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The 2014 Pokémon World Championships were held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. in the United States 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    
8  Yui Kaizaki    
    8  Yui Kaizaki    
    5  Haruto Kobayashi    
5  Haruto Kobayashi  
4  Brady Guy    
    5  Haruto Kobayashi  
    2  Takashi Oguni  
3  Hitoshi Omura    
6  Mizuki Yanagida    
    3  Hitoshi Omura  
    2  Takashi Oguni    
7  Yugo Sato  
2  Takashi Oguni    



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    
8  Trent Orndorff    
    8  Trent Orndorff    
    5  Cal Connor    
5  Ishaan Jagiasi  
4  Cal Connor    
    8  Trent Orndorff  
    2  Alex Croxton  
3  Jeffrey Cheng    
6  Grant Manley    
    6  Grant Manley  
    2  Alex Croxton    
7  Xander Pero  
2  Alex Croxton    




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    
8  Andrew Estrada    
    8  Andrew Estrada    
    5  Paulo Silva    
5  Chase Moloney  
4  Paulo Silva    
    8  Andrew Estrada  
    3  Igor Costa  
3  Igor Costa    
6  Vincent Azzolin    
    3  Igor Costa  
    2  Michikazu Tsuda    
7  Gonçalo Pereira  
2  Michikazu Tsuda    



Video Game Championships

This year participants used Pokémon X and Y. All matches were be conducted via Double Battles and any Pokémon that were both in the Kalos Pokédexes and 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    
8  Cory Connor    
    8  London Swan    
    4  Riku Miyoshi    
5  Tomoya Miyashita  
4  Riku Miyoshi    
    8  London Swan  
    3  Kota Yamamoto  
3  Kota Yamamoto    
6  Ryusei Yasue    
    3  Kota Yamamoto  
    2  Haruka Narita    
7  Miranda Burrows  
2  Haruka Narita    



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    
8  Mark Mcquillan    
    8  Mark Mcquillan    
    5  Ian McLaughlin    
5  Ian McLaughlin  
4  Alejandro Gomez    
    8  Mark Mcquillan  
    2  Nikolai Zielinski  
3  Eric Ríos    
6  Ju Young Hong    
    3  Eric Ríos  
    2  Nikolai Zielinski    
7  Kazutaka Yahiro  
2  Nikolai Zielinski    



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    
8  Markus Liu    
    8  Markus Liu    
    5  Jeudy Azzarelli    
5  Jeudy Azzarelli  
4  Lee Provost    
    5  Jeudy Azzarelli  
    6  Se Jun Park  
3  Miguel Martí de la Torre    
6  Se Jun Park    
    6  Se Jun Park  
    2  Collin Heier    
7  Dayne O'Meara  
2  Collin Heier    



Event Pokémon

#681 Aegislash
  Level 50  
Type:
Steel Ghost
Ability: Stance Change
Held item:   Weakness Policy
ID: 08164
OT: WORLD14
Met: Worlds 2014 (fateful encounter)
Nature: Quiet
Ribbon:   Event Ribbon
Wide Guard
Rock Status
King's Shield
Steel Status
Shadow Ball
Ghost Special
Flash Cannon
Steel Special
Games Method Region Location Duration
XY local wireless all 2014 World Championships, Washington, D.C., United States August 16 to 17, 2014
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the receiving system's date when the Wonder Card is received.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

External links


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: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2021:
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo


  This article is part of both Project TCG and Project Games, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championship Tournaments.