The Final North American Teamfight Tactics qualifier tournament is coming up real soon. The Nightbringer Cup will bring together 128 of NA’s top TFT pros to duke it out for a spot at the Mid-Set Finale. Places at the NA Regional Finals are also on the line.
The three day event will give 16 spots to the 32-player Mid-Set Finale, held in mid July. While there is no prize pool, this event will be the last chance for many of the top players in NA to continue their TFT: Reckoning season. Just like the Dawnbringer Cup, GiantSlayerTV will be hosting this event. The event kicks off Friday June 18 at 7 p.m. ET and will run through Sunday, June 20. Players will be streaming their perspectives through the first two days of the competition, with Riot Games streaming the finals live on Twitch.
Here’s all the info spectators will need to know about how the Nightbringer Cup is going down.
TFT Nightbringer Cup: Format and qualification
Just like the Dawnbringer Cup, any player in North America was able to sign up for Nightbringer. However, only the top 124 players, based on their NA server ranked ladder LP at the end of the sign-up period, were chosen to compete. The four remaining players will be taken from the 13-16 place range from the Dawnbringer cup.
On Friday June 18, The 128 players will be split into 16 lobbies based on their ranked ladder LP. These lobbies will be static and won’t change during the first day. The top four players in each of the 16 lobbies after five rounds of play, will advance to day two.
Day two will take place on Saturday June 19. The remaining 64 players will again be split into lobbies based on their day one results. The eight lobbies will play another five games, with point totals reset from the previous day. After the five rounds, the top four from each lobby will move onto the day three finals.
The finals on Sunday June 20 will pit the remaining 32 players into four lobbies based on their day two performance. Points will reset for this round, with the four lobbies playing another five rounds. After the five rounds on day three, the top four players in each lobby will earn their invite to the Mid-Set Finale.
Where to watch and who is playing
The Nightbringer Cup will play host to some of the game’s best talent. TFT Fates NA Champion Alex “Kurumx” Tompkins qualified for the event. His Team Liquid teammates, Robin “Robinsongz” Sung and Brandon “Saintvicious” DiMarco, have also qualified. TSM’s Duy Minh “Souless” Nguyen will be playing too. Other notable players include tournament mainstays “Noobowl” and “Sètsuko”, among others. For a full list of participants, check here.
The Nightbringer Cup will also provide a cast of commentators for the finals on day three. TFT Lead Developer Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer will join event host Rosemary “Nekkragaming” Kelley, along with a team of casters. Team Liquid’s Aleksey “Grandvice8” Tvorogov, Cloud 9’s Khalif “Khroen” Hashim and Erik “DoA” Lonnquist round out the commentator talent for the event.
While there will be no official broadcast for the first two days, many of the players competing will be streaming their perspectives live on Twitch. However, day three of the event will be broadcast live through the Riot Games official Twitch channel and spectators can catch the action starting at 7 p.m. ET.