Pokemon GO European International Championships: Everything You Need to Know
By Sarah Bergin
Trainers are wondering how to get involved during the 2022 Pokemon GO European International Championships.
The event is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, and is coined as one of the biggest competitions yet. While multiple tournaments are going on, such as Pokemon TCG, Pokemon video game, Pokemon GO, and Pokkén Tournament DX, many trainers may be wondering about Pokemon GO in particular.
Here's how to watch, as well as the schedule, rules, format, and the prize pool for the 2022 Pokemon European International Championships
How to Watch
The games will be live streamed on Twitch through the Pokemon GO account.
The Pokémon GO competition will start on Friday and end on Saturday.
The general tournament rules can be found here, but we have listed below the specific rules for Pokemon GO, straight from The Pokemon Company:
"This event will use the Pokémon GO Great League format. Players at the 2022 season Pokémon GO Europe International Championships will compete for Championship Points and prizes. All participants will receive a Pokémon International Championships promo card (while supplies last) just for playing!
When you show up at a Pokémon GO tournament, you must have a team of tournament-legal Pokémon in your Pokémon GO account [listed in the tournament rules]."
Here's the formatting for the tournament as well, from The Pokemon Company:
"Players will compete in age-separated double-elimination brackets on Friday, April 22, using the Great League format in Pokémon GO. Matches are best-of-3, except for the Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals, which are best-of-5.
Players will compete on Samsung Galaxy A52s devices provided by the organizer. On Saturday, April 23, additional rounds will be played until a champion is crowned."
To earn prizes, Trainers are required to have a Pokemon Trainer Club account, a Player ID, and be a part of the Play! Pokemon Program.
The awards vary based on how many players participate, but those who place in the top four internationally get an invite to Worlds, while the top two get an additional Travel Award. Cash prizes vary from $400-$5000, depending on how many attend.
In addition to this, the top 16 will receive Pokemon TCG booster packs, ranging from 72 to 18 depending on their placement.
For more information on Pokemon GO, check out DBLTAP's guide on the Retro Cup.