After a five month long competitive break, Pokémon UNITE is officially kicking off the new year with the all-new Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League.

The first league of its kind, it will showcase teams from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and India. The regional leagues will begin online, and then end with the live offline playoff in Kuala Lupur, Malaysia.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming tournament, including its schedule, format, results, participating teams, and where to watch the matches live.


What is the Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2023?

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The Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League is the first-ever Pokémon UNITE invitational league targeting the Asia region.

15 of the best teams from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and India are invited to compete for a piece of the US$86,000 prize pool and the title of best Pokémon UNITE team in Asia.


Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2023 format

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The tournament is split into two phases: the regular season and the finals.

In the regular season, teams are split into their respective regional groups. In these groups, teams play a best-of-three, single round-robin format.

Upon completion of the round-robin, teams will then play a single-elimination regional playoff. The top two teams from each regional league will be flown to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the offline finals.

For the finals, the top six teams will be split into two groups and play a best-of-three, single round-robin format.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the final stage, where they’ll compete in a best-of-five single elimination bracket until a champion is crowned.


Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2023 schedule

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East Asia group stage
Day 1 (January 6)

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
T20 — 2Hi5
Secret Ship1 — 2 Eternity

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 2 (January 7)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
MYS2–1Secret Rare
Renaissance2–0ESCAPE V

India group stage
Day 3 (Janary 8)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Gods Reign0–2True Rippers
Revenant Esports2–0S8UL

East Asia group stage
Day 4 (January 13)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Eternity0–2Hi5
No Show1–2T2

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 5 (January 14)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Secret Rare0–2ESCAPE V
MYS2–1Rise

India group stage
Day 6 (January 15)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Marcos Gaming2–1True Rippers
Gods Reign0–2S8UL

India group stage
Day 7 (January 22)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Revenant Esports0–2True Rippers
Gods Reign0–2Marcos Gaming

East Asia group stage
Day 8 (January 27)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Eternity0–2No Show
Secret Ship0–2Hi5

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 9 (January 28)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
MYS2–1ESCAPE V
Renaissance2–0Rise

India group stage
Day 10 (January 29)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
S8UL2–0True Rippers
Revenant Esports1–2Marcos Gaming

East Asia group stage
Day 11 (February 3)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
No Show6 p.m. GMT+8Hi5
Secret Ship7 p.m. GMT+8T2

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 12 (February 4)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
ESCAPE V5 p.m. GMT+8Rise
Renaissance6 p.m. GMT+8Secret Rare

India group stage
Day 13 (February 5)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
S8UL7:30 p.m. GMT+8Marcos Gaming
Revenant Esports8:30 p.m. GMT+8Gods Reign

East Asia group stage
Day 14 (February 10)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
T26 p.m. GMT+8Eternity
Secret Ship7 p.m. GMT+8No Show

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 15 (February 11)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Secret Rare5 p.m. GMT+8Rise
Renaissance6 p.m. GMT+8MYS

India playoffs
Day 16 (February 12)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

East Asia playoffs
Day 17 (February 17)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

Southeast Asia playoffs
Day 18 (February 18)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

India playoffs
Day 19 (February 19)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

East Asia playoffs
Day 20 (February 24)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

Southeast Asia playoffs
Day 21 (February 25)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

Finals
Day 22 (March 17)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

Finals
Day 23 (March 18)

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDTBATBD

Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League participating teams

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East Asia League

REGION TEAMS
JapanT2
Secret Ship
South KoreaNo Show
Eternity
TaiwanHi5

South East Asia League

REGION TEAMS
PhilippinesSecret Rare
ThailandESCAPE V
MalaysiaMYS
IndonesiaTeam Rise
SingaporeRenaissance

India League

REGION TEAMS
IndiaRevenant Esports
Gods Reign
S8UL
Marcos Gaming India
True Rippers

Where to watch the Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2023?

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You can watch the Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League on Pokemon’s official platforms.

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