Pokemon 2021 World Championships Delayed Until 2022

Pokemon 2021 World Championships Delayed Until 2022

Play! Pokemon has officially announced that the 2021 World Championships will be postponed to 2022.

In a statement on the Pokemon Website, the world wide competition will be cancelled for this year with a plan to hold the competition in 2022.

After careful review and pursuant to guidance set forth by local, regional, and national health authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, Public Health England, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have made the difficult decision to move out the next Pokémon World Championships to 2022. This event is planned to take place in London, UK.

With the continued suspension of the Play! Pokémon event series, all sanctioned Play! Pokémon events including League Challenge, League Cup, Premier Challenge, and Midseason Showdown will remain suspended until further notice. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of all our competitors at an expanded 2022 Pokémon World Championships in London. All invitations to the 2020 Pokémon World Championships will be honored for the 2022 World Championships.

This marks the second year in a row of the in-person Pokemon Worlds Event being cancelled. Players can still participate in competitions virtually while in-person events are put on hold.

In addition, we will continue to support competitive online play through our new series, Pokémon Players Cup, the Play! Pokémon Team Challenge, as well as support through our retail partners through League at Home.

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