The 2015 edition of the Pokémon World Championships came to a close last weekend in Boston. The tournament featured players from more than 38 countries from around the world and competed in Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) matches and video game battles playing Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.
The road to the World Championships was a challenging one, with players qualifying through a yearlong series of regional and national tournaments. After three days of intense battles that saw the world’s best Pokémon TCG and video game players competing at the highest level, six players across two disciplines and three age divisions were crowned Pokémon World Champions.
More than 5,000 players, fans, and supporters attended the event at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, while more than 1.5 million Pokémon fans tuned to watch the stream.
The 2015 Pokémon TCG and Video Game World Champions are:
2015 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Rowan Stavenow from Canada
2015 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Kotone Yasue from Japan
2015 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Patrick Martinez from the United States
2015 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Mark Mcquillan from Great Britain
2015 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, Jacob Van Wagner from the United States
2015 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Shoma Honami from Japan