The Pokémon Company International announced today the highly anticipated Play Pokémon Premier Events that will have the Regional and International Championship series in Europe and North America, with the first events slated to kick off in March 2022 as the tournament was canceled and to resume next year. The Play! Pokémon 2022 Championship Series season, leading to the 2022 Pokémon World Championships planned to take place in London in August 2022, will include four different Pokémon products: The Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokkén Tournament DX, and for the first time, Pokémon GO in partnership with Niantic.
Play Pokémon Premier Events 2022 (International): Full roadmap and schedule
Event dates and locations are as follows:
Pokémon International Championships 2022 Europe
- April 22–24, 2022
- Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Pokémon International Championships 2022 North America
- June 24–26, 2022
- Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH, USA
Play Pokémon Premier Events 2022 (Regional): Full roadmap and schedule
Play! Pokémon Regional Championships and Special Events will also resume in Europe and North America in 2022, at the following dates and in the following locations:
Pokémon Regional Championships 2022 Europe
- March 26–27, 2022: Liverpool, UK*
- May 7–8, 2022: Bilbao, Spain (Special Event)
- June 4–5, 2022: Milan, Italy (Special Event)
Pokémon Regional Championships 2022 North America
- March 18–20, 2022: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
- March 25–27, 2022: Orlando, FL, USA*
- From, May 6–8, 2022: Indianapolis, IN, USA
- May 20–22, 2022: Secaucus, NJ, USA
- May 27–29, 2022: Vancouver, BC, Canada*
- June 17–19, 2022: Milwaukee, WI, USA*
Additional Regional Championships and Special Events may be announced later.
Play Pokémon Premier Events : Prize pool and format
The Pokémon Europe and North America International Championships events will feature high Championship Point payouts and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes, spread among the Pokémon TCG, video game, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions, as well as Pokémon GO qualifiers for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships. Pokémon GO competitions will be open to Senior and Masters age divisions and will follow the Great League format.
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