Wednesday, August 24, 2016

20 Years of Pokemon: The Pokemon 2016 World Championships

Every year, ace trainers from a multitude of countries compete in the name of valor among the best of Pokemon gamers in the Pokemon World Championships. Whether if its video games or trading card games, the top prizes are up for grabs for the very no one ever was. Uh-huh, but for 2016, it's becoming a historic one because of Pokemon's 20th anniversary celebration. Whether they can compete in OR/AS battles, trading card game battles, or even the new Pokken Tournament battles, their honor as a top ace trainer rests beneath their burdens.

Photo: Official Pokemon Instagram

So, at last weekend's world championships held at the San Francisco Bay Area, let's say congratulations to the champions of the 2016 Pokemon World Championships.

In the TCG World Championships:

Shintaro Ito from Japan for the Masters Division whose deck includes Audino-EX, Shaymin EX, Hoopa-EX, Magearna-EX, Cobalion, and Absol.

Jesper Eriksen from Denmark for the Senior Division whose deck includes Vespiquen, Combee, Shaymin-EX, Yanma, Yanmega, Spinarak, and Ariados.

Shunto Sadahiro from Japan for the Junior Division whose deck includes an Yveltal and Darkrai-EX, among many others.

In the VG World Championships:

Wolfe Glick from the USA for the Masters Division whose Pokemon roster includes Kyogre, Hitmontop, Gengar, Raichu, Bronzong, and Rayquaza.

Carson Confer from the USA for the Senior division whose Pokemon roster includes Kyogre, Kangaskhan, Thundurus, Bronzong, Cresselia, and Groudon.

Cory Connor from the USA for the Junior Division whose Pokemon roster includes Kyogre, Rayquaza, Togekiss, Thundurus, Scizor, and Hitmontop.

With the San Francisco 2016 Pokemon World Championship is well and truly over, the next World Championships is set at Anaheim, California this 2017 and we can expect the best of Sun and Moon players competing for the top spot. In the meantime, congratulations to the winners! You guys really are the very no one ever was!


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