The Pokémon International Championships

The Pokémon International Championships draw Pokémon players from all around the globe during the Championship Series season. These amazing events will feature high Championship Point payouts for TCG and VG players, and in the 2022 season will also host World Championships Qualifier events for both Pokémon GO and Pokkén Tournament DX.

  • Top-level competition

  • Large Championship Point and prize payout

  • No qualifications or residency restrictions for tournament entry

Travel Awards to the North America International Championships will be available to TCG and VG players based on Championship Point performance in their home rating zone—see below for details.

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.

International Championships require online registration and usually charge an entry fee, and events may sell out. Please check the Event Locator for details about each event, including information regarding registration.


2022 Pokémon International Championships Events

DateRegionLocationGame(s)
Latin America International ChampionshipsHeld in 2019
Oceania International ChampionshipsHeld in 2020
April 22–24, 2022Europe International ChampionshipsMesse Frankfurt
Hall 6
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25,
60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
TCG
VG
Pokkén Tournament DX
Pokémon GO
June 24–26, 2022North America International ChampionshipsGreater Columbus Convention Center
Halls C & D
400 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 USA
TCG
VG
Pokkén Tournament DX
Pokémon GO

Awards for Travel

Pokémon TCG and VG players can qualify for Travel Awards to the North America International Championships based on their performance and their standing in Championship Points in their home rating zone (North America, Latin America, Europe, and Oceania) during the stand-alone qualification period below. Players in Russia and South Africa are not eligible for Travel Awards via this process.

North America International Championships: Awards for travel to the North America International Championships are based on Championship Points earned from the date when Championship Series events begin again in the 2022 season through April 24, 2022.

Travel Awards and Stipends were already provided to all players who qualified for them for the previously canceled 2020 Europe International Championships.

Players who qualify will receive a flat Travel Award amount prior to the event. Players are fully responsible for booking their own hotel and travel. The amount is based on the age of the recipient, their region of residence, and the region of the event. The amounts are as follows.

Travel Award Amounts (pretax)

Out of RegionIn Region
Age 18+$3,500.00$2,000.00
Under Age 18$5,000.00$2,500.00

Unless otherwise specified, all Travel Awards are paid in US dollars and subject to applicable tax withholding. Travel Award winners should consult a qualified tax professional regarding their tax obligations.

Pokémon TCG and video game players in each rating zone can qualify for a Travel Award by finishing in the Top 4 in their age division for Championship Points earned during the qualification period.

Players who finish 5th–16th in the Pokémon TCG, or 5th–8th in the VGC, are eligible to earn a $1,000 Travel Stipend, paid after the event and subject to their attending and completing at least one round of play in the main event.

Subject to change.


Prizes

Prizes are awarded to the top players in each of three 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 in order to earn points and awards.

For the Pokémon TCG and Video Game International Championships, 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 and prize distribution may be subject to change.

All TCG and video game participants will receive 5 Play! Points. All TCG, video game, Pokémon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX players will receive a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last), just for playing! Other participation rewards may also be offered and may vary by event.

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.


Pokémon TCG Internationals Prize Table

Placement1–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$2,500$5,000$10,000
2$1,500$2,500$5,000
3–4$1,000$1,500$2,500
5–8$750$1,000$1,500
9–16$500$750$1,000
17–32$500$750
33–64$500

TCG Booster Packs

  • 1st–8th place: 216 booster packs

  • 9th–16th place: 144 booster packs

  • 17th–32nd place: 72 booster packs

  • 33rd–64th place: 36 booster packs

(Booster pack awards subject to change by market)


Pokémon Video Game Internationals Prize Table

Placement1–100 players101–200 players201+ players
1$1,500$2,500$5,000
2$1,000$1,500$2,500
3–4$750$1,000$1,500
5–8$500$750$1,000
9–16$500$750
17–32$500

Subject to change.

Additionally, in eligible markets, the top 16 Pokémon video game 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

Pokémon GO Internationals Prize Table

Placement1–100 players101–200 players201+ 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

Pokkén Tournament DX Internationals Prize Table

PlacementMastersSeniors
1$1,250Nintendo Switch + 72 TCG booster packs
2$1,000Nintendo Switch Pro Controller + 36 TCG booster packs
3$75036 TCG booster packs
4$600
T–5$450
T–7$250

Subject to change.


Championship Points for the 2022 Pokémon TCG International Championships

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3–43200
5–82500
9–1620048
17–32160100
33–64130200
65–128100400
129–25680800
257–512601600

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 4
Championship Point values subject to change.


Championship Points for the 2022 Pokémon VG International Championships

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker (# of participants)
15000
24000
3–43200
5–82500
9–1620048
17–32160100
33–64130200
65–128100400
129–25680800
257–512601600

Notes:
Best Finish Limit: 4
Championship Point values subject to change.

Championship Series Events

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