2016 World Championships

Dates: August 19-21
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Day 1 attendance: 476 Masters
Day 2 attendance: 112 Masters
Format: Standard XY-STS

Decklists

Statistics

Top 32 meta share
View raw data / Since Worlds does not award CP, PokéStats used a different system to create this chart. Under this "Worlds Points" system, 1st = 6 points, 2nd = 5 points, T4 = 4 points, T8 = 3 points, T16 = 2 points, and T32 = 1 point. 

Top 32 placements
Complete Day 2 meta composition
via The Charizard Lounge
12 of the 112 Day 2 competitors dropped prior to the end of Day 2; their decks are not included here.

Day 1 players and advance rates by region
via The Charizard Lounge

Day 2 players by region
via The Charizard Lounge

Top 32 final standings
  1. Shintaro Ito, M Audino-EX/Metal 
  2. Cody Walinski, Greninja BREAK
  3. Samuel Hough, Vileplume Toolbox
  4. Ross Cawthon, Vespiquen/Yveltal XY Toolbox
  5. Bert Wolters, Greninja BREAK
  6. Brad Curcio, Night March
  7. Luca Schuster, Night March/Vespiquen
  8. Gustavo Wada, Bronzong/Genesect-EX
  9. Nicholas Pearce, Night March (list)
  10. Kojiro Tsuruta, Volcanion
  11. Kazuki Kasahara, Volcanion
  12. Brandon Flowers, Vespiquen/Vileplume with Toxicroak-EX
  13. Hiroki Yano, Greninja BREAK
  14. Yee Wei Chun, Night March
  15. Eric Gansman, Night March
  16. Jacob Lesage, Bronzong/Genesect-EX
  17. Kian Amini, Night March
  18. Brit Pybas, Water Toolbox
  19. Frank Diaz, Water Toolbox
  20. Simone Zucchelli, Bronzong/Genesect-EX
  21. TJ Traquair, Night March
  22. Shin Akiyama, M Audino-EX/Yveltal XY
  23. Patrick Landis, Night March
  24. Ciaran Farah, Vespiquen/Vileplume
  25. Michael Pramawat, Night March with Galvantula STS
  26. Jit Min Lim, Vespiquen/Excadrill PRC 97
  27. Gawein Wagner, Bronzong/Genesect-EX
  28. Takuya Yoneda, Night March
  29. Park Se Jun, Zygarde-EX/Vileplume
  30. Paul Johnston, Water Toolbox
  31. Ryo Yamamoto, Night March
  32. Fabien Pujol, M Sceptile-EX

Notes
  • Shintaro Ito's winning M Audino-EX was a Japanese "secret deck" that will go down as one of the greatest surprise decks of all time. M Audino-EX had never seen the slightest bit of success at a major event, and was considered a mediocre-at-best card with no place in the format. Yet some Japanese players saw the power of the card against top decks like Night March and Vespiquen: its 110-damage attack with a 50-damage snipe could KO the opponent's Active Vespiquen, Pumpkaboo, or other attacker and simultaneously pick off a Combee or Joltik on the Bench, evening the Prize trade against the popular single-Prize-attacker decks. 110 was also the perfect number to OHKO the omnipresent Shaymin-EX. Ito's build of the deck, with tech Metal Pokémon, cruised through Day 2 and won easily against Cody Walinski's Greninja BREAK in the finals. 

Streamed matches
This event was streamed on the official Pokémon and Pokémon TCG Twitch channels, with commentary from Josh "JWittz" WittenkellerJosue "Crimz" Rojano, Kyle SabelhausKyle "Pooka" Sucevich, and Kenny Wisdom. Not every round was streamed.

Full VODs: Day 1 / Day 2 - part 1 / Day 2 - part 2 / Day 2 - part 3 / Finals

Day 1 - Round 1 - TCG stream / watch
Day 1 - Round 3 - TCG stream / watch
Day 1 - Round 4 - TCG stream / watch
Day 1 - Round 5 - TCG stream / watch
Day 1 - Round 7 - TCG stream / watch
Day 2 - Round 1 - TCG stream / watch (part 1) / watch (part 2)
Day 2 - Round 2 - TCG stream / watch
Day 2 - Round 4 - TCG stream / watch
Day 2 - Round 5 - TCG stream / watch
Day 2 - Round 6 - TCG stream / watch
Day 2 - Round 7 - TCG stream / watch
Although neither player was able to win Game 3, Landis conceded to Schuster, recognizing that a draw would prevent both players from reaching Top 8. Sure enough, Schuster advanced to Top 8 as the seventh seed. 
Top 8 - TCG stream / watch
Top 4 - TCG stream / watch
Finals / watch

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