Pokémon Battle Festival Asia To Feature All-Star Lineup!
The Pokémon Company and ESL Gaming Asia has unveiled more details about the upcoming Pokémon Battle Festival, which started last month and goes on until February next year. If you're a fan of AKB48's regional groups - you're going to be excited by this news.
They announced that members of JKT48, BNK48, MNL48 and CGM48 will be competing in this tournament! Yes, you read that right - you'll get to see some of your favourite idols duking it out in Pokémon UNITE. 14 teams will face off in an internal qualifier, with the top 2 teams from each group entering the main group stage on 8-9 January. The playoffs of the invitational will be held on 16 January.
In addition to AKB48, there will also be a whole list of creators taking part in the event:
Hong Kong: 蔥蔥 ChungChung, Deer 鹿兒, Kisabbb, KZee, 馬馬 Rose Ma
Indonesia: AK Gaming, Alpats Gaming, Gilang FA GAME, Lynnda
Malaysia: Bexed, Cometopapa, MasterRamen, MissRose Gaming, Obot Gaming, Vokey Gaming,
Singapore: Arthars, Nadia, Sean, SynC, SkyWee
Thailand: Attempt Z, HotHead - เกมเมอร์หัวร้อน, JAI RAW ใจร้าว, Jz O.racle, Online Station
The Philippines: Alodia Gosiengfiao, Dexie Diaz, Elie Gaming, Lhea Bernardino, Moymoy Palaboy
With more to be announced in the future!
They'll be competing in the Pokémon GO, Pokémon UNITE, Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl events throughout the whole festival. They'll also be uploading highlights of the show on their YouTube channel for those of you who miss the live games.
They also announced some new updates for Pokémon UNITE, here's a quick rundown:
- Tsareena and Dragonite added to the game
- A new look for Remoat Stadium, with Articuno appearing at the Legend Pit
- "Snow Battle" mode at Shivre City
- All Trial Licenses will be balid for use from 1 to 4 January 2022 for Standard and Quick matches
- Holiday-style holowear for Pikachu, Dragonite, Blastoise, Mamoswine, Garchomp, Gardevoir and Crustle will be available in the game
- From 15 December to 16 January, there will be daily missions to collect items and "Ray"
- From 24 December to 1 January, players will get daily gifts
- From 24 December to 6 January, players will receive a hidden "Snowflake" every time they participate in a UNITE Battle. These "Snowflakes" will reveal hidden silhouettes in the photo and give you holiday items, collect as many Snowflakes as possible to complete your photo