More specific details have been revealed in regards to the "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" 2014 International Challenge. According to a report from Segment Next on May 2, participants can register for the competition starting on May 8. Up to 50,000 individuals can be entered as Nintendo is taking admissions on a first come, first serve basis. However, the deadline for registrations has been set for May 15.
To be eligible, a participant simply have to be registered through the "Pokemon Global Link" service before signing up for the 2014 International Challenge. The competitors are split into two groups with one made specifically for the younger players with a birth date before 1998. The rest of the players will be grouped in the Master Division.
The official "Pokemon" website also revealed some of the limitations in regards to which pocket monsters can be used for the competition. Participants can only use creatures based on the Kalos Pokedex from "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y." Furthermore, pocket monsters obtained through the "Poke Transporter" service from within the "Pokemon Bank" application can't be used. Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde have been outright banned from the 2014 International Challenge as well.
The competition will officially begin on May 16 as players can fight a maximum of 20 battles per day up until May 18. The final rankings of the 2014 International Challenge should be announced four days later on May 22. You can find the complete rules for the competition from the aforementioned official "Pokemon" website.
The registrations is expected to fill up quickly due to how well "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" has sold worldwide so far. The two handheld games have a combined user base of at least 12 million players so far although not all of them play competitively. You can find an image showcasing the 2014 International Challenge from the official "Pokemon" Twitter page with the picture attached near the top side of this article.