2023 Play! Pokémon Season Structure

The 2023 Play! Pokémon season started officialy at the London Open, held on August 2022 alongside the 2022 World Championships, and will come to an end at the 2023 World Championships in Yokohama, Japan. This is the first time that Worlds will be held in Japan, the most successful country in VGC history!

After the unusual 2020/2022 season, it was announced on 17 August 2022 that all VGC events in TPCI regions would be put on hold after the London Open for several months, until January 2023, when the circuit would resume with the new games, Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet. This means that a VGC competition will not be held in an International Championships for the first time ever, as Latin America Internationals are scheduled in November only featuring TCG and GO. Events in TPC regions are still being held in those months.

The London Open and the Taipei Regionals were played in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, while all other events will be played in the newest games Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet.

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Format rotations

After the London Open, played under Series 12 rules in Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield, there will be no official VGC events for the remainder of 2022 in TPCI regions. In TPC regions, the Taipei Regionals were played in Series 13, the format of official in-game Ranked Battles from 1 September 2022 to 31 October 2022.

All VGC events taking place from January 2023 on will use Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet until further notice.

The official VGC rules may vary with each Series of Ranked Battles. That means that both online & real-life events may also follow such regulations from the start of the VGC official season on 2 January 2023.

  • Series 1: 2–31 Jan 2023
  • Series 2: 1 Feb–31 Mar 2023

Battle rules

The TPCI-region events in this season will be played using open team lists. A full disclosure of the rules and penalty guidelines is available in the official Play! Pokémon rules document.

  • Players will play in Double Battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
      • Each player selects four of the Pokémon in their Battle Team.
      • Gameplay continues until a player makes all four of their opponent’s Pokémon faint or until the in-game time limit has expired.
  • Matches played during Swiss rounds may be best-of-one or best-of-three (the latter is strongly recommended in Regional-level and higher-tier events). All top cuts must be played as best-of-three.
  • At the start of a match, players will swap team lists.
  • There is no round timer and all matches shall be allowed to finish when a player’s all four Pokémon faint or the in-game time limit has expired. The in-game timers are the following:
      • Team preview: 90 seconds
      • Move time limit: 45 seconds
      • Player total time limit (called “Your time” in game): 7 minutes
      • Game time: 20 minutes
  • If the match ends with an unresolved outcome, the tiebreakers that apply are first late shows, then sudden death. For disconnection cases, refer to the document.

Team rules

General eligibility rules for Pokémon

  • Players may use Pokémon that were:
      • Obtained in Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
      • Imported into Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet via Pokémon HOME (when this functionality is available).
      • Received through an official event or distribution.
  • Pokémon may make use of any move or Ability available to that Pokémon through normal gameplay. This includes Hidden Abilities and event-exclusive moves and Abilities.
  • Each Pokémon may hold an item, though no two Pokémon may hold the same item
  • Pokémon above and below level 50 will be auto-levelled to level 50 during battle.
  • A player’s team cannot contain two Pokémon with the same National Pokédex number (for example, Heat Rotom and Wash Rotom).

Open team list content

As a novelty, all TPCI events will be played using open team lists. This means that the following data of your Pokémon will be available to your opponent:

  • Pokémon species. Regional variants or Pokémon forms must be specified.
  • Ability
  • Held item
  • All known moves
  • Tera Type

Series 2

The Series 2 format of Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet is the second official ruleset confirmed in the new games. Paradox Pokémon are now allowed. Legendary Pokémon, including the Treasures of Ruin, are ineligible. Series 2 is the official format of in-game Ranked Battles from 1 February to 31 March 2023, and will be used in VGC events on the same dates.

