Clash Royale League West will return this weekend with a new online format that allows for competition to continue during the coronavirus.
Clash Royale League (CLR) West will return for some high-stakes esports competition this weekend May 23. Supercell’s team-based esports league will see a bit of an adjustment in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shifting to an online format.
CLR West 2020 will be split into two seasons with a $300,000 total prize pool. The first kicks off this Saturday, May 23 and will run run through July 11, during which all games will be hosted online each weekend on Saturday and Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
The second season is slated to begin in late August, but there’s no word on whether or not this, too, will be played online only. It’s likely that Supercell is waiting to see how the coronavirus pandemic shakes out in the coming months.
As the name indicates, CLR West is comprised of teams from North America, Latin America and Europe. Eight teams will be returning from 2019 alongside two teams making their Clash Royale debut. The returning teams are:
- Cream Real Betis
- paiN Gaming
- SK Gaming (reigning 2019 champions)
- Team Liquid
- Team Queso
- Tribe Gaming
The two new teams making their debut are:
- Chiavs Esports
- SpaceStation Gaming
I’ll admit, I’ve played Clash Royale off-and-on casually for a long time now. I’ve always been a competitive player when it comes to my trophy count — well, about as competitive as a casual can be — but I’ve never really paid attention to the esports aspect of the game.
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With most major sports in America put on hold indefinitely, I — alongside many others — have started to take more of an interest in esports to get my fix. I don’t know much about the Clash Royale League West teams but I think this could be a good opportunity to really embrace what Supercell has built for the game’s competitive scene.
Obviously, there is some big name recognition with the teams competing and I’ve heard of them from other games but I have no clue how they’ll fair in CLR West 2020. If I had to pick a personal favorite to root for, it will probably be Misfits and that’s only because they are moving to my home town of Boca Raton.
Both seasons will have an impact on the standings heading into the Clash Royale League 2020 World Finals later this yearr where the best teams from CRL West will take on their counterparts from CRL East. Tune in this Saturday for the kick off of Clash Royale League West 2020.