Pokemon history made at Pokemon World Championships 2011

Defying all odds, Ray Rizzo has made Pokemon history as the first-ever two-time World Champion in the Pokemon World Championships this weekend. Rizzo wasn't the only one who took top honors for the USA either - among the 27 countries participating, players from the US took first place in all three age divisions. Let's take a look at the winning teams...

Above: Ray Rizzo celebrates his victory 

Champion: Brian Hough

Mienshao, Terrakion, Hydreigon, Musharna, Amoonguss and Thundurus

Runner up: Ian McLaughlin
Whimsicott, Terrakion, Chandelure, Zoroark, Amoonguss, Jellicent

Champion: Kamran Jahadi

Jellicent, Chandelure, Amoonguss, Terrakion, Thundurus and Tornadus

Runner up: Sejun Park
Amoonguss, Thundurus, Tornadus, Chandelure, Scrafty, Conkeldurr

Champion: Ray Rizzo

Gothitelle, Hydreigon, Thundurus, Escavelier, Terrakion, Conkeldurr

Runner up: Matteo Gini
Thundurus, Tornadus, Eelektross, Scrafty, Haxorus, Krookodile

Says J.C. Smith, director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International: “It’s been an incredible weekend, and we couldn’t be happier to congratulate this year’s World Champions for their dedication, their unbelievable talent, and most importantly, their sportsmanship during the entire Play! Pokémon season.”

Agreed! Congratulations to the winners, and to everyone who competed this year. It's never too early to start preparing your team for next year...

Aug 15, 2011


  • BackwaterRifle - August 17, 2011 4:55 a.m.

    It wont let me tell you to F yourself, MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny... :(
  • MySistersMenstruationTastesFunny - August 17, 2011 12:12 a.m.

    Man, these are the types of nerds that make me embarrassed to be a nerd.
  • Crimmy - August 16, 2011 5:28 a.m.

    Many people want a new Pokemon Monday, it seems... (me too!)
  • WikiParazFTW - August 16, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    I just didn't like the fact that almost every team had at least one legendary pokemon, it just seems wierd to me for some reason, I guess I'm just wierd like that.
  • purple_omlet - August 15, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    @The Ledge93 >my how things have changed since the good ol' 100. >changed since the good ol' 100. >good ol' 100. >100 wat?
  • SparkleDevon - August 15, 2011 11:30 p.m.

  • codystovall - August 15, 2011 11:18 p.m.

    You can use legendaries and can only use gen 5, sorry I quit.
  • Turboash - August 15, 2011 11:12 p.m.

    I heard they cleaned out the city's cocaine and booze supply at the after party in his hotel room.
  • R-ape - August 15, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    Nobody's said it yet, so I will: U!S!A! U!S!A!
  • normalguy417 - August 15, 2011 9:27 p.m.

  • BackwaterRifle - August 15, 2011 9:03 p.m.

    I'm just gonna point out that Amoonguss is not a poor mans Venesuar, but one of the biggest threats out there. With access to Spore, the only 100% accuracy, rage powder, a priority move that forces all attacks to only hit him, and some bulk. If you can't keep Amoonguss in check during a match you're screwed.
  • The Ledge93 - August 15, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    those are pokemon?!?!?!?!? i thought they were japanese people! my, my how things have changed since the good ol' 100.
  • Dabenguin - August 15, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    that first kid looks like anakin skywalker from episode 1 (yes episode 1 was shit)
  • MrDuracraft - August 15, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    @TheDigitalG Unova/Gen. 5 only teams @NebulaYell It's pretty much a poor-man's Venusaur, since they can't use anything but Gen. 5 Pokemon
  • ChiefLethal - August 15, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    They're still around. Pokemon is huge everywhere. Couldn't you tell? Pokemon as an esport is an exciting thing. I wish they would find a way to broadcast matches from major tournaments.
  • mackshizzle - August 15, 2011 7:57 p.m.

    Next championship, I want to use any generation pokemon.
  • TheDigitalG - August 15, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Whatever happened to Bulbasaur and Snorlax...
  • Draijan - August 15, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    I have no clue what any of those pokemon are >.<. But congrats anyways.

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