Pokémon Championship: seven-year-old wins e-sports competition

of Dominik Zwingmann
A seven-year-old girl surprisingly made it to the tournament victory at the Pokémon Oceania Championships at the weekend. In the finale of Pokémon Sword & Shield, she was able to beat the big favorites. The winner has only been in the Pokémon professional area for a few months. The Internet is also currently enthusiastic about the new Pokémon Champion.

At the weekend, seven-year-old Simone Lim caused a big surprise at the Pokémon Oceania International Juniors Championships. In the final of the Pokémon Sword & Shield esports competition, she was able to prevail against the favorite and thus grab the title of Oceania Junior Champion.

The opponent Justin Miranda-Radbord was not only twice as old as Simone Lim, but also an experienced participant with 21 e-sports tournaments won. With a final score of 2-1, the favorite was finally beaten. You can see the moment of the decision here in the tweet below.

In the winner's interview after the finale, Simone thanked her friends, her family and her coach. During the entire competition she also had a plush Eevee by her side, which she also holds tight in her interview. In the YouTube video below you can watch the conversation (from 30:12 minutes) with the newly chosen winner of the Pokémon Oceania Championships in full length.

Simone Lim is also currently celebrated by many users on the Internet. Among other things, they talk about e-sports and how open and entry-friendly video games can be. Simone is also currently in its first professional year. Before winning the Pokémon Oceania Championships, she made a top 4 placement at the Malaysia Regionals and a Singapore Special Event.

via Kotaku

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