Paytm First Games and Riot Games team up to bring “Teamfight Tactics” tournament in India

Paytm First Games (PFG) has today announced that it has partnered with Riot Games to organise the region’s first “Teamfight Tactics” mobile tournament. The tournament will be held from 17 to 21 June, and 512 Indian gamers will compete to win a prize pool of Rs. 75,000/- in this first edition of the tournament. The registrations for the tournament will open on 9 June on the PFG app. This tournament will be held online and will use multiple elimination formats depending upon the round. Paytm First Games COO Sudhanshu Gupta said, “We continue to stay committed to our mission of bringing world-class gaming experience to our users and this partnership will help us to move a step ahead in this direction. This Teamfight Tactics tournament will be the biggest one ever organised in India in terms of prize money and participation. We are going live with it and hope to expand our partnership with Riot in the near future.” Teamfight Tactics is an eight-person free-for-all strategy game where players combine League of Legends champions and items in different formations to defeat the seven other players in a match. Being an auto-battler genre, players tactically place an army of characters on a grid-shaped game board for a last-player-standing automated battle. Teamfight Tactics has emerged as a strong contender in the genre, with 80 million players globally since its launch. Riot Games South Asia publishing head, Sukamal Pegu said, “Namaste India. We are extremely proud to partner with PFG to bring TFTm to where it matters most to us at Riot, which is our players. We have great plans for India considering that we have just started our journey on mobile this year. Our relationship with India is just starting and we will work hard to constantly delight our fans and players here.” Recently, the company launched a ‘Clash Royale’ tournament that saw a whopping 11,000 registrations and the company looks to further the scene with 4 tournaments a year.