Two years ago, Riot Games introduced Teamfight Tactics to millions of individuals worldwide and took the gaming scene by storm. Overnight, the auto chess genre became a household name, League of Legends fans were given a new way to play with their favorite champions, and viewership on Twitch soared. If you weren't streaming TFT on Twitch, you were missing out.
Since its' launch, the title/game mode has released five sets worth of content, their first-ever in-game event, and countless hours of enjoyment to players new and old around the world.
Today, the title/game mode celebrates its second birthday.
In a video shared to the game's official Twitter and YouTube accounts, Riot Teej, the Product Lead, thanks the millions of fans who have given the auto battler a try and have found joy in it ever since. As part of the birthday bash, the development team is giving away a free Little Legend called Cake Spirit to anyone who plays a game of TFT starting today.
Teej also mentions that the development team is right on schedule to have an observer mode available for competitive events prior to the Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning World Championship in the fall.
The final bit of information shared was that Set 5.5 is coming on July 21 and will feature new champions, traits, and a mechanic. According to Teej, the development team feels that the game's current mechanics introduced in Set 5 lack the game-to-game variance that others have had in the past so they're looking to shake things up.
Tim Rizzo is the editor and a reporter for Inven Global. He joined the company back in 2017.