Pokémon VGC events for the 2023 Season

Here are listed all major events for the 2023 Play! Pokémon season, as well as all events organised by Victory Road! Although some initial events were played in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, most tournaments are played in the newest platform: Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet!

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

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Latest news!

Latest update: 1 December 2022. Tainan Regionals and Ranked Battles Seasons 1 and 2 are announced, and registrations for Tainan and Liverpool Regionals are open!

Registrations are open for some events!

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
17-19 February 2023Oceania Internationals (OCIC)
AUS Melbourne
TBDTBD
14-16 April 2023Europe Internationals (EUIC)
GBR London
TBDTBD
June 2023
(TBC)
North America Internationals (NAIC)
USA TBD
TBD
TBD

National Championships

National Championships are also 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 2023USA
San Diego Regionals

Sign-ups are open!
All info 
here!
TBD
4-5 Feb 2023USA
Orlando Regionals

TBDTBD
25-26 Feb 2023USA
Knoxville Regionals

TBDTBD
11-12 Mar 2023CAN
Vancouver Regionals

TBDTBD
25-26 Mar 2023USA
Charlotte Regionals

TBDTBD
1-2 Apr 2023USA
Fort Wayne Regionals
TBDTBD
6-7 May 2023USA
Portland Regionals

TBDTBD
20-21 May 2023USA
Hartford Regionals

TBDTBD
3-4 Jun 2023USA
Milwaukee Regionals

TBDTBD

Europe

DateEventWinnerFormat
20-21 Aug 2022GBR
London Open

SWI
Andrea Olea
Series 12
(SwSh)
21-22 Jan 2023GBR
Liverpool Regionals
Sign-ups are open!
All info here!
TBD
25-26 Feb 2023DEU
Bochum Regionals

TBDTBD
18-19 Mar 2023NDL
Utrecht Special Event

TBDTBD
20-21 May 2023SWE
Malmö Regionals

TBDTBD
3-4 Jun 2023ITA
Turin Special Event

TBDTBD

Latin America

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

Oceania

DateEventWinnerFormat
4-5 Mar 2023AUS
Perth Regionals

TBDTBD
27-28 May 2023AUS
Sydney Regionals

TBDTBD

South Korea

Major 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. Each country or region has its own system.

DateEventWinnerFormat
1 Oct 2022TWN
Taipei Regionals

TWN
Chuang Yu-peng
Series 13
(SwSh)
10 Dec 2022TWN
Tainan Regionals
Sign-ups are open!
All info 
here!
Series 1

Other live events

DateEventWinnerFormat
3-4 Dec 2022DEU
Stuttgart Regionals VGC Side Event
Sign-ups are open!
All info 
here!
Series 1

Official online events

Official ladder competitions and Ranked Battles Seasons are listed here!

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
2 Dec 2022 – 4 Jan 2023Season 1
(December 2022)
TBDSeries 1
5–31 Jan 2023Season 2
(January 2023)
TBDSeries 1

Ranked Battles in-game ladder (Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield)

These results are brought to you by our friends from Liberty Note!

DateEventWinnerFormat
1-30 Sep 2022Season 34
(September 2022)
JPN
Hiroto Hayasaki
Series 13
(SwSh)
1-31 Oct 2022Season 35
(October 2022)
JPN
Hiroto Hayasaki
Series 13
(SwSh)
1 Nov 2022 – End of serviceSeason 36
(final season)
Ladder season ongoing!Series 14
(SwSh)

Victory Road and other grassroots events

World Cup of Pokémon VGC

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

Victory Road Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet events

DateEventWinnerFormat
10-11 Dec 2022First VR tournament in Scarlet & Violet!More info soon!TBD

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield events

DateEventWinnerFormat
5-6 Nov 2022VR Galar FarewellJPN
Tomoyuki Yoshimura
Series 14
(SwSh)
5-6 Nov 2022Hatterene Series #5CAN
Nicholas Jorgensen
Spikemuth Cup
(SwSh)
Victory Road