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2017 Pokémon World Championships Round-Up

  1. Linkachu

    Linkachu Hero of Pizza
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    After a year of hard fought battles, the Pokémon World Championships for 2017 took place this past weekend in Anaheim, California. As with last year's championship tournament, battlers from across the globe engaged in intense competitions for Pokkén Tournament, the Pokémon TCG, and the Pokémon video games (this time via Pokémon Sun and Moon).


    Tsunekazu Ishihara, the current president and CEO of the Pokémon Company, and Junichi Masuda, director/executive producer for the Pokémon video games, made appearances during the three-day event and shared announcements for upcoming Pokémon TCG cards and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - which we previously reported on. Click the links if you missed the news!


    Throughout the weekend the Pokémon Company International also streamed the entirety of the championship across four different Twitch streams (my personal favourite being the Pokkén Tournament streams) and avidly tweeted news, videos, and photos on their official Twitter account. Both made for very handy means of keeping up with all of the action.

    If you missed out on watching the event live, videos of the final matches from all three competitive formats have been uploaded to TPCi's official Pokémon Youtube channel. Click here to view them.

    Finally, before we get to our new world champions, the event closed by revealing the location of the 2018 Pokémon World Championships - which will once again take place within the United States: Nashville, Tennessee.

    Without further ado, here are the 2017 Pokémon World Champions!


    Pokkén Tournament 2017 Finalists

    World Champion: Tonosama of Japan
    Runner-Up: Mikukey_HOMURA of Japan

    Pokémon Trading Card Game 2017 Finalists

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

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

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

    Pokémon Video Game 2017 Finalists

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

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

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

    A big congrats to all of the finalists and to everyone who took part in this year's Pokémon World Championships. Did any of you attend the event or, like myself, watch the live streams? If so, share your thoughts about it in the comments!

    But if you missed that Pokkén Tournament Grand Finals, do yourself a favour and give it a look. Definitely worth the watch.


Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by Linkachu, Aug 23, 2017.

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