BLVKHVND – The 1st Pokémon UNITE World Champion

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The Pokémon UNITE World Championships was the game’s inaugural championship tournament, and BLVKHVND rode that wave to victory, establishing themselves as the best Pokémon UNITE team in the entire world. While doing so, they did not lose a single set, demonstrating that their triumph at the North American Championship was no accident.

Gaimin Gladiators finished in fifth place at the 2022 Pokémon UNITE North America Championship before being eliminated. They were expected to win the Pokémon UNITE World Championships and top the standings before that point.

Without competing against the Gaimin Gladiators, BLVKHVND won the North American regional finals. The North America Championships represented their first tournament triumph on the circuit, even though they had finished in the top four at each of the previous monthly finals.

BLVKHVND won their round-robin pool by defeating IClen and Apprentice Unleashed; both sets went to Game 3. The same was true in their winner’s quarters matchup with No Show.

However, during their winner’s semifinal match against rival North American roster IX Gaming, they showed their potential as global champions for the first time. As a response to the squad makeup of IX, William “Overlord98” Byrnes played as Tsareena for the first time throughout the competition.

In both of their games in the Pokémon UNITE World Championships finals, Renaissance and BLVKHVND quickly took the lead. BLVKHVND, however, excelled in stealing objectives to give themselves the advantage.

Nothing embodied this better than the conclusion of Game 1. At the end of the game, Renaissance managed to eliminate four BLVKHVND players, but Kyriaos was able to sneak in with Machamp and deal Zapdos the game-ending blow. As a result, BLVKHVND won the game since Renaissance was stopped from accumulating significant points that would have otherwise been guaranteed.

BLVKHVND Almost Perfect Run

The Pokémon UNITE World Championships’ commentators clearly knew who would make it to the finals; two picked BLVKHVND to win it all, while the other two selected Nouns Esports from Europe. Even Kyriaos stated in his post-winners finals interview that he hoped to play Nouns in the grand finals.

Nouns Esports didn’t let me down. They advanced to the grand finals despite beginning in the top eight losers bracket. Even two of the teams that had previously defeated Nouns in the bracket were eliminated by them.

In a post-grand finals interview with ZOINKS, Overlord98 credited jungler Nicholas “Junglebook” Jinkyu Kim for a key role in BLVKHVND’s triumph in the championship games.

Despite using Cinderace, Dragonite, and even Greedent throughout the competition, Junglebook decided to employ Cinderace alone in the ultimate finals. In doing so, he continually beat Nouns Esports’ players in terms of level, and by the end of each game in the grand finals, he had attained the level 15 cap.

In the final match, Trevenant from Kyriaos, Aegislash from Overlord98, Blissey from Slashcan, and Hoopa from Shi Yuan “Elo” Huang supported Junglebook’s dominant Cinderace. They defeated Nouns Esports 3-0 to cap off an ideal top eight-run because of their team cohesion.

“It doesn’t feel real to me,” Overlord98 said in his interview. “It’s crazy how this started out as a hobby, playing a game. Now, a year later, [I’ve] met four of the best friends in my life, and now we’re here grand champs.”

BLVKHVND is the world’s best team and UNITE’s first-ever world champions. They intend to live out what once seemed to be little more than a fantasy going into the 2023 season.

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