Latin America joins Pokémon UNITE Championship Series
Latin America is joining the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series.
Latin America is joining the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series. | Provided by @UniteEsports via Twitter

Latin America joins Pokémon UNITE Championship Series

Four new regional zones will send players to the World Championships

Several countries in Latin America will join the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series, according to an announcement from the @UniteEsports Twitter account on Thursday. The UNITE Championship series will now include four new regional zones: Mexico, Central America, South America-West and South America-East.

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While these regions were excluded from the first month of competition, players from Latin America will be able to compete in online Pokémon UNITE qualifiers beginning this month. One team from each of the four new regions will earn an invitation to the World Championships. This circuit finale will take place in London in August of 2022.

While Mexico will be its own region, the following countries will be part of each of the other regions:

  • Central America: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
  • South America-West: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru
  • South America-East: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay

These areas will join six other regional zones: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Japan, North America, Oceania and South Korea. Each region has a $50,000 prize pool for each of its regional championships. In addition, every region will have multiple online events per month, including the special Aeos Cup that will happen for each region in April.

Latin America and the Pokémon UNITE Championship Series

The Pokémon UNITE Championship Series began without the Latin American nations in February. Gaimin Gladiators’ newly-signed roster cruised to first place in the North American bracket, maintaining their status as the best Pokémon UNITE team.

The Pokémon UNITE Championship Series will resume with the March Cup open qualifier from March 12-13. Competitors from Latin America will have their first shot at a Pokémon UNITE monthly final on March 26. The online portion of the circuit will conclude with the Regional Championships from June 18-19. In total, 15 teams are currently slated to earn invitations to the in-person 2022 Pokémon World Championships.

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Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.