Game developer Supercell has announced that the Clash Royale League will return in 2023, with a few structural changes and a large total prize pool.
The competitive season will end with the World Finals, which will take place on November 24th-26th and feature a prize pool of $900,000 (⁓£728,000).
Starting in February, the CRL format will span across seven-month-long seasons, each allowing all eligible players to earn trophies to qualify for monthly qualifiers and finals. Each monthly season will feature a $57,000 (⁓£46,000) prize pool.
Like in 2022, the World Finals will consist of 16 players, however, two of the spots are reserved for the Chinese qualifiers. All in all, the finals will welcome seven Monthly Finals winners; the seven highest-ranked players on the competitive leaderboard and two players qualified from China.
In 2022, the World Finals returned as an offline event in Helsinki, Finland, after being held online for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the 2023 World Finals will feature an audience once again, though Supercell hasn’t revealed the location yet.
Ultimately, the 2023 season will award around $1.3m (£1.05m) in prize pool funds, similar to the 2022 season.
The CRL has moved away from the format it adopted for the duration of 2022, which featured events like the Golden Ticket tournaments and the 6 weeks of CRL competitions. Instead, a much-praised part of the 2021 season is back — monthly competitions — after listening to feedback from the Clash Royale community.