Australia takes Juniors 1st, Masters 2nd at VGC 2017 World Championships

Australia’s great performance in the VGC scene has continued right up to the end of the 2016/17 season, with Australia taking its very first Video Game World Championship!

Nicholas Kan, using his older brother Chris’ team from the North American International Championships, was able to overcome Spain’s Tomàs Serrano to win Australia’s very first Video Game World Championship title! It was also revealed that Nick collected 2310 Championship Points throughout the season, no doubt a record that won’t be beaten by any age division for a long time!

In the Masters division, Sam Pandelis (@ZeldaVGC) faced off against Japan’s Ryota Otsubo (@barudoru) for the title of Masters Division World Champion. In an extremely close match that went to 3 games, Sam was almost able to succeed but fell short in the final moments of the third game. Regardless, Sam now holds the best result by a Masters division player at a World Championships, overtaking Dayne O’Meara’s top 8 performance in 2014.

We are immensely proud of all our players, especially Sam and Nick, for their performances throughout the season. The performances this season were hands down our best, and really put Australia on the map.

The 2016/17 season is now over, but the 2017/18 season Is soon to begin. The next World Championships location has been announced as Nashville, Tennesee. Stay tuned for updates as we will be continuing our VGC coverage throughout the new season!

About MachopFan

Hailing from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, MachopFan became a Pokémon fan in 1999. He joined the competitive scene during the 2007 DS Connection Tour, a week after Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were released in Australia. After learning that Australia was not in the Video Game World Championship, he played a major role in the campaign to include Australia. MachopFan competed in Australia’s first National Championship, placing in the Top 8.

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