Pokemon World Championship 2022

After years of delays and cancellations, the biggest Pokémon competitive event, the Pokémon World Championship is making its return.... Shubh | 11. August 2022

After years of delays and cancellations, the biggest Pokémon competitive event, the Pokémon World Championship is making its return.

Following the cancellation of the events in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pokémon World Championships is finally returning, bringing the esports action to London for the first time. The event will take place at the ExCel London convention center in London from August 18th-21st, featuring dedicated tournaments for Pokémon TCG, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Pokémon GO, Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon UNITE.

How to watch?

As the World Championship makes its return after two years, viewers can enjoy nonstop competitive action on Pokémon’s official Twitch, YouTube, and social media channels. Six distinct Twitch channels will have the 2022 Pokémon World Championship available for viewers to watch. The main Pokémon channel will feature action from all four games, and each of the represented games gets its own dedicated channel to ensure as much action as possible. For those who are fortunate enough to be in London and wish to see part of the action, there are spectator badges available for Worlds, just like in prior events.


The Pokémon Unite World Championships will take place from August 19 to August 20, while Pokémon TCG and Pokémon VCG will start on August 18 and end on August 20. A special pop-up shop with exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, themed areas, and more will also open at London’s ExCel center from August 17 to 21 to coincide with the Pokémon World Championships 2022.

Featured Games

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Pokémon GO
  • Pokémon Unite
  • Pokkén Tournament DX

The Pokémon UNITE will make its debut at World Championship

The Pokémon Unite Championships will be held for the first time ever. The world championship finals are scheduled to take place on August 19 and 20, featuring the top 16 teams from 11 different regions. As the most rewarding of Pokémon competitions taking place in London, the UNITE World Championship will award a sparkling champions trophy and a whopping $5,000,000 in cash prizes.

The event will be divided into two phases, the group stage, and the playoffs. During the group stage, teams in each group will battle against the other three in a best of three formats, with the top two moving to the playoffs. The playoffs will be a double elimination bracket, where all matches will be played in a BO3 format, excluding the Grand Finals which will be a thriller BO5.


Participant teams

Group A

  • Renaissance (Asia Pacific)
  • Iclen (Oceania)
  • Secret Ship (Japan)
  • Eternity (Korea)

Group B

  • No Lucario (Asia Pacific)
  • Revenant Esports (India)
  • T2 (Japan)
  • No Show (Korea)

Group C

  • Qlash (South America West)
  • Team Cruelty (Mexico)
  • Blvkhvnd (North America)
  • Apprentice Unleashed (Europe)

Group D

  • IX Gaming (North America)
  • Nouns Esports (Europe)
  • Stamina CA (Central America)
  • XIS (South America East)

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