Pokémon GO Championship Series 2023

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Pokémon GO Championship Series 2023 has officially started, and Pokémon GO Trainers can compete once again to earn entry to the 2023 Pokémon World Championship Tournament.

Similar to previous year’s GO Championship, the best players throughout the season can earn invitations to the Pokémon World Championships.

Pokémon GO Championship Series 2023 Rules

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Pokémon GO events in the 2023 season operate using a single age division. Players must be of or above the age of digital consent in their home market in order to participate in Pokémon GO Championship Series events.

The format for the 2023 season Pokémon GO Championship Series will be Great League.

Registration for these events is handled by the Tournament Organizer, an entry fee may be charged at their discretion, and events may sell out.

  • Pokémon GO events will use the Great League format.
  • Pokémon GO players must have a legal Pokémon team on their GO account.
  • In order to participate, players must have a Pokémon Trainer Club account; be in good standing with the Play! Pokémon program; and comply with current COVID-19 requirements for large Pokémon events.

Pokémon GO Championship Events

To celebrate the 2022 Pokémon World Championships’ Galar theme, the following Galar-inspired avatar items will be featured in the in-game shop.

Trainers can compete in Regional, International and Special Championship Events.

  • Regional Championships events take place all around the world. After the Pokémon International Championships, the Pokémon Regional Championships are the largest events in terms of both attendance and prize money.
  • The International Championships draw Pokémon GO players from all around the globe during the Championship Series season. These amazing events feature more Worlds invitations and a larger prize pool.
  • In addition to the regular events in the Championship Series schedule, Pokémon Special Events give players more chances to earn Worlds invites.

Top Pokémon GO players at these events will win an invitation to compete at the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, but all fans are welcome to come witness the excitement of the most prestigious event in the Pokémon Championship Series.

The top-performing players will even earn a Travel Award to Worlds! Worlds invites will be distributed at each qualifier as follows.

Placement Regional Championships and Special Events International Championships
1 Worlds invite + Travel Award Worlds invite + Travel Award
2 Worlds invite Worlds invite + Travel Award
3–4 Worlds invite

Travel Award
A prize earned during a player’s participation in the Championship Series season that completely covers the costs of that player’s travel arrangements to a specific subsequent event.

Related articles: How to Register for Pokémon GO Regional Championship tournaments

Pokémon GO Championship 2023 Events Schedule

2023 Pokémon International Championships Events

Feature Pokémon GO players from all around the globe during the Championship Series season.

Date Region Location Game(s)
November 2022 Latin America Brazil TCG
GO
February 2023 Oceania Australia TCG
GO
VG
April 2023 Europe UK TCG
GO
VG
June 2023 North America USA TCG
GO
VG

North America Regionals Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Sept. 16–18, 2022 Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
TCG
GO
Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022 Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602, USA
TCG
GO
Oct. 14–16, 2022 Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple St
Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
TCG
GO
Nov. 4–6, 2022 Metro Toronto Convention Center
255 Front St W
Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada
TCG
GO
Dec. 16–18, 2022 Arlington Con Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011, USA
TCG
GO
Jan. 6–8, 2023 San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 3–5, 2023 Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 24–26, 2023 Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St
Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 10–12, 2023 Vancouver Convention Center
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 24–26, 2023 Charlotte Con Center
501 S College St
Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
TCG
GO
VG
Mar. 31 – Apr 2, 2023 Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA
TCG
GO
VG
May 5–8, 2023 Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232, USA
TCG
GO
VG
May 12–14, 2023 Connecticut Con Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103, USA
TCG
GO
VG
May 26–28, 2023 Monona Terrace
1 John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI 53703, USA
TCG
GO
VG

Latin America Regionals Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Sept. 24–25, 2022 FIERGS Events Center
Av. Assis Brasil, 8787 – Sarandi, Porto Alegre – RS, 91140-001, Brazil
TCG
GO

Europe Regionals Schedule

Date Location Game(s)
Oct. 21–23, 2022 Lille Grand Palais
1 Bd des Cités Unies, 59777 Lille, France
TCG
GO
Dec. 2–4, 2022 ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart
Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH, Messepiazza 1, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany
TCG
GO
Jan. 20–22, 2023 ACC Liverpool
King’s Dock, Port of Liverpool, Kings Dock St, Liverpool L3 4FP, UK
TCG
GO
VG
Feb. 24–26, 2023 RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20, 44791 Bochum, Germany
TCG
GO
VG
May 19–21, 2023 MalmöMässan Exhibition & Congress Center
Mässgatan 6, 215 32 Malmö, Sweden
TCG
GO
VG

Europe Special Events Schedule

In addition to the regular events in the Championship Series schedule such as Regional and International Championships, Pokémon Special Events give players more chances to earn an invitation to Worlds.

Date Location Games(s)
Sept. 16–18, 2022 Bilbao Exhibition Centre
Azkue Kalea, 1, 48902 Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Spain
TCG
GO
Nov. 12–13, 2022 Expo XXI
Ignacego Prądzyńskiego 12/14, 01-222 Warsaw, Poland
TCG
GO
Mar. 17–19, 2023 Jaarbeurs
Jaarbeursplein, 3521 AL Utrecht, Netherlands
TCG
GO
VG

Oceania Regional Championships Schedule

There are currently no announced Regional Championships for this region. Check back later for more events in this region.

2023 Pokémon World Championship

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.

Worlds will return to being a three-day event for 2023. Players who qualify for the first day will begin play on Friday. The 2023 World Championships will take place in Yokohama, Japan.

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