Pokémon GO Championship Series

Pokémon GO competitions are coming to the Pokémon Championship Series for the first time in 2022! Go head-to-head with other Trainers in official competitions to test your skill and strive to be the very best.

  • Play in live, in-person competitions

  • During the first year of play, Pokémon GO will be featured at select events, including Regional and International Championships

  • Earn an invitation to the yearly Pokémon World Championships

  • Win prize money and other cool rewards

How to play in the Pokémon GO Championship Series

Pokémon GO events will be open to players in the Senior and Masters age divisions. Players must be of or above the age of digital consent in their home market in order to participate in Pokémon GO Championship events.

The format for the 2022 season Pokémon GO Championship Series will be Great League.

Competitor slots at Pokémon GO tournaments will be managed via a two-phase registration window.

  • Early Registration: Players who achieved the top ranks in a given Pokémon GO Battle League season will be rewarded with the ability to register for certain events before anyone else in a short early-registration window.

  • Open Registration: Once the early window closes, all remaining spots will be made available for players of any rank to register.

For details on the early-registration requirements for each event, see the table below. As details about upcoming seasons are announced by Niantic, they will be added to the table alongside their corresponding events.

Get details about GO Battle League Season 9 on PokemonGOLive.com.

Online registration for the earliest events will open in January. Registration for these events is handled by the Tournament Organizer, an entry fee may be charged at their discretion, and events may sell out. To register for Pokémon GO Championship Series events, all competitors will need to link their Pokémon GO account to a Pokémon Trainer Club account, have a Play! Pokémon Player ID, and be opted in to the Play! Terms of Use. The ability to link these accounts will be available toward the end of 2021, as will the link to register and more details about each tournament through the Event Locator.

Specific details of provided devices and more information about tournament procedures will also be included in the upcoming rules document, to be published at a later date.

Pokémon GO Championship events

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, and some will even earn a Travel Award to Worlds, too! Worlds invites will be distributed at each qualifier as follows for all age divisions.

Placement Regional Championship International Championship
1 Worlds invite + Travel Award Worlds invite + Travel Award
2 Worlds invite Worlds invite + Travel Award
3–4 - Worlds invite

Prize money is also awarded at each event. Visit the Regional and International Championships pages for specific information regarding prize money and more.

The following list of events will host Pokémon GO Championship qualifiers. Additional events may be added later, so check back for more information. This schedule is subject to change pending COVID regulations, and some event dates may move or be canceled outright. Please check with the Tournament Organizer for the most up-to-date information. We will do our best to give players as much notice as we can if an event is canceled, but that information may be available through the Tournament Organizer for that event first.

US and Canada

EventDateLocationGBL Early Registration Requirement
Florida Regional ChampionshipsApril 1–3, 2022Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Legend Rank in Season 9
Vancouver Regional ChampionshipsMay 27–29, 2022Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Milwaukee Regional ChampionshipsJune 17–19, 2022Wisconsin Center
400 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
North America International ChampionshipsJune 24–26, 2022Greater Columbus Convention Center
Halls C & D
400 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215 USA


EventDateLocationGBL Early Registration Requirement
Liverpool Regional ChampionshipsMarch 26–27, 2022Exhibition Centre Liverpool
King's Dock, Port of Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4FP, United Kingdom
Legend Rank in Season 9
Europe International ChampionshipsApril 22–24, 2022Messe Frankfurt
Hall 6
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25,
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Legend Rank in Season 9
Germany Regional ChampionshipsMay, 2022Germany - TBATBA

Latin America

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To get started in the Pokémon Championship Series, find an event near you and join the fun. Good luck, Trainers!

Championship Series Events

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