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Raleigh 10-year-old earns scholarship at World Pokemon Championships

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10-year-old London Swan from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C. 10-year-old London Swan from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C.

A 10-year-old from Raleigh won second place in his division at the 2014 World Pokémon Championships in Washington, D.C.

London Swan placed second playing the Nintendo DS video game "Pokémon X" or "Pokémon Y" in the junior division at the World Pokémon Championships Aug. 15 through 17. Swan competed among more than 600 Pokémon players from 30 countries.

Along with the title, Swan also earned a $1,500 scholarship and a travel award to compete at the 2015 Pokémon World Championships next summer.

Kota Yamamoto, from Japan, came in first in Swan's division.

"The Pokémon World Championships is a celebration of the global Pokémon community and embodies the Pokémon spirit of fun, friendship and mutual respect," said J.C. Smith, director of consumer marketing at the Pokémon Company International.

"We extend well-earned congratulations to our new Pokémon World Champions. They will travel home as heroes and will inspire others to strive for greatness."

The Pokémon Company International has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships since it began running tournaments a decade ago.

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