Twitch Rivals’ Riot Games Summer Rumble returns for a second year

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Twitch Rivals, a tournament series operated by live streaming platform Twitch, has announced the return of the Riot Games Summer Rumble.

Taking place August 22nd-24th, the online tournament will bring together 10 all-creator teams to battle it out for a $100,000 (~£83,000) prize pool.

The creator teams will be based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and will compete across three titles: VALORANT, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics (TFT).

The matches will be broadcast live on the Twitch Rivals channels, with team captains also streaming from their accounts. Once the event concludes on day three, the team with the most ‘Rumble Points’ will be crowned the 2022 Summer Rumble Champion.

Twitch also revealed that fans tuning into the event will have the chance to win either a League of Legends Summoner Icon or a VALORANT Gun Buddy as a prize for watching.

Riot Games and Twitch have been collaborating since 2012, with the latter serving as a broadcasting partner for various League of Legends events. Other partners that have been specifically tied to Twitch Rivals include cryptocurrency exchange, Pizza Hut, insurance company State Farm and doughnut company Dunkin’.

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In the last 10 years, Riot and Twitch’s partnership has evolved to a point where co-organised events have been planned. This includes the first edition of the Summer Rumble and the first-ever Teamfight Tactics tournament.

In other news, Riot Games has also recently expanded its various titles, such as unveiling the Wild Circuit, a new off-season tournament series for its mobile title League of Legends: Wild Rift. Moreover, the game developer has shown interest to create a structure for VALORANT through College VALORANT (CVAL), as well as its VCT ecosystem.

Radina Koutsafti
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.