The Pokémon GO app’s Indian Instagram account and ESL gaming website announced on April 22 that the registrations for the Indian qualifiers for the game’s World Championship has commenced and will be open till May 12, 2022, at 9:30 p.m IST.
The qualification matches for Indian players will take place on May 15.
Interested players can register themselves on the ESL gaming website within May 12.
India had also registered recently to compete in the Pokémon UNITE 2022 World Championships to take place later this year. Registrations for the Regional Finals Last Chance Qualifiers will open later in May.
Previously, in February 2021, Niantic organized the India Wayfarer Challenge for the game. On March 1, the game added Pokémon from the Alola area.
Pokémon Go is a 2016 augmented reality (AR) mobile game, part of the Pokémon franchise, developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for iOS and Android devices. It uses mobile devices with GPS to locate, capture, train, and battle virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location.
The game is free-to-play; it uses a freemium business model combined with local advertising and supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items. The game launched with around 150 species of Pokémon, which had increased to around 700 by 2021.