These are your 2019 Pokémon World Champions!

World’s Top Pokémon Competitors Crowned at the 2019 Pokémon World The 2019 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close yesterday following three days of intense matches and friendly competition in […]

World’s Top Pokémon Competitors Crowned at the 2019 Pokémon World

The 2019 Pokémon World Championships drew to a close yesterday following three days of intense matches and friendly competition in Washington, DC. The best Trainers from around the world attended the 16th annual event to take part in the premier tournament for Pokémon video games and the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG). This year’s event featured the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon video games, as well as Pokkén Tournament DX. More than 7,000 players and fans from around the globe gathered in the nation’s capital at the world’s most prestigious Pokémon event.

The Pokémon World Championships is an invitation-only event held in a different location every year, for which players can qualify by competing in various local, regional, and international tournaments. This year’s champions were awarded a one-of-a-kind Pokémon World Championships trophy, an invitation to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships, and a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship, cash prize, or Travel Certificate. The prize pool this year totaled more than $500,000 in prizes. 

 

The 2019 Pokémon World Champions are:

  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruki Miyamoto of Japan
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Henry Brand of Australia
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Pi Wu of Taiwan
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Ko Tsukide of Japan
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Senior Division World Champion, ashninja1 of the United States
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Subutan of Japan

 

2019 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Junior Division Finalists 

World Champion: Haruki Miyamoto of Japan

Second Place: Isaac Terceira of the United States

 

Senior Division Finalists 

World Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany

Second Place: Grant Shen of the United States

 

Masters Division Finalists 

World Champion: Henry Brand of Australia

Second Place: Shintaro Ito of Japan

 

2019 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Junior Division Finalists 

World Champion: Pi Wu of Taiwan

Second Place: Teddy French of the United Kingdom

 

Senior Division Finalists 

World Champion: Ko Tsukide of Japan

Second Place: Lewis Tan of Australia

 

Masters Division Finalists 

World Champion: Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan

Second Place: Hirofumi Kimura of Japan

 

2019 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Senior Division Finalists 

World Champion: ashninja1 of the United States

Second Place: Kato of Japan

 

Masters Division Finalists 

World Champion: Subutan of Japan

Second Place: Haruyuki of Japan

The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening, to be held in London, U.K.

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