New Pokémon allowed in Series 2
great-tuskscream-tailbrute-bonnetflutter-maneslither-wingsandy-shocks
Great TuskScream TailBrute BonnetFlutter ManeSlither WingSandy Shocks
iron-treadsiron-bundleiron-handsiron-jugulisiron-mothiron-thorns
Iron TreadsIron BundleIron HandsIron JugulisIron MothIron Thorns
 roaring-mooniron-valiant 
 Roaring MoonIron Valiant 
Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For Series 2, the following Pokémon are allowed:

 

This allows the Paradox Pokémon, which could not be used in Series 1:

 

Added Pokémon in Series 2
great-tuskscream-tailbrute-bonnetflutter-maneslither-wingsandy-shocks
Great TuskScream TailBrute BonnetFlutter ManeSlither WingSandy Shocks
iron-treadsiron-bundleiron-handsiron-jugulisiron-mothiron-thorns
Iron TreadsIron BundleIron HandsIron JugulisIron MothIron Thorns
  roaring-mooniron-valiant  
  Roaring MoonIron Valiant  
Banned Pokémon

The list of banned Pokémon changes with each Series. For Series 2, Treasures of Ruin, Koraidon and Miraidon are not allowed to be played.

 

Other Pokémon excluded are those that are not in the Paldean Regional Pokédex, such as Charizard or Quagsire; the non-Paldean regional variants, like original Wooper and Galarian Meowth; and currently unobtainable Pokémon, like Gimmighoul in its Roaming Form.

 

Ineligible Pokémon in Series 2
gimmighoul-roamingwo-chienchien-paoting-luchi-yukoraidon
Gimmighoul
(Roaming Form)
Wo-ChienChien-PaoTing-LuChi-YuKoraidon
miraidoncharmandercharmeleoncharizardmeowth-galarwooper
MiraidonCharmanderCharmeleonCharizardGalarian
Meowth
Wooper
(original)
quagsirescorbunnyrabootcinderaceperrserker 
QuagsireScorbunnyRabootCinderacePerrserker 
Terastallized Pokémon
There are no restrictions regarding Terastallization.
Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 1, the following Pokémon are allowed:

Banned Pokémon

The list of banned Pokémon changes with each Series. For Series 2, all Paradox Pokémon, Treasures of Ruin, Koraidon and Miraidon are not allowed to be played.

Other Pokémon excluded are those that are not in the Paldean Regional Pokédex, such as Charizard or Quagsire; the non-Paldean regional variants, like original Wooper and Galarian Meowth; and currently unobtainable Pokémon, like Gimmighoul in its Roaming Form.

Ineligible Pokémon in Series 2
gimmighoul-roamingwo-chienchien-paoting-lu
Gimmighoul
(Roaming F.)
Wo-ChienChien-PaoTing-Lu
chi-yukoraidonmiraidoncharmander
Chi-YuKoraidonMiraidonCharmander
charmeleoncharizardmeowth-galarwooper
CharmeleonCharizardGalarian
Meowth
Wooper
(original)
quagsirescorbunnyrabootcinderace
QuagsireScorbunnyRabootCinderace
perrserker   
Perrserker   
Terastallized Pokémon
There are no restrictions regarding Terastallization.

Series 1

The Series 1 format of Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet is the first official ruleset confirmed in the new games. All Paradox Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon, including the Treasures of Ruin, are ineligible. Series 1 is the official format of in-game Ranked Battles from 2 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, and will be used in VGC events on 2–31 January 2023.

Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 1, the following Pokémon are allowed:

Banned Pokémon
The list of banned Pokémon changes with each Series. For Series 1, all Paradox Pokémon, Treasures of Ruin, Koraidon and Miraidon are not allowed to be played.Other Pokémon excluded are those that are not in the Paldean Regional Pokédex, such as Charizard or Quagsire; the non-Paldean regional variants, like original Wooper and Galarian Meowth; and currently unobtainable Pokémon, like Gimmighoul in its Roaming Form.
Ineligible Pokémon in Series 1
great-tuskscream-tailbrute-bonnetflutter-maneslither-wingsandy-shocks
Great TuskScream TailBrute BonnetFlutter ManeSlither WingSandy Shocks
iron-treadsiron-bundleiron-handsiron-jugulisiron-mothiron-thorns
Iron TreadsIron BundleIron HandsIron JugulisIron MothIron Thorns
gimmighoul-roamingwo-chienchien-paoting-luchi-yuroaring-moon
Gimmighoul (Roaming Form)Wo-ChienChien-PaoTing-LuChi-YuRoaring Moon
iron-valiantkoraidonmiraidoncharmandercharmeleoncharizard
Iron ValiantKoraidonMiraidonCharmanderCharmeleonCharizard
meowth-galarwooperquagsirescorbunnyrabootcinderace
Galarian MeowthWooper (original)QuagsireScorbunnyRabootCinderace
perrserker
Perrserker
Terastallized Pokémon
There are no restrictions regarding Terastallization.
Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 1, the following Pokémon are allowed:

Banned Pokémon

The list of banned Pokémon changes with each Series. For Series 1, all Paradox Pokémon, Treasures of Ruin, Koraidon and Miraidon are not allowed to be played.

