The Pokémon Company, together with ESL Gaming Asia, announced Pokémon Battle Festival Asia 2021 special tournament showcase featuring idols from JKT48, BNK48, MNL48, and CGM48 and special invitationals for influencers of various regions to battle it out.
Pokémon UNITE AKB48 Group Invitational
The Pokémon UNITE AKB48 Group Invitational will feature idols from the popular AKB48 group, mainly: JKT48 from Jakarta, BNK48 from Bangkok, MNL48 from Manila, and CGM48 from Chiang Mai. 14 teams have been formed in total. Groups with more than 2 teams will compete in an internal qualifier.
The top 2 teams from every 48 Groups will be the representatives in the Group Stage on 8 & 9 Jan 2022. The Playoffs will be held on 16 Jan 2022. Fans can look forward to cheering for their favorite idols as the Group Stage and Playoffs will be broadcast live.
Regional influencers battle it out in special invitations Popular influencers from across the region will battle it out on various popular Pokémon games happening from December 2021 till February 2022:
11 Dec 2021: Pokémon GO Invitational
22 Jan 2022: Pokémon Trading Card Game Invitational
05 Feb 2022: Pokémon UNITE Invitational
Don’t miss all the action from the following influencers:
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
More will be announced at a later date.
Pokémon Battle Festival Asia Highlight Show & Giveaway
The Highlight Shows uploaded on YouTube will bring fans the latest Pokémon Battle Festival Asia news. Join the cast of international hosts such as Markki Stroem, Danelie, Tashbunny, SHINN, LoDay, and Pierre Liu.
There are many giveaways in store for fans who watch the Highlight Show. In the first giveaway, fans who make a TikTok video of themselves watching the Pokémon Battle Festival Asia Highlight Show and mention who their favorite Pokémon is from the Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Animation Series can stand a chance to win a Nintendo Switch and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
Watch Episode 1 of the Festival on their youtube channel:
For more information on Pokémon Battle Festival Asia, you can visit the official website.