Brace yourselves, players! Twitch esports tournament Twitch Rivals x Riot Games Summer Rumble returns this 2022! 150 streamers, 10 teams, 3 games, and 1 championship. 

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Operated by the live streaming platform Twitch, it will be an online tournament that will take place from August 22nd to 24th. These teams are based on certain continents: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Furthermore, they will take part and compete in three Riot Games: VALORANT, League of Legends (LoL), and Teamfight Tactics (TFT). 

The ten teams will commence in a battle for regional pride and the chance to show their competence as the best across three Riot games. Moreover, matches will be streamed live on the Twitch Rivals channels, with team captains also streaming from their accounts. 

The team with the most ‘Rumble Points’ will be crowned 2022 Summer Rumble Champion once the event concludes on day three. In addition, they will also be winning the $100,000 prize pool. Definitely, the second Summer Rummble makes a promising comeback! 

Streaming links

You can stream the Twitch Rivals x Riot Games’ Summer Rumble in the following ways:

Teams participating in Twitch Rivals x Riot Games Summer Rumble 2022

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Listed below are the respective captains and their teams competing in the Summer Rumble:

  • Proxyfox – Team Nordics
  • Xnapycz – Team East
  • Kendinemuzisyen – Team Türkiye
  • Kameto – Team France
  • Lilyane – Team Italia
  • Lyapop – Team Mena  
  • ThinkingMansValo – Team UK
  • Nissaxter – Team España
  • Autophil – Team Deutschland
  • Kasix –Team Polska

However, the team UK captain @ThinkingManValo clarified that he will not actually be playing. He will only be streaming the games and supporting the UK teams:

Official match schedule for the tournament

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As mentioned, the Summer Rumble will be held for three days. This is to fit all three game competitions for the 10 teams. The schedule is as follows:

Date Schedule of Competition
August 22 (Monday)
  • 15:00 – 18:45 CEST: TFT Points Stage
  • 15:30 – 20:45 CEST: Valorant Group Stage Day 1
  • 15:30 – 20:45 CEST: League of Legends Group Stage Day 1
August 23 (Tuesday)
  • 15:00 – 20:15 CEST: Valorant Group Stage Day 2
  • 15:00 – 20:15 CEST: League of Legends Group Stage Day 2
  • 15:45 – 19:45 CEST: TFT Playoffs
  • 19:45 – 20:30 CEST: TFT Playoffs Finals
August 24 (Wednesday)
  • 15:00 – 21:30 CEST: LoL & Valorant Playoffs (LoL QF starts off-stream at 13hs)
  • 17:30 – 20:15 CEST: League of Legends Finals
  • 18:45 – 21:15 CEST: Valorant Finals

 

Rules for the Twitch Rivals x Riot Games Summer Rumble 2022

According to Esports News UK, “each team will earn Rumble Points based on their final finishing position in each game. Once the event concludes on the third day, as previously mentioned, the team with the most Rumble Points will become the 2022 Summer Rumble Champion.”

Every match will matter as all teams will have Rumble Points that would secure a spot from the 1st to the 10th place.

Rules for VALORANT and League of Legends

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  • The first and second days of the VALORANT and League of Legends competition will use a double-round robin format. In particular, the teams will be split into two groups of five people. They will play a round of BO1 matches each day until they have played in their group twice.
  • Quoting from the same article, “in a twist on last year, the teams sitting out during each round of the group stage will play a non-conference match against each other. While this will not count towards their final group position, the outcome of non-conference games will be taken into consideration in the event of a tie.”
  • Unfortunately, only the Top 4 best-performing teams will progress to the Finals Bracket by the end of day two. The remaining six teams will be in the Placement Bracket. 

The rule for Teamfight Tactics (TFT)

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  • While the competition for TFT will be a bit different from usual. For the first day, players will compete for Rating Points based on their finishing positions in five rotating lobbies. Definitely, it will create distinct dynamics as each lobby will have two players from each team.
  • The Rating Points earned by players on each team are added together by the end of the first day. Again, the top four teams with the most points will progress to the finals bracket and the last six will be in the placement bracket.

On day two, points will reset and the final four teams will compete against themselves. Payers will again earn points based on their individual finishing position. The same rule applies from the first day, each player’s points are added together to show the final standings of the top 4.

Finally, the teams under the Placement Bracket will play by the same rules to determine each team’s final standings. These standings will also determine their chance to have consolation Rumble Points.

 

Prizes for the fans tuning in

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  • Of course, there will also be prizes awaiting for players who will be watching the tournament! For this year, they will get the chance to win a League of Legends Summoner Icon or a Valorant Gun Buddy.
  • Both Twitch and Riot will release a link during the stream on August 24th, Wednesday. Unfortunately, this giveaway will only be limited so fans should be able to visit the link and redeem the prize as fast as they can.

 

More on Twitch and Riot Games

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According to Esports Insider, Twitch and Riot Games have been collaborating since 2012. Wherein Twitch is the one broadcasting several events for League of Legends. “Other partners that have been specifically tied to Twitch Rivals include cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.comPizza Hut, insurance company State Farm and doughnut company Dunkin’.”

Their partnership has evolved to a point that their co-organized events are already planned for the past 10 years. These events include the said Summer Rumble and the Teamfight Tactics tournament.

While Riot Games on its own has expanded its various titles. These include “unveiling the Wild Circuit, a new off-season tournament series for its mobile title League of Legends: Wild Rift. Moreover, the game developer has shown interest to create a structure for VALORANT through College VALORANT (CVAL), as well as its VCT ecosystem.

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