Clash Royale League – The awaited million dollar event is here!

Clash Royale League 2018

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.

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
Movistar Riders Sandstorm
China – 17.8.
Nova eSports EDward Gaming
LGD Gaming JD Gaming
GO Snake Esports
OP Team WE
North America – 20.8.
100 Thieves Immortals
Cloud9 NRG Esports
compLexity Gaming Tribe Gaming
Counter Logic Gaming Team SoloMid
Europe – 21.8.
Allegiance Team Liquid
Team Dignitas Misfits
Fnatic Team Queso
G2 Esports SK Gaming
Asia – 24.8.
ahq e-Sports Club FAV Gaming
Bren Esports GameWith
Chaos Theory KING-ZONE DragonX
DetonatioN Gaming KIX Team
OGN Entus OP.GG Skeleton
PONOS Sports Sandbox

Source: esportsinsider, Supercell; Image: Supercell