Supercell, the developers behind hit title Clash Royale, has today confirmed that eight of North America’s top esports organisations, will be joining the Clash Royale League.
Following on from the inaugural event in 2017, won by sergioramos:), Supercell followed this up with the Clash Royale League Challenge which offered players the chance to be signed by one of these pro teams. Twenty five million players competed to qualify for the CRL in 2018, with just under 7,000 players from 113 different countries making it to the next round.
Next up, the pro teams involved will look at forming their rosters ahead of the finals later in the year which boast a $1 million (£710,954) prize pool.
Whilst those mentioned previously will represent the NA region, the European region will be represented by Fnatic, Misfits, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, Team Liquid, Team Queso, Team Dignitas and Allegiance.
Mainland China will be represented by EDG.M, GO, JDG, LGD, NOVA, OP, SNAKE, WE. Asia, which is all of Asia other than mainland China, will be represented by OGN Entus, Sandbox, Kingzone, OP.GG, GameWith, PONOS Sports, DetonatioN Gaming, FAV Gaming, AHQ ESPORTS CLUB, KIX, Chaos Theory and Bren Esports. These two regions will have a Spring Season which runs from March 23-Jun 3 in China, and April 27 – July 14 in Asia. Other regions in the world will begin competing with the Fall Season in August. All these lead up to the World Finals in the winter of 2018, with the exact dates to be announced.
The teams representing the Latin American region of the Clash Royale League are yet to be announced.
Jack Etienne, Owner of Cloud9 commented: “It’s tremendous how quickly Clash Royale revealed itself to be the next big esport and we are impressed with Supercell’s thoughtful steps to build an exciting global league.
“It’s also incredible that the Clash Royale League gives every single player the opportunity to go pro, giving us the opportunity to draft new and upcoming talent. We’ll be watching to see who rises to the top over the next few months of competitive play and can’t wait to put our team together and compete for a spot at the World Finals.”
Patrick “Chief Pat” Carney, CEO of Tribe Gaming added: “Having seen the growth of Clash Royale first hand since its launch, I couldn’t be more thrilled about the unveiling of the Clash Royale League.
“At Tribe, we’re excited to be welcoming in a number of iconic esports organizations into the Clash Royale ecosystem, and we look forward to doing battle with them in each and every arena.”
“The level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from the most respected esports teams in the world is as humbling as it is exciting, and we’re looking forward to supporting them in order to grow the Clash Royale esports ecosystem for our players,” said Tim Ebner, Head of Esports at Supercell. “Staying true to the Supercell vision of making games everyone can enjoy for years and years, the Clash Royale League will continue to offer as many players as possible an open path to competing at the highest level.”
Esports Insider says: This is fantastic news for the Clash Royale scene with some of North America’s biggest teams confirmed for the Clash Royale League in 2018.