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2023 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series

Pokémon UNITE players around the world can compete to earn an invitation to the 2023 World Championships in Yokohama, Japan!

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 custom tournament lobby. Open qualifying events will be held each month with no entry cost from February through June. Additionally, some invite-only events will run both online and in person. Players will be able to participate using the Nintendo Switch, iOS, or Android version of Pokémon UNITE.

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.


Regional Championships

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.

World Teams
Regional ZoneNumber of Teams
Brazil2
Europe4
Latin America - North3
Latin America - South2
North America4
Oceania2
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.

2023 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 4, 2023
February FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationFebruary 11, 2023
March CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationMarch 4, 2023
March FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationMarch 11, 2023
Aeos CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationMarch 25, 2023
Aeos Cup FinalsAeos Cup (NA, LA, BR, OC)Round Robin > Double EliminationApril 1-2, 2023
Aeos Cup FinalsAeos Cup (EU)Round Robin > Double EliminationApril 14-16, 2023
April CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationApril 22, 2023
April FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationApril 29, 2023
May CupOpen QualifierDouble EliminationMay 13, 2023
May FinalsMonthly FinalsDouble EliminationMay 20, 2023
Regional Championships Open QualifierOpen QualifierDouble EliminationJune 3, 2023
Regional ChampionshipsRegional ChampionshipsRound Robin > Double EliminationJune 10-11, 2023
Regional ChampionshipsRegional Championships (NA)Round Robin > Double EliminationJune 2023
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.

Registration will open soon. Check back for details.

Rules and Regulations

Check back soon for the full tournament rules.


Regional Zones*

BrazilBrazil
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
North AmericaCanada, United States of America (including Puerto Rico)
OceaniaAustralia, New Zealand
Latin America - NorthColombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua
Latin America - SouthArgentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
*Subject to change. Additional regions are being evaluated and may be added later.

Good luck to everyone participating in the 2023 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series!

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