League of Legends: Global Clash beta announced for December

League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.
League of Legends. Photo courtesy of Riot Games. /

After multiple attempts, League of Legends is finally ready to host Clash tournaments worldwide – starting with a global beta in December!

That’s right, almost two years after the initial Clash announcement, the League of Legends team is now ready to launch the competitive game mode across all regions! This process will start with a global beta taking place across two weekends: December 7-8 and December 14-15.

Since providing the community with a checklist of what needs to be done before Clash can go live, the dev team has run 22 tournaments in 11 regions throughout 2019. Now, they’re thrilled to announce that League of Legends is on schedule to officially launch Clash in 2020, following December’s beta test.

The Clash beta will take place on the preseason patch, meaning you’ll get to try out Rise of the Elements with your friends over both weekends and get to grips with the latest changes to Summoner’s Rift. You’ve got over a month to find four team-mates and practice before earning rewards in December’s tournament.

If you’re struggling to find team-mates for the competition, be sure to check out r/leagueoflegends or r/TeamRedditTeams as there’ll definitely be several posts looking for players and teams in the run-up to Clash. And just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, here’s a quick explanation of what you’ll be signing up for:

What is Clash?

Clash is League of Legends’ first-ever in-client tournament mode. Team up with four other players to compete in small brackets of 4, 8, or 16 teams and winning prizes scaling depending on how far you progress/number of wins your team secures.

Your team chooses which days it’d like to compete (Friday/Saturday/Sunday), then you are randomly assigned to a bracket against other, similarly ranked teams from your region. Before heading into champion select, you’ll be given a small period to scout and analyze your opponents most played champions to potentially ban out their favored picks. Then, it’s onto the Rift, and may the best team win!

To sign up for Clash, a player must buy Clash tickets with Blue Essence or RP and verify their account using SMS to avoid smurfing. All of this is subject to change though and more information will be released as December’s tournament nears!

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