this morning 7-year old Simone Lim won a major Pokémon Junior Championship beating out a field of older more experienced kids, upsetting the tournament favorite champion #1 seed in the final, and doing so with an incredible read to earn her the title
esports is for everyone pic.twitter.com/5cUfsd5ZiQ
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) February 24, 2020
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) February 23, 2020
This championship is not only a cute story about a seven year-old, but a demonstration of progression in eSports. The competitive scene is often riddled with toxic behaviour and issues. Sharing the journey of this young girl’s win is an inspiring tale for other potential competitors and women of gaming. It proves that gaming can really be for everyone and anyone, no matter your age or background.