World Champions Crowned At The 2015 Pokemon World Championships

The 2015 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Boston. Players from more than 36 countries competed in Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) matches and video game battles playing Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The road to the World Championships was a challenging one, with players qualifying through a yearlong series of regional and national tournaments. After three 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 5,000 players, fans, and supporters attended the event at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, while more than 1.5 million Pokémon fans watched the action from home via the official live stream at Pokemon.com/Worldsand Twitch.tv/Pokemon.  A rebroadcast of the 2015 Pokémon World Championships will air on both sites beginning Monday, August 24.

The 2015 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Champions are:
  • 2015 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Rowan Stavenow from Canada.
  • 2015 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Kotone Yasue from Japan.
  • 2015 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Patrick Martinez from the United States.
  • 2015 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Mark Mcquillan from Great Britain.
  • 2015 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Jacob Van Wagner from the United States.
  • 2015 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Shoma Honami from Japan.

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 2016 Pokémon World Championships, and received a special Pokémon World Championships trophy featuring Pikachu. The Pokémon Company International has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since it began running tournaments a decade ago.

“The Pokémon World Championships are an opportunity for the global Pokémon community to come together and celebrate competition, comradery, and mutual respect,” said J.C. Smith, Director of Consumer Marketing at The Pokémon Company International. “We congratulate all of our new Pokémon World Champions. Their drive and dedication is truly inspiring.”

2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)
World Champion: Rowan Stavenow (Canada)
Second Place: Alejandro Ng-Guzman (United States)
2015 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)
World Champion: Kotone Yasue (Japan)
Second Place: Ryan Jaehyun Park (South Korea)
2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)
World Champion: Patrick Martinez (United States)
Second Place: Jeffrey Cheng (United States)
2015 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)
World Champion: Mark Mcquillan (Great Britain)
Second Place: Koki Honda (Japan)
2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)
World Champion: Jacob Van Wagner (United States)
Second Place: Mees Brenninkmeijer (Netherlands)
2015 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)
World Champion: Shoma Honami (Japan)
Second Place: Hideyuki Taida (Japan)
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Pokemon Company: Pokken Tournament Is Not The Main Pokemon Thing For 2016

The Pokemon Company International’s Director of Consumer Marketing J.C. Smith has revealed that Pokken Tournament isn’t the main Pokemon surprise they have in store for consumers in 2016. The discussion was centred around Pokemon’s 20th anniversary which will take place in early 2016. What would you like to see announced during the celebrations?

“Will Pokkén Tournament be…is that your main plan for the early part of the 2016 anniversary?”

In response, Smith simply said, “No.”

However, when pressed further, he stated, “I’m splitting hairs. No, there’s lots of stuff planned for the 2016 year but nothing I can talk about now.”

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Nendoroid Cynthia Available To Preorder On US Pokemon Centre

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If you are in the United States then you will be pleased to learn that you can pre-order a Nendoroid Cynthia figure at the Pokemon Centre website. The figure will cost you $49.99 and like all Nendoroid figures it is of good quality. It was previously only available through the Japanese Pokemon Centre, so it’s great that it’s finally available for purchase in the United States. It should be noted that the Pokemon Centre only delivers to the United States and not Canada or Mexico.

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Violent Plot Stopped During Pokemon World Championship

It has been revealed that a violent plot was supposed to be taking place at the Pokemon World Championship this weekend. The Boston Police Department were alerted to several threats on social media and were able to apprehend the culprits just hours before they entered the event. The two men were armed with several guns found in their car along with a knife. Fox News concludes by saying that the men responsible for this were arrested by the police at their hotel in Saugus on Friday after arrest warrants were issued.

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Reminder: Pokémon World Championships Conclude Today

Winners of the Pokémon World Championships will be crowned today! Since Friday, hundreds of young Pokémon masters have been competing in the annual contest held in Boston, Massachusetts. After two days of competition, the best video game and trading card game players will face-off in the championship rounds. Winners will receive $500,000 in scholarship awards – over four times the amount winners were awarded in 2014.

For those competing in the Video Game Championships, winners will be awarded $10,000 in scholarship fees, which can contribute towards tuition, books and various supplies at a qualified educational institution. But for those who are victors in the TCG championships, they’ll be awarded with a $25,000 scholarship. You can watch the matches live on Twitch, here. To find out more about the championships, head on over to the official Pokémon website.

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Here’s Footage Of Pokemon In Super Mario Maker

The Super Mario Maker news just keeps on coming today! The latest thing that is currently circulating around the internet is a video showcasing a number of Pokemon in Super Mario Maker. For those who haven’t seen it, there’s Charizard, Jigglypuff, Lucario, Pikachu, and Greninja. To view them in action skip to the 10:15 mark in the video. You can check out all of the Super Mario Maker news from today, right here.

The Mystery Green Pokemon Will Appear In Pokemon XY: Mega Evolution Act IV

Pokemon fans were sent into a frenzy after a mysterious green Pokemon was teased in Japanese showings of the latest Pokemon movie. Well it would appear as though the mysterious green Pokemon will play a predominant role in Pokemon XY: Mega Evolution Act IV. The news was revealed in a recent trailer for a Mega Evolution special (which you can see below) in the Pokemon XY anime series. Pokémon XY: Mega Evolution Act IV comes to Japan in the fall.

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