2022 Pokémon North America International Championships registration opens today

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The registrations for 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships open today, starting at 9AM PT/12PM ET, with two additional registration waves taking place later throughout the day.

The Pokémon North America International Championships is the second International Championships of the 2022 Championship Series season, where Pokémon GO is one of the featured games.

Players can compete in Pokémon TCG, video game, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX.


Registration for the 2022 North American International Championships opens today. Read our How to Register for Pokémon GO Regional Championship tournaments for more information.

Sign-ups are being released in waves at the following times on 5/17:

  • 1st Wave ⏰ 9AM PT/12PM ET
  • 2nd Wave ⏰ 1PM PT/4PM ET
  • 3rd Wave ⏰ 5PM PT/8PM ET

Check the official announcement on Twitter here.

Date and Location

Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • Event icon The North America International Championships will take place June 24–26, 2022, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Entry to this event will require a badge for all attendees, including both competitors and spectators.

For Senior and Masters Division Pokémon GO players, badge pickup will be available on Thursday, June 23, and the competition will be held from Friday, June 24 to Saturday, June 25.

All attendees are required to follow Pokémon.com’s official COVID protocols.

Battle Rules

Pokémon GO’s North America International Championships competitors will battle it out in the Great League format, with best of three matches. Finals will feature best of five format. All matches will be played on same Android devices – Samsung’s Galaxy A52 mobile phones.

  • Battle icon Features high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars' worth of prizes, spread between the Pokémon TCG, video game, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX competitions.
  • Battle icon Players will compete in age-separated double-elimination brackets on Friday, June 24, using the Great League format in Pokémon GO. Matches are best of three, except for the Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals, which are best of five.
  • Battle icon On Saturday, June 25, additional rounds will played until a Champion is determined. More details will be released at a later time.
  • General icon Players will compete on Samsung Galaxy A52 devices provided by the organizer. Players will be expected to log in and log out during the tournament. It is a player's responsibility to log out of the device during the tournament.

Rewards and Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the top players in each of two age divisions. Players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account with a Player ID attached and must have opted in to the Play! Pokémon program to earn prizes.

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

Prize Award Information

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2022 Play! Pokémon Championship Series season.

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

Prizes are based on attendance per age division. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Prize winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Award Values

Placement 1–100 players 101–200 players 201+ players
1 $1,500 $2,500 $5,000
2 $1,000 $1,500 $2,500
3 $750 $1,000 $1,500
4 $600 $900 $1,250
T–5 $500 $750 $1,000
T–7 $400 $600 $900
T–9 $500 $750
T–13 $400 $600
T–17 $500
T–25 $400

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 16 Pokémon GO players will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs, regardless of attendance.

  • 1st–4th place: 72 booster packs
  • 5th–8th place: 36 booster packs
  • 9th–16th place: 18 booster packs

From the European Championship series

This year’s European champions were awarded a special Pokémon trophy, a monetary prize in the form of a scholarship or cash prize, and thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes spread among the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon video games, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX competition categories.

The final list of winners from the weekend is as follows:

Trading Card Game Junior Division:
1st place: Nathan Osterkatz [US] 2nd place: Luka Levain [FR] Trading Card Game Senior Division:
1st place: Caleb Rogerson [US] 2nd place: Roberto Costanzo [FR] Trading Card Game Masters Division:
1st place: Gustavo Wada [BR] 2nd place: Frank Percic [US] Video Game Junior Division:
1st place: Alexander Musikant [DE] 2nd place: Francesca Zaglio [IT] Video Game Senior Division:
1st place: Nicholas Kan [AU] 2nd place: Alessandro Marchionne [IT] Video Game Masters Division:
1st place: Eric Rios [ES] 2nd place: Oliver Eskolin [FI] Pokémon GO Senior Division:
1st place: Maxwell Ember (MEweedle) [GB]
2nd place: Stefan Cojocaru (KrowMDIV) [DE]
Pokémon GO Masters Division:
1st place: Jakub Zatloukal (Aeeriils) [CZ]
2nd place: Domnik Wieber (Fr43ka) [DE]
Pokkén Tournament DX Senior Division:
1st place: Fardin Rahman Mikan (Royume) [DE] Pokkén Tournament DX Masters Division:
1st place: Florian Blank (Cloud) [DE] 2nd place: Motochika Nabeshim (Elm) [JP]

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