The Teamfight Tactics Gizmos and Gadgets Championship is right around the corner. With this season’s world championship being the biggest ever both in terms of prize pool and participants, the western regions had a chance to send additional players to the world championship through the first-ever Last Chance Qualifier. Here are the lessons we learned from the one-day TFT LCQ.
Brazil and Latin America are good
In the competitive global landscape of TFT, there are a few regions that stand above the rest of the world. There are the three regions that have world championship titles: EMEA, Korea and China. Then there is North America who has historically placed well, despite not winning a championship. These four regions make up a majority of the spots at each set’s world championship. But outside of these core four regions, there are multiple “wild card” regions that people should look out for. Typically its a revolving door with regions like Oceania and Japan stepping up depending on the tournament. This season those regions look to be Brazil and Latin America.
The LCQ brought an equal amount of players from the four western regions, including EMEA and NA. The other two regions were none other than BR and LATAM themselves. With every region on equal footing with two players apiece. BR and LATAM showed up when many thought it would only be a two-region race between the members of the core four. BR’s very own “Eusouolucas” took down the rest of the field and clinched his spot at the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship.
Heading into the final Game 6, no one was able to catch him as he dominated throughout the day. The player close to him heading into Game 6 was one of the LATAM players, “Greenbeing”. Although disaster struck for Greenbeing in the final game which caused him to miss out on the last TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship slot, the two minor regions turned heads and are carrying momentum into the world championship.
EMEA is ready to take the crown from China
After an astounding Game 6 and even wilder tiebreakers, “Ging” from EMEA managed to secure his spot at the TFT Gizmos and Gadgets Championship. With his strong performance, the EMEA region now has a total of six representatives heading to this season’s world championship, which now is even more than China who had five representatives. China still hasn’t decided who they will be sending. Or exactly how many as they have their own way to boost their numbers through the Asian Cup Regional Bonus which has not been disclosed at this time officially.
Regardless, the EMEA region is looking to strike back as they came up just short at last season’s TFT Reckoning Championship. The EMEA region won the first-ever TFT world championship back in Set 3 and they are looking to become the first region with two.