Last weekend, the 2010 Pokémon national championships went down at the Indiana Convention Centre. Hundreds entered, but only one two could emerge the winner.
Those two were Wade Stanley, who was the junior champ, and Len Deuel, winner of the "seniors" division. After three days of Pokémon warfare, the pair will be off on an all-expenses trip to Hawaii in August for the Pokémon World Championships (the next 14 players also get spots, just not all-expenses-paid ones).
Want to know how they did it? Stanley's strategy was "Basically I went with an anti-Trick Room team that featured Explosion and Fake Out". Hope you're taking notes, trainers!