Press Release

MEDIA ALERT: 2022 Pokémon World Championships Streaming Schedule: Tune-In to Twitch for the Very Best of Competitive Pokémon!

More details shared for Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store and special broadcast digital rewards
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

August 12, 2022—The 2022 Pokémon World Championships, the premier competitive Pokémon event of the year, kicks off Thursday, August 18. Fans around the world can tune in to all the action with live broadcasts from The Pokémon Company International on Twitch. The livestreams from London, UK will feature intense matchups and expert commentary from all four days of the event. 

The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are an international event where the world’s most elite Pokémon video game, Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon GO, Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) players will come together to compete to be the very best. Competitors from all over the world will battle for the title of Pokémon World Champion and more than $1,000,000 in prizes. 

The live stream is headlined by a main stage stream that will broadcast the opening ceremony on Thursday morning, followed by rotating matchups throughout the weekend, and the final matches and closing ceremony on Sunday. The weekend’s streams are: 

Streaming Schedule: All times BST

Thursday, August 18:

Opening Ceremony on all streams at 9 a.m.
Main Stage Stream:
  • 9 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
  • 9:30 a.m.: Preshow

Pokémon VG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.: VG Swiss Rounds

Pokémon TCG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: TCG Swiss Rounds

Pokkén Tournament DX Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX Last Chance Qualifier
Pokémon GO Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Pokémon GO Last Chance Qualifier

Friday, August 19:
Pokémon VG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: VG Swiss Rounds

Pokémon TCG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.: TCG Swiss Rounds

Pokkén Tournament DX Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Pokkén Tournament DX Main Double Elimination Bracket
    • Finals: 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Pokémon GO Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Pokémon GO Main Double Elimination Bracket
Pokémon UNITE Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Group Stage

Saturday, August 20:
Pokémon VG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: VG Single Elimination Top Cut

Pokémon TCG Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.: TCG Single Elimination Top Cut
Pokémon GO Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Main Bracket Completes
    • Finals: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. with trophy presentation immediately following
Pokémon UNITE Stream:
  • 9 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.: Double Elimination Bracket
    • Finals: 5 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. with trophy presentation immediately following
Sunday, August 21:

Main Stage Stream:
  • 9 a.m.:
    • TCG Junior Finals
    • TCG Senior Finals
    • TCG Masters Finals
  • 12:30 p.m.:
    • VG Junior Finals
    • VG Senior Finals
    • VG Masters Finals
  • 4 p.m.:
    • Closing Ceremony
Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store
Additionally, fans in London can also look forward to the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store available throughout the 2022 Pokémon World Championships, featuring a range of Pokémon Center-branded products and Pokémon World Championships merchandise not found anywhere else, including the Pikachu 2022 Pokémon World Championships Poké Plush.
Store Hours (in BST):
  • Wednesday, August 17 à 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 19 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 20 à 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21 à 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store will be located in the Capital Hall of the ExCeL Centre London
All times approximate and subject to change.
Broadcast Digital Rewards
Fans can tune in to the Pokémon World Championships livestream to receive special digital rewards!
Video Game Distribution Featuring Mythical Pokémon Victini
Victini will be distributed as follows:
  • Game: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
  • Level: 50
  • Moves:
    • V-Create
    • Zen Headbutt
    • Work Up
    • Flame Charge
Other Digital Broadcast Rewards
Fans can additionally receive the following while watching the broadcast:
  • Pokémon UNITE Worlds-themed T-shirt[1]
  • Pokémon GO Worlds-themed T-shirt[2]
  • Pokémon TCG – Path to the Peak (SWSH10 #213)[3] card in Pokémon TCG Online & Pokémon TCG Live
The safety and well-being of our competitors, organizers, employees, local communities and partners continue to be our top priority. Information on our COVID-19 policy can be found here.
[1] Redemption Expires: August 30, 2022 @ 23:59 UTC
[2] Redemption Expires: August 22 @ 23:59 UTC
[3] Per User Redemption Limit: 1 / Redemption Expires: August 29, 2022 @ 06:00 UTC

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