The most powerful Pokemon UNITE teams in Asia are fighting each other for the best status!

After a five month break from competition, Pokemon UNITE has officially kicked off the new year with the Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League.

The first league of this format featured teams from East Asia, Southeast Asia and India. The regional league was held online, then the playoffs were played offline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament, including schedule, format, results, participating teams and how to watch.


What is Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League?

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The Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League is the first Pokemon UNITE league for the Asian region.

The 15 best teams from East Asia, Southeast Asia and India were invited to compete for a US$86,000 prize pool and status as the best Pokemon UNITE team in Asia.


Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League format

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The tournament is divided into two phases: Regular season and finals.

In the regular season, the participating teams are divided into groups based on region. Here they will play matches with a best-of-three scheme in a round-robin format.

After that, the team will play in regional playoffs that adhere to a single-elimination scheme. The top two teams from each regional league will be flown to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the finals.

In Kuala Lumpur, the top six teams will be split into two groups to play a best-of-three and round-robin format.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the main stage in a best-of-five single elimination bracket duel to determine the winner.


Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League schedule

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East Asia group stage
Day 1 (January 6)

TEAM RESULTS TEAM
T2 0 — 2 Hi5
Secret Ship 1 — 2 Eternity

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 2 (January 7)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
MYS 16.00 WIB Secret Rare
Renaissance 17.00 WIB ESCAPE V

India group stage
Day 3 (January 8)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Gods Reign TBA True Rippers
Revenant Esports TBA S8UL

East Asia group stage
Day 4 (January 13)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Eternity 17.00 WIB Hi5
No Show 18.00 WIB T2

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 5 (January 14)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Secret Rare 16.00 WIB ESCAPE V
MYS 17.00 WIB rise

India group stage
Day 6 (January 15)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Marcos Gaming TBA True Rippers
Gods Reign TBA S8UL

India group stage
Day 7 (22 January)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Revenant Esports TBA True Rippers
Gods Reign TBA Marcos Gaming

East Asia group stage
Day 8 (January 27)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Eternity TBA No Show
Secret Ship TBA Hi5

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 9 (January 28)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
MYS TBA ESCAPE V
Renaissance TBA rise

India group stage
Day 10 (January 29)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
S8UL TBA True Rippers
Revenant Esports TBA Marcos Gaming

East Asia group stage
Day 11 (February 3)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
No Show TBA Hi5
Secret Ship TBA T2

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 12 (4 February)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
ESCAPE V TBA rise
Renaissance TBA Secret Rare

India group stage
Days 13 (5 February)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
S8UL TBA Marcos Gaming
Revenant Esports TBA Gods Reign

East Asia group stage
Day 14 (10 February)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
T2 TBA Eternity
Secret Ship TBA No Show

Southeast Asia group stage
Day 15 (11 February)

TEAM TIMETABLE TEAM
Secret Rare TBA rise
Renaissance TBA MYS

India – playoffs
Day 16 (12 February)

East Asia – playoffs
Day 17 (17 February)

Southeast Asia – playoffs
Day 18 (18 February)

India – playoffs
Day 19 (19 February)

East Asia – playoffs
Day 20 (24 February)

Southeast Asia – playoffs
Day 21 (25 February)

Finals
Day 22 (17 March)

Finals
Day 23 (18 March)


Teams participating in the Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League

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East Asia League

REGION TEAM
Japan T2
Secret Ship
South Korea No Show
Eternity
Taiwan Hi5

South East Asia League

REGION TEAM
Philippines Secret Rare
Thailand ESCAPE V
Malaysia MYS
Indonesia Team Rise
Singapore Renaissance

Indian League

REGION TEAM
India Revenant Esports
Gods Reign
S8UL
Marcos Gaming India
True Rippers

How to watch Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League?

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You can watch Pokemon UNITE Asia Champions League on the official Pokemon channel.

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