2022 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon World Championships are the pinnacle of competitive Pokémon play. Typically occurring in August of each year, the Pokémon World Championships feature the best Pokémon players from around the globe. Players will compete for over a half million dollars in prizes, the title of Pokémon World Champion, and return invitations for the following year's Worlds.

Pokémon TCG and video game players qualify for Worlds by earning Championship Points at events throughout the Championship Series season. The number of Championship Points required to receive an invitation is based on both geographical rating zone and age division. The very best players will automatically advance to Day Two, and some will receive an award for travel to attend the event.

Due to the expansion of Worlds to a four-day event for 2022, Day Two of Worlds will occur on Friday. Players who qualify for the first day will begin play on Thursday. Information about additional invitations that advance the player straight to Day Two of Worlds, but without travel awarded, will be available at a later date.

Pokémon GO and Pokkén Tournament DX players compete in Qualifier tournaments throughout the season to win a direct invitation to Worlds. The highest performers in these Qualifiers will also receive an award for travel to attend the event.

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships take place August 2022 in London, England. The venue for the event is the ExCeL London events center.

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London, England E16 1XL


2022 Pokémon TCG World Championships Qualifications

Invitations will be awarded to all Pokémon TCG players in good standing who have earned at least the following Championship Points (CP):

Rating Zone Junior Senior Masters
US and Canada 350 400 500
Europe 250 250 350
Latin America 250 250 250
Oceania 250 250 250
South Africa 150 150 250

*Championship Point requirements are subject to change.


Day Two Invitations

Day Two invitations are divided by rating zone as follows:

  • The Top 16 players from the US and Canada rating zone

  • The Top 22 players from the Europe rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Latin America rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Oceania rating zone

Players in Japan and South Korea will be awarded both Friday invitations and Day Two invitations as determined by each country's organized play system.

Pokémon TCG and video game players who finished in the Top 4 of the 2019 Pokémon World Championships will receive an invitation and award for travel to the 2022 World Championships.

Players with invitations earned at the 2019 World Championships will play on Thursday unless they qualify for Day Two based on Championship Points for the current season.


2022 Pokémon Video Game World Championships Qualifications

Invitations will be awarded to all Pokémon video game players in good standing who have earned at least the following Championship Points (CP):

Rating Zone Junior Senior Masters
US and Canada 200 250 400
Europe 200 250 300
Latin America 200 250 400
Oceania 200 200 300
South Africa 100 150 200

*Championship Point requirements are subject to change.


Day Two Invitations

Day Two invitations are divided by rating zone as follows:

  • The Top 8 players from the US and Canada rating zone

  • The Top 16 players from the Europe rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Latin America rating zone

  • The Top 8 players from the Oceania rating zone

Players in Japan and South Korea will be awarded both Thursday invitations and Day Two invitations as determined by each country's organized play system.

Pokémon TCG and video game players who finished in the Top 4 of the 2019 Pokémon World Championships will receive an invitation and award for travel to the 2022 World Championships.

Players with invitations from the 2019 World Championships will play on Thursday unless they qualify for Day Two based on Championship Points for the current season.

Championship Series Events

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