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“HELLO, MISTER PRESIDENT!” POKÉMON EUROPEAN QUALIFIERS HEAD TO WASHINGTON, DC, FOR THE 2014 POKÉMON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Competitors from the UK Nationals Win the Opportunity to Compete for Titles of Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game World Champion

London, UK—May 29, 2014— Europe’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

Winner: Lucinda Barton

Finalist: Kyle Guest

Semi Finalist: Daniel Sheehan

Semi Finalist: Khalil Ben-Gacem

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Senior Division

Winner: Demetris Eaton

Finalist: Joshua Toulmin

Semi Finalist: Arun Jhinger

Semi Finalist: Joshua Richards

2014 Pokémon Trading Card Game National Champions—Masters Division

Winner: Scott Burgess

Finalist: Samuel McLewee

Semi Finalist: Karl Blake

Semi Finalist: Sami Sekkoum

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Junior Division

Winner: Kelian Urch

Finalist: Enzo Tigroudja

Semi Finalist: Adam Balela

Semi Finalist: Jaden Davies

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Senior Division

Winner: Nicola Gini

Finalist: Sam Gilbert

Semi Finalist: Lordie Bevan

Semi Finalist: Jonathan Marston

2014 Pokémon Video Game National Champions—Masters Division

Winner: Albert Ba?eres

Finalist: Miguel Marti

Semi Finalist: Carlo Arbelli

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

For more information about the Pokémon Video Game and Trading Card Game Championship series, including rules, tournament locations, dates, times, prizes, and more, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/play.

Additionally, for extra assets, interviews with winners, or more information on the 2014 Pokémon National Championships, please contact:

Premier

Lauren Dillon

Lauren.Dillon@premiercomms.com

+44 207 292 6438

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