Trainers, the first day of the 2023 Pokémon World Championships has come to a close, and it’s clear that fans across the globe have been eagerly tuning in. The event, running from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13, features competitions across four main divisions: Video Game, Trading Card Game, Pokémon GO, and Pokémon UNITE.
The 2023 Pokémon World Championships is being hosted in Yokohama, Japan, and spectators can catch all the action through livestreaming and public screenings. This global event promises excitement, challenges, and celebration as players vie for supremacy in their respective divisions.
In conjunction with the Championships, Pokémon GO is celebrating with an in-game event and special bonuses for attendees at Worlds. There’s even an exclusive pose awaiting whoever is crowned the Pokémon GO Champion.
Pokémon GO isn’t just a part of the Championships; it’s also leading in viewership. According to the latest numbers, Pokémon GO’s viewership nearly doubles that of Pokémon VG and Pokémon UNITE. Moreover, Pokémon GO Worlds 2023 has been watched five times more than the Pokémon TCG event.
Here’s a breakdown of the viewership, courtesy of XXXander:
- Pokémon GO: 1M viewers
- Pokémon VG: 563K viewers
- Pokémon Unite: 446K viewers
- Pokémon TCG: 173K viewers
These statistics demonstrate the growing popularity and engagement with Pokémon GO, reflecting the game’s success and the broader enthusiasm for Pokémon across various platforms.
Pokemon World Championships, Day 1
By the numbers:
Pokemon GO (1M viewers 😮)https://t.co/tGVknqLDrx
Pokemon VG (563K viewers)https://t.co/5ojwh85Ob4
Pokemon Unite (446K viewers)https://t.co/7VG6lB240b
— XXXander (@XXXanderPoGo) August 11, 2023
As the 2023 Pokémon World Championships continue, fans can look forward to more thrilling matches, surprises, and celebrations. With Pokémon GO taking the spotlight, it’s a vibrant reminder of how the world of Pokémon continues to captivate audiences, forge connections, and inspire competitive spirit.