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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.

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Shoma Honami

Shoma “SHADEviera” Honami is a Japanese player and the 2015 Pokémon VGC World Champion. He qualified two times to Worlds and competed 3 consecutive years in Japan Nationals.

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Ryota Otsubo

Ryota “barudoru” Otsubo is a Japanese VGC player and 2017 Pokémon World Champion & 2017 Japan Nationals Champion. Although he made himself known during his huge 2017 season, he had already competed in Worlds 2014 and 2015.

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Kazuyuki Tsuji

Kazuyuki Tsuyi is a Japanese VGC player and the first Pokémon World Champion. During the 2009 WCS, he didn’t lose a single round and came 5-0 in swiss rounds.