Pokémon World Championships

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[e][h]Pokémon World Championships
Tournament Information
Organizer:
The Pokémon Company International
Prize pool:
TCG: $357,000 USD split between all 3 Divisions
VGC: $154,500 USD split between all 3 Divisions
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The Pokémon World Championships is the final event for a season before going into the next season for the Pokémon Championships. The only way to qualify for this event is through the point system that allows players to gain points and rank themselves in their specific regions. Every region has their own minimum cap on points so that only players with a certain amount of points can enter the tournament. For the players who become the Top 8 for their region (Top 16 for Europe), will all receive Day 2 Invites to skip the first day of the World Championships. The days of the tournament are set as followed:

  • Day 1 Swiss (9 Rounds - Must have a record of 7-2 or Top 32 (depending on which is greater) to make it into Day 2)
  • Day 2 Swiss (7 Rounds - Only players who get a 5-2 record or Top 16 (depending on which is greater) can progress through to the Top Cut. Grand Finalists will proceed to Day 3 AKA Championship Sunday)
  • Day 3 - Championship Sunday (Grand Finals)

Prize Pools[edit]

As prizes go, the Top 4 players will all be re-invited to the Pokémon World Championships for the next season. Along with that the Top 16 VGC players and Top 32 VGC players are guaranteed a USD cash prize. This goes as followed:

TCG[edit]

  • 1st - $25,000
  • 2nd - $15,000
  • 3rd/4th - $7,500
  • 5th/8th - $5,000
  • 9th/16th - $2,500
  • 17th/32nd - $1,500
    • Additionally, the top 32 Pokémon TCG players will receive 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.
  • 18 years of age and older:
    • 1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Cash
    • Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Cash
  • Under 18 years of age:
    • 1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Travel Award
    • Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Travel Award

VGC[edit]

  • 1st - $10,000
  • 2nd - $7,500
  • 3rd/4th - $5,000
  • 5th/8th - $3,000
  • 9th/16th - $1,500
    • Additionally, the top 16 Pokémon video game players will receive 72 Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.
  • 18 years of age and older:
    • 1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Cash
    • Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Cash
  • Under 18 years of age:
    • 1st–8th place: Choice of scholarship or Travel Award
    • Top finishers in 9th place or lower: Travel Award

Pokemon World Championship Results[edit]

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VGS: Izuru Yoshimura Japan defeats Yasuhito Kajiwara Japan to crown himself the first Pokémon World Champion. [Note: This was in the VGS format so it's only listed due to it leading up to VGC and it's existence today]
VGC: Kazuyuki Tsuji Japan defeats Tasuku Mano Japan to become the first VGC Pokémon World Champion as well as the 2nd Japanese player to win a Pokémon World Championship.
VGC: RayRizzo United States defeats Yasuki Tochigi Japan to be the first North American to win a VGC Pokémon World Championship.
VGC: RayRizzo United States defeats Matteo Gini Italy to become the first VGC player to have 2 World Championship titles.
VGC: RayRizzo United States defeats Wolfey United States be become the first VGC player to have 3 World Championship Titles.
VGC: Mean Italy defeats Gebebo Japan to stop RayRizzo's World Championship streak as well as being the first Italian and European player to win a World Championship.
VGC: Sejun South Korea defeats SoulSur United States to be the first South Korean World Champion as well as holding the record for winning a World Championship with a Pokémon that is under 500 in Total Base Stats.
VGC: SHADEViera Japan defeats Hideyuki Taida Japan to crown himself as the 3rd Japanese player to win a Pokémon World Championship.
VGC: Wolfey United States defeats Ezrael United States to crown himself as the 2nd North American player to win a Pokémon World Championship.
VGC: Barudoru Japan defeats Zelda Australia to be the 4th Japanese player to win a Pokémon World Championship.
VGC: Ralfdude90 Ecuador defeats emforbes United States to become the first Ecuadorian and Latin American VGC player to win a Pokémon World Championship.

VGC: Penguin2142 Japan defeats Hirosipoke Japan to become the 5th Japanese player to win a Pokémon World Championship.

TCG: Henry Brand Australia defeats Shintaro Ito Japan to become the first Australian Pokémon World Champion.
VGC/TCG: Worlds 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Previous World Champions[edit]

# Country #Titles Players
1 Japan Japan 5 Izuru Yoshimura, Kazuyuki Tsuji, SHADEviera, Barudoru, Penguin2142
1 United States United States 4 RayRizzo x3, Wolfey
2 Italy Italy 1 Mean
2 South Korea South Korea 1 Sejun
2 Ecuador Ecuador 1 Ralfdude90