Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2022: Format, Schedule, Teams, and Other Details
Pokemon UNITE fans are gearing up to experience the first world championship event for the game starting 18th August 2022. The Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2022 series will take place in London, England and will feature a prize pool of $500,000 USD. The LAN event will be played at ExCeL London over two days with the winner taking away $100,000 USD.
The series began with several qualifying events starting in February of this year with each region receiving a certain number of slots to participate in the Pokemon UNITE World Championship Series 2022. A total of 16 teams from different regions are expected to fly in to compete in the group stages of the tournament.
Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2022: All that you need to know
The 16 teams playing in the event are as follows:
Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2022: Format
The group stage will start on Friday, 19th August with the 16 teams split into four groups of four teams. All matches will be best of 3 in a double elimination bracket format.
Teams will battle other teams in their group until each team has either two wins or two losses. Teams with two losses will be eliminated from the competition. Two teams from each group will advance to the bracket stage (Playoffs).
The group stage will be followed by the Playoffs on Saturday, 20th August with the top 8 teams competing in a new, best of 3, seeded double-elimination format with bracket resets. The top two teams will play in a best of 5 until a Champion is crowned.
Where to watch the finals:
The worldwide broadcast for Pokemon UNITE World Championship Series 2022 will be broadcast on 19th and 20th August at 8:00 AM UTC (1:30 PM IST or 4:00 PM SGT). You can catch the championship final on Pokemon UNITE's YouTube and Twitch channels.
Pokemon UNITE World Championship 2022: Prize Pool Distribution
The total prizepool for the tournaments including for regional events leading up to the finale was $1 million USD. The finale event will see $500,000 USD spread among the teams and players in the upcoming LAN finals.