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This is what the sheer intensity of an official Pokemon championship tournament looks like

If you ever wanted to know what the hardcore battles of the official Pokemon U.S. National Championships looked like, you're in luck.

The Pokemon Company has begun releasing footage of this year's junior championship final which has seen its most successful year yet, according to the organization. The competition saw 2,166 players across both video game and trading card game tournaments, with nearly 800 gamers competiting in the video game tournament alone.

The video game junior finals footage runs at just over 37 minutes long, featuring a head-to-head battle between Cory Connor and Miranda Burrows. Check it out above.

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