Mobile Esports history was made yesterday as Nova Esports won the first ever Clash Royale League World Champions by defeating LATAM champions Vivo Keyd. Below are some reactions and highlights from the historic event in Tokyo:
Official Congrats from Clash Royale and Supercell CEO:
History is MADE. @NovaEsportsTeam are the CRL 2018 World Champions!
They’re taking the crown home and wearing it PROUDLY!
There’s nothing left to say but GGWP and congratulations! pic.twitter.com/XwUhLKGMAD
— Clash Royale Esports (@EsportsRoyaleEN) December 1, 2018
Yesterday was one of my best days at Supercell ever. Great to see how games can bring together people from all over the world. What an incredible community we have. We all are winners in that respect! https://t.co/jPeouWu7Aw
— Ilkka Paananen (@ipaananen) December 2, 2018
With plenty of promotion through in-game drops and partnership with Google/YouTube, the event reached a record number of concurrent viewers – something that many in the Clash Royale community were quick to point out:
500k concurrent viewers! Today is a great day for Clash Royale esports. This should get every single one of you, from fan to semi pro, to pro, excited ! This is mobile esports, the low barrier entry makes it so the next world champ can be anyone. Nothing more beautiful than that.
— Trainer Luis (@TrainerLuisCR) December 1, 2018
The Clash Royale world finals had north of 1 million concurrent viewers for 8 hours straight (including China & all regions). Simply unheard of.
This was a groundbreaking moment, not only for Supercell and Clash Royale, but for mobile Esports.
— Ash (CWA) (@CWA) December 1, 2018
The Clash Royale League welcomed numerous household esports brands across the world into its first year of competition, but in the end it was the organization with its roots from Clash Royale that took home the championship: Nova Esports. Here are some reactions from the players and team live from Tokyo:
— OKTAY ⭐️ @CRLWorlds 🇯🇵 (@RealNovaOktay) December 1, 2018
I lost the chance to get the champion last year in CCGS. Today me and my teammates @LciopCRCN @aurora4270 @LegendCr266 @KarnageZpain get it back🏆🏆🏆What a wonderful journey☺️☺️ #CRLWorldChampion #NovaStrong pic.twitter.com/288jcYQjiy
— Littlechen (@LittlechenCRCN) December 1, 2018
— Nite Light ✈️ CR Worlds 🇯🇵 (@NovaNiteLight) December 1, 2018
Congrats again to our friends at Nova Esports for taking home the championship, and to the Clash Royale team for putting together an amazing event!