Teamfight Tactics is Riot’s entry into the autobattler genre, with players creating teams of LoL heroes that then face off against compositions created by opponents.
The game officially launched on June 25, with fans of Riot’s ultra-popular MOBA quickly jumping onto the TFT train and sending it skyrocketing up the Twitch charts to become one of the platform’s most popular games.
Pokimane has been one of the biggest streamers to broadcast TFT on her channel, and has enjoyed playing the game so much that she has decided to host the first Teamfight Tactics tournament, announcing the news on Twitter on July 2.
“TFT Thursday is official,” wrote the 23-year-old. “[Thank you] to everyone that’s willing to be a part of this, hoping for it to be a great time for streamers and viewers!”
The tournament will take place on Thursday, July 4, kicking off at 10 AM PST / 1PM EST / 6:00 PM BST.
TFT Thursday is official! 😁— pokimane (@pokimanelol) July 3, 2019
It’ll be on July 4th at 10 AM PST. Participants are listed below, and the prize pool is 15,000$ 🥳 💰
TY to everyone that’s willing to be a part of this, hoping for it to be a great time for streamers & viewers! pic.twitter.com/mXknMcV5ax
The main Teahmfight Tactics Thursday broadcast will take place on Pokimane's own channel, with players competing in the tournament showing their own POV on their streams.
The action will be casted by Mark ‘TheeMarkZ’ Zimmerman and Sam ‘RiotKobe’ Hartman-Kenzler, who are familiar faces behind the casting desk for LoL fans who regularly watch the LCS.
Twitch streamers like Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang, Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors and Mizkif will take part in TFT Thursday, alongside Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang, who is currently ranked as the best Teamfight Tactics player in the world according to Riot Games.
The full list of entrants in Pokimane’s TFT Thursday event are:
The $15,000 Teamfight Tactics tournament will be split into rounds, with prizes award to the top four finishers in each round. Players who finish first in the round will take home at least $500, with the winner of Round 2-4 earning $1,000 for their efforts.
There will also be a $1,500 MVP award for the tournaments best player, while $1,500 is also set aside to purchase gifted subscriptions which will be given out for "good sportsmanship, entertainment value, and participation."