With TwitchCon soon approaching, we will finally be seeing the conclusion to Twitch Rivals after a series of competitive events for both streamers and viewers. This year brings over 100 event days with new formats, games, interactive Twitch Extensions, and millions in prize money. This year Twitch Rivals will be featuring four games. Everything begins with Fortnite on September 27, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics on the 28th, and Apex Legends on the 29th.
Fans and players of these various games may have heard of the various “Road to TwitchCon” events that have been taking place for months now leading up TwitchCon at the end of September. Everyone will be facing off and doing their best for a piece at the impressive $2 million prize pool!
TwitchCon Rivals: Fornite
TwitchCon attendees will have the opportunity to compete against the best Fortnite streamers. Partners who make it through the Open selection competition will move on to play three Trios matches each. Each of the three matches will qualify for the first place Trios matches each, and an extra Trios team per match will also advance to the afternoon based on the most eliminations. Between each set of matches, there will a 1v1 Skill Challenge off-stage to showcase Fortnite players in duel-like conditions.
There will be a short break for the TwitchCon Keynote, and then 12 off the Stream Team Trios and the 18 qualified Trio teams will face off over four matches in a fight for $1.3 million in prizes.
The matches from last year proved to be quite interesting in the weekly skirmishes leading up to the final events. Take a look below for a close idea to what we will be expecting this year in terms of format and casting.
TwitchCon Rivals: League of Legends And Teamfight Tactics
The second day of competition will begin with Twitch Rivals for League of Legends. To kick things off we will be seeing a North America versus Europe match. These best of three matches will take pairs from qualified partners from the League of Legends Road to TwitchCon. In a similar elimination and best of match sets to Fortnite, League of Legends will slowly cut losers away until only a winner remains.
Later in the same day, players will be able to compete in an open Teamfight Tactics event. For this, there will be eight lobbies of eight players each over a total of six rounds. Partners can join to play in the Open Lobby, with two guaranteed players emerging from each Lobby. The winners from the Open Lobby will then move forward to the Winner’s Lobby, and victors from there will advance to the finals.
The day will wrap up with the Teamfight Tactics Finals consisting of 32 players, featuring 12 invited streamers, 8 from the Teamfight Tactics Road to TwitchCon, and 12 from those competing on the same day. Players will duke it out in the finals for a total of $2,500 per lobby and a $5,000 winner-take-all prize for winning the finals.
TwitchCon Rivals: Apex Legends
Closing out Twitch Rivals will be Apex Legends on September 29, and much like the previous days, this will offer players the opportunity to compete against the best streamers. Partners participating in the Open selection proves will each play three matches to determine if and where they move on to.
The Stream Teams will be rotating every six matches, forming what is being called the “morning group”, or Group A, and the “afternoon group”, of Group B. The Stream Teams will be competing towards a prize pool that awards points based on their Placement and Eliminations across six matches. The conclusion of the final day of Twitch Rivals will feature players fighting for a total of $500,000 in Apex Legends, and is sure to be exciting gameplay.
Now that TwitchCon 2019 is only a little over a week away, we are looking at another enjoyable celebration of the platform and the culture of video game streaming. TwitchRivals is the perfect way to embody the spirit of game streamers, and this also offers individual streamers an opportunity to grab some new viewers with their competitive performances.
Notable during the event is going to be the fourteen Twitch Ambassadors that embody the spirit of the streaming platform. They will be on hand to chat about their unique stories and to hang out in San Diego. Here is a brief bit of information on each, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, the most notable exception from any of the game this year will be Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who has recently moved to Mixer, the streaming platform owned by Microsoft. Although Ninja is not the best player in the world, his absence may be noticeable come competition days at TwitchCon.
Be sure to check out all of the action at Twitch Rivals