck lists will need to be submitted on at the appropriate time.

Competitor registration will close on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 9:59 p.m. PDT (11:59 p.m. CDT) or when passes sell out.

Competitors with Travel Awards and Travel Stipends will receive separate information about early registration.

Check-in and Badge Pickup

Badges for this event can be picked up on-site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the Hall H-J Lobby (enter via Hall I-1) or at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) at the Info Desk on Level 1, between doors 3 and 4. All attendees are highly encouraged to pick up their badges on Wednesday, June 5, or Thursday, June 6.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Badge Pickup Times

  • Wednesday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT
  • Thursday, June 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Badge Pickup Times

  • Thursday, June 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT
  • Friday, June 7, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT
  • Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CDT
  • Sunday, June 9, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT

Welcome Kit

All competitors will receive a welcome kit filled with Pokémon goodies including a cap, playmat, card sleeves, deck box, and more.

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