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2014 World Championships

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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.

Junior Division

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.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Rafael Lazari Brazil  
8  Yui Kaizaki Japan  
    8  Yui Kaizaki Japan  
    5  Haruto Kobayashi Japan  
5  Haruto Kobayashi Japan
4  Brady Guy United States of America  
    5  Haruto Kobayashi Japan
    2  Takashi Oguni Japan
3  Hitoshi Omura Japan  
6  Mizuki Yanagida Japan  
    3  Hitoshi Omura Japan
    2  Takashi Oguni Japan  
7  Yugo Sato Japan
2  Takashi Oguni Japan  


Senior Division

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.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Cote Strike United States of America  
8  Trent Orndorff United States of America  
    8  Trent Orndorff United States of America  
    5  Cal Connor United States of America  
5  Ishaan Jagiasi United States of America
4  Cal Connor United States of America  
    8  Trent Orndorff United States of America
    2  Alex Croxton United States of America
3  Jeffrey Cheng United States of America  
6  Grant Manley United States of America  
    6  Grant Manley United States of America
    2  Alex Croxton United States of America  
7  Xander Pero United States of America
2  Alex Croxton United States of America  



Masters Division

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.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Tomoya Watanabe Japan  
8  Andrew Estrada Canada  
    8  Andrew Estrada Canada  
    5  Paulo Silva Portugal  
5  Chase Moloney Canada
4  Paulo Silva Portugal  
    8  Andrew Estrada Canada
    3  Igor Costa Portugal
3  Igor Costa Portugal  
6  Vincent Azzolin France  
    3  Igor Costa Portugal
    2  Michikazu Tsuda Japan  
7  Gonçalo Pereira Portugal
2  Michikazu Tsuda Japan  


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.

Junior Division

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.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  London Swan United States of America  
8  Cory Connor United States of America  
    8  London Swan United States of America  
    4  Riku Miyoshi Japan  
5  Tomoya Miyashita Japan
4  Riku Miyoshi Japan  
    8  London Swan United States of America
    3  Kota Yamamoto Japan
3  Kota Yamamoto Japan  
6  Ryusei Yasue Japan  
    3  Kota Yamamoto Japan
    2  Haruka Narita Japan  
7  Miranda Burrows United States of America
2  Haruka Narita Japan  


Senior Division

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.

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Sam Gilbert United Kingdom  
8  Mark Mcquillan United Kingdom  
    8  Mark Mcquillan United Kingdom  
    5  Ian McLaughlin United States of America  
5  Ian McLaughlin United States of America
4  Alejandro Gomez Spain  
    8  Mark Mcquillan United Kingdom
    2  Nikolai Zielinski United States of America
3  Eric Ríos Spain  
6  Ju Young Hong South Korea  
    3  Eric Ríos Spain
    2  Nikolai Zielinski United States of America  
7  Kazutaka Yahiro Japan
2  Nikolai Zielinski United States of America  


Masters Division

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.


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Championship match
1  Ryosuke Kosuge Japan  
8  Markus Liu Germany  
    8  Markus Liu Germany  
    5  Jeudy Azzarelli United States of America  
5  Jeudy Azzarelli United States of America
4  Lee Provost United Kingdom  
    5  Jeudy Azzarelli United States of America
    6  Se Jun Park South Korea
3  Miguel Martí de la Torre Spain  
6  Se Jun Park South Korea  
    6  Se Jun Park South Korea
    2  Collin Heier United States of America  
7  Dayne O'Meara Australia
2  Collin Heier United States of America  


Event Pokémon

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Battle Moves Ribbons
Cherish Ball Aegislash Dex No. 681 Quiet nature. Rock Wide Guard Event Ribbon
Lv. 50 Type   Steel King's Shield
BW Box.png Steel Ghost Worlds 2014 Ghost Shadow Ball
OT WORLD14 Apparently had a Steel Flash Cannon
ID No. 08164 fateful encounter at This Pokémon was available in the United States
from August 16 to 17, 2014.
Item Ability Lv. 50.
Weakness Policy Weakness Policy Stance Change  
The date this Pokémon was received is determined by the date on the 3DS when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is English in origin.
Can be obtained with: X Y OR AS
Obtained from: Bank Distribution
Please go here to see this Pokémon's in-game effect.

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Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014:
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo


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