Besides being loved by game fans, Pokemon has also captured the attention of movie lovers. Evidently, the film Pokomen Detective Pikachu grossed 433 million US dollars or around 6.2 trillion rupiah from around the world.
A year later, Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle hit Japanese theaters on Christmas 2020. Half a year later, it was reported to have made 2 billion yen and exported around the world.
This achievement at the box office is still accompanied by a myriad of phenomena related to the game which have been enthusiastically welcomed by the world this year. Responding to the public’s enthusiasm, Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 is now here.
From November 2021
The Pokemon Company, headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, is holding the inaugural Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 following the explosion of the smartphone edition Pokemon Unite.
“The festival will be held from November 2021 to February 2022,” said The Pokemon Company CEO, Tsunekazu Ishiha, in a written statement received by Showbiz Liputan6.com, Monday (11/22/2021).
Not only intended for hardcore film and game lovers, Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 intends to embrace new fans who have not been familiar with Pokemon for a long time.
“There will also be regional tournaments for Pokemon Go, Pokemon Unite, and Pokemon Trading Card Game with participants from various countries including Indonesia,” he added.
The participants who will compete are from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. They act from their respective homes.
“Participants who compete need to pass the national level to advance to the regional round. They will compete against the best players from around the Asian region,” said Tsunekazu Ishiha.
Color the Showbiz World
A number of famous celebrities and influencers from various regions will be invited and challenged to showcase their favorite game playing skills at this festival.
“It is hoped that the Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 will color the world of showbiz and games, including in Indonesia, which is facing the Covid-19 pandemic,” he concluded.