The Finnish game giant, Supercell, believes in the potential of the mobile environment as a serious esports platform. One of the studio’s most popular games is Clash Royale, which plays a big role in the studio’s annual 2 billion dollar revenue. Supercell has been pushing Clash Royale deeper into the world of esports for a while now. Last year’s biggest event was Clash Royale Crown Championship, which featured $150,000 as the first prize. This was huge for a mobile game.
In the beginning of this year, the game continued its journey as the pioneer of the mobile esports industry, when Supercell organized a qualifier-type event called Clash Royale League Challenger. 25 million players around the world took part in the qualifier, and after a few other events that followed the Challenger, the best players were picked for the Clash Royale teams of various organizations, including Cloud9, Team Liquid and Fnatic.
Players have now been picked, and the awaited League is ready to begin with its regional regular season series. A total of 48 teams were formed, and each will play in one of the five regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, mainland China and Asia. If you’re confused as to why a Clash Royale event revolves around teams, you should know that the event features a new format which is much more team-based than the regular 1v1 or 2v2 modes. After the regular season, the top teams of each region will meet in the World Championship and fight for a million dollar prize pool.
The starting dates of the season’s series as well as all their participant teams are available at the end of the article.
— Clash Royale (@ClashRoyale) 10. elokuuta 2018
Supercell says that they’ve invested especially in the experience of the mobile viewers. It will interesting to see how streams optimized for handheld devices will work for people who want to experience the event on bigger sceens. Matches will be streamed live on the Clash Royale Esports YouTube channel, that celebrated the start of the Spring season with this video:
|Latin America – 13.8.|
|Vivo Keyd||RED Canids|
|Giants Gaming||paiN Gaming|
|MAD Lions E.C.||Cream eSports|
|China – 17.8.|
|Nova eSports||EDward Gaming|
|LGD Gaming||JD Gaming|
|North America – 20.8.|
|compLexity Gaming||Tribe Gaming|
|Counter Logic Gaming||Team SoloMid|
|Europe – 21.8.|
|G2 Esports||SK Gaming|
|Asia – 24.8.|
|ahq e-Sports Club||FAV Gaming|
|Chaos Theory||KING-ZONE DragonX|
|DetonatioN Gaming||KIX Team|
|OGN Entus||OP.GG Skeleton|
Source: esportsinsider, Supercell; Image: Supercell