Riot Games is announcing that Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is bringing its esports competitions to the next level.

With Set 9 on the horizon following the conclusion of the Monsters Attack! Championship, Riot Games is announcing a further commitment to the future of Teamfight Tactics (TFT) esports. Teamfight Tactics competitors, enjoyers, and fans can rejoice as Riot Games is hosting the first-ever TFT global LAN tournament in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on December 8-10, 2023.

A little over a month ago, John Needham, president of esports at Riot Games, released an article detailing their commitment to the future of esports at Riot Games. In the article, John Needham mentioned TFT as part of their future esports ecosystem in which "as part of the evolution of Riot’s watch platform, we’re building out-of-game experiences where our fans can socialize, interact, express themselves, and flex their level of fandom."

First-ever TFT global LAN tournament (Image via Riot Games)
First-ever TFT global LAN tournament (Image via Riot Games)

Up until now, Teamfight Tactics international competitive matches have been played online. Now Riot wants to bring that experience in-person to fans and competitors. In order to carry out this vision of a brighter and exciting future for esports in Teamfight Tactics, Michael Sherman, Global Head of TFT, explains his thought process behind growing TFT esports with the start of a LAN event, hopefully first of many to come.

"We want the future of TFT esports to embody approachability and diversity of skill. To achieve
this, we are expanding our esports events and opening more of them to anyone who wants to

Michael Sherman, Global Head of TFT

TFT Global LAN Event Details

In addition to the location and date of the first-ever global TFT LAN event, here's what we know so far:

  • Open Bracket of 512 competitors who earn or receive a competitor pass
  • Features upcoming Set 10, releasing in December 2023
  • Competitor pass details announcement occurring during Set 9
  • Priority given to players based on Set 9 ladder rankings
  • Includes players from all around the world

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