Riot has announced that Clash will return on August 19 to test a round of new features and tech that hope to eliminate many of the issues people were encountering the last time it went live. Team creation begins on August 19, with games taking place from August 24-25.
True to the statement made a few months back about the state of Clash's development, this launch will be part of Riot's first round of the regional testing they promised to conduct this summer.
In order to participate, you must have completed your ranked placement matches and have an Honor level of two or higher. Team creation begins on Monday, August 19, and ends Friday, August 23. The games will be played that weekend during the following times.
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Riot is hoping to test three different things in this launch. The first, rolling bracket starts, would enable teams to lock in at anytime within a multi-hour window in order to be sorted into a bracket as soon as possible. This will hopefully reduce the amount of games starting at once and free things up for those who aren't able to meet strict lock-in times.
The second feature being tested is operating within two single-day tournaments instead of one tournament spanning three days. There will be eight-team brackets on both Day 1 and Day 2, and teams can choose to enter either one or both of them.
The final thing being tested is bracket recoverability. Riot is building bracket-repair tech that will hopefully fix common problems that could occur that have broken brackets in the past. For example, if an opponent disconnects before the match, they can be swapped out with another team to keep your bracket intact.
All participants in this round of testing will receive loot orbs and points that can be used to unlock banners and team logos.