Supercell, the developers of Clash Royale, welcome eight of Europe and the United Kingdom’s top esports organizations, FNATIC, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso, 100 Thieves and Allegiance, to the Clash Royale League (CRL), the all-new team-based esports league for the world’s best players.
Clash Royale made history in 2017 with its inaugural competition which crowned sergioramos:) from Mexico as the best player in the world. This year, Supercell offered players the chance to be signed by one of these elite pro teams through an in-game event called the Clash Royale League Challenge. Twenty five million players competed to qualify for the CRL in 2018, and just under 7,000 players from 113 different countries made it to the next round. In the coming months, pro teams will create their rosters and prepare to compete for their spot in the World Finals event that will take place later this year, as well as their share of the $1 Million.
The eight teams representing Europe in the CRL are FNATIC, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso, 100 Thieves and Allegiance. Each of these teams will be building a roster for their Clash Royale team from the pool of players that completed the in-game Clash Royale League Challenge. The North American region will be represented by Cloud9 Esports, Team SoloMid, Tribe Gaming, Immortals, NRG, Complexity, Team Dignitas and Counter Logic Gaming. Mainland China will be represented by EDG.M, GO, JDG, LGD, NOVA, OP, SNAKE, WE and Asia will be represented by CJ OGN, Sandbox, Kingzone, OP.GG, GameWith, PONOS Sports, DetonatioN Gaming, Fav Gaming, AhQ, HKeSports Chaostheroy and TBD. The teams representing the Latin American region of the CRL will be announced at a later date.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled than to be marking our debut into Clash Royale with this exciting global league in partnership with Supercell,” said Patrik Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer and Co-owner, Fnatic. “Thanks to the Clash Royale League Challenge, every talented player has a path to go pro – and we’ll be scouting and scooping up the best talent from across the world to dominate in the Arena”
Reflecting the game’s global player base, the CRL gives the top players and teams from around the world an opportunity to compete for prizes and glory. Two CRL regions, Mainland China and Asia (which includes all Asian countries other than China), will have a Spring Season which runs from March 23-Jun 3 in China, and April 27 – July 14 in Asia. Other regions in the world will begin competing with the Fall Season in August, leading up to a World Finals event which will take place in Winter 2018. Along with the CRL, a new tournament format will be introduced that will make the competitions more fun to watch, with an emphasis on finding the best team as opposed to individual player. Each of the CRL regions will be comprised of 4-12 teams, with 4-6 players per team. Top teams from each of the regions will advance to the World Finals.
“The level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from the most respected esports teams in the world is as humbling as it is exciting, and we’re looking forward to supporting them in order to grow the Clash Royale esports ecosystem for our players,” said Tim Ebner, who oversees esports at Supercell. “Staying true to the Supercell vision of making games everyone can enjoy for years and years, the Clash Royale League will continue to offer as many players as possible an open path to competing at the highest level.”
“As Team Queso, we’ve been competing in Clash Royale tournaments over a year and helping to build an exciting ecosystem,” said Alvaro G. Buitrago, CEO of Team Queso. “Now we’re proud to bring our knowledge of the community and join our fellow teams to build the Clash Royale League, taking this esport to the next level”
Clash Royale is a real-time multiplayer game starring the Royales, your favorite Clash characters, and much, much more. In the game, players collect and upgrade dozens of cards featuring the Clash of Clans troops, spells and defenses Clash players know and love, as well as the Royales: Princes, Knights, Baby Dragons and more. Players must knock the enemy King and Princesses from their towers to defeat their opponents and win Trophies, Crowns and glory in the Arena. Players are able to form a Clan to share cards and build their very own battle community and lead the Clash Royale Family to victory!
Source: Press release