On the heels of the announcement for first-ever global TFT Double-Up event, Hextech Havoc, one of the qualifiers for the event was announced on Thursday. Wisdom Media in partnership with Riot Games is hosting an invitational duos tournament utilizing the TFT Double-Up game mode. Giant Slayer TFT Lab Partners will take 16 of the best players in North America and see who the best team is. Here is everything you need to know about the event.
There are 8 teams in this event. Every team consists of high-ranked players on the NA ladder and many of them are popular streamers in the community. The team breakdowns are as follows.
- RUEmily: a team consisting of “Emilywang” and “mD rue loves you”.
- Kiyoon Still Single: a team featuring TFT Fates North American Champion Team Liquid Alex “Kurumx” Tompkins and also TSM FTX’s Ki Yoon ‘Kiyoon” Yoo.
- Madge & Sadge: A team featuring former Golden Guardians teammates Rebecca “Becca” Cho and Jeffrey “DeliciousMilkGG” Pan.
- RadiantMortdog: A team featuring TFT Reckoning Worlds competitor “SpencerTFT” and “Bertasaurus”.
- Team PeepoRiot: A team featuring Team Liquid Aleksey “Grandvice8” Tvorogov and TFT Fates Worlds competitor “RamKev”.
- RamblinRobin: A team consisting of the reigning Giant Slayer Season 3 champions “Ramblinnn” and TFT Reckoning NA champion Team Liquid Robin “Robinsongz” Sung.
- Team 7: A team featuring Cloud9 Michael “k3soju” Zhang and “PPPRESTIVENT”.
- Team Saralynn: A team featuring perennial NA Rank one player “Setsuko” and also “Saralynn”.
The Format and where to watch
The eight teams will play against each other on Day 1 of the event on December 11. The top four teams in the standings after the first day will move onto the Day 2 finals on December 12. In the finals, the four teams will have their points reset. The finals will be using a modified Checkmate format. This means that the team that wins a game after hitting a point threshold will win the event. The modification comes in the form of a safety net where if a team hits a predetermined amount of points after the threshold, they will win the event without having to secure a first-place finish.
The event will be broadcast live on twitch on both the Giant Slayer and TFT channels. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. EST starting on December 11. The event will be cast by a talent line-up that consists of experienced casters Dan “Frodan” Chou and Nathan “Admirable” Zamora. Former TFT pro player “Jirachy” will also be a part of the commentary line-up.