A tournament series made for Twitch streamers

Twitch Rivals is a series of competitive events designed from the ground up for Twitch streamers and viewers. 2019 will include over 100 event days featuring new formats, games, interactive extensions, and millions of dollars in prize money.


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The /TwitchRivals channel is home to our anchored studio show and serves as a spotlight for participating Partner and Affiliate streamers as they face off in streamer vs streamer live competitions. You can also tune into the channels of anyone participating in an event to see their unique view of the action along with their community.

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It’s still possible! If you’re a Partner or Affiliate attending TwitchCon, reach out to us for consideration. Email TwitchCon@mcwevents.com and let us know you’re interested. You can also signup on site to be a Twitch Challenger and be randomly selected to play in the final remaining slots each day.

We will do our best to accommodate these requests when possible, but cannot make guarantees. During the registration process, be sure to list your friend as your preferred teammate. If they meet  the eligibility requirements and are chosen to participate, we will issue an invitation to them via email. If your teammate does not meet the requirements, we will inform you so you can select a replacement, or a replacement will be assigned at the event. 

To be eligible, you must be a Partner or Affiliate, have a TwitchCon San Diego 2019 ticket for the day of the event, and be in good standing with the developer and Twitch. Meeting these eligibility requirements  does not guarantee an invitation, but all requirements must be met in order to be considered.

Team Size: 3 (Trios)

Format: Open Qualifiers + Finals

Mode: Arena Trios

There will be three separate Open Qualifiers waves and teams will each play in only one wave. Waves consist of three matches, with one Victory Royale winner advancing to Finals from each match. The three teams with the most eliminations earned across the wave will also advance.

Finals will consist of 12 invited creator teams and 18 qualifying teams who will compete across four matches. Prizing will be based on placement and eliminations and will be awarded to top teams in both the Open Qualifiers and the Finals.

Team Size: 3 (“Apex Squads”)

Road to TwitchCon (RTTC) winners and top creator teams will compete in an open tournament against teams of Partner and Affiliate attendees, selected from email invitations and on-site registration. The tournament will be broken up into two groups  - Group A (morning) & Group B (afternoon). RTTC & stream teams will play all six games in their group. All of the other teams only compete in three games (one wave).

Each game will have prizing based on placements & eliminations. The RTTC and top creator teams will have an additional prize pool based on how they fared compared to the other RTTC / stream teams.

The tournament will consist of two phases: the Teamfight Tactics Open and the Teamfight Tactics Top 32 Finals. Qualifying players from the TFT Open in the morning will advance to the afternoon Finals, where they will be joined by the “Road to TwitchCon” winners. 

The TFT Open phase will include two waves of 32 Partner and Affiliate players (64 total). Each wave will compete for 2 rounds across 8 different lobbies, with the top 2 point-earners from each lobby advancing to the Winners Lobbies. 

From the Winners Lobbies, the top 3 point-earners over the course of 2 rounds will qualify for the Finals.

League of Legends Showdown 2019 features two 5v5 “Best-of-3” Showmatches. The first 5v5 series pits top North American players versus top European players, all who advanced to TwitchCon via the “Road to TwitchCon” qualifiers. Competitors played in a unique Role Robin format back in August that rewarded individual players for excelling at specific roles. The  second 5v5 series will feature two top creator captains, LolTyler1 and Yassuo, who will each join up with 4 teammates to battle it out in Rumble on the Rift. 

Both series will use Blind Pick for Games 1 and 2. If a third game is necessary, it will be Draft Pick.

Player pools are made up of four groups: 

  1. Early Registration - A select number of registered eligible TwitchCon Partner attendees who completed the Twitch Rivals interest survey were emailed invites to participate.
  2. “Road to TwitchCon” (RTTC) Winners - Players who qualified through a series of events in August 
  3. Invited Captains - Each day a series of top creator captains and their teammates (except for TFT) have been invited to heighten the stakes and join the fun.
  4. Twitch Challengers - Partner & Affiliate attendees who sign up  on site at TwitchCon each day for a chance to be randomly selected from the audience to play in the open portion of competition

We are still extending pre-registration email invitations to Partners that have expressed interest in the past (via Rivals.Twitch.tv and email survey) and who meet eligibility requirements. We are also reviewing requests to participate, so email TwitchCon@mcwevents.com if you’re interested in competing at TwitchCon!

To be eligible, you must be a Partner or Affiliate, have a TwitchCon San Diego 2019 ticket for the day of the event, and be in good standing with the developer and Twitch. Meeting these eligibility guidelines does not guarantee an invitation, but all requirements must be met in order to be considered.

All Wave 1 invites have been sent out. Sign-up ended at 11:59 PM PT on Monday, September 16th. Anyone who did not complete sign-up in time will receive another invitation for Wave 2.

Wave 2 will be sent out by Wednesday, September 18th and sign-up will end at 11:59 PM PT on Friday, September 20th.

Wave 3 emails will be determined by the response rate of Wave 2 emails.

Creators who qualify for Finals at TwitchCon may bring their own peripherals, excluding headsets. Unfortunately, we are not able to support USB headsets. 

Open participants must use the provided peripherals.

Scroll up to view the schedule. When you click on a specific event, you’ll find all the details.

You can also visit https://twitchcon.com/schedule/ and search “Rivals” for a list of all TwitchCon Twitch Rivals events.

We try to give every participant time on the main channel, but can’t guarantee it.

Each event page will have participant details included.

You can visit https://twitchcon.com/schedule/ and search “rivals” to see the specific TwitchCon shows. The participants will be updated as they are confirmed.

Twitch Rivals is open to Twitch Affiliates and Partners. Participants must stream their point of view from their channel and join the event Discord to be eligible for prizes.

Twitch Rivals is open to Twitch Affiliates and Partners by invitation

For information on the Partner Program, visit twitch.tv/p/partners. For the Affiliate Program, you can visit affiliate.twitch.tv.

You should receive payment within 60 days of the event date. If you have not filled out your payment information in your channel dashboard, we won’t be able to pay you, so make sure that’s done!

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