Other Pokémon excluded are those that are not in the Paldean Regional Pokédex, such as Charizard or Quagsire; the non-Paldean regional variants, like original Wooper and Galarian Meowth; and currently unobtainable Pokémon, like Gimmighoul in its Roaming Form.

Ineligible Pokémon in Series 1
great-tuskscream-tailbrute-bonnetflutter-mane
Great TuskScream TailBrute BonnetFlutter Mane
slither-wingsandy-shocksiron-treadsiron-bundle
Slither WingSandy ShocksIron TreadsIron Bundle
iron-handsiron-jugulisiron-mothiron-thorns
Iron HandsIron JugulisIron MothIron Thorns
gimmighoul-roamingwo-chienchien-paoting-lu
Gimmighoul
(Roaming F.)
Wo-ChienChien-PaoTing-Lu
chi-yuroaring-mooniron-valiantkoraidon
Chi-YuRoaring MoonIron ValiantKoraidon
miraidoncharmandercharmeleoncharizard
MiraidonCharmanderCharmeleonCharizard
meowth-galarwooperquagsirescorbunny
Galarian
Meowth
Wooper
(original)
QuagsireScorbunny
rabootcinderaceperrserker 
RabootCinderacePerrserker 
Terastallized Pokémon
There are no restrictions regarding Terastallization.

Sword & Shield Series 13

The VGC Series 13 format of Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield is unique, as there are no restrictions on Pokémon. All Restricted Legendary Pokémon and, for the first time ever, Mythical Pokémon are allowed, with no limitation in number. Series 13 is the official format of in-game Ranked Battles from 1 September 2022 to 31 October 2022.

For the 2023 season, the Taipei Regionals was the only official event played using the VGC Series 13 ruleset.

Permitted Pokémon
The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 13, all available Pokémon in the games are allowed:
    • Galar Pokédex: #001-400
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex: #001-211
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex: #001-210
    • National Pokédex: #150–151, #243–245, #249–260, #380–385, #480–485, #487–488, #494, #641–647, #649, #716–719, #721–730 and #785–809
Banned Pokémon
No Pokémon are banned.
Gigantamax Pokémon

All Gigantamax Pokémon are allowed for Series 13.

Gigantamax Pokémon allowed for Series 13
venusaur-gmaxcharizard-gmaxblastoise-gmaxbutterfree-gmaxpikachu-gmaxmeowth-gmax
VenusaurCharizardBlastoiseButterfreePikachuMeowth
machamp-gmaxgengar-gmaxkingler-gmaxlapras-gmaxeevee-gmaxsnorlax-gmax
MachampGengarKinglerLaprasEeveeSnorlax
garbodor-gmaxrillaboom-gmaxcinderace-gmaxinteleon-gmaxcorviknight-gmaxorbeetle-gmax
GarbodorRillaboomCinderaceInteleonCorviknightOrbeetle
drednaw-gmaxcoalossal-gmaxflapple-gmaxflapple-gmaxsandaconda-gmaxtoxtricity-gmax
DrednawCoalossalFlappleAppletunSandacondaToxtricity
(both forms)
centiskorch-gmaxhatterene-gmaxgrimmsnarl-gmaxalcremie-gmaxcopperajah-gmaxduraludon-gmax
CentiskorchHattereneGrimmsnarlAlcremie
(all forms)
CopperajahDuraludon
 urshifu-single-strike-gmaxurshifu-rapid-strike-gmax 
 Single Strike Style
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Urshifu
 
Permitted Pokémon
The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 13, all available Pokémon in the games are allowed:
    • Galar Pokédex: #001-400
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex: #001-211
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex: #001-210
    • National Pokédex: #150–151, #243–245, #249–260, #380–385, #480–485, #487–488, #494, #641–647, #649, #716–719, #721–730 and #785–809
Banned Pokémon
No Pokémon are banned.
Gigantamax Pokémon

All Gigantamax Pokémon are allowed for Series 13.

