Pokémon TCG and Video Game National Champions Named As Boston Event Nears

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While it may not have the same following of other trading card games, the Pokemon TCG has been around for a good while now and we are midway through Championship season. Today, Pokemon International announced the finalists that may be able to partake in the big event in Boston come August. Of course it isn’t all about cards though, as players can also bring out their 3DS and play Pokemon Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby to gain that title as well.

Here are the details along with the winner’s circle of sorts:

This past weekend saw intense battling and sportsmanship demonstrated at the UK National VG Championships and TCG Championships in Manchester. The winners now have a greater chance of earning invitations and travel awards to participate at the exciting event this summer and go head-to-head with other players for the crown of World Pokémon TCG or VG Champion.

The 2015 Pokémon TCG and Video Game National Champions:

2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Junior Division
1st: Adam Balela
2nd: Vanshay Bhucher
3rd: Marcus Palmer
4th: Robin Waters

2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Senior Division
1st: Adam Gregson
2nd: Kyle Guest
3rd: Joshua Toulmin
4th: Luke Campbell Lowe

2015 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Masters Division
1st: Oliver Fennelly
2nd: Alex Dao
3rd: Jamie Serhan
4th: Karl Blake

2015 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Junior Division
1st: Enzo Tigroudja
2nd: Rhys Stevens
3rd: Lisle Costard
4th: Charlie Taylor

2015 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Senior Division
1st: Jack Durrand
2nd: Joseph Richardson
3rd: Jan Tillmann
4th: Mark McQuillan

2015 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Masters Division
1st: Markus Stadter
2nd: Arash Ommati
3rd: Eugenio Discalzi
4th: Baris Akcos

The 2015 Pokémon UK National Championships took place at Event City in Manchester for the second year running. Trainers battled in three age divisions—Junior, Senior, and Masters. Video game competitors used the latest Pokémon video games, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Pokémon TCG Trainers battled with decks built using cards across multiple Pokémon TCG expansions.

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Qualifiers from North America, South America, and from more than 30 countries around the world including Australia, Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Korea will also be sending qualifiers to the 2015 Pokémon World Championships. Rather interesting news if you follow the pro circuit for either league, as we are now just two months away from the big event.

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