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The Pokémon World Championships just took place in Waikoloa, Hawaii, and six champions have been named in different categories encompassing both the card game and video game sides.
Hundreds of contestants battled from over 30 different countries, and Ray Rizzo from the U.S. walked away with a three-peat as the Video Game Master Division World Champion.
All the champions not only got a special Pikachu trophy, but they collectively earned $100,000 in scholarships. Plus, some of the video game finalists and their teams will be distributed as trainer avatars in the World Tournament battle arena in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 on the 3DS (more details will be available after the games' launch on October 7).
Pokémon World Champions:
2012 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion: Shuto Itagaki from Japan.
2012 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion: Abram Burrows from the USA.
2012 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion: Chase Moloney from Canada.
2012 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion: Toler Webb from the USA.
2012 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion: Igor Costa from Portugal.
2012 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion: Ray Rizzo from the USA.
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That sounds so awesome! I know my friends would've definitely wanted to be there (they love Pokemon). It all sounds really fun. Congratulations to everybody who won!
Holy crap, only one Japanese person, and three Yanks? i'm shocked.
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I am a nerd...love being a nerd...but I can't get behind this actually existing...
This was part of the olympics, right?
These kids are too good for their own good. 0_o
where's the fun if it just turns into a major competition?
I wish I could've competed--I've always wanted to.
I prefer the video game, I could never learned to play with the cards.