The first official tournament for Pokémon Unite, the free-to-play MOBA title available now on Switch, has been announced for Japan.
As reported by Serebii, this online event will take place on 19th September and registration is now open on Unite’s official Japanese website. Sponsored by JCG, the tournament will consist of single-elimination matches up until the final stages, at which point the stakes are raised with more matches being played per round to decide the winners.
A maximum of 256 teams can take part but, as you’ve probably guessed, you have to live in Japan to enter. Of course, should the tournament be a success, it’s possible that similar events will eventually start to take place in the west too – make sure to stay tuned for more.
Earlier this week, fan-favourite Blastoise joined the ranks in the game, blasting onto the scene with a deadly array of Water-type attacks and a killer outfit. This month also sees the release of the game’s mobile version, which is due to launch on 22nd September.