Six Pokémon Trainers Crowned World Champions at the 2014 Pokémon World Championships

The 2014 Pokemon World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Washington, DC. Players from more than 30 countries competed in Pokémon TCG matches and video game battles playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y. The road to the World Championships was a challenging one, with players qualifying through a yearlong series of regional and national tournaments. After two days of intense battles that saw the world’s best Pokémon TCG and video game players competing at the highest level, six players across two disciplines and three age divisions were crowned Pokémon World Champions.

More than 3,000 players, fans, and supporters attended the event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center while over 800,000 Pokémon fans watched the action from home via the official live stream at Pokemon.com/Worlds and Twitch.tv/Pokemon. A rebroadcast of the 2014 Pokémon World Championships will air on both sites beginning Monday, August 18.

Winners of this year’s invitation-only tournament earned the title of Pokémon World Champion, collected scholarship money, won an invitation and Travel Award to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships, and received a special Pokémon World Championships trophy featuring Pikachu. The Pokémon Company International has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships since it began running tournaments a decade ago.

“The Pokémon World Championships is a celebration of the global Pokémon community and embodies the Pokémon spirit of fun, friendship, and mutual respect,” said J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We extend well-earned congratulations to our new Pokémon World Champions. They will travel home as heroes and will inspire others to strive for greatness.”

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

World Champion: Haruto Kobayashi (Japan)

Second Place: Takashi Oguni (Japan)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

World Champion: Kota Yamamoto (Japan)

Second Place: London Swan (United States)

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

World Champion: Trent Orndorff (United States)

Second Place: Alex Croton (United States)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

World Champion: Nikolai Zielinski (United States)

Second Place: Mark McQuillan (United Kingdom)

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

World Champion: Andrew Estrada (Canada)

Second Place: Igor Costa (Portugal)

2014 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

World Champion: Se Jun Park (South Korea)

Second Place: Jeudy Azzarelli (United States)

 

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