Clash Royale Crown Championship puts a $1 million prize pool on the line

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Remember when eSports crossed the $1 million mark in terms of prize pools? The International in 2011 was the first tournament to do it, awarding a total of $1.6 million to the top DotA 2 players in the world. Now it's time for mobile gamers to get their share of the big money.

Supercell announced a brand new competitive league this week, called the Crown Championship. It's a series of tournaments that will give players the chance to compete for over $1 million in prize money. The championship starts this month, and registrations are already open.

In order to register for the Crown Championship, you need to be at least 16 years old and have a Level 8 account in the game. For the time being, only players from six regions can participate (North America, Europe, Latin America, China, Korea and Japan), but the league will be open for everyone around the world later this year.

The championship will play out in four phases. The first will take place 11 – 16 May, and it will involve hundreds of 1,000-man open tournaments. The best players from these will move on to Phase 2, which consists of 1,024-man bracket tournaments and will start 20 May, ending seven days later. Only 8 people of each region will move on to Phase 3, and they will fight each other in a Round Robin format between 10 June and 25 June. The bottom two players of the third phase will be eliminated, and the remaining six will duke it out in a double-elimination bracket between 30 June and 2 July. The winner of this last phase will be crowned as the regional Spring Champion.

Presumably, the format will be the same for the Fall season, when the Crown Championship opens to the entire world. If you think you have what it takes to become a champion, we suggest you sign up for a shot at the biggest prize pool in mobile eSports to date.

source: Supercell via 148apps

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