Qualifying for the 2023 Pokémon UNITE World Championships
Pokémon UNITE events will be open only to players over 16 years of age (players from some regions/countries must be 18).
There are two ways to qualify for the World Championships:
1. The teams with the most CP within their Regional Zone at the end of the qualification season will earn an invite to Worlds.
2. Additionally, the team that wins the Regional Finals in each region will earn an invite to Worlds.
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. CP will be retained by individual players to allow for team changes as the season progresses. The teams with the most CP at the end of the season 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 8 teams will advance to the Monthly Finals event played the week after the Open Qualifier. Monthly Finals will be broadcast in some regions. In March, players will also be able to compete in the Aeos Cup, a special tournament that awards prizes and more CP than the monthly tournaments.
In June, teams can earn a spot in the Regional Championships via the Open Qualifier. The Regional Championships will then determine which teams qualify for the 2023 Pokémon UNITE World Championships via placement and CP. 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.
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 to the 2023 World Championships in Yokohama, Japan. Some teams may be eligible to earn a travel award. See Official Rules for more information. 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.
Players can get more details about the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series in Asian regions here.