Team CGC Trading Cards Player Wins the North America International Championships!

Posted on 6/28/2022

Azul Garcia Griego placed first out of 1,155 players to take home the NAIC trophy.

Another round of applause and congratulations for Team CGC Trading Cards! Team member Azul Garcia Griego lead the way again, placing first out of 1,155 players in the North America International Championships, June 24-26, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. This was not only a major win for Team CGC Trading Cards, but it is also historic for being the first time that a North American competitor has won the event.

Team CGC Trading Cards was assembled by Danny Oesterreich, and is comprised of seasoned players Daniel Altavilla, Azul Garcia Griego and Caleb Gedemer. The team first competed at the Secaucus Pokémon Regional Championships, at the Meadowland Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, on May 20-22. Recently, the team also competed in the North America Pokémon Regional Championships at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 17-19, with Griego taking 10th place!

Please join us in wishing the team the best of luck as they go on to compete in the upcoming Pokémon World Championships, August 18-21, at the ExCel London events center in London, England.

You can watch the event live on the Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels all day long to see players do battle. And check CGC Trading Cards social channels, @CGCcards, for updates on the team’s performance throughout the season.

To learn more about Team CGC Trading Cards, click here.

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