After a weekend of head-to-head Pokémon video game battles, Kendahl Burk of Kirkland earned the esteemed title of Pokémon Autumn Regional Champion at the 2015 Pokémon Autumn Regional Championships.
Held in San Jose, Calif. on Oct. 17-18, Kendahl joins an elite group of only five Junior Division Autumn Regional video game Champions from across North America to take home the coveted title.
Along with the first place finish and a Pokémon Autumn Regional Champion trophy, Kendahl also earned valuable Championship Points that count toward a potential invite to the 2016 Pokémon World Champions in San Francisco next summer. Players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking following the 2016 Pokémon U.S. National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. this July will earn a spot to compete among the best players from more than 30 countries at the Pokémon World Championship.
“Kicking off the 2015-2016 Pokémon Organized Play season, the Autumn Regional Championships set the stage for an exciting year of friendly competition, camaraderie, and fun. We saw a number of new and returning players at the tournaments, so thank you to all the participants for starting the season off with such sportsmanship and a positive competitive spirit,” said J.C. Smith, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing for The Pokémon Company International. “A special congratulations to the players who took home the Pokémon Autumn Regional Champion title and good luck to everyone competing at future Pokémon Organized Play tournaments, including the upcoming Pokémon Winter Regional Championships in January.”
Players of all ages and skills are encouraged to participate in Pokémon Organized Play events. For more information on future tournaments including dates, locations, prizes, and tournament rules and regulations, visit www.pokemon.com/play.