Another Pokémon season is coming to an end! Don’t worry, trainers. There is plenty more coming your way soon enough. While we wait for more Scarlet & Violet news, and until GameFreak unveils the final evolution of this generation’s best starter (Fuecoco), we got you covered with some TCG and video gaming news.

Final List Of 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships Winners

2022 Pokémon North America International Championships

The culmination of the 2022 Play! Pokémon season is on the horizon with the conclusion of last week’s 2022 Pokémon North America International Championships. The final list of winners from the weekend is as follows:

Trading Card Game Junior Division:

1st place: Nathan Osterkatz

Trading Card Game Senior Division:

1st place: Rune Heiremans

Trading Card Game Masters Division:

1st place: Azul Garcia Griego

Video Game Junior Division:

1st place: Abel Ashby

Video Game Senior Division:

1st place: Christopher Han

Video Game Masters Division:

1st place: James Evans

Pokémon GO Senior Division:

1st place: Andrew Ford

Pokémon GO Masters Division:

1st place: Payden Bingham

Pokkén Tournament DX Senior Division:

1st place: Peyton Fearing

Pokkén Tournament DX Masters Division:

1st place: Chaz Wright 

Congratulations to everyone named above! Way to go! We can’t wait to see you use the new and upcoming Pokémon during next year’s competition. The season is not completely over yet, however. Top-ranked players have now secured an invitation to the Pokémon World Championships. Now a four-day event, the 2022 Pokémon World Championships will take place August 18–21 in London, England. Thousands of competitors, spectators, and fans will converge at ExCeL London, where some of the world’s most elite Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video game, Pokkén Tournament DX, Pokémon UNITE, and Pokémon GO players will compete for the coveted title of World Champion and more than $500,000 in scholarships, cash, and prizes. 


2022 Pokémon North America International Championships

In anticipation of the event, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the official art for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships today. Every year, special artwork is created for the Pokémon World Championships, often inspired by the location where the event is held. This year’s art draws inspiration from the iconic sights and rich culture of London, England. Maybe I should follow Billy Joe Armstrong’s footsteps and consider moving to England. There is so much cool stuff going on across the pond! 


I wouldn’t, and couldn’t, finish this article without doing some digging on possible Pokémon Scarlet & Violet news for you. There was no new information released during this week’s Nintendo Direct mini, but, chances are, that we may get some piece of Pokémon news within a week or so regarding the new games. The official Pokémon account started a countdown with Galar being last week’s region. Although the name of the upcoming region wasn’t revealed like many were expecting, various “verified” sources claim that the first two weeks of July will be good to those that are patiently waiting for more.


Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet will be the 9th generation of the franchise. Are you excited to try out the brand-new game? I loved the new style that Pokémon Legends: Arceus introduced earlier this year. The new games will match the open-world exploration style of PLA and it promises to introduce new mechanics, and of course, plenty of new Pokémon to catch. Don’t forget to activate that notification bell where you can, follow and like our pages to stay up to date with all of our exclusive interviews and news scoops! Until next time.

2022 Pokémon North America International Championships

More information about the 2022 Pokémon World Championships can be found here.