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2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series

Pokémon UNITE players around the world can compete to earn an invitation to the 2022 World Championships in London, England!

The Pokémon UNITE Championship Series features qualifying events every month beginning in February in each Regional Zone and will include over $1,000,000 USD in prizes, including $500,000 at the World Championships.

Competition Format

Players will form teams and compete 5-on-5 using Pokémon UNITE’s tournament mode. Open qualifying events will be held each month with no entry cost from February through June. Players will be able to participate using the Nintendo Switch, iOS, or Android version of Pokémon UNITE.

Qualifying for the 2022 Pokémon UNITE World Championships

There will be 11 Regional Zones supported for the first season of the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series: North America, Mexico, Central America, South America-West, South America-East, Europe, Oceania, Japan, South Korea, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and India. Pokémon UNITE events will be open only to players over 16 years of age (players from some regions/countries must be 18).

A series of qualifying tournaments in each Regional Zone will be held each month, and players will earn Championship Points (CP) based on their team’s finishing place in that month’s tournament (except India). CP will be retained by individual players to allow for team changes as the season progresses. The teams with the most CP will qualify for the Regional Championships, from which the top teams will qualify for the Pokémon World Championships.

Each month’s tournament will feature an Open Qualifier round, such as the February Cup, in which teams will compete in a double-elimination format. The top 16 teams will advance to the Monthly Finals event played two to three weeks after the Open Qualifier. Monthly Finals will be broadcast in most regions. In April, players will also be able to compete in the Aeos Cup, a special tournament that awards prizes and more CP than the monthly tournaments. The top four teams from each Regional Zone’s March Monthly Finals and the top 12 teams that advance out of the Aeos Cup Last Chance Qualifier will play in a group round-robin stage before advancing to a double-elimination final event.


Regional Championships

The top eight teams in CP in each Regional Zone before June 2022 will earn a spot in the Regional Championships. They will be joined by the top four teams from the previous month’s tournament and 12 teams that earn a spot through the Open Qualifier. The Regional Championships will then determine which teams qualify for the 2022 Pokémon UNITE World Championships. The Regional Championships will begin with a round-robin format with teams split into four groups, then use a double-elimination format in the finals to determine the winner from the top performing teams.

In addition to determining who earns a direct spot in the Regional Championships, CP will be used to seed monthly qualifying events (except in February, which will be seeded randomly). Regional Championship Finals qualification for India will be determined by placement in the Regional Championship Last Chance Qualifier.

See the full Pokémon UNITE Championship Series rules for the complete Championship Point reward tables.

World Championship Qualifying Teams

Teams (as shown below) will earn an invitation and receive a travel award to the 2022 World Championships in London. Teams that qualify for the World Championships from the Regional Championships must maintain the same five-player roster as was used to earn their invitation.

World Teams
Regional ZoneNumber of Teams
North America2
Mexico1
Central America1
South America-West1
South America-East1
Europe2
Oceania1
Japan2
South Korea2
Asia-Pacific2
India1
Some countries/regions may require players to be at least 18. Regional Zone configurations, including number of zones, regions/countries, and number of teams qualifying from each zone, are subject to change as additional areas are evaluated.

Qualifying for Monthly Finals, the Aeos Cup, and Regional Championships

Throughout the season, the top four teams from the previous Monthly Finals qualifier event, including the Aeos Cup, will automatically be placed in the Monthly Finals for the current month and will not need to compete in that month’s Open Qualifier. Teams will need to keep four of the five players on their roster to maintain top four status, and any roster replacements must not include a player who has already competed in the current month’s Open Qualifier.

Teams qualifying for the Monthly Finals, Aeos Cup, or Regional Championships from that month’s Open Qualifier must maintain all five players on their roster.

Monthly Finals
EventInvites from Open QualifierInvites from Previous Months’ Top 4Invites from Championship PointsTotal
February Finals160016
March Finals124016
Aeos Cup124016
May Finals124016
Regional Championships124824

2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series Tournament Schedule

Each market will have the tournament schedule below based on their local time zone. Start times for each tournament will be provided closer to the tournament date as part of the registration details.

Tournament Schedule
EventTypeFormatDate
February CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationFebruary 19-20, 2022
February FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationFebruary 26, 2022
March CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationMarch 12 – 13, 2022
March FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationMarch 26, 2022
Aeos Cup LCQOpen QualifierDouble EliminationApril 9 – 10, 2022
Aeos CupAeos Cup (Japan & Korea)Round Robin > Double EliminationApril 23 – 24, 2022
Aeos CupAeos Cup (NA, MX, CA, SA-W, SA-E, EU, OC, APAC)Round Robin > Double EliminationMay 7 – May 8, 2022
May CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationMay 14 – 15, 2022
May FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationMay 28, 2022
Regional Championships LCQOpen QualifierDouble EliminationJune 4 – 5, 2022
Regional ChampionshipsRegional ChampionshipsRound Robin > Double EliminationJun 18 – 19, 2022
Schedule, start times, and format are subject to change.

Prizes

Players will earn Championship Points for their placement in each month’s events. In addition, the Aeos Cup, Regional Championships, and World Championships will feature the prizes below. See the rules for more details on Championship Points.

Aeos Cup (per Regional Zone)

Aeos Cup (per Regional Zone)
RankTotal AllocationIndividual Allocation
1$10,000.00$2,000.00
2$5,000.00$1,000.00
3$4,000.00$800.00
4$2,000.00$400.00
5$1,250.00$250.00
5$1,250.00$250.00
7$750.00$150.00
7$750.00$150.00
Total$25,000.00-

Regional Championships (per Regional Zone)

Regional Championships (per Regional Zone)
RankTotal AllocationIndividual Allocation
1$20,000.00$4,000.00
2$10,000.00$2,000.00
3$8,000.00$1,600.00
4$4,000.00$800.00
5$2,500.00$500.00
5$2,500.00$500.00
7$1,500.00$300.00
7$1,500.00$300.00
Total$50,000.00-

World Championships

World Championships
RankTotal AllocationIndividual Allocation
1$100,000.00$20,000.00
2$75,000.00$15,000.00
3$65,000.00$13,000.00
4$60,000.00$12,000.00
5$45,000.00$9,000.00
5$45,000.00$9,000.00
7$25,000.00$5,000.00
7$25,000.00$5,000.00
9$10,000.00$2,000.00
9$10,000.00$2,000.00
9$10,000.00$2,000.00
9$10,000.00$2,000.00
13$5,000.00$1,000.00
13$5,000.00$1,000.00
13$5,000.00$1,000.00
13$5,000.00$1,000.00
Total$500,000.00-
Subject to change. All prizes less applicable taxes.

World Championships Details

Check back later for more details on the World Championships.

Tournament Registration

Each Pokémon UNITE Championship Series event will have open registration on Battlefy. Players are restricted to playing in the Regional Zone in which they are a full-time resident, and teams must be formed only with players from the same Regional Zone.

Visit the registration page

Rules and Regulations

*These are not the Official Rules for all locations. You must review and agree to the localized Official Rules presented during the registration process.

See the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series Rules

11 Regional Zones*

Asia-Pacific (APAC)Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand
Central AmericaColombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
EuropeAustria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Japan-
South America-WestArgentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
South America-EastBrazil, Paraguay, Uruguay
Mexico-
North AmericaCanada, United States of America (including Puerto Rico)
OceaniaAustralia, New Zealand
South Korea-
India-
*Subject to change. Additional regions are being evaluated and may be added later.

Good luck to everyone participating in the 2022 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series!

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