Gigantamax Pokémon allowed for Series 13
venusaur-gmaxcharizard-gmaxblastoise-gmaxbutterfree-gmax
VenusaurCharizardBlastoiseButterfree
pikachu-gmaxmeowth-gmaxmachamp-gmaxgengar-gmax
PikachuMeowthMachampGengar
kingler-gmaxlapras-gmaxeevee-gmaxsnorlax-gmax
KinglerLaprasEeveeSnorlax
garbodor-gmaxrillaboom-gmaxcinderace-gmaxinteleon-gmax
GarbodorRillaboomCinderaceInteleon
corviknight-gmaxorbeetle-gmaxdrednaw-gmaxcoalossal-gmax
CorviknightOrbeetleDrednawCoalossal
flapple-gmaxflapple-gmaxsandaconda-gmaxtoxtricity-gmax
FlappleAppletunSandacondaToxtricity
(both forms)
centiskorch-gmaxhatterene-gmaxgrimmsnarl-gmaxalcremie-gmax
CentiskorchHattereneGrimmsnarlAlcremie
(all forms)
copperajah-gmaxduraludon-gmaxurshifu-single-strike-gmaxurshifu-rapid-strike-gmax
CopperajahDuraludonSingle Strike Style
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Urshifu

Sword & Shield Series 12

The VGC Series 12 format of Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield is a throwback to the 2010, 2016 and 2019 rulesets, all of them known as GS Cup, formats where Restricted Legendary Pokémon such as Groudon, Lunala, Zacian or Calyrex are allowed. It was played during the 2022 season when live events came back after the two-year hiatus.

For the 2023 season, the London Open was the only official event played using the VGC Series 12 ruleset.

Starting on 1 November 2022, the Ranked Battles in-game ladder came back to this format ahead of the transition to Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet. This format, essentially the same as Series 12, was known as Series 14.

Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 12, the following Pokémon are allowed:

    • Galar Pokédex: #001-397
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex: #001-210
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex: #001-209
    • National Pokédex: #243–245, #252–260, #380–381, #480–482, #485, #488, #638–642, #645, #722–730, #785–788, #793–799 and #803–806

Additionally, players may use two of the following Restricted Pokémon in their teams:

    • National Pokédex: #150, #249-250, #382–384, #483–484, #487, #643–644, #646, #716–718, #789–792, #800, #888–890 and #898.
Banned Pokémon

Mythical Pokémon are banned.

Banned Pokémon for Series 12
mewcelebijirachivictinikeldeogenesect
MewCelebiJirachiVictiniKeldeo
(both forms)
Genesect
(all forms)
diancievolcanionmagearnamarshadowzeraorameltan
DiancieVolcanionMagearna
(both forms)
MarshadowZeraoraMeltan
  melmetalzarude  
  MelmetalZarude
(both forms)
  
Gigantamax Pokémon

All Gigantamax Pokémon are allowed for Series 12.

Gigantamax Pokémon allowed for Series 12
venusaur-gmaxcharizard-gmaxblastoise-gmaxbutterfree-gmaxpikachu-gmaxmeowth-gmax
VenusaurCharizardBlastoiseButterfreePikachuMeowth
machamp-gmaxgengar-gmaxkingler-gmaxlapras-gmaxeevee-gmaxsnorlax-gmax
MachampGengarKinglerLaprasEeveeSnorlax
garbodor-gmaxrillaboom-gmaxcinderace-gmaxinteleon-gmaxcorviknight-gmaxorbeetle-gmax
GarbodorRillaboomCinderaceInteleonCorviknightOrbeetle
drednaw-gmaxcoalossal-gmaxflapple-gmaxflapple-gmaxsandaconda-gmaxtoxtricity-gmax
DrednawCoalossalFlappleAppletunSandacondaToxtricity
(both forms)
centiskorch-gmaxhatterene-gmaxgrimmsnarl-gmaxalcremie-gmaxcopperajah-gmaxduraludon-gmax
CentiskorchHattereneGrimmsnarlAlcremie
(all forms)
CopperajahDuraludon
 urshifu-single-strike-gmaxurshifu-rapid-strike-gmax 
 Single Strike Style
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Urshifu
 
