Competitors from the UK Nationals win the opportunity to compete for titles of Pokémon trading card game and video game world champion

pok__mon_championships_national_logoEurope’s finest Pokémon video game and Trading Card Game players will travel to Washington, DC, this August. This past weekend saw a host of hopeful champions demonstrating their finest battling skills and strategy, with the victors winning invitations and Travel Awards to the 2014 Pokémon Video World Championships, taking place August 16–17 in America’s capital.

The 2014 Pokémon TCG and Video Game National Champions are:

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Junior Division


  1. Winner: Lucinda Barton
  2. Finalist: Kyle Guest
  3. Semi Finalist: Daniel Sheehan
  4. Semi Finalist: Khalil Ben-Gacem

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Senior Division



  1. Winner: Demetris Eaton
  2. Finalist: Joshua Toulmin
  3. Semi Finalist: Arun Jhinger
  4. Semi Finalist: Joshua Richards

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Masters Division



  1. Winner: Scott Burgess
  2. Finalist: Samuel McLewee
  3. Semi Finalist: Karl Blake
  4. Semi Finalist: Sami Sekkoum

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Junior Division


  1. Winner: Kelian Urch
  2. Finalist: Enzo Tigroudja
  3. Semi Finalist: Adam Balela
  4. Semi Finalist: Jaden Davies

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Senior Division


  1. Winner: Nicola Gini
  2. Finalist: Sam Gilbert
  3. Semi Finalist: Lordie Bevan
  4. Semi Finalist: Jonathan Marston

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Masters Division


  1. Winner: Albert Baṅeres
  2. Finalist: Miguel Marti
  3. Semi Finalist: Carlo Arbelli
  4. Semi Finalist: Kelly Mercier-White

Event City in Manchester was the battlefield for the 2014 Pokémon UK National Championships, with competitors battling in three age divisions—Junior, Senior, and Masters. Video game competitors battled using the latest Pokémon video games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, while Pokémon TCG players built decks using cards across multiple Pokémon TCG expansions.

The crowned winners now have the opportunity to battle against some of the best Pokémon video game and Trading Card Game players from more than 30 countries around the world, including competitors from North America, South America, Australia, Africa, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and across Europe.

For players who couldn’t make it to a live event, there is one more Online Competition:

  • (June 20–22): Video Game Online Competition: 2014 International Challenge June

Written by Omar Taylor

Omar Taylor

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Responsible for updating news, producing editorials, and reviewing games. When not carrying out these responsibilities, he can be found achieving first place in Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando online, designing games, listening to and creating music, and watching and producing animations. Did he mention how good he was at Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Republic Commando?

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