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==Press release==
 
'''San Diego, California - August 15th, 2011''' - The dreams of competitive Pokémon™ Trading Card Game (TCG) and video game players around the world came true for a select few this weekend at the 2011 Pokémon World Championships in San Diego, CA.
 
Thousands of the world's top Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players, family, friends, and fans attended the most anticipated event of The Pokémon Company International's Play! Pokémon season. The 2011 Pokémon World Championships featured the world's best Pokémon players competing for the title of World Champion after advancing through nearly a year of regional and national tournaments around the globe.
 
[[ImageFile:BHough.jpg|thumb|right|First place VGC Junior Division winner Brian Hough securing his title.]]
Once the dust settled after three days of intense Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game battles, six skilled individuals were crowned World Champions, proudly representing their family, supporters, and home countries. The Pokémon Company International announced today its 2011 Pokémon World Champions:
[[Image:KTakenaka.jpg|left|thumb|Kohei Takenaka, TCG Junior Division runner up posing with his $5,000 scholarship]]
*2011 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Gustavo Wada from Brazil.
*2011 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Brian Hough from the USA.
*2011 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Christopher Kan from Australia.
*2011 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Kamran Jahadi from the USA.
*2011 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, David Cohen from the USA.
*2011 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Ray Rizzo from the USA.
 
* 2011 Pokémon TCG Junior Division World Champion, Gustavo Wada from Brazil.
* 2011 Pokémon Video Game Junior Division World Champion, Brian Hough from the USA.
* 2011 Pokémon TCG Senior Division World Champion, Christopher Kan from Australia.
* 2011 Pokémon Video Game Senior Division World Champion, Kamran Jahadi from the USA.
* 2011 Pokémon TCG Masters Division World Champion, David Cohen from the USA.
* 2011 Pokémon Video Game Masters Division World Champion, Ray Rizzo from the USA.
 
[[File:KTakenaka.jpg|left|thumb|Kohei Takenaka, TCG Junior Division runner up posing with his $5,000 scholarship]]
More than 400 players from over 27 countries competed in the annual event. Winners of the invite-only tournament received medals, trips, Pokémon merchandise, and collectively more than $100,000 in scholarships. The event showcased the chief qualities of Pokémon Trading Card Game and video game players: skill, strategy, creativity, sportsmanship, and fun.
 
To view the results of the 2011 Pokémon World Championships, including official standings, photos, videos, and player interviews, visit [http://www.pokemonworldchampionships.com www.pokemonworldchampionships.com].
 
==2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists==
===Junior Division (born in 2000 or later)===
* World Champion: Gustavo Wada ({{flag|Brazil}} Brazil)
* Second Place: Kohei Takenaka ({{flag|Japan}} Japan)
===2011Senior PokémonDivision Trading Card Game World Finalists - Junior Division(born in 2000 or later1996-1999)===
* World Champion: Christopher Kan ({{flag|Australia}} Australia)
World* ChampionSecond Place: GustavoMarco WadaFacchin (Brazil{{flag|Italy}} Italy)
 
Second Place: Kohei Takenaka (Japan)
 
===2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists - Senior Division(born in 1996-1999)===
 
World Champion: Christopher Kan (Australia)
 
Second Place: Marco Facchin (Italy)
 
 
===2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists - Masters Division(born in 1995 or earlier)===
 
World Champion: David Cohen (USA)
 
Second Place: Ross Cawthon (USA)
 
 
===2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists - Junior Division(born in 2000 or later)===
 
World Champion: Brian Hough (USA)
 
Second Place: Ian McLaughlin (USA)
 
 
===2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists - Senior Division (born in 1996-1999)===
 
World Champion: Kamran Jahadi (USA)
 
Second Place: Sejun Park (South Korea)
 
 
===2011 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists - Masters Division (born in 1995 or earlier)===
* World Champion: David Cohen ({{flag|United States}} USA)
* Second Place: Ross Cawthon ({{flag|United States}} USA)
 
World==2011 Champion:Pokémon RayVideo RizzoGame World (USA)Finalists==
===Junior Division (born in 2000 or later)===
* World Champion: Brian Hough ({{flag|United States}} USA)
* Second Place: Ian McLaughlin ({{flag|United States}} USA)
 
Second===Senior Place:Division Matteo(born Giniin (Italy1996-1999)===
* World Champion: Kamran Jahadi ({{flag|United States}} USA)
* Second Place: Sejun Park ({{flag|South Korea}} South Korea)
 
===Masters Division (born in 1995 or earlier)===
* World Champion: Ray Rizzo ({{flag|United States}} USA)
* Second Place: Matteo Gini ({{flag|Italy}} Italy)
 
==More information==
*[http://www.championmedia.competitiverankings.com/Pokemon2011/index.html Official press page including press release, photos and video from the event]
[[Category:Articles about the Pokémon World Championships]]