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The biggest tournament of the Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning expansion so far is right around the corner. GiantSlayer, the Teamfight Tactics branch of Wisdom Media, has been contracted by Riot Games to run the North American TFT Circuit this set. Their marquee event of the season will be the Mid-Set Finale. With $20,000 and four spots to the North American Regional Finals on the line, the Mid-Set Finale will be a must see event. Its not only the biggest tournament to date, its also the last tournament on the road to the NA Regional Finals. And its also the last tournament before the mid-set expansion.

Starting July 15th, the 32 players who have qualified for the Mid-Set Finale will battle it out over the course of four days. At the end of the event, only the top four players will earn their spot at the all important NA Regional Finals. Here is the breakdown on the format for the Mid-Set Finale, who is playing, and where to watch the action.

The Mid-Set Finale Format

The event kicks off on Thursday July 15th.The 32 players will split into four lobbies. Those players will play six games on Day 1 with lobbies rotating every two games based on tournament standings up to each point in a modified-swiss style. At the end of the six games, the top 24 players will earn their spot in Day 2 while the bottom eight will be eliminated.

On Friday July 16th, the 24 returning players will have their points reset. Just like in Day 1, the remaining players will split into separate lobbies and will play another six games. The starting lobbies will be seeded based on Day 1 performance. Every two games the lobbies will rotate in a modified-swiss style. The top 16 players after six games will move onto Day 3. The lower eight will leave the tournament.

On Saturday July 17th, the 16 remaining players will again have their points reset. The same players will split into two lobbies that will rotate every two games in a modified-swiss style, The original lobbies will be seeded based on Day 2 performance. At the end of six games, the top eight players will move onto championship Sunday as the other eight are eliminated from the event.

On Sunday July 18th, the final eight players will have their points reset. The final eight players will play in one lobby and will play six games. The top four players will move onto the NA Regional Finals.

Here is the breakdown for prizing.

1st: $6000 + direct invite to Regional Finals
2nd: $4000 + direct invite to Regional Finals
3rd: $3000 + direct invite to Regional Finals
4th: $2000 + direct invite to Regional Finals
5th: $1500
6th: $1000
7th: $750
8th: $550
9-16th: $150

The Competition

32 players qualified for the Mid-Set Finale. Here is a breakdown of who is playing and how they earned their invite.

Dawnbringer Cup Qualifiers (12):

TWTV SLIPPINGBUG
INCITE
XNIEAMO
BROCCÓLI
TL GV8
EMILYYWANG
OLDLODO
RUELE
LUNATUNES
TTV INIKOINIKO
INPHINIT3
C9 K3SOJU

Nightbringer Cup Qualifiers (16):

AER0ST0RM
ÂZARIN
BENVA
BUZZYBOO
DOHMOH
FATHER OF SHALOM
IMISSVOIDSINS
INTC
JIRACHY
KEVYZHOU
PEELED PAPAYA
PRINE
ROBINSONGZ
ROKUYO
STAXL
XTHEFARMERX

The Challenger Series (4):

POCKYGOM
SPENCERTFT
GUUBUMS
KYIVIX

Where to Watch

Spectators can catch the action live on Twitch.tv each day starting July 15th at 4PM PST. The Official Riot Games twitch channel is listed as one of the places to watch the event. Details on who will cast the event and if players will stream their perspectives will come out soon. Stay tuned here at Upcomer for the latest news as it becomes available.


ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.


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