Here are your 2016 Pokemon World Champions

Video game, TCG & Pokken champs crowned

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All weekend long, hundreds of Pokémon players from around the world converged on San Francisco, CA for the eighth annual Pokémon World Championship. After three days of good-spirited competition, eight have been crowned as the greatest Pokémon players in the world. If you missed it, The Pokémon Company has put together a montage that won’t tell you anything about who won, but is incredibly inspirational.

Pokémon Video Game World Champions

Pokémon Trading Card Game World Champions

Pokkén World Champions

  • Masters Division: Masami “Potetin” Sato (won with Chandelure)
  • Senior Division: Josh “Woomy!gun” Simmonite (won with Charizard)

Fun fact: Glick won using an OG 3DS model. Congratulations to them all. Even if I’m not huge into Pokémon, I think it would fun to attend one of these events. I may get my chance next year as it was announced the 2017 World Championship will be held in Anaheim, CA.

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