Korea has taken home their first TFT title with 8ljaywalking beating out Frenchman Zyk0o and the rest of the pack in the TFT Fates Championship. He walks away with $41,500, the biggest individual prize in Teamfight Tactics history.
It was the biggest event in TFT history. The $250,000 TFT Fates Invitational trumped the $200,000 Galaxies Championship and the $150,000 Rise of the Elements Invitational.
24 players were eventually whittled down to one, and it was Korea on top. 8ljaywalking posted huge results on Day 3, coming down to a nail-biting 1v1 against Zyk0o to take home the Fates Invitational title. Here’s how it went down.
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Day 1: Wednesday, April 7
NA dominate with three players in Top 4
|4||Pas De Bol||26|
NA came out to play on the first day of the TFT Fates Championship. Kurumx and RamKev led the pack, while DQA TFT was also in the top four. Europe’s Pas De Bol also put up a great performance, winning two matches on the day.
Brazil and Latin America had their two representatives each knocked out on the first day of action, while Korean Thunder rounded out the action with a measly seven points, not even managing a better placement than sixth across the five games.
Congrats to @MismatchedSock0 🇺🇸 for winning Round 2 with a Samira carry! 💪A big GGWP to 8ljaywalking from 🇰🇷 who finished in second thanks to a huge early and mid game win streak!
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) April 7, 2021
Day 2: Thursday, April 8
China eliminated as Europe stays strong
|3||Pas De Bol||28|
All three of China’s remaining hopefuls, including tournament favorite Juanzi, have been eliminated on Day 2. Europe’s Lallana and Pas De Bol dominated the lobbies, with the latter winning yet another couple of games after a strong Day 1 performance.
Japan’s Yatsuhashi and Australia’s Razza also managed to edge themselves into the Top 8 with two crucial wins at the end of the day’s play. Zyk0o beat DQA out in the tiebreaker for eighth, making RamKev the final NA representative heading into Friday’s final.
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) April 8, 2021
Day 3: Friday, April 9
8ljaywalking crowned TFT Fates champion
|8||Pas De Bol||14|
It was really a two horse race on the final day of the TFT Fates Championship. France’s Zyk0o got off to a blistering start, getting two wins and a third in his first three games to get to ‘check-position.’ His Fortune strats paid off big time, making one of the biggest comebacks in TFT history with the 1HP 11-loss streak cash out in Game 2.
With only one win needed, the rest of the lobby had to play catch-up, and 8ljaywalking took him to task. The Korean won Game 4 to put himself on match point, and then converted a huge Slayers board in Game 5 to take it all — beating out Zyk0o in the final 1v1 to win it all.
24 incredible players from all over the world, 1 CHAMPION. 🏆
Congratulations to 8ljaywalking from 🇰🇷 our Set 4 TFT Fates World Champion!! 🥇
A big GGWP to all of the amazing competitors! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/KsvKMopxp3
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) April 9, 2021
Below is the TFT Fates Championship final placements, and how much prize money each player won.
|Placement||Player||Prize Money (USD)|
|8||Pas De Bol||$11,000|
Here is a full list of players who competed in the TFT Fates Championship, and what regions they qualified from.
Some big names were upset in the qualifiers. Galaxies champion ‘Double61’ wasn’t be in attendance, and neither was NA streamer extraordinare ‘k3soju’.
|Pas De Bol||Europe|
|Mismatched Socks||North America|
|INF PieHat||Latin America|
|Goat Lion||Latin America|