After the successful Twitch Rivals: Verizon Invitational Wild Rift tournament back in October 2020, the mobile version of League of Legends is making its return to Twitch Rivals this April.
Twitch has announced Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown, a new tournament that will focus on the "casual-competitive creators".
For this opportunity, Twitch will choose streamers who are focusing on the entertaining aspects of the game rather than being fully competitive, which definitely sounds like a lot of fun to watch!
And since there's hasn't been a lot of Wild Rift tournaments, this is a perfect chance to enjoy some Wild Rift competition and watch your favourite streamers!
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown Schedule: When is it?
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown will be a one-day event, scheduled for 13th April.
The tournament will start at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT, and it is planned to last for around six hours.
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown format and rules
- All games are 5v5
- Captains bring their own teams
- 4 teams, 20 total creators
- Round Robin
- Each match Best of 3
- No bans for the event - unless we feel there are significant competitive integrity issues
- Top 2 teams at end of Round Robin phase play for 1st/2nd place
- The bottom 2 teams play for 3rd/4th place
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown teams
(Picture: Twitch/Riot Games)
The tournament is invites-only, but Twitch hasn't yet revealed which content creators will be invited to the event.
They explained that they want to pick "4 captains of fairly equal skill level who represent the cheeky, fun-first attitude" and then they will allow them to bring their own teams "to ensure everyone has a good time playing with their friends".
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown prize pool
While the focus of the tournament is on fun, the prize money is nothing to scoff at, as $25,000 USD is waiting for players to take their share.
The exact distribution of the reward between the 4 teams is yet to be announced.
Twitch Rivals Wild Rift Showdown stream: How to watch
Wild Rift Showdown will be broadcasted live on the official Twitch Rivals channel, as well as on the personal channels of the participating content creators.