A Forest Hills Pokemon player recently placed first in his division during the 2013 championships.
Frank LaSalle, 8, took the top spot in the junior division at the Pokemon City Championships in Gilbertsville, Penn.
He took home a trophy and earned championship points that count toward a potential invitation to compete in the 2014 Pokemon World Championships in Washington D.C.
Additionally, players that achieve a top Championship Points ranking following the 204 spring regional games in April will be eligible to compete next year in the U.S. championship in Indianapolis.
“The Pokemon City Championships are special because they are a great way for new players participating in premiere events for the first time to compete alongside more experienced players in a game they really enjoy,” said J.C. Smith, director of consumer marketing for the Pokemon Company International.