Pokemon World Championship 2022: Results, announcements, World Championship 2023, more

Philip Trahan
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The Pokemon World Championship 2022, which hosted a variety of competitive Pokemon games, has come to an end — so here’s everything you need to know about the event, including the results, announcements made, and more.

The Pokemon World Championship 2022, hosted at the ExCel London convention center, has come to an end.

Thousands of players from across the world gathered to compete in a variety of competitive Pokemon tournaments, as only five champions emerged from each game’s Master Division tournament.

The Pokemon World Championship 2022 offered up over $100,000 in prize money across all five games, with each champion and competitor up to 16th place taking home prize money.



The Final results for the Masters Division in Pokemon TCG, VGC, Pokemon Go, Pokken Tournament DX, and Pokemon UNITE are listed below.

TCG Masters:

Final Results:

  • 1st place – Ondrej Skubal (CZ) – $25,000
  • 2nd place – Daichi Shimada (JP) – $15,000
  • 3rd/4th Place – James Cox (AU) – $7,500
  • 3rd/4th place – Ryota Ishiyama (JP) – $7,500

VGC Masters:

Final Results:

  • 1st place – Eduardo “EmbC” Cunha (PT) – $10,000
  • 2nd place – Guillermo “KastyTP” Castilla Diaz (ES) – $7,500
  • 3rd/4th – Paul “pwny person” Chua (NA) – $5,000
  • 3rd/4th – James “Jamesspeed1” Baek (NA) – $5,000

Pokemon Go Masters:

Final Results:

  • 1st place – DancingRob (GE) – $10,000
  • 2nd place – godanhada (KR) – $7,500
  • 3rd place – CrescentAngels (JP) – $5,000
  • 4th place – LurganRocket (IE) – $4,000

Pokken Tournament DX:

Final Results:

  • 1st place – Shadowcat (NA) – $6,000
  • 2nd place – Mewtater (NA) – $4,000
  • 3rd place – M2Cloud (GE) – $3,000
  • 4th place – Potetin (JP) – $2,000

Pokemon UNITE:

Final Results:

  • 1st place team – BLVKHVND (NA) – $100,000
  • 2nd place team – Nouns Esports (EU) – $75,000
  • 3rd place team – Renaissance (IN) – $65,000
  • 4th place team – T2 (JP) – $60,000

Pokemon World Championship 2022 stream and VODS

Though the event is now over, players who missed out on the World Championship live can check out the full VODS for each day on Pokemon’s official YouTube channel.

The event took place from August 18 until August 21, with the Pokemon YouTube channel uploading full coverage of each of the five games across all four days.

Players can find Day One VODS for every game linked below:


Before the awards ceremony began the Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara revealed new information about both the Trading Card Game and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet received a new competitive-focused trailer, which showed off a brand new Normaland Dragon-type Pokemon: Cyclizar.

The trailer showed off what competitive battles will look like in Scarlet & Violet as well as how Terrastallizing will work in battles.

Ishihara also revealed the first TCG set for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which brings back the ‘ex’ card mechanic and introduces Koraidon and Miraidon to the TCG.

Finally, Ishihara closed out the event by revealing the Pokemon World Championship 2023 would be set in Yokohama, Japan.

Free gift codes & Pokemon Go research quest

The Pokemon Company offered free codes for various Pokemon games to celebrate the Pokemon World Championship 2022 event.

Interested trainers can find out how to receive a free Victini in Pokemon Sword & Shield through our helpful guide here.

Pokemon Go world championship event with Zacian and zamazenta
Pokemon Go made its competitive debut during the Pokemon World Championship 2022.

Additionally, Pokemon Go players can take on an exclusive Timed Research quest during the World Championship. For more details, fans can check out our extensive guide here.

And that’s everything trainers need to know about the Pokemon World Championship 2022 hosted in London!

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