BLVKHVND wins the Pokémon Unite NA Regional Championship 2022

The Blackhand was in complete domination!

The New York-based esports team, BLVKHVND (Blackhand) marked themselves in the history of the Pokémon Unite Regional Championship 2022, when they beat the California-based team IX Gaming, 3-1 on overall scores on the 2nd day of the NA Regional Finals to emerge as the winner. The Pokémon Unite Regional championship for North America was held across two days on 18 and 19 June.

Pokemon Unite NA Regional championships winner
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Teams from across Canada, The US, and, Puerto Rico took part. The BLVKHVND (Blackhand) team consisting of @Slashcan, @kyriaos, @Overlord98, @junglebook1, and @Elo, almost swept away their opposition IX Gaming in the finale. The winners received a combined cash prize of $20,000. While the runner-up IX Gaming received half the amount at $10,000.

BLVKHVND’s epic route to the finals of the Pokémon Unite NA Regional Championship 2022

These two teams had met before in the final when the winners were the same party once. On their way to glory, Blackhand beat the likes of Tacenda, and IX GT too. On the other hand, IX Gaming beat the likes of Re: Classified, Gladiators, and Full Send. Also, it was @Overlord98’s Tsareena, who was indeed the MVP of the finale and had a total of 14 knock-outs. The winning team’s final round had the MVP Tsareena along with Hoopa, Trevenant, Blissey, and Dragonite.

Pokemon Unite NA Regional championship winner
Image via The Pokemon Company

Next, they’d be heading to London for the World Championship Finals. The date and fixtures would come in later. In London, they’d be meeting the winners, runners-up, or both in some cases, from Japan, Korea, India, Europe, Central America, Asia-Pacific, South America east and west, Mexico, and Oceania. There was a live telecast of the Championship on the World Championship Youtube Channel.

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