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As the Teamfight Tactics: Gizmos and Gadgets mid-set expansion draws near, the first international championship for TFT’s newest game mode, Double Up is happening on Saturday and Sunday: TFT Hextech Havoc. The event will bring together the best teams from around the world to fight for bragging rights and a cash prize.
During the past few weeks, players have climbed the Double Up ranked ladder to become the two highest-ranked players in order to represent their region at this global championship. The regions represented include North America, Europe North East, Europe West, Russia, Turkey, China, Korea, Brazil, Latin America North, Latin America South, Japan, Oceania as well as teams from various qualifier tournaments to round out the 16 team field.
These 16 teams will start off on Day 1 of the competition split into four lobbies. During Phase One, each duo will play three games and lobbies will rotate every two games. The eight teams with the lowest points after three games will then be eliminated and the remaining players will move to Phase Two.
During Phase Two, which will also take place on Day 1, points for the remaining teams will be reset before another three game session. After, the top four will advance to the finals on Day 2.
The Day 2 finals will wrap up the event with a five-game series between the remaining four teams. The duo with the highest point total at the end of five games will be crowned champion.
North America has two teams competing. The first are the champions of the TFT Lab Partners event, “Ramblin Robin,” which consists of Team Liquid’s Robin “Robinsongz” Sung and Nick “Ramblinnn.” The second NA team consists of Cloud9’s Michael “k3Soju” Zhang and Jeffrey “Milk” Pan.
The EUW region is also bringing two teams. The first are the champions of the TFT Double Trouble event, Italians “JollyFaker” and “Luque.” The other duo is TFT Reckoning World Championship competitor “Skipaeus” and their partner “Thrae” who are representing the Czech Republic.
For a complete list of teams, check out the official announcement of the qualified players on the TFT twitter page.
Where to Watch
The action kicks off live starting on Saturday, bright and early at 9 a.m. ET. Day 2 is on Sunday and begins at the same time.
Spectators can catch the action on the Teamfight Tactics Twitch channel. The broadcast will feature a trio of Bryce “Esportslaw” Blum, Dan “Frodan” Chou and Kien “Mean Mister Kien” Lam bringing play-by-play and analysis throughout the weekend.
ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.