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Date, Venue Revealed for Upcoming Pokémon World Championships in Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Champions of 2024 Pokémon Europe International Championships Crowned in London

London — April 8, 2024 — Yesterday, The Pokémon Company International shared further details about the 2024 Pokémon World Championships, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, this summer. Pokémon fans who attended the 2024 Pokémon Europe International Championships (EUIC) in London over the weekend, and those who followed the action via the official Pokémon livestream, were delighted to find out that the 2024 Pokémon World Championships will take place from August 16 to 18, 2024, at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. The artwork created especially for the event was also revealed, showing off Pikachu and friends on a snorkeling adventure.

The 2024 Pokémon EUIC also saw thousands of skilled Pokémon Trainers battling it out in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, Pokémon GO and Pokémon UNITE. After three days of intense competition, the top players were crowned 2024 Pokémon Europe International Champions:

Trading Card Game Junior Division:
1st place: Yohann Cote [CA]
2nd place: Peter Shapkin [UK]
Trading Card Game Senior Division:
1st place: Gabriel Fernadez [BR]
2nd place: Benny Billinger [CA]
Trading Card Game Masters Division:
1st place: Tord Reklev [NO]
2nd place: Isaiah Bradner [US]
Video Game Junior Division:
1st place: Kevin Han [US]
2nd place: Ismael Hoggui [FR]
Video Game Senior Division:
1st place: Benjamin Polster [US]
2nd place: Teddy French [UK]
Video Game Masters Division:
1st place: Nils Dunlop [SE]
2nd place: Tim Edwards [US]
Pokémon GO:
1st place: Maxwell “MEweedle” Ember [CH]
2nd place: Alexander “Doonebug97” Doone [US]
Pokémon UNITE:
1st place: FUSION [LA-S]

  • Erick Jean "Zynuz" Bartolo Cotrina
  • Axel Xavier "Khea" Rivas Pérez
  • Jose "Anemo" Arias
  • Jeremy Wilman "Tempo" Rivas Nunura
  • Jesús "Draken" Vásquez Antaccasa
2nd place: Ks [JP]
  • Fujishiro "cocoatta" Arata
  • Tejima “iamTomato” Genki
  • Yamakawa “Rom” Naoki
  • Kaneko “Vitoppo” Yuma
  • Miyata “Noda wajiro” Daiki

For more information about the Pokémon Championship Series, including rules, tournament locations, dates, times, prizes and more, please visit the Play! Pokémon page.

Information about the 2024 Pokémon World Championships can be found here.


About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit

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