Pokemon invades the northwest suburbs

Card-playing enthusiasts from across the Chicagoland area gathered Friday in northwest suburban Huntley for Pokemon Trading Card Game supremacy.

A total of 97 gamers squared off in one-on-one battles to claim the title of Pokemon City Champion. The event, one of six held over the last few months, pitted players of all skills levels competing in three divisions — junior, senior and master.

The tournament, part of the Play! Pokemon Championship Series, also awarded Championship Points to the winners attempting to qualify for the World Championships next August in Hawaii.

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