Pokemon Go announced its first ever Invitational Tournament coming August 16. The first-ever Pok\u00e9mon Go Invitational tournament has officially been announced and is happening on Aug. 16. For the first time, trainers in Pok\u00e9mon Go will compete against each other in an official, competitive setting. Pok\u00e9mon Go announced the news on Twitter, firmly acknowledging the PvP community in the game with the update. How trainers get invited and are selected is currently unknown. Because it is an invitational, there could be a screening process for the players to go through before getting chosen. \u2757 Trainers, our very first Pok\u00e9mon GO Invitational tournament will be happening on August 16 during the 2019 Pok\u00e9mon World Championships! Follow the action by tuning in to @Pokemon\u2019s Twitch stream at 9:30 a.m. ET! https:\/\/t.co\/o2hIo7MfiX #GOBattle pic.twitter.com\/N6OBbRcRTi \u2014 Pok\u00e9mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 14, 2019 As the tweet above indicates, the Invitational begins on Aug. 16, and you can learn more by following Pok\u00e9mon\u2019s official Twitch account. The event starts during the 2019 Pok\u00e9mon World Championships. The Championships is getting some decent press, and memes, but it\u2019s worth noting how much hacking goes on to get the perfect team. How that plays out for Pok\u00e9mon Go related tournaments is unknown.