Permitted Pokémon

The list of permitted Pokémon changes with each Series. For the current format, Series 12, the following Pokémon are allowed:

    • Galar Pokédex: #001-397
    • Isle of Armor Pokédex: #001-210
    • Crown Tundra Pokédex: #001-209
    • National Pokédex: #243–245, #252–260, #380–381, #480–482, #485, #488, #638–642, #645, #722–730, #785–788, #793–799 and #803–806

Additionally, players may use two of the following Restricted Pokémon in their teams:

    • National Pokédex: #150, #249-250, #382–384, #483–484, #487, #643–644, #646, #716–718, #789–792, #800, #888–890 and #898.
Banned Pokémon

Mythical Pokémon are banned.

Banned Pokémon for Series 12
mewcelebijirachivictini
MewCelebiJirachiVictini
keldeogenesectdiancievolcanion
Keldeo
(both forms)
Genesect
(all forms)
DiancieVolcanion
magearnamarshadowzeraorameltan
Magearna
(both forms)
MarshadowZeraoraMeltan
 melmetalzarude 
 MelmetalZarude
(both forms)
 
Gigantamax Pokémon

All Gigantamax Pokémon are allowed for Series 12.

Gigantamax Pokémon allowed for Series 12
venusaur-gmaxcharizard-gmaxblastoise-gmaxbutterfree-gmax
VenusaurCharizardBlastoiseButterfree
pikachu-gmaxmeowth-gmaxmachamp-gmaxgengar-gmax
PikachuMeowthMachampGengar
kingler-gmaxlapras-gmaxeevee-gmaxsnorlax-gmax
KinglerLaprasEeveeSnorlax
garbodor-gmaxrillaboom-gmaxcinderace-gmaxinteleon-gmax
GarbodorRillaboomCinderaceInteleon
corviknight-gmaxorbeetle-gmaxdrednaw-gmaxcoalossal-gmax
CorviknightOrbeetleDrednawCoalossal
flapple-gmaxflapple-gmaxsandaconda-gmaxtoxtricity-gmax
FlappleAppletunSandacondaToxtricity
(both forms)
centiskorch-gmaxhatterene-gmaxgrimmsnarl-gmaxalcremie-gmax
CentiskorchHattereneGrimmsnarlAlcremie
(all forms)
copperajah-gmaxduraludon-gmaxurshifu-single-strike-gmaxurshifu-rapid-strike-gmax
CopperajahDuraludonSingle Strike Style
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
Urshifu

Age divisions

Play! Pokémon separates players into three age divisions: Juniors (JR), Seniors (SR), and Masters (MA). The age division that a player participates in is set at the beginning of the season, based on that player’s year of birth, and does not change over the course of that season. This allows players to compete against the same pool of opponents over the course of the season.

These are the age divisions for the 2023 season:

  • Juniors: born in 2011 or later
  • Seniors: born in 2007 to 2010
  • Masters: born in 2006 or earlier
This distinction is not followed in some non-TPCI regions, although it will be used in the World Championships.

Events: where and when?

The 2023 season is made up of events taking place in all 5 continents. These events are divided into two main categories: major events and local events:

  • Major events are hosted directly by The Pokémon Company International (TPCi) or an outsourcer. These events award greater prizes and Championship Points.
    • Major events in Japan and South East Asia are managed by The Pokémon Company (TPC) with a different award structure not based in Championship Points.
    • Major events in South Korea are managed by Pokémon Korea.
  • Local events are run by volunteer organizers and allow newer players and smaller communities to take part of the game. These have not happened since March 2020 and are not yet confirmed to return.

Among these events, the most important are the International Championships (for TPCI regions) and National Championships (for TPC and Pokémon Korea regions). Sadly, for the first time ever, there will not be VGC International Championships in Latin America.

