Pokémon World Championships 2011 winners announced

The Pokémon Company have announced the winners for each individual category of this year’s Pokémon World Championships.

Players around the world, of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game series, gathered in San Diego, where they were pitted against one another for their relative prize.

With the dust finally settling after three days of intensive battles, six skilled individuals were crowned World Champions, proudly representing their family, supporters, and home countries. Winners of the invite-only tournament received medals, trips, Pokémon merchandise, and collectively more than $100,000 in scholarships.

The event showcased the chief qualities of Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players: skill, strategy, creativity, sportsmanship, and fun.

“The Pokémon World Championships is more than a tournament; it’s a global event for our entire community to compete, have fun, and create lifelong friendships,” commented J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “It’s been an incredible weekend, and we couldn’t be happier to congratulate this year’s World Champions for their dedication, their unbelievable talent, and most importantly, their sportsmanship during the entire Play! Pokémon season.”

2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists — Junior Division(born in 2000 or later)
World Champion: Gustavo Wada (Brazil)
Second Place: Kohei Takenaka (Japan)

2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists — Senior Division(born in 1996–1999)
World Champion: Christopher Kan (Australia)
Second Place: Marco Facchin (Italy)

2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists — Masters Division (born in 1995 or earlier)
World Champion: David Cohen (USA)
Second Place: Ross Cawthon (USA)

2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists — Junior Division(born in 2000 or later)
World Champion: Brian Hough (USA)
Second Place: Ian McLaughlin (USA)

2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists — Senior Division (born in 1996–1999)
World Champion: Kamran Jahadi (USA)
Second Place: Sejun Park (South Korea)

2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists — Masters Division (born in 1995 or earlier)
World Champion: Ray Rizzo (USA)
Second Place: Matteo Gini (Italy)

To view the results of the Pokémon World Championships 2011, including official standings, photos, videos, and player interviews, visit www.pokemonworldchampionships.com.

You can catch a video covering the event below:

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