The new tournament titled Fandom Legends: Teamfight Tactics is schedule to begin on December 1, 2020 and will span across the entire month of December.
As per Fandom, the tournament will see 16 players competing each week for a prize pool of $2K in hopes to qualify for the State Farm Championship Finals which will take place on Sunday, December 21, 2010, with a grand total prize pool of $5K. Two champions from each weekly tournament will play in Fandom Legends: Teamfight Tactics, allowing for an open opportunity for anyone to compete in the qualifiers.
Head of Gaming and Esports Sales at Fandom. Sean Kiely says the newly announced tournament will “open a path for new and upcoming talent to make a name for themselves online.” Riot has been a partner with State Farm since 2018 after the company joined as a sponsor of League of Legends, yet they will seek to raise the stakes with them now getting involved with the Mid-Seasonal Invitational, All-Star event, and the 2021 World Championship.
Riot Games has had a busy 2019 with the company also announcing the launch of Dutch and Belgian League of Legends esports leagues, as well as the company's Head of Global Esports Partnerships & Business Development also being named to Adweek's 2019 Young Influentials list.
Amateur events are great for the esports community, so it’s great to see organizations coming together and honoring such an event. With Teamfight Tactics being a relatively smaller esports scene, the new partnership will prove great exposure for the game’s fans and community. Teamfight Tactics has raked in a large fanbase of League of Legends players and fans, accumulating over 33 million players each month, so the new partnership could prove to be extremely beneficial for all organizations involved.
Fans will be able to stream Fandom Legends: Teamfight Tactics live on Twitch beginning December 1, 5, 12, and 19, with the December 21 final also streamed on Twitch.