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Pokémon World Champions have been crowned

by on August 25, 2016
 

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The World Championships, which represent the pinnacle of Pokémon TCG and video game competition, has recently ended, seeing eight players crowned as World Champion. Here are the official champions of each division:

The 2016 Pokémon World Champions are:

  • 2016 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Shunto Sadahiro from Japan.
  • 2016 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Jesper Eriksen from Denmark.
  • 2016 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Shintaro Ito from Japan.
  • 2016 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Cory Connor from the United States.
  • 2016 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Carson Confer from the United States.
  • 2016 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Wolfe Glick from the United States.
  • 2016 Pokkén Tournament Senior Division World Champion, Josh Simmonite from the United Kingdom.
  • 2016 Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Masami Sato from Japan.

The winners of this year’s invitation-only tournament earned the title of Pokémon World Champion, received a special Pokémon World Championships trophy, won an invitation to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, and collected a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. This year, the Pokémon Company International has awarded more than $600,000 in prizes to top finishers at the 2016 World Championships. They have also granted over $3 million in scholarships since they began hosting tournaments more than a decade ago.

J.C. Smith, senior director of consumer marketing at The Pokémon Company International, stated, “Each year, the Pokémon World Championships bring the global Pokémon community together to compete, celebrate, and enjoy the games that have delighted fans for two decades. Congratulations to our new Pokémon World Champions, and a special thank-you to the community of players, family members, volunteers, and fans who make the Pokémon World Championships the premier Pokémon event of the year.”

During the event, Google hosted a Robot Experience designed exclusively for attendees of the Pokémon World Championships. This event gave participants the opportunity to personalize custom-made Pokémon-skinned robots, as well as challenge their creations in a physical and digital battle with others. This was inspired by Google’s annual I/O Youth event, which inspires kids to imagine, invent, and explore with technology.

Here are the full list of finalists:

2016 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2005 or later)

World Champion: Shunto Sadahiro (Japan)

Second Place: Riku Ushirosako (Japan)

 

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2001–2004)

World Champion: Jesper Eriksen (Denmark)

Second Place: Connor Pedersen (United States)

 

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2000 or earlier)

World Champion: Shintaro Ito (Japan)

Second Place: Cody Walinski (United States)

 

2016 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2005 or later)

World Champion: Cory Connor (United States)

Second Place: Shu Harasaki (Japan)

 

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2001–2004)

World Champion: Carson Confer (United States)

Second Place: Yuki Wata (Japan)

 

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2000 or earlier)

World Champion: Wolfe Glick (United States)

Second Place: Jonathan Evans (United States)

 

2016 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2001 or later)

World Champion: Josh Simmonite (United Kingdom)

Second Place: Dale Causey (United States)

 

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2000 or earlier)

World Champion: Masami Sato (Japan)

Second Place: Takuma Araki (Japan)

Congratulations everybody!

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