UPDATE (June 25th): Team RossBoomsocks finished eighth.
Original article: Scottish League of Legends content creator RossBoomsocks may be the king of mucking about in the game, but he also knows how to gather a mean crew.
The UK, IE and Nordics League of Legends Twitter account has announced Team RossBoomsocks will be taking part in the Twitch Rivals Summer Rumble this month.
The tournament will feature 140 challengers from 10 countries, $150,000 in prize money and three Riot Games titles.
There will be three RossBoomsocks teams – one in League of Legends, one in Teamfight Tactics (TFT) and one in Valorant.
The teams feature a host of UK streaming talent, including Bizzleberry, Vicksy and more in the League of Legends team, as well as Lallana and Ross’ partner Maizy Marzipan in TFT, not to mention the likes of Onscreen, Dreo and more in the Valorant side.
You can see the full line-up in the announcement tweet below:
RossBoomsocks said: “My first ever Twitch Rivals, and in a hilarious twist of fate – I am in fact not actually playing. I will instead be managing these players to their upmost limits. Captaining this ragtag group of mercenaries through the shaky waters of solo bolos, bucky oneshots and not hitting.”
Excel Esports superfan turned content creator, iTzSTU4RT, will also be playing TFT. He also plays Wild Rift in the ongoing ESL UK & Ireland Premiership.
“My first Twitch Rivals!” he said on Twitter. “Even though it’s not Wild Rift I’m still super excited to get back into TFT and smurf on the rest of Europe with some amazing content creators.”
The Twitch Rivals Summer Rumble takes place from Tuesday June 22nd to Thursday June 24th 2021 on the official twitch.tv/twitchrivals channel.
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- Maizy Marzipan on becoming a Twitch Partner and streaming goals: ‘There aren’t a huge amount of women in the TFT competitive scene – and certainly not many Scottish people – so I’d like to showcase that we can compete!’
- How I got on at Riot UK’s 5v5 Clash event with RossBoomsocks plus coaching from Excel Esports
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.