Game publisher Riot Games has announced that media platform Final Level will manage all official Teamfight Tactics (TFT) tournaments in Brazil.
Final Level’s new role in the Teamfight Tactics ecosystem will include the operation of tournaments; athlete management; broadcast transmissions; and content creation.
Riot and Final Level have collaborated on more than 10 projects in the past, including the Riot Pride event, which was a League of Legends tournament in celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. The companies have also worked together on the promotion of animated series Arcane, and the TFT Neon Nights advertising campaign.
Throughout 2023, Teamfight Tactics tournaments will be divided into two phases: Road to Pro, a qualifier open to the public, and ProLegends, the final phase of the competitive circuit. The total prize pool for TFT tournaments taking place in Brazil will also be increased to R$130,000 (⁓£21,000), according to the release.
Esports tournament organiser ESL Gaming is in charge of the competitive events taking place in the rest of the LATAM region, specifically those open to players from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
The partnership with Riot Games comes after Final Level acquired design, video and production studio madmonkey in August 2022. Madmonkey has a notable client portfolio for its audiovisual and production services, including Riot.
Vitória Rezende Lopes, Brand Manager at Riot Games, commented: “Having Final Level Co. helping us run the competitive TFT scene is a move by Riot Games Brasil to prioritise the community, meeting their needs after listening to feedback from our audience, so that the experience of players and fans is the best.
“Our objective is that the changes brought to the ProLegends tournament and new activations of the game that are to come, as a result of this partnership, bring greater excellence in all management of the competitive TFT scenario.”