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Pokémon Go is about to get a lot more competitive. Today, developer Niantic announced the launch of season 1 of the Go Battle League, which is exactly what it sounds like: a global competition where trainers can battle each other to earn in-game rewards. A preseason for the competition kicked off in January, but the full debut season will start on March 13th and last through the beginning of May.
Here’s the basic concept, as per Niantic:
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During GO Battle League Season 1, trainers will be paired up against similarly ranked competitors through an online matchmaking system. The league’s format will rotate between the three leagues: the Great League, the Ultra League, and the Master League. As trainers win battles, they’ll climb the…