Remember all the 250,000 Gem SHT Tournaments that were taking place a few weeks back? Now the top finishers from those tournaments will be competing live in the official Clash Royale Shanghai Championship Finals!
There have already been live Clash Royale tournaments held in China, but this will be the first official tournament directly organized by Supercell and Kunlun (it’s publishing partner in China), and the second official tournament overall after Helsinki. While almost all the participants will be from China, you can expect to see some familiar faces (or names) from the West to also be taking part in the tournament. Our friends from Wicked Gaming have confirmed their participation, and will be providing live updates on their Youtube channel during and after the event. It also appears that everyone’s favorite Clash Royale Youtuber Yarn of OrangeJuice will be there as well; fellow OJ team members Jiro and HandsomeKorean will be streaming the event.
The tournament will offer the biggest prize pool yet for a mobile eSports competition (that we know of): RMB666,666 (roughly USD$100,000) will be handed out to the Top 4 players of the tournament! At this point, it is expected that the tournament format will be similar to that of Helsinki: ~500 players will battle it out in the game’s king-of-the-hill Tournament mode, with the top 8 from the tournament qualifying for the quarterfinals bracket.
Just as with Helsinki, the live broadcast will start with the quarterfinals competition. You can catch the official action live on 15 major streaming channels, with Youtube being one of them (which we assume will be the official Clash Royale Youtube Channel). Unfortunately to those of us out in North America (especially in the West Coast), the stream is scheduled to start at 7pm Shanghai time, which is 4am PST and 7am EST… We will likely catch the VOD of the tournament first thing tomorrow morning, so be sure to stay tuned for a full recap and exclusive content from MoEsport!