Riot Announces First Strike Tournament

Riot Games has just announced that that the company will be holding its first internally produced and structured tournaments across multiple regions, First Strike.

In the announcement video, John Needham, Riot’s global head of esports, and Whalen Rozelle, senior director of esports, broke down the Ignition Series and its contributions to the competitive scene.

The duo also announced First Strike, a tournament that will be held in multiple regions to crown the best team in each region.

The tournament qualifiers will begin in October with the finals taking place in December.

The video also hints at Observer improvements to help make the game more watchable and easier to understand for audiences.

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Declan McLaughlin

I am an Indiana University student with a degree in journalism and a passion for esports. I have written about multiple games, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Rocket League, for multiple media outlets. You can catch me dying first every round in VALORANT or trying to get out of Silver in League of Legends.

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