On July 22nd, Chicago, Illinois will be holding an event called Pokemon GO Fest. There, attendees will get an increased chance to encounter Pokémon, access to special PokéStops and the chance to complete challenges by working with other players. Tickets had gone on sale Monday morning for $20. However, not only did the tickets sell out in 15 minutes, but it has been discovered that scalpers put the tickets up for sale on sites such as eBay and Stubhub. As a result, the scalpers inflated the tickets to individual prices ranging from $150 to $1,000. Some people are bidding on the scalped tickets, but most of them haven’t been touched.
The good news is that rewards that are unlocked at the event will still be available for players, even if they can’t attend the event. We’ve included the official tweet that announced this down below, so feel free to check it out.