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Ray Rizzo is Pokemon World Champion for the third time in a row

Full list of winners from the weekend's champs

Ray Rizzo is the best Pokemon player in the world. Yes, Rizzo successfully defended his Masters title at the Pokemon World Championships, making him champion for the third year in a row.

Forget the Olympics. For Pokemon fans, the main event was the Pokemon World Championships in Hawaii this weekend. More than 30 countries were represented at the tournament, with players hailing from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

However, as in the Olympics, the US dominated, winning three of the six divisions, including the prestigious Masters. Here is the full list of winners:

2012 Pokemon TCG Junior Division World Champion: Shuto Itagaki (Japan)

2012 Pokemon Video Game Junior Division World Champion: Abram Burrows (USA)

2012 Pokemon TCG Senior Division World Champion: Chase Moloney (Canada)

2012 Pokemon Video Game Senior Division World Champion: Toler Webb (USA)

2012 Pokemon TCG Masters Division World Champion: Igor Costa (Portugal)

2012 Pokemon Video Game Masters Division World Champion: Ray Rizzo (USA)

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Winners of the tournament not only lifted a special Pikachu World Championship trophy, but they also earned more than $100,000 in scholarships.

Perhaps the coolest thing about winning is that a select number of Pokémon World Championships video game finalists will have their teams and Trainer avatar distributed in Pokemon Black And White 2 via Wi-Fi Connection.

Players of the games will be able to battle these Pokemon World Championships finalists and their teams in the Pokemon World Tournament, a new battle arena featured in the games.

Check out some more pictures from the Pokemon World Championships below.

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  1. metalgario Monday 13th Aug 2012 at 16:49

    Well Done! I managed to catch the Semi Final's and he was ace!

  2. keir Monday 13th Aug 2012 at 17:55

    What :!: out chek out pokemon hats then pokemon hats locked on fourm

  3. Samster296 Monday 13th Aug 2012 at 18:12

    What :!: out chek out pokemon hats then pokemon hats locked on fourm


    Stop advertising your thread on other threads!

    It would have been great to see this. Well done to him!

  4. metalgario Monday 13th Aug 2012 at 20:46

    You can it's been posted on You Tube...

    I am wondering how you get a Tyranitar with Low Kick though, Serebii shows this can only be done in B/W2 :S

  5. Tamzily01 Monday 13th Aug 2012 at 21:20

    You can it's been posted on You Tube...

    I am wondering how you get a Tyranitar with Low Kick though, Serebii shows this can only be done in B/W2 :S

    I think you can get it by move tutor.

    Anyway, looking forward to fighting these teams in Black 2. Does anybody know if they'll use the same tactics as their creators?

  6. Cinaclov Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 10:49

    You can it's been posted on You Tube...

    I am wondering how you get a Tyranitar with Low Kick though, Serebii shows this can only be done in B/W2 :S

    Correct me if I'm wrong but B/W2 has been released in Japan hasn't it? That someone from the competitive scene imported isn't a big deal at all, in fact at Worlds it'd be a disadvantage against the Japanese not to, surely?

    Anyways, cool stuff, I'm going to find a video and watch it.

    EDIT: For everyone else who wants to watch the final: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfdSSF9o-70

  7. Cribster Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 10:56

    7 hour Pokemon Fest.

  8. alexkinch Tuesday 14th Aug 2012 at 22:31

    So many shinies in that video....

  9. shadow.x Wednesday 15th Aug 2012 at 08:20

    I might just apply next year. Show 'em how a real winner wins 8)

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