Supercell is gearing up to bring back the Clash Royale League for 2019, but it’s returning with some changes.
Instead of having separate divisions for North America, Europe, and Latin America, the three regions will be consolidated into a singular CRL West division.
Last season, the Clash Royale League was split into five divisions: Asia, China, Europe, Latin America, and North America. The consolidation of Europe, Latin America, and North America is said to come from feedback that Supercell had received over the course of the last year.
The aim for this change is to have a consistent format across the West, Asia, and China divisions. The newly-devised West division “will have around the same number of teams” as the other divisions, will be located in Los Angeles, and will have both Spring and Fall seasons.
Supercell tweeted the following regarding the impending changes: “We’re currently talking to multiple teams from CRL 2018 and are finalizing details. Rest assured we’ll continue working with some of the best esports organizations and will select teams based on merit (esports history, expertise, player treatment, CRL commitment and more).”
On February 13th, it was announced that Supercell had teamed up with ESL to launch the Clash of Clans World Championship – a six-month event with a total prize pool for $1,000,000 (£775,390). Using the in-game Clan War Leagues feature and offline qualifying events, eight teams will be left to battle it out at an ESL event in Germany later in the year.
Esports Insider says: Considering North America and Europe have a particularly strong rivalry across all esports, this can be interpreted as both a positive or negative change depending on who you ask. We, personally, like that Supercell appears to be taking feedback seriously and is actually implementing change where deemed necessary.