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: 7 February 2023. Natal Regionals is changed to a two-day event!

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 Feb 2023Oceania Internationals (OCIC)
AUS Melbourne
Sign-ups sold out!
All info here!
Series 2
Open lists
14-16 Apr 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, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea. 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
KOR
Jiseok Lee
Series 1
Open lists
4-5 Feb 2023USA
Orlando Regionals
USA
Wolfe Glick
Series 2
Open lists
25-26 Feb 2023USA
Knoxville Regionals
Sign-ups open!
All info 
here!
Series 2
Open lists
11-12 Mar 2023CAN
Vancouver Regionals
Sign-ups sold out!
All info 
here!
Series 2
Open lists
25-26 Mar 2023USA
Charlotte Regionals

Info here soon!Series 2
Open lists
1-2 Apr 2023USA
Fort Wayne Regionals
Sign-ups open 14 Feb!
All info 
here!
TBD
6-7 May 2023USA
Portland Regionals

Info here soon!TBD
20-21 May 2023USA
Hartford Regionals

Info here soon!TBD
3-4 Jun 2023USA
Milwaukee Regionals

Sign-ups open 20 Apr!
All info 
here
TBD
10-11 Jun 2023USA
Fresno Regionals

Info here soon!TBD

Europe

DateEventWinnerFormat
20-21 Aug 2022GBR
London Open

SWI
Andrea Olea
Series 12
(SwSh)
21-22 Jan 2023GBR
Liverpool Regionals
USA
Luca Paz
Series 1
Open lists
25-26 Feb 2023DEU
Bochum Regionals
Sign-ups open!
All info 
here!
Series 2
Open lists
18-19 Mar 2023NDL
Utrecht Special Event
Sign-ups reopen 22 Feb!
All info 
here!
Series 2
Open lists
20-21 May 2023SWE
Malmö Regionals

Info here soon!TBD
3-4 Jun 2023ITA
Turin Special Event

TBDTBD

Latin America

DateEventWinnerFormat
11-12 Mar 2023BRA
Natal Regionals
Sign-ups sold out!
All info here!
Series 2
Open lists

Oceania

DateEventWinnerFormat
4-5 Mar 2023AUS
Perth Regionals
Sign-ups open!
All info here!
Series 2
Open lists
27-28 May 2023AUS
Sydney Regionals

Info here soon!TBD

South East Asia

Please take into account these events are organised by TPC, are not part of the CP-based TPCI circuit, and thus do not award CP. Each country or region (this includes Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand) has its own system.

DateEventWinnerFormat
1 Oct 2022TWN
Taipei Regionals

TWN
Chuang Yu-peng
Series 13
(SwSh)
10 Dec 2022TWN
Tainan Regionals
TWN
Tseng Yan-rong
Series 1
Closed lists

South Korea

Major events in South Korea will be announced at a later date. Please take into account these events are organised by Pokémon Korea, are not part of the CP-based TPCI circuit, and thus do not award CP.

Official online events

Official events held online, ladder competitions and Ranked Battles seasons (double battles) 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

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

DateEventWinnerFormat
2 Dec 2022 – 4 Jan 2023Season 1
(rewards)
JPN
Naoto Mizobuchi
Series 1
6–31 Jan 2023Season 2
(rewards)
JPN
Yuma Kinugawa
Series 1
1–28 Feb 2023Season 3
(rewards)
Ladder season ongoing!Series 2

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)

Non-circuit live events

These live events are neither part of the official circuit nor have been organised by Victory Road, but they have been promoted officially or have featured a Victory Road stream.

DateEventWinnerFormat
3-4 Dec 2022Stuttgart Regionals VG Side Event
DEU Stuttgart
DEU
Markus Stadter
Series 1
Open lists

Victory Road and other online events

These online grassroots tournaments were organised by Victory Road and other organisations with which Victory Road has collaborated, such as Hatterene Series or Heart Liive.

World Cup of Pokémon VGC

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

Victory Road Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet online events

DateEventWinnerFormat
10-11 Dec 2022VR Welcome to PaldeaUSA
Adrien Hurley
Series 1
Open Tera
4-5 Feb 2023Victory Road to MelbourneBRA
Thiago Lattanzi
Series 2
Open lists

Other Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet online events

DateEventWinnerFormat
28-29 Jan 2023Hatterene Series SV #1GBR
Eden Batchelor
Series 2
Open lists
11-12 Feb 2023Hatterene Series SV #2 APACSign-ups open!
All info here!
Series 2
Open lists
11-12 Feb 2023World Heart Cup
feat. Heart Liive
All info here!Series 2
Open lists

Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield online events

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

VR España live events

These tournaments were organised by the Spanish branch of Victory Road, VR España.

DateEventWinnerFormat
17 Dec 2022Gamergy Open VGC
ESP Madrid
ESP
Daniel Munuera
Series 1
Open lists
18 Dec 2022Gamergy Invitational
ESP Madrid
ESP
Víctor Medina
Series 1
Open lists
Victory Road