Could 2023 be your year?
The 2022 Pokémon World Championships hasn’t even started yet, but Pokémon Co. is already talking about what’s going down next year. The Pokémon Co. has confirmed the 2023 Pokémon Championship Series, and shared some details on what fans around the world can expect.
The 2023 Pokémon Championship Series, leading to the 2023 Pokémon World Championships, will include four different Pokémon games: the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE. Regional Championships and International Championships will continue to be hosted across North America, Europe, Latin America, and Oceania, and Travel Awards will be available for these events.
The age divisions for players in the 2023 season will increase by one year from the 2022 season:
- Junior Division: Born in 2011 or later
- Senior Division: Born in 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010
- Masters Division: Born in 2006 or earlier
Pokémon Co. also shared a breakdown of of portion of the Championship Series, which you can read below.
2023 Pokémon TCG Championship Series
The Pokémon TCG Championship Series largely remains unchanged going into the 2023 season and will continue to suspend all local Championship Point (CP) tournaments (e.g., League Challenges and League Cups) until further notice.
2023 Pokémon Video Game Championship (VGC) Series
With Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet releasing later this year, we will reevaluate the structure of the 2023 VGC circuit. After the 2022 World Championships, there will be no Video Game Championship Series events until January 2023, when all competitive events will be played in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. More information will be released later in 2022.
2023 Pokémon GO Championship Series
Following the success of the inaugural 2022 season, Pokémon GO will return to the 2023 Pokémon Championship Series. Pokémon GO will feature at many more events alongside both the Pokémon TCG and VGC events. All players will compete in a single age division in the 2023 Pokémon GO Championship Series.
2023 Pokémon UNITE Championship Series
Pokémon UNITE will return to the Pokémon Championship Series in 2023. Stay tuned for more details.
Finally, dates for multiple regions have also been released. You can check out the rundown of locations, dates and times here.