2023 Pokémon UNITE European Aeos Cup Finals Player Information

The Pokémon UNITE European Aeos Cup Finals will take place alongside the 2023 Pokémon Europe International Championships, making it the first in-person event to feature Pokémon UNITE this season, as well as the first Pokémon UNITE event at an International Championships. The Top 8 teams from the European Aeos Cup online qualifiers will be competing for Championship Points and prizes.

Registration for Pokémon UNITE players is done by invitation only through our tournament organizer partners. All participants will receive a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!

Players must comply with the Tournament Rules and event policies. When you show up at a Pokémon UNITE tournament, there are some things you must have with you:

  • Pokémon UNITE downloaded for either a Nintendo Switch system or a tournament-legal mobile device with the latest game updates installed

  • A fully charged Nintendo Switch system with a working USB-C port and the latest system updates installed OR a tournament-legal mobile device for competition, to be approved by tournament administration (see the Tournament Rules and check back regularly before the event for updated rules)

  • Players are strongly encouraged to bring a charger for their systems; it is the player's responsibility that their console remains operational throughout the tournament

  • Proof of age may be requested, and failure to provide proof of age may result in the player being denied participation in the tournament (at the organizer's discretion)

Administration will inform players of additional requirements ahead of the event, including participation in media day on Thursday, April 13.

Competition Details

Players will compete in double-elimination brackets on Friday, April 14, 2023, and Saturday, April 15, 2023, using the 5v5 draft pick format on the Theia Sky Ruins map in Pokémon UNITE.

For EUIC, players will be expected to bring their own device in order to compete.

Matches are best of three, except for the Grand Finals, which are best of five.


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.


Team Prize Value

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Prizes and prize distribution may be subject to change.

Prize Award Information

The format of each prize is dependent on the age of the recipient. Here are the International Championships prizes for the 2023 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.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 8 Pokémon UNITE teams will receive Pokémon TCG booster packs.

  • 1st–4th place: 72 booster packs

  • 5th–8th place: 36 booster packs

All prizes are subject to applicable taxes.

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