Championships 2021-22 Singapore will be held on April-May,2022

Championships 2021-22 Singapore, the long-awaited Championships will be held!
This is your chance to play in live, in-person tournament!

Pokémon Video Game Division

■ Event Outline

Period Period
Qualifier : May 28th, 2022
Playoffs : June 12th, 2022
Event Site Event SiteOnline Qualifiers:
Discord “Championship2021-22 Video Game Division”
*To participate in the tournament, players will need to register and set up a Discord account.
Offline Playoffs:
53 Ubi Avenue 1, #05-02, Paya Ubi Industrial Park, Singapore 408934
Capacity Capacity128 Players per region
※ Additional waitlist of 30 players will be accepted
※ If the number of players exceed the capacity, the tournament participants will be decided by the random draw system
Participation Conditions Participation ConditionsResidents of the Respective Country (Players will have to show proof that they are a resident in the respective countries which they are participating in before Playoffs)
Category CategoryOpen Category
Age Restrictions Age RestrictionsAll players must be born in the year 2006 or earlier
Applicable Games Applicable GamesPokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Tournament Format Tournament FormatOne Qualifier and Playoffs will be held for each region.

Online Qualifiers:
Swiss draw format
Best-of-1 (Bo1).
Up to 7 rounds will be played. After the maximum of 7 rounds, the top 8 winners will advance to the final tournament. 

Offline Playoffs:
Top 8 players of Online Qualifier can participate
Single Elimination Tournament
Best-of-3 (Bo3)
Prize Prize■Champion
Originally designed Champion Shirts

Video Game

* "One-Size-Fits-All" only

Top 4 players of each region Playoffs will be invited to participate in the 2022 Pokémon World Championships Video Game Division.

1st Place:
Advance to Day 2 of the Pokémon World Championships Video Game Division

2nd Place - 4th Place:
Advance to Day 1 of the Pokémon World Championships Video Game Division

■ Match Rules

Battle Format Battle FormatDoubles Battle
Applicable Pokémon Applicable Pokémon Galar Pokédex No. 001–400, Isle of Armor Pokédex No. 001–210, and Crown Tundra Pokédex No. 001–210 are eligible for battle, as well as the following Pokémon:
Mewtwo, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia, Heatran, Regigigas, Giratina, Cresselia, Tornadus, Thundurus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Landorus, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Litten, Torracat, Incineroar, Popplio, Brionne, Primarina, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Poipole, Naganadel, Stakataka, and Blacephalon.
Note: You can register no more than 2 of the following Pokémon:
Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, or Calyrex.
Eligible Pokémon are only those obtained, hatched from eggs, and gifted officially in the games listed below or those with the battle-ready symbol.
Pokémon Sword
Pokémon Shield
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
Pokémon Shining Pearl
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
For more details, please check the list of Eligible Pokémon from the in-game regulations
Battle team Battle teamTeam of 4 to 6 Pokémon from Level 1 to Level 100.
Pokémon registration Pokémon registrationDuring the match, all Pokémon level will automatically be set to Level 50.
No. of Pokémon for battle No. of Pokémon for battle4 Pokémon
Battle time Battle time20 minutes
Your time Your time7 minutes
Team Preview Team Preview90 seconds
Turn Time Turn Time45 seconds
Change of Pokémon Change of PokémonNot allowed

■ Ways to participate

Pre-Register your slot online

Registration period Registration periodStart registration: May 13th, 2022
Close registration: May 24th, 2022
Creating an ESL Play account Creating an ESL Play account
All players need to create an ESL Play account since an ESL Play ID is required for registration
Registration form Registration form
Players can take part in tournaments in your own region by submitting the registration form above.
Players preparation period Players preparation periodPlayers receives Confirmation Email: May 25th, 2022
Registering on ESL Play: May 25th-27th, 2022
Remarks Remarks
Participants must register their Pokémon during pre-registration.
Registered Pokémon cannot be changed until the end of the Playoffs
Details regarding the tournament participation will be provided directly to players whose participation has been confirmed.
Players must register on ESL Play to participate this tournament.

■ Notice


For the Top 8 players from each region who advance to the playoffs, there will be travel allowance only for those who come from far places that require over 3 hours bus driving (long-distance bus) or over 1 hour of flight (player’s address will be confirmed in this case).
Players must provide an official proof of current residency before participating in the playoffs.
Players under the age of 18 entering the playoffs must submit a signed parental consent form prior to participation.

Late Arrivals:

If check-in is not completed by the end of the first match, the player will be deemed to have forfeited and will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
If the player is not seated at the start of each match, they will lose that match.
If the player loses a match due to late arrival and do not apply to continue participating in the tournament by the end of the match, the player will be deemed to have forfeited the tournament and will not be allowed to participate in subsequent matches.


Other than for reasons deemed valid by the tournament organizer, players are not allowed to forfeit the tournament midway. If a player forfeits the tournament without a valid reason, the results and any rights earned up to that point may be invalidated.
If a player is found to have used a commercial device or code to modify game data, participate using a game software with modified data, or using a Pokémon with modified data or created using a modified code, as described in the “Prohibited Conduct” section below, during the tournament, the player will be disqualified, lose any rights obtained during the tournament and be banned from participating in all future tournaments. Please note that the organizers reserve the right to impose the above penalty regardless of any omission.
Players may be disqualified if they are unable to continue a match due to technical issues with their Nintendo Switch device.
If a match is interrupted due to issues with the equipment provided by the organizer, disruptions to connections due to power outage and other reasons, the match will be replayed.
For the finalists in each category (Qualifiers top 8 players), the names of the Pokémon registered on their battle teams and information on their moves, items, nature, and abilities will be released at the tournament site.

■ Prohibited Conduct

The organizer may penalize any player who engages in any of the following prohibited acts. In addition, any player found engaging in any of the prohibited acts during or after the tournament may lose any rights earned during the tournament may be banned from participating in all future tournaments.

Unlocking the battle team after receiving the digital player ID.
Using a commercial device or code to modify game data, participate using a game software with modified data, using a Pokémon with modified data or created using a modified code
Using a Nintendo Switch console series that has been modified with products other than those officially licensed by Nintendo.
Any action that the organizer deems to have affected the match, such as but not limited to looking at strategy books or notes prepared in advance, using mobile devices during the match.
Any action to obtain information on the opponent's Pokémon team without their knowledge before the match. (With the exception of the Playoffs)
Any behavior that the organizer deems to cause a significant delay.
Any behavior that disturbs or is offensive to other participants.
Registration using fake information or the impersonation of another person.
Other acts and behavior deemed to be inappropriate by the organizer.
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