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Supercell takes Clash Royale League World Finals 2018 to Japan

Event leaves London behind in favour of Asia
Supercell takes Clash Royale League World Finals 2018 to Japan
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Supercell is shifting the location of the Clash Royale League Finals this year From London to Japan on December 1st.

Last year the Clash Royale Crown Championship World Finals were held at The Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park. This time, with the new Clash Royale League format, the World Finals will take place at the Makuhari Messe, located just outside of Tokyo in Chiba City.

West to East

Supercell’s Clash Royale League Commissioner Chris Cho said Japan was one of the top-performing countries during the Clash Royale League 20-win challenge and has “cultivated a burgeoning esports scene”.

The move also offers the chance for Supercell to grow the game in Asia, having hosted last year’s tournament finals in the West.

For those who can’t make the tournament in person, the event will be streamed live.

“Fans around the world - whether at the live event in Tokyo or watching along from anywhere on their phones - should expect an amazing celebration of the highest level of Clash Royale gameplay,” said Cho.

New league structure

The Clash Royale League World Finals is the culmination of a process that started earlier in the year when 25 million players competed in the Clash Royale League Challenge competition.

After 7,000 players from 113 countries made it to the next round, various online matches took place to whittle the remaining players down to a final 60. Those left were then introduced to top esports organisations - including Cloud9, Immortals, Tribe Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming - to be picked to join their professional teams.

In total 44 teams around the world have been competing in their own regional leagues, with the best set to play in the World Finals.

In August we spoke to Clash Royale game designer Seth ‘The Rum Ham’ Allison about how Supercell has turned the title into a mobile esports leader.

Additional reporting by Natalie Clayton.