The 2014 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close this weekend in Washington, DC. Players from more than 30 countries competed in Pokémon Trading Card Game (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.
The 2014 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Champions are:
- 2014 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruto Kobayashi from Japan.
- 2014 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Kota Yamamoto from Japan.
- 2014 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Trent Orndorff from the United States.
- 2014 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Nikolai Zielinski from the United States.
- 2014 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Andrew Estrada from Canada.
- 2014 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Se Jun Park from South Korea.
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)
I wonder if they’re 10 year olds and have the name of what happens when something is burned by fire.
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Awaiting someone to make the obligatory Pachirisu comment…
Se jun so badass he uses FREAKING PACHIRISU
dat pachirisu, that corean guy deserved the sound he will have when go into a battle, by the way listen what song im talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlmWCoyp234 , when a person have the title of champion this music sound when you battle with him
How can there exist more than one WORLD champion?????
Part of the “we are all winners” campaign I see. Disgusting!
The US is influencing other parts of the world with its stupidity!
Probably all participants took home a trophy of lesser value just for being present at the event.
as i said for each category there is a winer the registered world champion for the rest of the year till the vgc 2015 so let that guy have the title the next year i will be the winner i cant go there i didnt finished my papers to can travel to usa to the torunament, but i hope the next year i will be the one with that tittle
Did you even READ the damn thing? There is multiple divisions that don’t compete with the others. Therefore, there are multiple World Champions for 2014. Maybe you really are Talking Stapler=Sasori with a new name.
There was a winner for video games, and a separate winner for the trading cards. Since they are completely different things, there are obviously different winners. There are also three age divisions which explains the six winners. Just like for any sport there are youth, college, and pro levels, the same idea exists here. And no, the people who do poorly do not get a trophy…
black ops 2 anr ghosts on wii u needs dedicated tournaments for wii u owners.. :(
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To this day, I still don’t understand the rules to the Pokemon trading card game. I had a BUNCH of Pokemon cards that I eventually gave to my niece. But I’ll never give her my Master Trainer board games. NO WAY!
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