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Pokemon Trainers From 26 Countries Vie For World Title This Weekend

World Championship Pokemon competition heading to Hawaii

Pokemon Trainers From 26 Countries Vie For World Title This Weekend
 
 

Only the Olympics can claim a to have a more international event with competitors from so many diverse backgrounds. It's the Pokemon world gaming finals and it happens this weekend in Hawaii.

Competition has just wrapped up in the US search for the top Pokemon players, and the two best gamers to represent our fair country will be heading to Kona, Hawaii along with 398 other Pokemon fanatics from 25 different countries over a two-day series of Nintendo DS battles.

Gamers will compete using the latest Heart Hold and Soul Silver versions of Pokemon, on the DS, in a series of cutthrroat battles where only a handful of the best Pokemon trainers will survive.

16-year-old Wesley Morioka, the winner of the US's "senior" bracket, says he has spent upwards of 3,000 hours training Pokemon since the day the first Game Boy titles were released more than 10 years ago. The other American moving on is 11-year-old Wade Stanley.

"The games provide a type of way to experience the world -- the story of adventure, training, being the best. It is a compelling world that draws players in," said Pokemon marketing director JC Smith, who has an obviously awesome job, in a CNN interview.

This marks the sixth year that Nintendo has officiated a global competition to crown the world's best Pokemon players. In addition to enormous prize packages, winners get special recognition in their actual Pokemon games with one-of-a-kind exclusive in-game awards.

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