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Pokemon unveils new 2022 Championship Series details – competitive Pokemon program will feature inaugural Pokemon GO Championship Series.

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Today, The Pokémon Company International shared more details about the 2022 Play! Pokémon Championship Series. The Play! Pokémon Championship Series brings competitors together from around the world in a series of Regional, International, and Special events to compete for prizes and, ultimately, the title of Pokémon World Champion. In the 2022 Pokémon Championship Series, Trainers from around the world will compete in the Pokémon TCG, the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, the Pokkén Tournament DX video game, and—for the first time— Pokémon GO, for millions in prizes and travel awards.

For the 2022 season, some players will qualify for new age divisions. All players who earned points in the 2020 season, which was canceled in March 2020 after nine months of play, will have their points transferred to the 2022 season. Pokemon says more details about the 2022 Play! Pokémon season will be announced soon.

At the 2019 Pokémon World Championships, fans witnessed the inaugural Pokémon GO Invitational. Now, in the very first Pokémon GO Championship Series, Trainers around the globe will have the opportunity to battle against the best and earn an invitation to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Organized in partnership with Niantic, this official Pokémon GO circuit will commence in 2022. During the first year of play, Pokémon GO will be featured at select events, including Regional and International Championships. Top Pokémon GO players at these events will win an invitation to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. These Pokémon GO events will operate Senior and Master age divisions.

Trainers can prepare now for the Pokémon GO Championship series. Competitor slots at Play! Pokémon events will be managed via a two-phase registration window. Players who achieve Legend rank in the current Pokémon GO Battle League season will be able to register for events before anyone else in a short early-registration window during the first few months of 2022. Once this window closes, any remaining spots will be made available for players of any rank to register. Trainers will have until November 29, 2021, to compete in the current GO Battle League season. The following Pokémon GO Battle League season will fulfill the same role for a second batch of live events.

To register for these events, all Pokémon GO series competitors will need to link their Pokémon GO account to a Pokémon Trainer Club account, have a Play! Pokémon Player ID, and opt in to the Play! Pokémon Terms of Use.

For more information about the Play! Pokémon Events, please visit https://www.pokemon.com/uk/play-pokemon/