Many regions are about to kick off the last leg of their qualifier this week to select the lucky players that they will send to the Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Gizmos and Gadgets global championship. In North America and EMEA, the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets regional finals will happen on March 25-27. Other regions have different schedules. In line with this development, Riot Games has also announced the official dates of the global championship and the whopping prize pool at stake.
In a web post, the LoL developer shared that the first international TFT tournament this year will climax from April 29 to May 1. The top 32 players across the world will face off in a three-day competition to bag a total of $280K USD prize pool. This is their largest prize pool so far, according to Riot Games.
TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Worlds Mechanics
Each of the eight regions will send their top players to TFT Gizmos and Gadgets’ world championship. However, the number of players they can send to the finals is uneven. Here’s the breakdown:
- Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA): Five
- China (CN): Five
- North America (NA): Four
- Korea (KR): Four
- Brazil (BR): Three
- Latin America(LATAM): Three
- Japan (JP): Two
- Oceania (OCE): Two
To complete the 32 players, Riot Games will be selecting four additional players through special tournaments. Two finalists have already been selected from the ASEAN Cup held in February. To fill in the last two spots, eight players from EMEA, NA, LATAM, and BR who won’t qualify will compete in a one-day Western Last Chance Qualifier.
Selecting the World Champion
The TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Worlds will last three days with players being narrowed down as each day passes. There’s a total of six games to play in a day and in each game, the top eight players will be awarded points. The first place gets eight points while the last place gets one. Those who have managed to get the higher points at the end of each day will move on to the competition. However, points won’t be carried over to the next day; the battle will reset and be fair and square.
On the first day, the 32 players will split into four lobbies to play three games concurrently. After the first three rounds, players will be reshuffled based on regional seeding and play three more games. After the first day, only 16 players will move on and the other half will be dropped.
On the second day, the remaining players will again split into lobbies — but this time, only two. It will then follow the same mechanics from the first day with only eight players to remain.
For the last day of the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets championship, however, the format will be a hybrid of the first two days and a checkmate format. Players will still be given points per game, but the goal this time is to win 18 points first. To secure the championship title, players should land the first spot on any game after reaching or exceeding the breakpoint. Ultimately, the winner will take home US$48,000.
Fans can catch all the action of TFT Gizmos and Gadgets finals blow-by-blow on Twitch.
About Teamfight Tactics
Teamfight Tactics is an auto battler that features chess-like elements and a round-based PvP. In this game, a player has to draft a team of champions from League of Legends in a grid-shaped battlefield to go against another player automatically. The game is available on mobile and PC.