ESL, the world’s largest esports company has partnered up with the Finnish game developer Supercell to host the Clash of Clans World Championship starting in March 2019. The Clash of Clans World Championship will feature six months full of action packed competitions with a brand new 5v5 format, based on the Clan War Leagues, and $US 1 million in prize money on the line. The commitment of ESL and Supercell will not only provide a professional playground for aspiring pro players who are wishing to play at the top level in esports but also offer a clear path to reach that goal.
The Clash of Clans World Championship will kick off on Friday March 1, 2019 with the first of six pre-qualifier rounds which will be open for everyone to participate directly in-game or via ESL Play. Only the top eight teams, four from the in-game pre-qualifier and four from ESL Play, will get a chance to participate in the monthly offline qualifier, taking place at a newly built arena in Katowice, Poland.
Six out of eight slots for the World Championship Final, which will be held at one of ESL’s mega events in Germany on the big stage in front of a live audience, will be filled with the best team of each offline qualifier. On top of that, the remaining two slots will go to two lucky wildcard winners chosen by Supercell and the Clash of Clans community based on their performance during the whole competition.
“We are excited to partner with Supercell to provide teams and fans from all over the world with an unprecedented experience culminating at one of our major events in Germany,” said Fabian Scheuermann, Vice President of Product & Publisher Relations, EMEA at ESL. “Using a new 5v5 format and featuring innovative mobile esports elements, this program develops a competitive space for the Clash of Clans community to prove their skills and ultimately crown a winning clan.”
“Our goal with the World Championship is to provide our audience with the ultimate arena to celebrate the best of the best in Clash of Clans,” said Eino Joas, Clash of Clans Game Lead at Supercell. “Partnering with ESL's esports experience, our most dedicated players will compete on a global stage to prove once and for all which Clan is the best in the world.”
Fans who would like to watch the qualifiers and are unable to attend the Clash of Clans World Championship Finals in Germany, can still enjoy all the action across various streams. Make sure to follow ESL Clash of Clans on Twitter and Facebook and visit the official website to stay up to date on the latest news about the Clash of Clans World Championship. For more information on Clash of Clans check out the official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.