Pokémon UNITE World Championships: Dates, Players, Prizes and More
The Pokémon UNITE World Championships are just a few days away. The LAN event is going to be held at the ExCeL Arena in London. After all the events of this championship series, it all comes down to this final event in which 16 teams will fight for the prize money.
Pokémon UNITE is a MOBA, a multiplayer online battle arena game. It’s free to play, though it is only available on Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS devices. Two teams enter a match and duke it out for 10 minutes with their chosen Pokémon, such as Hoopa, Lucario, Blissey, Glaceon and others.
Here’s everything viewers need to know about the championship.
Watch Pokémon UNITE World Championship Live:
Viewers can watch the livestream on the official Pokémon UNITE Twitch and YouTube channels.
Pokémon UNITE Word Championship Groups, Teams & Schedule
The event will occur over two days in London, August 19 and 20. The entire tournament will hold a cash prize of $500,000. There are four groups, with four teams within each group.
- Group A features Secret Ship (Japan), Eternity (Korea), Renaissance (APAC) and Iclen (New Zealand) will face off.
- Group B is comprised of T2 (Japan), No Show (Korea), No Lucario (APAC) and Revenant Esports (India).
- Group C is made up of Blvkhvnd (North America), Apprentice Unleashed (Europe), Qlash (Italy) and Team Cruelty (Mexico).
- Group D hosts Nouns Esports (Europe), IX Gaming (North America), XIS (Brazil) and Stamina CA (Central America).
The Group Stage of the competition will take place on Day 1. Conversely, Playoffs will take place on Day 2. Teams in each group will battle against the other three, and the top two will make it to the playoffs the following day. Day 1 will have 16 teams but by Day 2, that will be dropped to eight. The playoffs will be double elimination, with the exception of the Grand Finals.
Here’s how the prize pool will break down per placement:
- 1st Place – $100,000
- 2nd Place – $75,000
- 3rd Place – $65,000
- 4th Place – $60,000
- 5th Place – $45,000
- 6th Place – $45,000
- 7th Place – $25,000
- 8th Place – $25,000
- 9th Place – $10,000
- 10th Place – $10,000
Teams to watch in Pokémon UNITE Championships
Blvkhvnd won the North American Championship, so they figure to be one of the favorites in this round. Additionally, No Show took the top spot in South Korea and Secret Ship won in Japan. These three teams will probably be among the final few left.
According to Pokémon.com, Nouns Esports won four trophies and one runner-up placement in the five European finals events, so they’re a team to watch, too. Lastly, Stamina CA won three events and placed second in another, so they may also make some noise in the finals.
World Championship Celebration & Drops
A special celebration campaign is enabled for the Pokémon UNITE Championship.
- Login between August 13-20, to receive daily rewards to your account.
- Viewers can earn a special trainer T-shirt as a code drop during the official event stream.
- Get special discount on Holowear and Unite Licenses from the Champions after the event concludes Aug 26th – Sep 1st.
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