Rawtenstall boy reaches top 16 of Pokemon tournament

Jacob Myers

Jacob Myers

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A KEEN teen videogame player from Rawtenstall reached the top 16 of 250 entrants at a Pokémon gaming tournament in Manchester.

Jacob Mayers, who attends Alder Grange Community, Technology School in Rawtenstall, registered for the competition online – with no guaranteed entry - and then had to compete on a Nintendo 3DS in a knock-out tournament on the Pokemon X and Y game.

Jacob, 14, said: “I have always been interested in video games and have played since I was two.

“I own a N64, PS1, PS2, Xbox360 and more. I really enjoy it but I also enjoy science and IT at school.

“I want to be a games developer in the future.”

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2:06pm Tue 8 Apr 14

rudis_dad says...

His parents must be so proud...
His parents must be so proud... rudis_dad
  • Score: -6

9:12pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Ossyosssyossy says...

Yeah he looks like a geek
Yeah he looks like a geek Ossyosssyossy
  • Score: -6

10:07pm Tue 8 Apr 14

JaccaMacca says...

Wow - I came in the top 32, I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I have a keen intrest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch, but where is my story? Huh? XD
Wow - I came in the top 32, I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I have a keen intrest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch, but where is my story? Huh? XD JaccaMacca
  • Score: -2

10:09pm Tue 8 Apr 14

JaccaMacca says...

Wow. I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I came in the top 32 in this EXACT same competition. I have an interest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch. But wait, where is my news story? xD I
Wow. I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I came in the top 32 in this EXACT same competition. I have an interest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch. But wait, where is my news story? xD I JaccaMacca
  • Score: -1

10:51pm Tue 8 Apr 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

JaccaMacca wrote:
Wow. I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I came in the top 32 in this EXACT same competition. I have an interest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch. But wait, where is my news story? xD I
You must be really smart to not notice this is a local paper for an area nowhere near Berkshire, if you want a story try contacting your local paper.

Anyway well done to the guy, if I was his dad I would be proud. At the end of the day a competition can be running, football or Pokemon and the prize money in some of the bigger games competitions is now in the millions so it's not something to be dismissed quickly.
[quote][p][bold]JaccaMacca[/bold] wrote: Wow. I'm a 14 year old boy from Berkshire. I came in the top 32 in this EXACT same competition. I have an interest in IT and gaming, I have 1000 followers on twitch. But wait, where is my news story? xD I[/p][/quote]You must be really smart to not notice this is a local paper for an area nowhere near Berkshire, if you want a story try contacting your local paper. Anyway well done to the guy, if I was his dad I would be proud. At the end of the day a competition can be running, football or Pokemon and the prize money in some of the bigger games competitions is now in the millions so it's not something to be dismissed quickly. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 6

11:03pm Tue 8 Apr 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Plus if anybody wants to say anything negative about geeks just remember that no army or leader has ever changed the shape of mankind as much as the geeks who invented and developed the internet.

It is the people with the mindset like Jacob Mayers and his Pokemon tournaments that end up bringing us every bit of technological advance, medical advance and convenience in our lives.
Plus if anybody wants to say anything negative about geeks just remember that no army or leader has ever changed the shape of mankind as much as the geeks who invented and developed the internet. It is the people with the mindset like Jacob Mayers and his Pokemon tournaments that end up bringing us every bit of technological advance, medical advance and convenience in our lives. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 8

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