The Pokémon Company announced the news about the National Senior High School Pokémon Unite Championship Tournament (a.k.a. Pokémon Unite Koshien), a national tournament in Japan for senior high school students only, jointly hosted by The Pokémon Company and Nippon TV (a.k.a NTV).
Here are the four teams that made it to the national tournament, the performers, and the final stage!
List of Teams and Players for the National Tournament
Pokémon Unite Koshien, the first "Pokémon Unite" competition for senior high school students only, allowed anyone to participate by teaming up with five other students from the same senior high school. A total of 233 teams with more than 1,200 high school students participated in the competition.
And now, here are the four teams that made it to the national competition after successfully winning the preliminary rounds divided into four regions across Japan!
|Representative from Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku, and Koshinetsu Regions
親ガンク全一 (NAGANO PREFECTURAL MATSUMOTO FUKASHI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL)
|Representative from Kanto Region
Ichigaku Skupas (ICHIKAWA GAKUEN ICHIKAWA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL)
|Representative from Tokai and Kansai Regions
カカオビーンズ (Kobe University Secondary School)
|Representative from Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa Regions
ここあちゃんず (KADOKAWA DWANGO N High School)
The national competition will occur on July 30, 2022, at NTV's studios.
The matches will be streamed on the official YouTube Pokémon Unite channel!
Original Uniforms for the Tournament Revealed
With assistance from Pokémon Shirts, each district's representative colors were used as the basis for the original uniforms for this tournament.
The design features embroidered Pokémon used in the tournament that decided to proceed to the National Championship on the sleeve cuffs, chosen "to be a cherished memory."
Decision of Performers
The "Live Audition" project is tied to the "Pokémon Unite Koshien."
The announcer chosen for the audition was Nippon TV announcer Hikaru Shinohara, who will be commentating on the Pokemon Unite Koshien.
The commentary will be provided by Zackray(ザクレイ), a famous Pokemon Unite player, as he did in the preliminary round.
Tournament Cheering Leader: Nicole Fujita (@0220nicole)
Tournament SP MC: Hiroshi Yamamoto(Robert) (@yamamotoperoshi)
Tournament MC: Taiga Kishi (@StanSmith_jp)
Tournament Assistant: Rina Sato (Nippon TV Announcer) (@linasato_meow)
Live Commentary: Ko Shinohara (Nippon TV Announcer) (@ko_shinohara)
Commentary: ザクレイ/Zackray (@Ssb4_Zackray)
Final stage of the National Tournament unveiled for the first time!
Live commentary booth
The finals of Pokémon Unite Koshien is finally here.
The competition is limited to high school students, but even non-high school students are sure to have a great time!
For more information on Pokémon Unite Koshien, please check the official Pokémon Unite website or the official twitter account of Pokémon Unite (@poke_unite_jp)!
7月30日（土）に行われる『ポケモンユナイト』の高校生大会、 #ポケモンユナイト甲子園 の全国大会ステージデザインを公開?
— ポケモンユナイト公式 (@poke_unite_jp) July 20, 2022
|Outline of National High School Pokemon Unite Tournament (a.k.a. Pokemon Unite Koshien)|
|Date||July 30, 2022
Offline: 4 teams that have won in the regional qualifying rounds
|Performers||Cheering Leader：Nicole Fujita
Tournament SP MC：Hiroshi Yamamoto(Robert)
Tournament MC: Taiga Kishi
Tournament Assistant：Rina Sato (Nippon TV Announcer)
Live Commentary: Ko Shinohara (Nippon TV Announcer)
|Streaming||official Pokemon Unite YouTube channel|