2014 World Championships
The 2014 Pokémon World Championships were held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from August 15 to 17, 2014. It was the eleventh invitation-only championships for players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, as well as the sixth for players of the Pokémon video games. It was the first time that Washington hosted the event, and the third time the event was held in the Eastern United States, previously occurring in 2004 and 2008.
This year marked the only time that all eight quarterfinalists in the TCG Masters Division were not American, the earliest exit by the United States in tournament history. Previously, 2007 was the only year in which no American played in the final.
Trading Card Game Championships
The Pokémon Trading Card Game featured the 2013-14 Modified format, using all cards from Next Destinies onward. Players were able to receive invitations from outstanding performances at their country's National Championships, the previous year's World Championships, or through the number of Championship Points they obtained throughout the year. In addition, players could win an invitation during the Last Chance Qualifier on the first day of the tournament.
The second day of the tournament featured a series of swiss rounds in each division. At the end of swiss rounds, the top eight players in each division were seeded into single-elimination tournaments, with the finals being played on Sunday, to determine each division's World Champion.
Ondrej Nepevny (formerly Ondrej Kujal) of the Czech Republic was the defending Pokémon Trading Card Game Champion in the Junior Division. Ondrej finished in 96th place after day two in 2014.
Haruto Kobayashi of Japan became the new Junior Division TCG World Champion, finishing with a record of 9-1.
Kaiwen Cabbabe of Australia was the defending Pokémon Trading Card Game Champion in the Senior Division. Kaiwen defeated France's Clement Lamberton in 2013 to claim the title with a perfect record of 13-0. Kaiwen Cabbabe became eligible for the Masters Division in 2014, where he finished in 24th place after day two.
Trent Orndorff of the United States became the new Senior Division TCG World Champion, finishing with a record of 9-1-1.
Jason Klaczynski of the United States was a three-time and the defending Pokémon Trading Card Game Champion in the Masters Division. Jason's record third victory in 2013 included entering the tournament through the Last Chance Qualifier. Jason finished in 34th place after day two.
Andrew Estrada of Canada became the new Masters Division TCG World Champion, finishing with a record of 9-1-2. Andrew defeated Portugal's Igor Costa, the 2012 TCG Masters World Champion, in the final.
Video Game Championships
This year participants used Pokémon X and Y. All matches were be conducted via Double Battles and any Pokémon in the Kalos Pokédexes, provided they are native to the Kalos region, were able to be entered, with the exception of Diancie, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, and Mewtwo.
Similar to Flat Battle mode, Pokémon of Levels 51 and above were temporarily reduced to Level 50, while Pokémon Level 50 and below retained their levels. Held items may be used, but no two Pokémon from the same team may hold the same held item. Players were not allowed to change their held items after they had registered, and could only use items from within the game and those received at an official Pokémon event or promotion.
Brendan Zheng of the United States was the defending Pokémon Video Game Champion in the Junior Division. Brendan participated in the Senior Division tournament in 2014 where he placed 12th after day two.
Kota Yamamoto of Japan became the new World Champion in the Junior Division, winning with a 8-1 record.
Hayden McTavish of the United States was the defending Senior Division Pokémon Video Game World Champion; however, he became eligible for the Masters Division in 2014, where he finished in 21st place after day two.
Nikolai Zielinski of the United States became the new World Champion in the Senior Division, winning with a 8-1 record.
Arash Ommati of Italy was the defending Pokémon Video Game Champion in the Masters Division. Arash is the only European player to win the Pokémon Video Game World Championship in any division. Arash finished in 36th place in after day two in 2014.
Se Jun Park of South Korea became the new World Champion, winning with a 8-1 record. Se Jun is the only Korean player to win the Pokémon Video Game World Championships in any division.
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