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TFT Set 4 NA Qualifiers & Regional Finals

We’re back with more info on the four NA Regional Qualifier events and NA Regional Finals that will headline the competitive ecosystem for Set 4 TFT in North America, as well as early details on where you can tune in!

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TL;DR

  • We’ll be hosting four North American Qualifier events in the coming months leading up to the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals.
  • There are numerous ways players can qualify for the NA Regional Finals, including ladder snapshots, our new qualifier points system, the weekly challengers series, and various open qualifier events.
  • This competitive Set would only be possible with the help of our partners—Wisdom, Team Liquid, and Cloud9—who are giving players even more opportunities to compete and qualify.
  • You can watch the series play out on twitch.tv/riotgames, as well as various partner channels.

Event Dates

The North American Teamfight Tactics Esports team has heard the feedback from fans and competitors alike that they want more opportunities to engage with TFT esports in North America. With this in mind, we’re excited to reveal the full details of a new TFT competitive format that gives players more chances to compete, climb, and reach the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals.

In addition to the Giant Slayer TFT NA Qualifier 1 on November 20-22, we’re working with other partners to host 3 additional Qualifier Series events:

  • TFT NA Qualifier 2 Hosted by Team Liquid on December 18-20
  • TFT NA Qualifier 3 Hosted by Cloud9 on January 29-31
  • TFT NA Qualifier 4 (Riot-run) on February 26-28

Additionally, for those who are not able to compete in the Qualifier Series or don’t have the time to climb the ladder, we will be partnering with Team Liquid to host the Liquid Fates Last Chance Open Qualifier on March 1-5.

These events will culminate in the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals, taking place across two weekends on March 6-7 and 12-13.

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NA Qualifiers Series Format

Similar to the Giant Slayer TFT NA Qualifier, each other Qualifiers Series event will have multiple options for player qualification:

  • 4 players will qualify from the preceding Qualifier event
  • 10 players will qualify from weekly TFT ladder snapshots
  • 2 players will qualify from Wisdom’s weekly Challenger Series events
  • 8 players will qualify from open qualifier brackets

Each Qualifier event will feature a prize pool of $5,000.

Winners from the Previous Qualifier Event

The 4 winners from the previous Qualifier event will automatically move on to the next Qualifier event.

TFT Ladder Snapshots

In partnership with The North American Teamfight Tactics Esports team, Wisdom will operate Riot’s official ladder snapshots in NA for Set 4. These will be taken weekly on Wednesdays, starting Nov. 4 at 12:01 AM PT, and will accumulate throughout the set as one method of qualification to each of the Qualifier Events as well as the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals. Ladder snapshots will be available on the Giant Slayer website, so you can keep up to date on the top TFT competitors in NA.

Points will be distributed to the top 100 players according to their placement on the ladder at the time of each snapshot. 10 players from the ladder will qualify for each Qualifier event. Please note that players must play a minimum of 10 games each week to be eligible for that week's points. Additionally, only permanent NA residents and non-Riot employees are eligible for tournament invites based on ladder snapshots.

Wisdom Weekly Challenger Series

The next method of qualification for the Qualifier Series is through Wisdom’s weekly Challenger Series events. The Challenger Series will take place on Mondays, with the first two on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 at 5 PM PT. Invites will be sent to the top 8 players from the previous ladder snapshot (disregarding accumulated points and minimum game limits), and the 2 winners of these events will earn an invitation to the Qualifiers series. These events will be broadcast on the Giant Slayer Twitch channel for bonus competitive viewing.

Open Qualifier Brackets

The final method of qualification for Qualifiers 1-3 will be Team Liquid's open qualifier bracket, which will qualify 8 players into each event. Any player can register for the open qualifier brackets, regardless of points. The tournament will be hosted on the Liquid Tactics Discord server at liquidtactics.gg, where registration information can be found. The Open Qualifier for NA Qualifier 4 (run by Riot) will be run similarly but hosted via Riot’s official TFT Discord server.

NA Regional Finals Format

The TFT Fates NA Regional Finals will have four options for player qualification:

  • 12 players - TFT ladder snapshots
  • 12 players - most cumulative points from the NA Regional Qualifier Series
  • 4 players - winners of TFT NA Qualifier 4 on February 26-28
  • 4 players - Liquid Fates Last Chance Open Qualifier on March 1-5

The TFT Fates NA Regional Finals will feature a prize pool of $25,000.

Please note that a player can only qualify for Finals through one of the above categories. If a player qualifies in multiple categories, they will only be counted once and their spot in the remaining categories will go to the player with the next best record in their second form of qualification. The hierarchy of qualification methods starts with Qualifier 4 winners, and proceeds to cumulated points, ladder snapshots, and finally, the Last Chance Open Qualifier.

TFT Ladder Snapshots

The Ladder Snapshots for Finals will function the same as throughout the Qualifier events. These will be taken weekly on Wednesdays, and will accumulate throughout the Set. Points will be distributed to the top 100 players according to their placement on the ladder at the time of each snapshot. 12 players from the ladder will qualify for Finals. Please note that players must play a minimum of 10 games each week to be eligible for that week's points. Additionally, only permanent NA residents and non-Riot employees are eligible for tournament invites based on ladder snapshots.

Most Cumulative Points from Qualifier Series

12 players with the most cumulative points from the first four Qualifier events will qualify directly into the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals.

Winners of TFT NA Qualifier 4 on February 26-28

The top 4 players from TFT NA Qualifier 4 on February 26-28 will automatically move on to the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals.

Liquid Fates Last Chance Open Qualifier

Team Liquid will be hosting one final open qualifier on March 1-5, which will qualify 4 players for the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals. Any player can register for this open qualifier, regardless of points or previous experience in any Qualifier events. Registration information can be found on liquidtactics.gg and the tournament will be hosted via the Team Liquid Discord. Rules will be distributed via the Discord server once you have registered for the event.

How to Watch

The last day of each Qualifier and both weekends of the TFT Fates NA Regional Finals will be broadcast on twitch.tv/riotgames. Full schedule below:

TFT NA Qualifier 1

Hosted by Giant Slayer

November 22

4:00 PM PT

TFT NA Qualifier 2

Hosted by Team Liquid

December 20

TIME TBD

TFT NA Qualifier 3

Hosted by Cloud9

January 31

TIME TBD

TFT NA Qualifier 4

February 28

TIME TBD

The Liquid Fates Last Chance Open Qualifier

March 5

TIME TBD

TFT Fates NA Regional Finals

Weekend 1

March 6-7

TIME TBD

TFT Fates NA Regional Finals

Weekend 2

March 12-13

TIME TBD

Additional broadcasts may be available on partner’s channels—stay tuned to official TFT social channels for more information prior to each event.



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