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The entire competitive season has come down to this. The best players around North America have been grinding Teamfight Tactics over the last few months with World Championship aspirations. On the weekend of Sept. 4 and 5, the 16 best players will fight against each other for money, bragging rights, and most importantly a spot at the TFT Reckoning Championship. Here are all the details spectators need to follow the action at the TFT NA Regional Finals.
TFT NA Regional Finals Format
On Saturday, the 16 players will split up into two lobbies at the beginning of the event. The lobbies will rotate every two games based on overall tournament standings. These players will play a total of six games on Day 1. Players earn points based on each game placements. After the six games, the eight players with the most points will advance to championship Sunday.
On Sunday, the eight remaining players will play another six games but with their points reset. The top three players after the six games will be the NA representatives at the TFT Reckoning World Championship. Day 2 will not feature the “checkmate” format that some other events have used in the past. In that format, there is no set amount of games. Instead, the winner of the event is decided by reaching a point threshold which puts the player in “check” after a checked player wins a game after being put in check, the tournament is over. This season, the NA Regional Final winner will be determined by consistency through points.
On top of spots at Worlds, players will play for a share of the $25,000 prize pool. The winner will receive $8,000, second place will take home $5,000 and third will earn $3,500.
The 16 competitors have already been decided. There were three different avenues for players to earn their spot at the NA Regional Finals. Players either got in through the ladder snapshots, through the Reckoning Mid-Set Finale, or the Set 5.5 ladder snapshot race. Here is a breakdown of who is playing at the NA Regional Finals and from where.
Set 5 Ladder Snapshot (10)
IG Hanyuan “Noobowl” Ye
IG Andrew “Guubums” Cheung
TL Aleksey “Grandvice8” Tvorogov
TL Alex “Kurumx” Tompkins
TSM FTX Ki Yoon ‘Kiyoon” Yoo
BC Albert “MismatchedSocks” Chen
Mid-Set Finale (4)
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TL Robin “Robinsongz” Sung
C9 Michael “k3Soju” Zhang
Where to watch
The event will have an official broadcast. Recently, Riot Games created a new official channel for TFT on twitch. The action kicks off each day starting at 4 p.m. PST. Also, there will be a commentary lineup. The members of said lineup have not been revealed yet.
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.