Riot Games is doubling down on the hype generated by the announcement of Teamfight Tactics' Rise of the Elements event. In partnership with Red Bull, sixteen of the autobattler's most famous personalities have been invited to prove their worth at a tournament held on October 30th and 31st. The prize pool isn't shabby either: over $150,000 will be split among the competitors.
Players are split in two groups. Each group then plays five matches, awarding a set amount of points to the players based on where they finish each match. The announcement also speaks of mysterious "challenges" that can be completed to earn more points. After each group has played its five matches, the top eight advances to the grand finals. There, the contestants play Teamfight Tactics matches until any competitor has raked up three wins.
The competitors are:
The event will be narrated by Lothar, Phreak, Ovilee and LeTigress. In addition to the tournament being broadcasted on dedicated Youtube and Twitch channels, each player has the opportunity to stream their point of view on their own channels as well. The tournament starts at 9 am PDT on both days.
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