Supercell’s mobile-focused esports competition, Clash Royale League, will get underway this month.
The mobile game developer behind the hit title Clash Royale hopes to jumpstart the mobile gaming community’s competitive scene with high-quality gameplay and lucrative prize pools, but what exactly is the Clash Royale League?
If you’re interested in finding out more about Supercell’s upcoming esports competition, Final Kill has all the details:
Who will compete in the Clash Royale League?
A total of 48 teams will compete in the fall season. Among these sides are some of the biggest and most popular organisations in esports. These include Cloud9, Team SoloMid, 100 Thieves, Fnatic, Misfits and Team Liquid.
The teams representing North America are:
Cloud9, Team SoloMid, Tribe Gaming, Immortals, NRG, Complexity, 100 Thieves and Counter Logic Gaming.
The teams representing Europe are:
FNATIC, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso, Team Dignitas and Allegiance.
The teams representing China are:
EDG.M, GO, JDG, LGD, NOVA, OP, SNAKE, WE.
The teams representing Asia are:
OGN Entus, Sandbox, Kingzone, OP.GG, GameWith, PONOS Sports, DetonatioN Gaming, FAV Gaming, AHQ ESPORTS CLUB, KIX, Chaos Theory and Bren Esports.
The teams representing Latin America are:
LaVivo Keyd, Giants Gaming, Movistar Riders, MAD Lions E.C., RED Canids, paiN Gaming, Cream and SandStorm.
Clash Royale League format
Clash Royale games are typically played 1v1. However, ahead of the league’s start, Supercell has developed a new game format specifically for use in esports.
Teams will be able to compete in 1v1 or 2v2 matches in which players can be rotated in and out of play, making Clash Royale gameplay less of an individual experience.
Immortals CEO Noah Whinston told Esports Insider:
“It’s not just Supercell coming in and saying ‘we want to make an esports and we’re gonna throw a massive tournament with a huge prize pool.’ They’ve really taken a thoughtful approach on what a centralized league ecosystem looks like, how do we make this really good for the long-term for players, for fans, and for the organisations that are involved.”
As for the league itself, some 48 teams will compete in the fall season. The best teams throughout the season will go through to a World Championship, where they will compete for a lucrative prize pool.
Clash Royale League prize money: How much will the winner receive?
Having recorded $810m in profits in 2017, Clash Royale developer Supercell has plenty of cash going spare to incentivise its venture into the world of esports.
Teams will be competing for a place in the Clash Royale League World Championship at the end of the season, which will offer teams the chance to win a share of a $1m prize pool. Supercell have yet to confirm how it will split the prize pool among the competing teams.
When does Clash Royale League start?
The Clash Royale League fall season will begin later this month. The Latin America region will kick things off on 13 August, with China shortly following on 17 August. North America will then get underway on 20 August, before Europe on 21 August and Asia on 24 August.
Where can you watch the Clash Royale League?
Fans of Supercell’s hit mobile game will be able to watch the league via the Clash Royale Esports YouTube channel.
Supercell will stream all Clash Royale League games on the video sharing website.
The mobile game developer has decided against playing Clash Royale League games in front of a live audience, instead focusing on making the experience as good as possible for those viewing on mobile devices.
Speaking to Gamebeat, Supercell Head of Esports Tim Ebner said:
“It’s great to see the whole industry growing,
“We are in an interesting place in the mobile world. We know there are a lot of mobile gamers and a lot of people watch on mobile. Someday it will be a big esports audience, and hopefully it begins with Clash Royale.”