2023 Thailand National Championships

EventPokémon Championships 2022-23 Thailand
LocationTHA Nonthaburi, Thailand
Date28 May 2023
Attendance52 qualified players
(34 in attendance)
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2023 Season – VGC Regulation Set C
FormatBo1 single-elimination bracket with Bo3 finals
Closed team lists until top 32 + open team lists from top 16
OrganizerThe Pokémon Company (TPC) in Thailand

Table of Contents

Teams and results

1THAPanyawut Noijan
Worlds Day 2 + TA
Flutter ManeAmoongussChi YuGyaradosTing LuIron Hands
2THAKrittapas Augchariyajinda
Worlds Day 1
Flutter ManeGlimmoraVolcaronaDondozoTing LuDragonite
T4THAJong Dae-Jung
Worlds Day 1
Flutter ManeAmoongussChi YuIron BundleChien PaoDragonite
T4THAOngsa Charoenkeskul
Worlds Day 1
Flutter ManeAmoongussArcaninePalafinTing LuBronzong
T8THANattanon Wongwiwatchai
Flutter ManeAbomasnowChi YuIron BundleTing LuGyarados
T8THATongta Somboon
Flutter ManeKlefkiChi YuIron BundleChien PaoDragonite
T8THAPitchapat Chinnarasri
Flutter ManeAmoongussChi YuIron BundleChien PaoDragonite
T8THANoppasorn Tangkasem
Flutter ManeVivillon FancyChi YuIron BundleTing LuBaxcalibur

112-2CANAbdullah Mohayyuddin
200 CP
Great TuskLilligantTorkoalKingambitFlutter ManeDragonite
211-3CANRyan Loseto
160 CP
Great TuskKingambitArcanineIron BundleFlutter ManeCorviknight
311-3USADylan Salvanera
130 CP
Sandy ShocksAmoongussTauros Paldea BlazeIron BundleBaxcaliburRoaring Moon
411-3USAAaron Zheng
130 CP
Great TuskBrute BonnetTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeBaxcalibur
512-2USAZackary Thornberg
100 CP
SylveonGlimmoraCeruledgeDondozoTatsugiri CurlyFlutter Mane
611-3CANNeil Patel
100 CP
Great TuskGlimmoraIron BundleDondozoTatsugiri CurlyDragonite
711-3USAGavin Michaels
100 CP
Iron HandsBrute BonnetVolcaronaAzumarillMimikyuPelipper
811-3CANDemitrios Kaguras
100 CP
Great TuskAmoongussTalonflameIron BundleFlutter ManeTyranitar

Check here the full top 64 bracket!

Check here to see the seeds for top cut from the Day 2 Swiss standings!

1057-3Ian Roberts (76)40 CP
Iron HandsAmoongussArcaninePalafinFlutter ManeGothitelle


The finals match is broadcast live on the Pokémon TCG Thailand Facebook.

Check it here!

Participating players

The 2023 Thailand National Championships is open only to the players that qualified through the following criteria:

Although there were 64 spots, only 52 players met the criteria to qualify.

Players need to send a Rental Team code in advance to sign up for this tournament, although during this time it was unknown to them whether it would be played using closed or open team lists.

Venue and schedule

The tournament is held in the following location:

Central Westgate
เซ็นทรัล เวสต์เกต
Hmu thi 6 199, 199/1, 199/2 Kanchanaphisek Rd
Sao Thong Hin, Bang Yai District, Nonthaburi 11140
หมู่ที่ 6 199, 199/1, 199/2 ถ. กาญจนาภิเษกตำบล
เสาธงหิน อำเภอบางใหญ่ นนทบุรี 11140

Players must be in the venue by 28 May 2023 at 10:00 ICT (03:00 UTC) for the players meeting, and the single-elimination bracket will start thereafter.

All matches are played as best-of-one, except the finals, which will be played as best-of-three. The tournament is played with closed team sheets for the first two rounds (top 64 and top 32), and with open team sheets from top 16 onwards.


This event is an official tournament and is part of the 2023 official circuit in Thailand.

The highest-placed players earn invites to the 2023 World Championships.

PlacementWorldsOther prizes
ChampionWorlds Day 2 invite + Travel AwardChampion shirt + 1st place trophy
FinalistWorlds Day 1 invite2nd place trophy
SemifinalistsWorlds Day 1 inviteTop 4 trophy


The Thailand National Championships is the most important VGC competition for players in Thailand, where TPC is responsible for the circuit since 2020.

It is the second edition of the Thailand National Championships, always under TPC. See the previous editions:

The previous edition of the Thailand National Championships was open to everyone, and featured best-of-1 Swiss rounds + a best-of-3 single-elimination top cut. This is the first time that a qualifying method has been implemented, and the first time it is played in a pure single-elimination format.

The ruleset is VGC Regulation Set C and with closed team lists in the first rounds and open team lists from top 16 onwards.

A little bit of history

Thailand has been one of the regions hosting an the official TPC circuit since June 2020, and it was part of the Oceania region of the official TPCI circuit before that. Since the TPC takeover, it has taken part in Asia online tournaments, such as the Asia Players Cup, and has hosted the first-ever live event in 2022, the National Championship. Thailand’s greatest VGC success were Jirawiwat Thitasiri‘s victory at the Asia Players Cup, as well as Chaiyawat Traiwichcha‘s 2022 National Championship win. Additionally, Thai players have proven themselves as a major team force and they achieved victory at the 2022 World Cup of Pokémon VGC.

The most recent tournament held in Thailand was the 2022 Thailand National Championships, played in Bangkok with the Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield VGC Series 12 ruleset in May 2022. The finals saw Thai Chaiyawat Traiwichcha defeat fellow countryman Narawitch Naenna to be crowned as first-ever Thailand National Champion.

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

Victory Road