Last month, Melissa and I represented Team Chargemander @ Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago. It was a blast! We were able to meet SO many awesome trainers and even meet a handful of Chargemander customers 😍
This is really what playing Pokémon Go is all about - bringing gamers together through cooperative game play. As Niantic CEO John Hanke said in a recent interview, "we’re finally seeing the fruits of [the new updates] in the raids release, which gets to things that are near and dear to our heart, like cooperative social gameplay, things that pull people together outside." Well said, John. And it's true, it was super exciting to see so many awesome people playing together at Pokémon Go Fest.
Of course, there were highs and lows of the day. As I'm sure most of you are aware by now, there were some serious technical challenges that prevented a lot of trainers from being able to play at all or, at least, interrupted their gameplay. This is really unfortunate, but to be expected for their first big live event. I'm sure their improve and do better on the next!
If I had the pleasure to meet you at Pokémon Go Fest and you are reading this to see if you won the FREE Chargemander giveaway - please watch the video! The winner has not claimed their prize yet, so, maybe it's you?!
Let's take a little journey through the day: