I paid $100 to win in ‘Pokémon Unite.’ The results were mixed.
There’s no doubt about it: “Pokémon Unite” has a pay-to-win model. It may not meet the exact spirit of the phrase, because “to win,” you still need a well-balanced team of defenders, attackers and support, with everyone communicating clearly and sticking to their defined roles, adjusting tactics when needed. But a coordinated team of five who paid for stat boosts? They will always have the advantage.