Pokémon VGC events for the 2023 Season

Find all major events for the 2023 Play! Pokémon season here! Find also all the grassroots events organised by Victory Road!

Check out all the information regarding the 2023 season structure here (CP payouts, prizes and invites).

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Latest news!

Latest update: 7 September 2022: Taipei Regionals are announced!

Registrations are open for some events!

  • Sign up here for TWN Taipei Regionals!
Registrations are open for some events!
  • Sign up here for North America International Championships!
  • Sign up in your Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield game for the 2022 International Challenge March by entering the VS menu → Battle Station → Online competitions → Search Official Competitions!

2023 World Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
2023
(TBC)
World Championships
JPN Yokohama
TBD
TBD

International Championships

DateEventWinnerFormat
February 2023
(TBC)
Oceania Internationals
AUS TBD
TBDTBD
April 2023
(TBC)
Europe Internationals
GBR TBD
TBDTBD
June 2023
(TBC)
North America Internationals
USA TBD
TBD
TBD

National Championships

National Championships are expected to be held in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. These will be announced at a later date.

DateEventWinnerFormat
TBDTaiwan Nationals
TWN TBD
TBD
TBD

Regional Championships and Special Events

North America

DateEventWinnerFormat
7-8 Jan 2023San Diego Regionals
USA San Diego, CA
TBDTBD
4-5 Feb 2023Florida Regionals
USA Orlando, FL
TBDTBD
25-26 Feb 2023Knoxville Regionals
USA Knoxville, TN
TBDTBD
11-12 Mar 2023Vancouver Regionals
CAN Vancouver, BC
TBDTBD
25-26 Mar 2023Charlotte Regionals
USA Charlotte, NC
TBDTBD
1-2 Apr 2023Fort Wayne Regionals
USA Fort Wayne, IN
TBDTBD
6-7 May 2023Portland Regionals
USA Portland, OR
TBDTBD
20-21 May 2023Hartford Regionals
USA Hartford, CT
TBDTBD
3-4 Jun 2023Wisconsin Regionals
USA Milwaukee, WI
TBDTBD

Europe

DateEventWinnerFormat
20-21 Aug 2022London Open
GBR London
SWI
Andrea Olea
Series 12
(SwSh)
21-22 Jan 2023Liverpool Regionals
GBR Liverpool
TBDTBD
25-26 Feb 2023Bochum Regionals
DEU Bochum
TBDTBD
18-19 Mar 2023Utrecht Special Event
NDL Utrecht
TBDTBD
20-21 May 2023Malmö Regionals
SWE Malmö
TBDTBD

Latin America

Regional-level events in Latin America will be announced at a later date.

Oceania

Regional-level events in Oceania will be announced at a later date.

South Korea

Special events in South Korea will be announced at a later date. Please take into account these events are not part of TPCI and thus do not award CP.

South East Asia

Please take into account these events are not part of TPCI and thus do not award CP.

DateEventWinnerFormat
1 Oct 2022Taipei Regionals
TWN Taipei
All info here!
Sign-ups open!
Series 13
(SwSh)

Official online events

Official ladder competitions and Ranked Battles Seasons will be listed here when they are announced for Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet.

Official events

DateEventWinnerFormat
30-31 Oct 2021Pokémon Global ExhibitionITA
Leonardo Bonanomi
Series 11
21-22 May 2022KOR
Pokémon Trainers Cup Main Stage
Qualifier eventSeries 12
28 May 2022MYS
Malaysia Nationals Qualifiers
Qualifier eventSeries 12
28 May 2022SGP
Singapore Nationals Qualifiers
Qualifier eventSeries 12
29 May 2022PHL
Philippines Nationals Qualifiers
Qualifier eventSeries 12

Official ladder competitions

DateEventWinnerFormat
18-20 Feb 2022International Challenge FebruaryITA
Marco Silva
Series 12
11-13 Mar 2022International Challenge MarchKOR
Jiseok Lee
Series 12
15-17 Apr 2022International Challenge AprilUSA
Kyle Livinghouse
Series 12
6-8 May 2022Global Challenge 2022 Spring
(Japan Nationals Qualifiers)
JPN
Shuji Endo
Series 12

Ranked Battles in-game ladder

DateEventWinnerFormat
1-28 Feb 2022Season 27
(February 2022)
KOR
Jiseok Lee
Series 12
1-31 Mar 2022Season 28
(March 2022)
JPN
Yuma Kinugawa
Series 12
1-30 Apr 2022Season 29
(April 2022)
JPN
Yuma Kinugawa
Series 12
1-31 May 2022Season 30
(May 2022)
KOR
Jeongso Lee
Series 12
1-30 Jun 2022Season 31
(June 2022)
JPN
Kaito Arii
Series 12
1-31 Jul 2022Season 32
(July 2022)
JPN
Shohei Kimura
Series 12
1-31 Aug 2022Season 33
(August 2022)
JPN
“Coffee” (こーひー)
Series 12

Victory Road and other grassroots events

Grassroots events organised by Victory Road or in which Victory Road takes part will be listed here when they are announced.

World Cup of Pokémon VGC

DateEventWinnerFormat
4 Jul-25 Sep 2022World Cup of Pokémon VGCOngoingSeries 12

Victory Road Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet events

DateEventWinnerFormat
13-14 Nov 2021VR Series 11 ChallengeUSA
Joseph Ugarte
Series 11
15-16 Jan 2022VR January S12 ChallengeESP
Jesús Jiménez
Series 12
12-13 Feb 2022Hatterene Series IV
AUS
Krystal Mackellar
Series 12
26-27 Feb 2022VR February S12 ChallengeUSA
Joseph Ugarte
Series 12
9-10 Apr 2022Victory Road to FrankfurtITA
Francesco Pero
Series 12
14-15 May 2022VR May S12 ChallengeKOR
Jeongso Lee
Series 12
11-12 Jun 2022Victory Road to ColumbusSGP
Jude Lee
Series 12
2-3 Jul 2022World Cup OpenJPN
Ko Tsukide
Series 12

Victory Road Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield events

DateEventWinnerFormat
4-5 Dec 2021VR Sinnoh OpenUSA
James Evans
BDSP VGC
8-9 Jan 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q1
ITA
Gaetano Di Trapani
BDSP VGC
5-6 Feb 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q2
ESP
Jesús Jiménez
BDSP VGC
12-13 Mar 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q3
ESP
Juan Benítez
BDSP VGC
9-10 Apr 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Q4
ESP
Jesús Jiménez
BDSP VGC
30 Apr-1 May 2022VR Spain’s VR Circuit:
BDSP Grand Finals
ESP
Víctor Medina
BDSP VGC
Victory Road