New World Champions Crowned At 2016 Pokémon World Championships

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After a fiercely fought weekend of competitive battles, eight World Champions have been crowned at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships.

The 13th annual tournament once again brought together the world’s most elite Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), video game players, and, for the first time, Pokkén Tournament brawlers.

That attracted nearly 1,700 competitors from more than 30 countries around the world, who, over the three days, were whittled down to see eight players win themselves Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Video Game World Champions, or Pokkén Tournament World Champion titles.

Winners received a special Pokémon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2017 Pokémon World Championships, and collected a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. That amounted to more than $600,000 in prizes to this year’s top finishers, with the World Championships granting over $3 million in scholarships since it started a decade ago.

“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,” The Pokémon Company International senior director of consumer marketing J.C. Smith shared.

“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.”

There were more than 2,000 players, fans, and supporters at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel where the 2016 Pokémon World Championships were held, while more than 1.5 million fans tuned in to watch the action online.

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)

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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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