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Santino Tarquinio

Santino “supahsanti” Tarquinio is a US player and the 2020 Players Cup Champion. In only one season, Santino went from taking competitive Pokémon seriously to becoming the Players Cup Champion, his biggest accomplishment so far.

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Jiseok Lee

Jiseok “Meluca” Lee is a South Korean VGC player and the 2020 Pokémon Players Cup finalist. Most known by his accomplishments in his country of birth, between 2016 and 2017 he obtained notable results in the Korean circuit. The most distinguishable, 2016 Korean National Championship. As a consequence, he obtained a Day 2 invite to San Francisco World Championship

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Joseph Ugarte

Joseph “JoeUX9” Ugarte is a Northamerican VGC player. A well-known in the current US scene who started playing in 2017. 2019 was has been his best year and Ultra Series his best format so far.

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Bariş Akcoş

Baris “Billa” Ackos is a german VGC player, judge and caster. His VGC career goes back to 2013 when, in his first WCS appearance he got a Top 16 in Vancouver. Since then, he has obtained several good performances around the world and, in addition, becoming the first player to compete in all continents. 3 years after his first Pokémon World Championship, Baris got his best result so far: an 8th place in San Francisco WCS.

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Jens Arne Maekinen

Jens Arne Maekinen is a Norwegian VGC player and x2 times world competitor. 2017-2018 season has been his most accomplished format so far with excellent results internationally. During that year, Jens managed to obtained two Top 8 in Regional and Spe championships and astonishing performances in Oceania and Worlds.

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Meaghan Rattle

Meaghan Rattle is an Australian player. Her VGC carreer started in 2016 when she made Day 2 in her first worlds appearance. The following two years Meaghan barely achieve great results with the exception of Melbourne where she obtained a 28th place. The next season though she made incredible performances in the three formats. In Sun Series, Meaghan cut the Brisbane Regionals, then in Moon Series she placed 9th in the OCIC and managed to obtain her first Championship in Perth. In Ultra Series, she secured her paid trip (the only female in the world in 2019) with NAIC after finishing in the TOP 64. Months later, Meaghan could make it into Top Cut and quarterfinals losing against James Baek.

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Stephen Mea

Stephen “Gramgus” Mea is a US player and 3 times world competitor. His first world appearance was in the Senior Division when he could get Day 2. From that moment on, Stephen made it into Masters and obtained some notable results from Regional and International Top Cuts to even a Special Event Championship. However his best accomplishments came with 2018 and 2019 obtaining two consecutive times Day 2 thanks to Specials and Regional Championships.

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Kazuki Kobayashi

Kazuki Kobayashi is a Japanese VGC player most known for his 4th place obtained in Washington DC Pokémon World Championships 2019. Although he has been playing competitively since 2011, it was not until 2017 when Sun and Moon released, that he could get an invite to the WCS for the first time. 2 years later he qualified once again to Worlds (Day 1) but this time Kazuki managed to reach Day 2 and Top Cut.

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Hirofumi Kimura

Hirofumi “hirosipoke” Kimura is a Japanese VGC player and the 2019 Pokémon World Championship runner-up. In just 2 years he has obtained more accomplishments than the vast majority of the players in the world. Since 2018 Kimura has accumulated two National Championships (both obtained with surprising teams or unpopular Pokémon) and most importantly, a second place in the World Championships

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Naoto Mizobuchi

Naoto “penguin” Mizobuchi is a Japanese player and the 2019 Pokémon World Champion. In 2010 He attended the WCS for the first time and since then, he has qualified two more times.