The final days before the Teamfight Tactics Set 8 Monsters Attack! Mid-Set Finale are here. Check out the format and qualified players!
The winner of the Teamfight Tactics Set 8 Monsters Attack! Mid-Set Finale will be granted an automatic spot to the TFT Set 8 Monsters Attack! World Championships as one of North America's four representatives. As for the tournament, it kicks off on March 3 at 1 p.m. PT on the Teamfight Tactics Twitch channel.
A total of 32 players in North America will compete in the Set 8 Mid-Set Finale over three days of competition. Here's how they were able to qualify for this event.
The 32 players competing at the Set 8 Mid-Set Finale
Over the course of the past three months, competitors all over North America participated in the Defender Cup, Corrupted Cup, and ladder play in order to qualify for this event. The top four finishers from each of the Defender Cup and Corrupted Cup events automatically qualified to the Monsters Attack! Mid-Set Finale. The remaining 24 slots were filled by players who received qualifier points from placing well at these two tournaments combined.
- Liquid Robinsongz
- Xiao Dian Dian
Qualifier Points (in order of points earned)
- Stellar Minhee
- j i
- Liquid Kurumx
- BC Socks
- C9 k3soju
TFT Set 8 Mid-Set Finale format
Three days of competition at the Monsters Attack! Mid Set-Finale will be dedicated to deciding who earns an automatic qualification to the Teamfight Tactics Monsters Attack! World Championships as one of North America's representatives.
The first two days will consist of six games. On each day, the competition will be cut in half, with top performers from the day receiving bonus points heading into the subsequent day of competition. The final day will also feature six games, with the top scorer becoming the Set 8 Monsters Attack! Mid-Set Finale winner.
Check out the full details on the format here.
Other important stakes to note for this tournament are that the top four finishers will qualify to the Monsters Attack! Regional Finals. The remaining four players in the final eight of the competition will qualify to the third day of Mecha Cup, first of two Set 8.5 tournaments before the North American Regional Finals.
Teamfight Tactics Set 8 Mid-Set Finale prize pool
In addition to qualifications to future tournaments, the $25,000 USD prize pool will be split as follows:
- 1st: $7,500
- 2nd: $5,000
- 3rd: $3,500
- 4th: $2,500
- 5th: $1,500
- 6th: $1,150
- 7th: $850
- 8th: $600
- 9-12th: $350
- 13th-16th: $250
Player expectations for the Set 8 Mid-Set Finale
Here's what some of our competitors had to say about the upcoming competition.
BC Socks is a player who is consistently at the top of the North American ladder while juggling a full-time job and parenthood. He has been a mainstay in competitive Teamfight Tactics since Set 3 and heralded as one of the most flexible and creative minds to play the game.
At multiple times of his career, he's been considered the best in North America, representing the region at both Set 3 Galaxies and Set 4 Fates World Championships.
He recently detailed his confidence going into the event.
"However, just when I've given up and started playing for fun. I suddenly realized by enjoying TFT, I've become the best again. [...] This time, I have a few edges and techs over everyone else, and I'm going to try not to leak most of it. Going into midset, I know I'm the best."
Read his full thoughts going into the tournament here.
Stellar Minhee is an up-and-coming talent in the North American Teamfight Tactics competitive scene. A high-challenger player starting from Set 5.5 and 6.5, Stellar Minhee really burst into the competitive scene in Set 7.
He made it to the final day of both the Astral Cup and Jade Cup as well as the second day of the Set 7 Dragonlands Mid-Set Finale. In the most recent competition, Corrupted Cup, Stellar Minhee also earned his way to the final day of competition, making it to the top 16 before being eliminated.
Stellar Minhee recently sat down with Gangly to talk about his competitive history and expectations going into this weekend's tournament.
"I'm expecting to at least make it to Day 2 again, just like last set. [...] It's already been achieved before for me; it's nothing new. I should be able to at least do the same thing, if not better."
Watch Stellar Minhee's full interview with Gangly here.
Be sure to tune in this weekend between March 3 to 5 at 1 p.m. PT to watch your favorite players compete for a chance to represent North America!