Entertainment media brand Fandom has announced a weekly Teamfight Tactics tournament, in partnership with North American video game developer Riot Games and insurance company State Farm. Starting on Dec. 1, the Fandom Legends: Teamfight Tactics event will take place over a four-week period.
Fandom partners with Riot Games
“We look forward to growing our existing relationship with Riot Games in order to provide the Teamfight Tactics community with weekly tournaments,” said Sean Kiely, Head of Gaming and Esports Sales at Fandom, in a release. “In addition to hosting known top players, we are opening a path for new and upcoming talent to make a name for themselves online. We are particularly excited to welcome trusted brand State Farm as a partner and supporter of the Teamfight Tactics community.”
Each week, 16 players will compete in the Fandom Legends: Teamfight Tactics tournament with a prize pool of $2,000. The qualification for the State Farm Championship Finals will also be on the line, with two winners from each of the weekly events advancing. The finalists will then clash for a $5,000 prize pool on Dec. 21. The auto battler action will be broadcast live each week on Twitch from the Fandom Studios in Culver City, Los Angeles.
Teamfight Tactics success
In a September community post, Riot Games product owner Richard “Maple Nectar” Henkel stated that the global average peak concurrent players for League of Legends increased by 30% because of Teamfight Tactics’ release. In addition, there are over 33 million players every month, with 720 million hours played in the last 30 days. The region with the largest League player base is China, which also saw a 35% growth in total game hours after the auto battler title’s launch.
While this is a first for Fandom, Riot Games and State Farm have collaborated before through their existing partnership, established in 2018. The League of Legends developer has also confirmed it will start to support a Teamfight Tactics esports league in 2020 after its recent success.