Championship Points & prizes

Championship Points (CP) are awarded to players based on their placements at various Play! Pokémon tournaments. Major events also hand out prizes as either cash money or scholarships as well as trophies and Pokémon merchandising.

Local events

There has been no mention on whether local events will return for the 2023 season.

Premier Challenge (PC)
    • Best Finish Limit: 6
    • Max CP obtainable (2020 Worlds Invite): 180 CP

 

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker
130 CP0
216 CP0
3-412 CP0
5-88 CP24
9-166 CP48
17-324 CP100
Midseason Showdown (MSS)
    • Best Finish Limit: 6
    • Max CP obtainable (2020 Worlds Invite): 300 CP

 

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker
150 CP0
240 CP0
3-432 CP0
5-825 CP24
9-1620 CP48
17-3216 CP100
33-6413 CP200
Select Online Competitions
    • No Best Finish Limit (all Championship Points obtained during Select Online Competitions will be taken into account)

 

PlacementChampionship Points
150 CP
245 CP
3-440 CP
5-835 CP
9-1630 CP
17-3225 CP
33-6420 CP
65-12810 CP
129-2565 CP
257-5122 CP
513-10241 CP

Major events

Special Events (SPE) & Regionals
    • Best Finish Limit: 6
    • Max obtainable CP (2023 Worlds Invite): 1200 CP
PlacementChampionship PointsKicker
1200 CP0
2160 CP0
3-4130 CP0
5-8100 CP0
9-1680 CP48
17-3260 CP100
33-6450 CP200
65-12840 CP400
129-25630 CP800
Placement1-2425-100101-200201+TCG*
1$500$1,000$2,000$3,00072
2$250$500$1,000$2,00072
3-4$250$500$1,00036
5-8$250$50018
9-16$2509

*TCG booster packs are given regardless of attendance.

International Championships (IC)
    • Best Finish Limit: 4
    • Max CP obtainable (2023 Worlds Invite): 2000 CP
    • Check out information for the Travel Awards down below.
    • No residence restrictions, meaning players from all around the world can join them regardless of their location (special regulations may be applied to players from rating zones such as Japan, South Korea or South East Asia).

 

PlacementChampionship PointsKicker
1500 CP0
2400 CP0
3-4320 CP0
5-8250 CP0
9-16200 CP48
17-32160 CP100
33-64130 CP200
65-128100 CP400
129-25680 CP800
257-51260 CP1600

 

Placement1-100101-200201+TCG*
1$1,500$2,500$5,00072
2$1,000$1,500$2,50072
3-4$750$1,000$1,50072
5-8$500$750$1,00036
9-16$500$75018
17-32$500

*TCG booster packs are given regardless of attendance.

Best Finish Limits

Each event type has its own Best Finish Limit (BFL), which indicates the number of best results taken into account towards your invite to Worlds 2023. A BFL of 6 for Regionals and Special Events means that only your 6 best performances of the season at this kind of events will be counted towards Worlds qualification.

However, these BFLs do not apply for the Internationals qualification periods. Even if your BFL of a certain event type is maxed out before the season ends, you may want to play to obtain CP towards Travel Awards.

Qualification periods & Travel Awards

In the TPCI-based regions, Travel Awards will be handed out to the players in each age division and rating zone having gathered the most CP during an exact qualification period. Players having maxed out their BFLs can still get CP towards these awards.

Players in the Top 4 of their home region (North America, Europe, Latin America, Oceania) and age division during these periods receive a Travel Award, valued at $2000 for the in-region Internationals to $3500 for out-of-region ones ($2500 and $5000, respectively, for minors). Players ranked 5th to 8th can earn a $1000 Travel Stipend.

EventFirst DayLast Day
AUS Oceania Internationals (OCIC)25 April 202226 June 2022
CPs don’t count towards any TA27 June 202227 November 2022
GBR Europe Internationals (EUIC)28 November 202219 February 2023
USA North America Internationals (NAIC)
20 February 202316 April 2023

Qualify for the 2023 World Championships!

The 2023 World Championships will return to the previous 3-day format with Day 1 players playing on Friday and Day 2 players entering directly on Saturday.

The requirements for qualification to the 2023 World Championships are the following:

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