PokéJackets Embrace Community, Prepare for Regional Championship

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Jessie McKenzie knew there was a vast Pokémon community beyond the walls of her dorm room during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, and as groups gathered to play Pokémon Go, she saw an opportunity to create a club for Georgia Tech students to bond over their fandom.

Now, the PokéJackets club has more than 40 registered members, and seven players are getting ready for the upcoming regional championship in Orlando, Florida, April 13 – 14. Players will participate in card and video game competitions to win cash prizes and secure a spot in the upcoming world championship event in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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