Pokémon Regional and International Championships to Resume in 2022

Today, The Pokémon Company International announced that Play! Pokémon Regional and International Championships will resume in North America and Europe for the 2022 season, with the first events slated for March 2022.
The Play! Pokémon 2022 Championship Series season will culminate with the Pokémon World Championships planned to take place in London in August 2022. The season will include the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO in partnership with Niantic.

2022 Pokémon North America and Europe International Championships locations and dates announced, along with 2022 season Regional Championships

BELLEVUE, WA—October 20, 2021— The Pokémon Company International announced today that highly anticipated Play! Pokémon Regional and International Championships will resume in North America and Europe, with the first events slated to kick off in March 2022. The Play! Pokémon 2022 Championship Series season, leading to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships planned to take place in London in August 2022, will include four different Pokémon products: the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO in partnership with Niantic.

The Pokémon North America and Europe International Championships events will feature high Championship Point payouts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, spread among the Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions, as well as Pokémon GO qualifiers for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Event dates and locations are as follows:

2022 Pokémon North America International Championships

  • June 24–26, 2022
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, USA

2022 Pokémon Europe International Championships

  • April 22–24, 2022
  • Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Play! Pokémon Regional Championships and Special Events will also resume in North America and Europe in 2022, at the following dates and in the following locations[1]:

North America

  • March 18–20, 2022: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • March 25–27, 2022: Orlando, FL, USA*
  • May 6–8, 2022: Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • May 20–22, 2022: Secaucus, NJ, USA
  • May 27–29, 2022: Vancouver, BC, Canada*
  • June 17–19, 2022: Milwaukee, WI, USA*

Europe

  • March 26–27, 2022: Liverpool, UK*[2]
  • May 7–8, 2022: Bilbao, Spain (Special Event)
  • June 4–5, 2022: Milan, Italy (Special Event)

Additional Regional Championships and Special Events may be announced later.

Pokémon GO competitions will be open to Senior and Masters age divisions and will follow the Great League format. Placing highly at Pokémon GO competitions will earn players prize money, and top players will earn invitations to compete at the 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London in August 2022. More information on the Pokémon GO competitive series is available here.

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