The Card Leaders

We are a team of Pokémon Trading Card Game players from Berlin, Germany. We love to play and promote the Pokémon TCG, help running local leagues and tournaments and travel to the largest events worldwide.

PI

Pichu

The Mascot

KP

Karl

The Masters Champ

OS

Ole

The Elite Four

BC

Benjamin

The Asian (TCG)

MF

Merlin

The Veteran

JR

Jan

The PokéDad

TR

Thoralf

The Junior Champ 1.0

SR

Sönke

The Junior Champ 2.0

SP

Stefan

The Illustrator

SO

Sascha

The Senior Champ

TW

Thomas

The Expert

SH

Sandy

The Princess

DH

Daniel

The Hopeful

DW

Dietmar

The PokéDad #2

NB

Niklas

The Local Hero

RS

Richard

The Rival

DF

Daniela

The PokéMom

BF

Boyd

The Junior Finalist

FL

Finn

The Strategian

MJ

Manuel

The Tradesman

CC

Chris C.

The Asian (VG)

MF

Marcel

The Constant

CG

Chris G.

The Power

PS

Philipp

The Judge

MR

Mark

The Casual

NK

Nicole

The Good Spirit

KR

Kai

The Talent

DG

Dario

The Calm

AT

Antonio

The Italian

LT

Luca

The Junior Champ BETA

DS

Dennis

The Proficient

AP

Ania

The PokéGirl

GZ

Georg

The Top Five

LS

Lennart

The Top Contender

LS

Leon

The Belgian

PW

Philip W.

The Long-Haird

LI

Litleo

The Lucky Charm

Timeline

The Card Leaders teamed up in 2009. Read how it went from there!

  • July 2009

    "We Are Card Leaders!"

    Pokémon TCG players from Berlin team up as the "Card Leaders Berlin".

  • May 2010

    Our First Champions!

    Luca (LuxChomp) and Sascha (Jumpluff) win German Nationals in Junior and Senior age divisions.

  • January 2011

    Pichu Goes Live!

    Card Leaders' Pichu launches on Facebook to provide coverage from Pokémon events.

  • June 2011

    First Year in Bochum!

    The Masters try to keep up with the Juniors - six of us in Top Cut at Nationals 2011!

  • May 2012

    Great Success at Nats!

    Thoralf is unstoppable on his way to become Junior National Champion. Dennis (2nd), Daniel (3rd), Thomas (Top 8) and Ole (Top 32) succeed in Masters.

  • August 2012

    Aloha from Hawaii!

    Six CL members travel to Worlds 2012 in Hawaii, the tropical paradise. Ole finishes in Top 32 with his Eelektrik deck.

  • May 2013

    Thoralf Defends His Title!

    Thoralf repeats his victory at German Nationals. Leon, Ole, Daniel, Benjamin, Thomas and Dennis all make Top Cut as well!

  • August 2013

    Worlds 2013 in Vancouver!

    Jan, Thoralf, Alex and Ole travel to Vancouver, where the Pokémon legend Jason Klaczynski becomes World Champion for the third time.

  • September 2013

    Ole is a "Top 4 Trainer"!

    Ole wins Arena Cup Hamburg the third year in a row to become "Top 4 Trainer" for the 2014 season. Thoralf copies that achievement in Leipzig.

  • May 2014

    Two Champions in 2014!

    Karl makes a clean sweep at Nationals with Genesect! Thoralf scores his third victory in a row in his last year in Juniors.

  • August 2014

    Card Leaders in Big Apple!

    Eight CL members travel to New York and Washington and join the fun at Worlds 2014.

  • May 2015

    Close Games in Stuttgart!

    Karl (Top 4) and Ole (Top 8) both lose their matches against the eventual second-time National champion David Sturm.

  • August 2015

    Worlds 2015 in Boston!

    Karl, Benjamin and Ole travel to Boston. Karl finishes 2nd in the 512-player Boston Open event.

  • September 2015

    The First Sponsor!

    PokémonCardMarket.eu supports the Card Leaders with new shirts and accessories for the 2016 season.

  • May 2016

    We Make Junior Champs!

    Sönke keeps up with his brother Thoralf - he is our 5th Junior National Champion since 2010! Boyd (JR) and Thoralf (SR) become 2nd.

  • August 2016

    Worlds 2016 in San Francisco!

    It is Ole's 5th World Championships since 2012 - those who've been there wanna come back every year!

  • April 2017

    Going International!

    Our Junior Champ Sönke participates in the International Championships in London, Melbourne and Sao Paulo.

Our Favorite Cards

Every Card Leaders member has their favorite Pokémon. These are featured on the team's shirts as well as on special cards that Stefan made as cool and individual birthday presents.

Hi there, I'm Pichu.

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