Teamfight Tactics is set to become a competitive esport very early into its release cycle after variety streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys announced she will host a streamer-based event titled TFT Thursday.
Based on the massively popular Fortnite Friday format, TFT Thursdays will host its first iteration on July 4 at 12 pm CT. The inaugural tournament boasts a $15,000 USD prize pool, with $1,500 going to the event’s most valuable player. The prize pool will be shared out via the number of wins each player earns during the event.
The event already has a number of top Teamfight Tactics streamers onboard, including William “scarra” Li, Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang and Rumay “Hafu” Wang. Other major Twitch personalities also involved include Sebastian “forsen” Fors and Byron “Reckful” Bernstein.
Pokimane’s announcement is a major step forward for the fledgling game’s competitive scene. While Riot Games has been heavy-handed in removing community events based around League of Legends due to their franchised leagues, it appears the company will be more lenient in regards to Teamfight Tactics – at least for now.
All streamers involved in TFT Thursday are expected to stream their participation. The main viewing stream will be hosted on Pokimane’s Twitch channel for the duration of the event.