India Secures 2nd in Pokémon UNITE Asia League 2024

India falls against the Japanese team in the finals.

India Secures 2nd in Pokémon UNITE Asia League 2024
Image Credits: Screengrab via Pokemon Asia Official (YouTube)

The Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2024, held in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 17th and 18th, has concluded with a spectacular victory for the Japanese team Kabichans (KS), who emerged as the champions. This event marked a significant milestone in the Pokémon UNITE esports scene, showcasing intense competition, strategic gameplay, and the spirit of teamwork among the top teams from across the region.


The Path to Victory


Kabichans' journey to the top was marked by a series of dominant performances, as they remained undefeated throughout the tournament. Their path to victory included triumphs over formidable opponents such as eArena, Rise, and Talon Esports, culminating in a decisive 2-0 win against the Indian team Team True Gravity in the grand finals. This victory not only secured Kabichans the championship title but also demonstrated their exceptional skill and strategic mastery of Pokémon UNITE.

Team True Gravity's Remarkable Run


Team True Gravity, representing India, made an impressive comeback after being relegated to the Loser Bracket in their initial match. Their journey to the finals was a testament to their resilience, skill, and determination. Despite falling short in the grand finals, their performance earned them the runners-up position, marking a significant achievement in the tournament.


Tournament Highlights and Viewership


The Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2024 attracted significant attention, with viewership numbers reaching a peak of 49,000 concurrent viewers. This remarkable figure nearly matches the viewership of the 2023 World Championships and represents a significant increase from the previous year's finals, which had 15,562 viewers. The increased interest in the tournament underscores the growing popularity of Pokémon UNITE as an esports title in the Asian region.


Prize Pool Distribution


The tournament featured a generous prize pool of $88,500, with the champions, Kabichans, taking home $40,000. The prize distribution was as follows:


- 1st Place: Kabichans (KS) - $40,000

- 2nd Place: Team True Gravity - $20,000

- 3rd Place: Talon Esports - $10,000

- 4th Place: TeamMYS - $7,500

- 5th Place: Rise - $4,000

- 6th Place: Unite Holic - $4,000

- 7th Place: XoraTigersGaming - $1,500

- 8th Place: eArena - $1,500


Looking Ahead


With the Pokémon UNITE Asia Champions League 2024 concluded, the esports community now looks forward to the upcoming Pokémon World Championships slated for August 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The World Championships promise over $1,000,000 in cash and prizes, with a massive $500,000 up for grabs, setting the stage for another thrilling competition in the world of Pokémon UNITE.


The success of the Asia Champions League 2024 highlights the vibrant and competitive nature of the Pokémon UNITE esports scene. As teams and players continue to hone their skills and strategies, the future of Pokémon UNITE esports appears brighter than ever, promising more exciting competitions and memorable moments for fans around the world.