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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Israel “Isra” Suaste is a mexican VGC player. Although he plays Pokémon since Yellow. It was not until Pokémon D&P when he started to play in lots of tournaments not only in forums but also in his own region, Mexico.
Years later, in 2014 he got interested in the official format and he has been trying to participate in major competitions since then.
It is well know for its best result the 2016 Mexico National Championship which brought him to WCS for the first time.
Israel competed in the following years in several tournaments obtaining some notable results such as Top Cuts in International Championships or a 2nd place in Monterrey.
Renzo Navarro is a Peruvian player. He made his debut in his country’s second regional (the second largest event in Latam to date) in which he obtained a second place. Renzo has been pretty consistent since then, winning lots of tournaments in his region and fighting for the top spots in championship points. His track record contains several accomplishments like 3 Regional Championships and 5 Special Event Championships.