The Pokémon Company, in coordination with ESL (Electronic Sports League), is releasing the first Pokémon esports competition this November, titled Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021. The festival will commence in November 2021 and will run until February 2022. The Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 will be an online tournament where players throughout Asia will be competing against each other.
The battle festival will feature many well-known games like the Pokémon: Trading Card Game, Pokémon Go, Pokémon UNITE, among others. But unfortunately, the list of the Pokemon games does not include Pokémon Sword & Pokémon Shield. Additionally, The Pokémon Battle Festival will feature many variety shows with beloved Pokémon guests making an appearance.
Regions where the festival will be held
Primarily players from the Asian regions will be able to participate in the Virtual Pokémon festival. The list of countries participating in this festival includes the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, and Japan. The players have to compete in the national level competition to qualify for the regional level competition.
Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 complete schedule
The respective dates of the various game events held in different countries are stated on The Pokémon Company's official website. After completion of the national rounds, the regional rounds and the playoffs of the game will be broadcast for players around the world to enjoy. The schedule for the playoffs is as follows:
- 1. Pokémon GO Tournament Regional Playoff: January 2nd, 2022
- 2. Pokémon UNITE 48 Group Exhibition Match Playoffs: January 16th, 2022
- 3. Pokémon Trading Card game Tournament: Regional Playoffs: February 12th and 13th, 2022
- 4. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl Playoffs: February 13th, 2022
Where can everyone watch the event?
The games will all be streamed on the official Pokemon Asia YouTube channel. To gain more information about the date and events of the festival, players can visit the official Pokemon Battle Fest website.