What an insane weekend! Like many of you who couldn’t make it out to Vancouver this weekend, we took to our screens and stocked up on snacks to watch the live broadcast on Twitch.tv.
The Junior Division finals saw representing trainers of both Japan and the Czech Republic. Yugo Sato and his Plasma deck – lead by Kyurem, Thunderus EX and Deoxys EX – stood up against Ondrej Kujal’s Darkrai Deck – with Darkrai EX, Sableye and Keldeo as his attackers.
Though the first match was off to a slow start, Ondrej came out on top. Yugo made his comeback in the second round however, only to lose in the 3rd round to a visibly shaking Ondrej (rightfully so – I mean, how many of you would be if you were just crowned the best in the world at Pokemon?).
The Senior Division pitted the best Australia and France had to offer, with Kaiwen Cabbabe and Clement Lamberton going head to head. Kaiwen ran his way up the ranks with his Plasma deck, one notable combo being Keldeo EX/Eviolite, while Clement Lamberton headed in with a pretty standard RayEels deck. While Match 2 saw Clement make a comeback from his loss in Match 1, he was ultimately defeated, leaving Kaiwen Cabbabe the 2013 Senior Champion.
The Masters Division saw returning champion Jason Klaczynski, who won both 2006 and 2008 TCG world championships face off against fellow American, Simon Narode. Once again another match of Plasma vs Darkrai that ended with the first match going to Jason Klaczynski. The second match was, quite possibly, one of the most intense games of Pokemon I have seen in some time. With Narode short on options, and Klaczynski needing a Pokemon Catcher. Close to the end, Simon managed to Max Potion his Deoxys, and grab a Pokemon Catcher with Skyla – knocking out the Darkrai Jason had on his bench with his Lugia EX.
While it seemed like Simon was going to wrap this up with one prize card left, Klaczynski managed to procure a Juniper, which got him a Pokemon Catcher, throwing the Lugia EX back to the bench – and with a final blow from Hypnotoxic Laser – Klaczynski walked away a now three time world champion.
Fancy yourself a watch? Got a few hours to kill? Why not take a gander over at Pokemon’s official Twitch.tv and watch the finals in their entirety: http://www.twitch.tv/pokemon/b/444159386.
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