Getting from A to B matters to Jonathon Giles. But the competitive video gamer and Stillwater resident mixed up the two and suffered the consequences. Last year, Giles visited St. Louis to compete in the national Pokemon video game championships. The Oklahoma State University senior, who is studying economics, said he accidentally clicked the wrong button on his Nintendo DS, chose the wrong move and lost the match along with the opportunity to compete in the world championships in California. "I feel like I messed up on my own last year,” Giles said. "I felt like I could have done better than I did. So, I thought I would just try to redeem myself, in my mind.” Video games have been a part of Giles' life as long as he can remember. He began with the Italian plumber adventure Super Mario Bros. and the shooting game Duck Hunt and has stayed loyal to Nintendo since. Today, he owns a Wii and the hand-held Nintendo DS. Giles said he remembers seeing commercials and hearing hype in 1998 for the Pokemon video games. He got Pokemon: Red Version and played nonstop. Giles, 21, won first place in May at the south regional Pokemon video game championships in Dallas, thanks to his Pokemon monsters Kyogre, Hitmontop and Palkia. About 650 people competed in his tournament bracket. Giles is heading to Indianapolis for a series of one-on-one rounds with about 190 contestants this weekend for nationals. When practicing for tournaments, Giles plays Pokemon for about two hours every day before the regional competition, he said. The game can turn into work. "Since it's competitive gaming that I take seriously, I do have to make myself do it sometimes,” Giles said. "But whenever I'm doing well, or even my friends are doing well, it's fun.” Most games Giles plays aren't to relax or for personal enjoyment. "Most games I play, I try to find ones with competitive elements,” Giles said. "I enjoy playing to win.” If Giles wins at nationals, he could compete against 16 players at the world championship in Kona, Hawaii, and take home an invitation to next year's world championship and airfare to Japan, New York or Hawaii.