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2022 Pokemon World Championship schedule, how to watch

By Olivia Richman


Aug 7, 2022

Reading time: 3 min

The Pokemon World Championship 2022 is almost here and the schedule and list of events are all penned in.

After being postponed for multiple years, the largest Pokemon competitive showcase has returned. Taking place in London, the festive tournament will feature the Pokemon TCG, the Pokemon VGC, and more. Looking to tune in for the action-packed weekend? Here is how to watch the Pokemon World Championship 2022.

What is the Pokemon World Championship 2022?

Commonly referred to as Worlds in the Pokemon community, the Pokemon World Championship is where all of the top players in the world come together to compete and it returns in 2022. Throughout the year, players compete in a structured tournament schedule for the card game, the video game, Pokemon GO, and Pokemon Unite in hopes of qualifying for Worlds.

Each year Worlds takes place in a different major city which inspires its overall theme, right down to the exclusive merch. This time, Worlds is at the ExCel London convention center in London and has the theme to match.

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When is the Pokemon World Championship 2022?

The event begins on August 18, 2022 and concludes on August 21, 2022. Attendees, both competitors and spectators, can arrive on August 17 to grab their Welcome Kit and check in. Here are some of the schedules to keep in mind:

  • Pokemon TCG – All divisions will begin around 9:45 a.m. on August 18, followed by Day 2 players beginning at 9 a.m. on August 19. Top cut will start on August 20th at 9 a.m.
  • Pokemon VCG – Day 1 will start at 9:30 a.m. on August 18, then 9 a.m. once again on August 19. Top cut will start on August 20th at 9 a.m.
  • Pokemon Unite – The World Championships will begin on August 19 and end on August 20.

How to watch the Pokemon World Championship 2022

Players can watch the 2022 Pokemon World Championship by tuning in to one of six different Twitch channels. Each of the four games being represented has its own dedicated channel, guaranteeing as much action as possible and the main Pokemon channel will include action from all four titles.

Like previous years, there are spectator badges at Worlds for those lucky enough to be in London who want to take in some of the action. For those watching from home, there will be full coverage all four days on Pokemon’s official Twitch channel. There is also a specific channel for each game:

After years without Worlds, fans can expect hardcore competition, non-stop action, and tons of fun content across Twitch, YouTube, and social media from attendees. Expect loads of action and bold strategies to be on display.

Which games will be played?

The World Championship will include five different games:

  • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Pokemon TCG
  • Pokemon GO
  • Pokemon Unite
  • Pokken Tournament DX

This is set to be the last hurrah for both Pokken Tournament and Sword and Shield. Pokken Tournament is being dropped from official competitions while Sword and Shield will be replaced with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which launch in November.