We all know that Pokémon GO trainers have gotta catch ‘em all, but next year they’ll have to start thinking about world domination too. In a recent blog post, Niantic says players will be able to compete against one another in a new multiplayer league system called Pokémon GO Battle League.
The league, which will have matchmaking and a ranking system to work your way through, is slated for an early 2020 release. The League allows Niantic to build upon the Trainer Battles feature, which allows you to take on friends locally or remotely depending on your skill level.
“Like many Pokémon GO features, GO Battle League will encourage players to get out and explore the world with Pokémon,” Niantic says. “Trainers will be able to walk in order to earn entry into the GO Battle League, then battle opponents from around the globe through an online matching system and rise in the ranks of the league.”
Although we don’t have many details on the GO Battle League, it looka like you’ll be able to take on anyone in the world, irrespective of your friend ranking or location. We should hear more information about the Battle GO League in the near future with the developer’s upcoming insights video, but for now, if you consider yourself a top Pokémon GO player, you better get training.