European winners crowned at the Pokémon International Championships

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European winners crowned at the Pokémon International Championships

Players from across the world gathered at London’s ExCel Centre for the first International Championships of the 2017 Play! Pokémon season. Playing competitively in both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and on the Pokémon Sun andPokémon Moon video games, they battled valiantly across three days to find out who could bring their very best to the tournament.

Pictures from the event can be downloaded here:http://pokemon.gamespress.com/releases/2327/european-winners-crowned-at-the-pokmon-international-championships

The event is the first of its kind with three further events International Championship events scheduled across Oceania, North America and South America with other major tournaments scheduled across Europe.

European champions, alongside other successful attendees from around the world, boosted their Championships Points with the aim securing a place at the 2017 World Championships.

The final list of winners from the weekend is as follows:

Video Game Juniors Top 4:
Champion: Matilda Petrasic (CL)
Finalist: Corey Yuen (SG)
Semi-Finalist: Nicholas Kan (AU)
Semi-Finalist: Kendahl Burk (US)

Video Game Seniors Top 4:
Champion: Jan Tillmann (DE)
Finalist: Murray McKenzie (UK)
Semi-Finalist: Thomas Gianola (IT)
Semi-Finalist: Jana Brahimi (UK)

Video Game Masters Top 4:
Champion: Miguel Marti de la Torre (ES)
Finalist: Nico Davide Cognetta (IT)
Semi-Finalist: Michele Gavelli (IT)
Semi-Finalist: Ben Kyriakou (UK)

Trading Card Game Juniors Top 4:
Champion: Kaya Lichtleitner (DE)
Finalist: Regan Retzloff (US)
Semi-Finalist: Maxence Feuillard (FR)
Semi-Finalist: Sönke Ringel (DE)

Trading Card Game Seniors Top 4:
Champion: Tanner Hurley (US)
Finalist: Jason Lai (CA)
Semi-Finalist: Michael Long (CA)
Semi-Finalist: Kyle Guest (UK)

Trading Card Game Masters Top 4:
Champion: Michael Pramawat (US)
Finalist: Jacob Lesage (CA)
Semi-Finalist: Philip Shulz (DE)
Semi-Finalist: Tord Reklev (NO)

For more information about the Pokémon Championship Series, including rules, tournament locations, dates, times, prizes, and more, please visit: http://www.pokemon.com/uk/play-pokemon/ .

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