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2019
World Championships

 

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The 2021 World Championships will be held in London, United Kingdom in August 2021. It will be the seventeenth invitation-only championships for players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the twelfth for players of the Pokémon video games, and the fifth for players of Pokkén Tournament. This will be the second time the Pokémon World Championships are held outside of the United States, following the 2013 World Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Invitations for the Trading Card Game and the video game events will be awarded to players who accumulate enough Championship Points throughout the season. Invitations for Pokkén Tournament will be awarded to the top placements at three International Championships and players from Japan. There will also be Last Chance Qualifiers held for Pokkén Tournament.

The World Championships were initially intended to be held at ExCeL London from August 14 to 16, 2020, but were canceled along with the 2020 Play! Pokémon Championship Series as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A pop up Pokémon Center will be open during the 2020 World Championships.[1]

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Trading Card Game Championships

The Pokémon Trading Card Game will feature the 2019-20 Standard format, using all cards from Ultra Prism onward. Players will receive invitations from gaining enough Championship Points throughout the year, with the best of them receiving Day Two Invitations, or from the previous year's World Championships.

Junior Division

Haruki Miyamoto of Japan is the defending champion.

Senior Division

Kaya Lichtleitner of Germany is the defending champion.

Master Division

Henry Brand of Australia is the defending champion.

Video Game Championships

Players will receive invitations from gaining enough Championship Points throughout the year, with the best of them receiving Day Two Invitations, or from the previous year's World Championships.

Matches will take place in Pokémon Sword and Shield and will all be Double Battles. All Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex except Mythical Pokémon and certain Legendary Pokémon, given they had a Galar symbol. Levels for all Pokémon were adjusted to level 50 and no duplicate Pokémon or items were allowed. Players were given seven minutes of Your Time, 45 seconds of Move Time, and 15 minutes of Game Time per game.

Junior Division

Pi Wu of Taiwan is the defending champion.

Senior Division

Ko Tsukide of Japan is the defending champion.

Master Division

Naoto Mizobuchi of Japan is the defending champion.

Pokkén Tournament Championships

Invitations will be given out to top placements at the Oceania, Europe, and North America International Championships. Two Senior and four Masters invites will be awarded at the Europe and North America Championships each, while the Oceania Championships will only award one Senior and two Masters invites. The remaining invitations will be split between Japanese players and players who made it through the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Pokkén Tournament DX will be used for the tournament, with every player required to use their own HORI Pokkén Tournament Pro Pad or HORI Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Pad.

Senior Division

Colin "Ashgreninja1" Jones of the United States is the defending champion in the Seniors Division.

Masters Division

Hiroki "Subutan" Ishida of Japan is the defending champion in the Masters Division.

References


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


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