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2019 Pokémon World Championships


The 2019 Pokémon World Championships are over and the champions have been crowned. The location of the 2020 Pokémon World Championships was also announced during the closing ceremony on Sunday evening and it will be held in London, United Kingdom. High resolution pictures from the press release have been added to an Imageboard thread.

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

Washington, DC—August 19, 2019—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.

The 2019 Pokémon World Champions are:
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Haruki Miyamoto [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU]
  • 2019 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Henry Brand [AUS]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Pi Wu [TWN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Ko Tsukide [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Senior Division World Champion, ashninja1 [USA]
  • 2019 Pokkén Tournament Masters Division World Champion, Subutan [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Haruki Miyamoto [JPN] | Second Place: Isaac Terceira [USA]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner [DEU] | Second Place: Grant Shen [USA]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Henry Brand [AUS] | Second Place: Shintaro Ito [JPN]

2019 POKÉMON VIDEO GAME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Pi Wu [TWN] | Second Place: Teddy French [GBR]

Senior Division Finalists
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World Champion: Ko Tsukide [JPN] | Second Place: Lewis Tan [AUS]

Masters Division Finalists
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World Champion: Naoto Mizobuchi [JPN] | Second Place: Hirofumi Kimura [JPN]

2019 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Senior Division Finalists
World Champion: ashninja1 [USA]
Second Place: Kato [JPN]

Masters Division Finalists
World Champion: Subutan [JPN]
Second Place: Haruyuki [JPN]

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

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YouTube Clip - 2019 Pokémon World Championships: Event Experience



Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmGuohOAVk
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