UPDATE (July 8th): Other tournaments are now emerging. Content creator Bizzleberry posted details of this tournament featuring fellow content creators:
UK #TeamfightTactics 3-Round Tournament featuring your favourite Twitch & Youtube creators! Tomorrow (Tuesday) 9th July 18:00 BST (13:00 EST). Creators have permission to Livestream so find them on Twitch & Youtube! Points system and Rules & Prizes will be posted below shortly! pic.twitter.com/ZnHPLkQSgk
— Bizzleberry (@BizzleberryLoL) July 8, 2019
Original article (published July 3rd):
It’s only a few weeks old but Teamfight Tactics – League of Legends’ take on auto chess – is thriving. And now it has its own UK tournament.
Lions Creed, the esports organisation formerly known as Lionhearts, is running a TFT competition that has attracted many members the UK League of Legends community.
Several high elo players that have been in the ESL Premiership or UKLC have expressed interest in taking part, including the likes of Governor, Skudzy, Snuggli, Akkers and others, including coaches and organisation staff.
The tournament will adopt a knockout format, with the top two people in each match moving on to the next stage.
With the recent addition of TeamFight Tactics to #LeagueofLegends, we at LionsCreed are hosting a TFT tournament with prizes to see who’s a true champion of the new game-mode! Application and more info below! pic.twitter.com/8M0Yjfmq6k
— LionsCreed (@LionsCreedGG) July 2, 2019
Lions Creed owner Abdiqani ‘True Rambo’ Ahmed told Esports News UK: “Our motive for this is to see who’s actually the best. There’s been a lot of talk from people claiming to be the best at TFT – and this tournament will prove it.
“We initially made this within our community but decided to make it open to others. Also, we would like to run it to see [how TFT copes with a competitive tournament].
“Since spectate has not been added yet we will be running with the old tournament system of posting the post-game screen to show leaderboards. We will also have members of staff playing in case of any problems or cheating.”
Teams for the tournament will be random and entrants are allowed to stream it.
The competition will take place on July 13th at 7pm and will feature RP prizing. It looks like Lions Creed staff who enter the tournament will stream what they can via the Lions Creed Twitch channel.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.