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What is the ggChampions Team Fight Tactics Tournament?

ggChampions is hosting the first ever gaming center tournament for the hot new League of Legends game mode Team Fight Tactics.  This is the first ‘location’ based tournament being run as a pilot program in partnership with Riot, across ggLeap enabled esport centers in North America.  This means you can only take part at a gaming center and not online at home. The tournament is being run using ggLeap which tracks who’s playing, how many games are played and the points scored during each game.

When does the TFT Tournament take place?

The tournament starts on Tuesday 3 Sep and ends on Sunday 29 Sep.

You can play as many TFT games as you can during the below times each Tuesday to rack up points.  Points will be awarded based on your rank and win position in the match.

 

  • Tuesday 3 Sep (4-Midnight ET / 1pm-9pm PT)
  • Tuesday 10 Sep (4-Midnight ET / 1pm-9pm PT)
  • Tuesday 17 Sep (4-Midnight ET / 1pm-9pm PT)
  • Tuesday 24 Sep (4-Midnight ET / 1pm-9pm PT)

 

Each week, the top 4 players on the leaderboard, based on the combined score from their best 5 matches will win Riot Points.

 

  • SEMI FINAL – Saturday 28 Sep
  • FINALS – Sunday 29 Sep

 

The top 8 winners will be awarded the grand prize package from HP Omen.

How does the tournament work?

Weekly Heats (Teamfight Tactics Tuesdays): Gamers come in each Tuesday of the tournament period and play as many TFT games as they can to earn points between a set # of hours (4PM-Midnight EDT). Their top 5 scores from any games played during this period will be calculated as their total score for that week. Specific leaderboards will be displayed at www.ggchampions.com for players to track their progress. A player who only plays 3-4 games will also be in the running for a top place on the weekly leaderboard depending on how they place and score in the games they play.

Players are awarded points for each match based on finishing place, rank and league points in a proprietary ggChampions formula.

Semi-finals: At the end of 4 weeks the top 64 players from US and Canada, based on their combined score of their top 20 games played at any time during the heats, will be identified and move forward to the semifinals on Saturday 28 Sep

64 semi finalist players will play 4 matches in 8 private pools.  The top 2 players from each pool with advance to the finals. 16 players will move forward to the finals, using the same formula as the heats.

Finals: The top 16 finalists will take part in the ultimate showdown on Sunday 29 Sep. The top 16 players will be divided into two separate pools and play 4 matches.  The top 4 players from each pool, based on their combined score will win the grand prize. There will be 8 total winners (4 from each pool).

What if I can’t play every single week during the heats?

Don’t worry!  You could still make it to the semi finals.  The weekly score for RP winners is the best 5 games each week.  The overall leaderboard is the best 20 games, so even if you miss one week you could still take part in 20 games and score well in the other 3 weeks.  Or you could still just play for 3-4 hours in each of the Tuesday heats and still get a top 64 overall score to make it into the semi finals

What are the prizes?

WEEKLY WINNERS – Top 4 winners will get Riot Points courtesy of Riot Games

  • 1st   — 5000 Riot Points
  • 2nd   — 2500 Riot Points
  • 3rd   — 1000 Riot Points
  • 4th   — 500 Riot Points

FINALISTS – 8 winners will get a HP Omen Gaming Setup valued at US $3,000!

  • HP OMEN Compact Desktop PC
  • HP OMEN 25” Display
  • HP OMEN Sequencer Keyboard
  • HP OMEN Reactor Mouse
  • HP OMEN Mindframe Headset

I’ve never played at a LAN or gaming center. Can I jump online from home and still take part?

Unfortunately no.  This is a gaming center only initiative to help support the centers we work with to create a fun and social gaming community at their locations.  Competitive social gaming in this type of environment is important to help foster friendships, interact with like-minded people and to keep up to date on the latest news and gaming trends.  It’s also a great place to meet up with other gamers to form teams for amateur and mid-level competition. That is what drives our business.

Will it cost money to take part?

It is free to take part in this tournament.  However, you will still be responsible for paying the normal center fees for computer use.

Is there an age restriction?

You need to be at least 13 yrs or older by the tournament start date (September 3, 2019) to take part in this tournament.  As with most prize tournaments we need to follow the proper age restrictions and guidelines. In this case if you are under the legal age of majority in your country/state of residence (which is 18 in the US and Canada), you are required to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian to participate in the Tournament and the parent or legal guardian needs to verify the granting of consent and  sign a release. Therefore, if you are between the ages of 13-18 and you want to take part in this tournament make sure you sign and hand in the parental consent form which can be downloaded here.

 

Will there be official leaderboards?

Yes! We will be tracking your rankings and scores during the tournament on the official TFT leaderboards.

What are the official rules that I need to be aware of and agree to before taking part?

Official rules & regulations will be COMING SOON.

What else do I need to know?

Check our social media channels regularly for updates on this and other events we run in our ggLeap gaming centers:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ggChampionsesports/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ggChampions

DISCORD: https://discord.gg/rQYrCS

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ggchampions/