Everyone likes to play tournament-style games in a competitive environment. Whether it be you and your friends hosting a LAN party to battle it out between each other or going online with a team ready to win big prizes – it’s among the most fun and unique experiences out there.
For years, League of Legends custom tournaments mainly were reserved for the official League of Legends events, and reaching the pro levels is not easy. Though you could host custom games in tournament style, there weren’t any rewards embedded into the system.
This gave rise to third-party tournament hosting sites, where players can play in a competitive tournament and stand to win big prizes. Riot even encouraged this through its official forums, where parties could register tournaments, and Riot would pay out RP rewards to the winners.
One of the best-known sites was battlefy which hosted all kinds of tournaments, and frequently, too. Eventually, as with any unchecked environment, it became a little toxic. ARAM tournaments became so popular that players would often abuse the system and quickly rack up tens of thousands of RP.
Riot took notice of this and shut down the reward system. This was both a welcome and unwelcome decision, but it signaled towards something big.
Enter 2017. and Clash was announced.
What is Clash?
Clash is Riot’s version of an official tournament system that players can join and enjoy without going through the hustle of third-party websites. It launched as an alpha test in 2017. In Vietnam, coming to the EU servers in December that same year.
Planned for a full release in May of 2018., the game mode was ridden with bugs, issues, and crashes that led to its inevitable delay. The delay was expected not to last long, but Riot eventually decided to put an indefinite release date on the game mode.
The previous reduction of third-party hosting and this indefinite delay saddened a large portion of League players, leaving them without any options for over a year. In the summer of 2019. NA servers began testing Clash. This continued in December of that year, too, and we finally received the full release of Clash in February of 2020.
In this mode, players can build teams of up to five players, with substitutions allowed under certain circumstances. They then play in a tournament of 8 teams in 3 rounds, and the winners take home Victory Points that can then be used to purchase various prizes like Icons, Banners, etc.
Clash is played on the weekend, giving teams two full days of tournament play to stack their prizes for more significant purchases.
League of Legends Clash Schedule
Demacia Cup will take place in June 2022.
- Week 1:
- Lock-In Begins: June 6
- Tournament Days: June 11-12
- Week 2:
- Lock-In Begins: June 20
- Tournament Days: June 25-26
Shadow Isles Cup
Shadow Isles Cup will take place in July 2022.
- Week 1:
- Lock-In Begins: July 4
- Tournament Days: July 9-10
- Week 2:
- Lock-In Begins: July 18
- Tournament Days: July 23-24
Zaun Cup will take place in August 2022.
- Week 1:
- Lock-In Begins: August 1
- Tournament Days: August 6-7
- Week 2:
- Lock-In Begins: August 15
- Tournament Days: August 20-21
Noxus Cup will take place in September 2022.
- Week 1:
- Lock-In Begins: August 29
- Tournament Days: September 3-4
- Week 2:
- Lock-In Begins: September 12
- Tournament Days: September 17-18
Riot Games organizes Clash on a biweekly basis. As I’ve said, Clash is scheduled during weekends, from Friday to Sunday, giving you a lot of tournament enjoyment.
How do I enter, I hear you ask? Well, there are some pre-requisites to fulfill before you can purchase your Clash ticket. Namely, you’ll have to be level 30, complete your ten provisional games and verify your account through a phone number.
Once all that’s done, you can purchase a Clash ticket for 975 BE or 195 RP. If you want to get the best prizes, purchasing a Premium ticket for 975 RP is also an option, though a bit on the expensive side, considering what’s on the line.
The next Clash is coming up on November 20th, or next Friday from the day of writing. I suggest you round up a team and have some fun if you haven’t played Clash so far, as it is a unique experience.
The List Of All Rewards in LoL Clash
Whenever one team wins, they receive 200 Victory Points that can be used to unlock cool-looking banners. If you don’t know what Banners are, allow me to explain; Banners are basically a type of reward which shows up in your League games as well as on your profile.
|400 VP||Banner Level 1|
|600 VP||Theme Logo 1|
|1000 VP||Banner Level 2|
|1400 VP||Banner Level 3|
|2000 VP||Theme Logo 2|
Premium Ticket Capsule
- 8th Place 1 Basic Ticket, 500 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 7th Place 1 Basic Ticket, 500 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 6th Place 1 Basic Ticket, 500 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 5th Place 1 Basic Ticket, 500 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 4th Place 1 Basic Ticket, 750 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 3rd Place 1 Basic Ticket, 750 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1820 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 2nd Place 1 Basic Ticket, 750 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1820 Skin Shard, 1 Logo
- 1st Place 1 Basic Ticket, 750 OE, 750 Skin Shard, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1820 Skin Shard,1 Chibi Icon, 1 Gemstone, 1350 Skin, 1 Logo
Basic Ticket Orb
- 8th Place 3 Win XP Boost, 1 Logo
- 7th Place Mystery Icon, 1 Logo
- 6th Place Mystery Icon, 1 Logo
- 5th Place 640 Ward Skin, Mystery Icon, 1 Logo
- 4th Place 640 Ward Skin, Mystery Icon, Mystery Emote, 1 Logo
- 3rd Place 640 Ward Skin, Mystery Icon, Mystery Emote,1 Basic Ticket, 1 Logo
- 2nd Place 640 Ward Skin, Mystery Icon, Mystery Emote, 975 Skin Shard,1 Basic Ticket, 1 Logo
- 1st Place 640 Ward Skin, Mystery Emote, 975 Skin Shard, 1350 Skin Shard, 1 Chibi Icon, 1 Basic Ticket, 1 Log
Though it doesn’t offer as much in terms of prizes as battefly and other alternate tournament sites provided, it still has that competitive feeling that you just don’t get in ranked matches. There’s not much at stake, though it does feel like you’re playing to win a place at some tremendous championship – and that is enough for me. Clash prizes are limited, and I think they should be a point of improvement for Riot, but as it stands, they’re pretty insubstantial.
At any rate, Clash is fun and officially supported, giving you an authentic and solid experience.
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