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Pokemon World Championship 2022 - How To Watch, Schedule, Format, And Prizes

Here's the schedule for the upcoming Pokémon World Championship 2022 including how to watch it, the format, and the prizes up for grabs.
Pokemon World Championship 2022 - How To Watch, Schedule, Format, And Prizes

It's an exciting time for Pokémon fans with the Pokémon World Championship 2022 on the way and set to begin later this month. For those interested in joining the event and want to know the details beforehand, then we've got you covered.

We will go over everything you need to know regarding the Pokémon World Championship 2022. From how to watch it and its schedule to the format and prizes that will be available for those who rise to the top of the competition, so let's jump right in.

Pokémon World Championship 2022 - How to watch and schedule

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The Pokémon World Championship 2022 will begin on the 18th August. (Picture: Niantic)

During the Pokémon Presents event just recently, we were given a breakdown of what we can expect from the upcoming Pokémon World Championship 2022. The event schedule was broken down with the event starting on 18th August, and will conclude on 21st August 2022.

The event will be held in London and hosted in the ExCel London convention center, with eh hosts expecting thousands of players to compete in person across a wide variety of games. For those attending in person, arriving on 17th August 2022 will net you the Welcome Kit pickup and check-in will begin at 4 pm GMT / 5 pm BST.

If you're watching the event, then you can tune into the official Pokémon twitch channel for the full coverage of the event day-to-day. There will also be specific events that you can tune into as we have listed below for your convenience.

And for those interested in watching the official Pokémon Unite Championship, you can tune into it directly via the official Pokémon unite website here.

Pokémon World Championship 2022 - Format

Players of the Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokémon UNITE can earn Championship Points at tournaments throughout the Championship Series season to qualify for Worlds. Players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and video games must have a minimum number of Championship Points based on their age group and regional zone to be invited.

The top players will advance automatically to Day Two, and some will be given travel awards to the competition. Players of Pokémon UNITE will be eligible under a slightly modified Championship Point system. For more information, go to the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series page.

Throughout the season, players of Pokémon GO and Pokkén Tournament DX compete in Qualifier tournaments for the chance to receive a direct invitation to Worlds. The top competitors in these Qualifiers will also get a travel award to the event.

Pokémon World Championship 2022 - Prizes

Depending on the championship that players partake in there will be a different tier of prizes up for grabs. The way prizes are handed out is also dependent on the age of the winner, mainly whether they are above or below the age of 18 as shown below:

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There will be tons of prizes available for players of all ages. (Picture: Niantic)

18 years of age and older

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or cash

  • Awards under $5,000: Cash

Under 18 years of age

  • Awards of $5,000 or more: Choice of scholarship or Pokémon Visa® prepaid card

  • Awards under $5,000: Pokémon Visa® prepaid card

Below we have listed all the prizes available for all of the championships being held: 

Pokémon TCG World Championships Prizes

  • 1st place - $25,000

  • 2nd place - $15,000

  • 3rd–4th place - $7,500

  • 5th–8th place - $5,000

  • 9th–16th place - $2,500

  • 17th–32nd place - $1,500

Pokémon VGC World Championships Prizes

  • 1st place - $10,000

  • 2nd place - $7,500

  • 3rd–4th place - $5,000

  • 5th–8th place - $3,000

  • 9th–16th place - $1,500

Pokémon GO Prizes

  • 1st place - $10,000

  • 2nd place - $7,500

  • 3rd place - $5,000

  • 4th place - $4,000

  • T-5th place - $3,000

  • T-7th place - $2,250

  • T-9th place - $1,500

  • T-13th place - $1,000

Pokémon UNITE Prizes

  • 1st place - $100,000

  • 2nd place - $75,000

  • 3rd place - $65,000

  • 4th place - $60,000

  • 5th–6th place - $45,000

  • 7th–8th place - $25,000

  • 9th–12th place - $10,000

  • 13th–16th place - $5,000

Pokkén Tournament World Championships Prizes

  • 1st place - Masters: $6,000 / Seniors: $3,000 Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • 2nd place - Masters: $4,000 / Seniors: $1,500 Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • 3rd place - Masters: $3,000 / Seniors: $500 Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card

  • 4th place - $2,000

  • T-5th place - $1,500

  • T-7th place - $1,000

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Featured image courtesy of Niantic / The Pokémon Company.