New World Champions Triumph At The 2017 Pokémon World Championships

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Trainers from around the world competed in the 2017 Pokémon World Championships last weekend, hoping to become the very best.

There were more than 3,500 players, fans, and supporters that were gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center, battling it out in the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), video game battles in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and Pokkén Tournament.

With more than 1.5 million Pokémon fans watched the action online from home, new world champions earned themselves a special Pokémon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2018 Pokémon World Championships, and collected a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate.

2017 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2006 or later)
World Champion: Tobias Strømdahl (Norway)
Runner-Up: Minaki Hasegawa (Japan)

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2002–2005)
World Champion: Zachary Bokhari (United States)
Runner-Up: Michael Long (Canada)

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2001 or earlier)
World Champion: Diego Cassiraga (Argentina)
Runner-Up: Naoto Suzuki (Japan)

2017 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists (born in 2006 or later)
World Champion: Nicholas Kan (Australia)
Runner-Up: Tomás Serrano (Spain)

Senior Division Finalists (born in 2002–2005)
World Champion: Hong Juyoung (South Korea)
Runner-Up: Yukio Wata (Japan)

Masters Division Finalists (born in 2001 or earlier)
World Champion: Ryota Otsubo (Japan)
Runner-Up: Sam Pandelis (Australia)

2017 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Finalists
World Champion: Tonosama (Japan)
Runner-Up: Mikukey_HOMURA (Japan)

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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