The time has come for gauntlets to be thrown down and scores to be settled: Rifts Rivals 2017 is just around the corner. Before we dive into ticket details for Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU, we wanted to cover some of the changes coming to the clash of the NA and EU powerhouses in July:
When we announced the format for NA vs. EU in late May, we heard feedback that you were disappointed not to see more individual games and a longer series (Bo3 or Bo5) between the top NA and EU teams. This echoes feedback we’ve heard from pros in the run-up to this event.
This is a rare opportunity for guaranteed matches between multiple teams from NA and EU, so we’re expanding Rift Rivals: NA vs EU to deliver more games and longer series.
To achieve this, the event is being expanded to include a double-round robin Bo1 Group Stage with a Bo5 final between the top team from each region based on Group Stage results. This means that Rift Rivals will now be a 4 day event, with the Group Stage spanning 3 days and Finals on the last day.
This means that there will no longer be a Last Man Standing final. Although Last Man Standing is an exciting elimination showdown between two regions, executing Bo3 in that format would have lead to a potentially long final day of games that would require us to start the broadcast at an inconvenient time for NA viewers. It is something that we’ll consider in the future, but we think that the current format offers a healthy mix of varied matchups as well as a conclusive final.
Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU will now take place on July 5-8.
When are tickets on sale?
Ticket sales will go live on Friday, June 23 at 17:00 CEST.
Where will tickets go on sale?
How much are tickets?
Tickets will be available at €15 per day.
Is there a limit on the amount of tickets I can buy?
You can buy up to four tickets per transaction.
Will I need an account to buy tickets?
No, but you will have a faster and easier checkout if you pre-register with Eventbrite.
Where’s the venue?
The event will be held at the EU LCS Studios in Berlin, Germany. The studio can be found here: Am Studio 20D, Berlin, Adlershof, 12489.
What language will Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU be in?
Live commentary inside the studio will be in English.
Will there be any other activities surrounding Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU?
We’ll have more information on extra activities as we get closer to event date including opportunities to take a photo with some of the Rift Rivals teams each day. We’ll get you updated as soon as all the details are worked out.
Now you should have all the info you need to lock in your spot to see all the Rift Rivals: NA vs. EU action first hand. It’s going to be one hell of a battle, and it’ll be winner-takes-all as the teams fight for regional pride. Remember to keep it dialed to Lolesports.com for all things competitive League of Legends.