The United States had a clean sweep of the video game categories at the recent Pokémon World Championships in San Diego, and a third of the credit goes to Ann Arbor’s Brian Hough.
The 10-year-old, who also competed last year but didn’t place, took the title for the Junior Division. More than 400 players from 27 countries competed in six video game and trading card divisions.
Brian, who last year said his favorite Pokémon was Mewtwo, won a trophy, a vacation trip, a special edition Nintendo 3DS and other Pokémon goodies.
For the uninitiated, “Pokémon” is a huge franchise that spans a trading card game, video games, TV series, movies and more. In the games, players, called Trainers, battle superpowered creatures called Pokémon. For the tournament, Trainers assemble a team of Pokémon and duke it out with other players.
Below is Brian’s final match.
A big Geek Watch congrats to Brian for his win!