|Event||Pokémon Championships 2022-23 Thailand|
|Date||28 May 2023|
|Attendance||52 qualified players|
(34 in attendance)
|Videogame||Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet|
|Season||2023 Season – VGC Regulation Set C|
|Format||Bo1 single-elimination bracket with Bo3 finals|
Closed team lists until top 32 + open team lists from top 16
|Organizer||The Pokémon Company (TPC) in Thailand|
Table of Contents
Teams and results
|Worlds Day 2 + TA|
|Worlds Day 1|
|Worlds Day 1||Report|
|Worlds Day 1|
Check here the full top 64 bracket!
Check here to see the seeds for top cut from the Day 2 Swiss standings!
The 2023 Thailand National Championships is open only to the players that qualified through the following criteria:
- Top 64 players in the Thailand Nationals Qualifier
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:
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.
|Champion||Worlds Day 2 invite + Travel Award||Champion shirt + 1st place trophy|
|Finalist||Worlds Day 1 invite||2nd place trophy|
|Semifinalists||Worlds Day 1 invite||Top 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.