Pokémon UNITE is a strategic team battle game that features the iconic Pokémon characters in 5v5 matches. The game was released in July 2021 for Nintendo Switch and in September 2021 for mobile devices, and has quickly gained popularity among fans of the franchise and the genre. In December 2021, the Pokémon Company announced the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series 2023, a global competitive circuit that will culminate in the Pokémon UNITE World Championship 2023 in Yokohama, Japan.
The Pokémon UNITE Championship 2023 consists of the best teams from six regional zones: Brazil, Europe, Latin America - North, Latin America - South, North America, and Oceania. The teams with the most CP within their regional zone at the end of the qualification season earned an invitation to the World Championship. Additionally, the team that won the Regional Finals in each region also earned an invite to the World Championship.
When and where will the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023 take place?
The 2023 Pokémon UNITE World Championship will be held on August 11 and 12 in Yokohama, Japan.
What is the format for the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023?
The tournament will have two stages:
There will be 31 teams in the group stage. There will be seven groups with four teams each and one group with three teams. This stage will follow the single round-robin bracket format. All matches played in this stage will be best-of-3 series. In the end, only the top team from each group will qualify for the Playoffs.
This stage will follow a double-elimination format. All matches in this stage will be best-of-3 series except the finals. The Grand Finals will be played in a best-of-5 series with a bracket reset.
Which are the participating teams at the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023?
A total of 31 teams have qualified for the World Championship in 2023, which are:
What are the groups for the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023?
Group A: Hoenn, PERÚ, Secret Ship, Team 3 Stars
Group B: EXO Clan, Nouns Esports, Orangutan, and Rex Regum Qeon
Group C: 00 Nation, IClen, Oyasumi Macro, Talibobo Believers
Group D: Agjil, Amaterasu, Brazil, FUSION
Group E: Mjk, Team Peps, Team MYS, TTV
Group F: OMO Abyssinian, STMN Esports, Team YT, UD Vessuwan
Group G: Luminosity Gaming, S8UL Esports, Team Tamerin, and TimeToShine
Group H: Entity7, FS Esports, Kumu
What is the prize pool and prize allocation for the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023?
The prize pool for the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023 is $500,000 USD. Following is the prize allocation for the tournament:
Third Place: $65,000
Fourth Place: $60,000
Fifth-Sixth Place: $45,000
Seventh-Eighth Place: $25,000
Where can one watch the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023?
The live stream of the Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2023 will be available on the official Pokémon YouTube and Twitch channels.