The TFT Reckoning Championship will be the first international TFT LAN event, held later this year in China. The 20 best players from around the world will compete for a cash prize and title of world champion.
Until now, there has been no other details on the format or prizing. However, Upcomer has received the regional invite distribution that states how many TFT Reckoning Invites each region will get.
At the TFT Reckoning Championship, Europe and China will both have four invites. North America will have three along with South Korea. Brazil and Latin America will each have two invites. Meanwhile, Japan and Oceania will both get one for a total of 20 players. Here is a breakdown on what changed from the last TFT Championship
The EU region sent six players to the last TFT Championship. After converting half of their invites into the top eight finals, the three EU players finished 2nd, 5th, and 7th respectively. At the TFT Reckoning Championship, they will be sending two fewer players. Once again the EU region will be including the TR and CIS severs into their region. Players from the EUW/EUNE/TR/CIS severs will have the ability to earn their invite through the EU TFT Fates Qualifiers. Also new this year is the ability for players living in the Middle East, India, and North Africa can play in the EU qualifiers too.
The Chinese region sent five players to the TFT Fates Championship but unfortunately, none of the five managed to make it into the finals. China will be sending only four players to the TFT Reckoning Championship which will be hosted in their own country later this year. There are currently no details on the Chinese region’s qualification system.
North America (3)
North America sent four player to the TFT Fates Championship with only one player making into the final top eight. However, all four managed to make it into the top 16. At the end of the event, NA managed to take home third place at the TFT Fates Championship. This season, NA will be sending one fewer player to the TFT Reckoning Championship. The NA TFT season is already well under way. 16 of NA’s best players will meet at the NA Regional Finals in September to decide which three players will be flying to China to represent NA at Worlds.
South Korea (3)
South Korea, the esports powerhouse, showed up big time at the TFT Fates Championship. Despite Korea only sending three players to Worlds last season, two of the three made it into the top eight finals and “8ljaywalking” ended up bringing the World Championship home to Korea. At the TFT Reckoning Championship, Korea will keep their three invite slots from last season. The three players representing Korea will be decided later this year.
Brazil has always been one of the biggest wild card regions in esports and they are also a big wild card region in TFT as well, in both meanings of the word. After a fantastic 2nd place showing at the TFT Galaxies Championship last year, Brazil took a step back at the TFT Fates Championship with neither of their two invites making past day one of the World championship. This season they will still bring two players to the TFT Reckoning Championship.
Latin America (2)
The Latin America region hasn’t had success on the international TFT stage yet. At the past two World championships, the LATAM region has failed to place a player into the top eight finals in either event. The LATAM region will again send two players to the TFT Reckoning Championship with asperations to put the region on the TFT map.
For a region with only one invite, Japan has historically done very well at the TFT World championships. Last season, their one representive made it into the top eight finals finishing in 7th place. Last year at the TFT Galaxies Championship, their one representative also made it into the top eight finals placing 5th. Japan will once again send one player to the TFT Reckoning Championship with hopes of locking up another finals performance and maybe even their first Riot Games World Championship.
In their first season as a separate region in TFT, Oceania made the most of their lone invite at the TFT Fates Championship. Their lone representive, “Razza” managed to secure a top eight performance at last seasons TFT World Championship finishing in 5th place. Oceania will once again send one player from their region to the TFT Reckoning Championship. The OCE qualifiers are also well under way.
Keep checking back here for more details on the TFT Reckoning Championship as they come out.