This past weekend the Pokémon World Championships 2019 took place to decide the planet’s best for this year’s season.
The entire event was streamed and can be watched on the official Twitch channel, but it’s all clumped together into past broadcasts which are multiple hours long a piece.
Thankfully the final matches to determine the champions have been uploaded to YouTube to watch at your leisure, and we’ve collated them below by category and age group.
The main focus of the World Championships is the mainline videogames (referred to as VGC – VideoGame Championship) and the Trading Card Game (TCG). Pokkén Tournament DX, as well as Pokémon Go, also had presence at the event.
Most categories at the tournament are split into three age groups in 2019: Juniors (born in 2008 or later), Seniors (born in 2004 – 2007) and Masters (born in 2003 or earlier). That being said there doesn’t seem to be a Juniors division for Pokkén Tournament DX.
Aside from the prestige of being the best in the world, the winners walk away with a substantial cash prize, a hefty trophy and some other prizes like boxes of cards.
Pokémon doesn’t get talked about too much when it comes to competitive games or esports but the scene is rather large and one we’ve been enjoying from the sidelines. We recommend giving it a look if you’re interested in any of the four categories. Getting started is as easy as tracking down your local league or group dedicated to it.
As for next year, Pokémon World Championships 2020 is taking place in London making it the first of its kind to leave North America.
Trading Card Game:
Pokkén Tournament DX: