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Riot Games announces competitive hub for Teamfight Tactics players in Northern Europe

Riot Games has announced the launch of Northern Legends, a competitive hub dedicated to players of Teamfight Tactics (TFT) in Northern Europe. The community hub is the brainchild of a partnership between Riot and esports solution agency Promod Esports.

With the launch of the Discord server, TFT players in the region can now be involved in game-related discussions, and play and participate in competitions, one of which is the game’s biggest tournament, Rising Legends Superbrawl.

Riot to focus on community engagement via Northern Legends

The move has ensured the longevity of TFT, which was launched in 2019. Compared to other games made by the developer, including VALORANT and League of Legends, TFT has yet to receive great traction in public.

Via Northern Legends, Riot also aims to provide TFT’s casual players with a gateway to becoming professional players. The server’s community will be provided with scheduled tournaments and recruitment phases specifically made for Northern European players.

Countries and territories included in the Northern Europe region are the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, South Africa, Åland Islands, Bouvet Island, Faroe Islands, the Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Malta, the British Virgin Islands, and the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

According to multiple reports, Northern Legends’ new weekly competitions will begin every Wednesday without any prize on the line. Instead, Northern European players participating in the competition will be given the opportunity to compete for three spots in the Superbrawl set to take place from September 2 to 4.

The earliest weekly tournament is Set Seven Dragonlands, set to begin on Wednesday, June 22. In the tournament, players are required to participate in at least four matches.

Aside from weekly competitions, qualifiers for Superbrawl reportedly will begin soon. However, Riot has yet to announce the official date. Northern European players also may climb up the in-game ranked standings for a chance to participate in the Golden Spatula Cup.

Northern Legends is now live, waiting for players to hop in.

Riot to release patch 12.12 for TFT

Prior to the launch of Northern Legends, Riot announced a brand new patch for TFT, which will be released on June 23. Patch 12.12 features notable reworks and balance changes towards champions, traits, and Draconic Augments.

The developer team reportedly found issues with the patch, prompting them to postpone the release to Thursday. The initial and expected date was a day earlier.

During the 12.12 TFT Patch Rundown on June 19, game design director Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer and game designer Kent “Riot Kent” Wu revealed a sneak peek of what the team had been working on over the past months.

Four champions will receive massive rework. This includes Tahm Kench’s damage output, Sylas’ Mana-Reave, Daeja’s dragon’s triple missile barrage, and Shyvana’s immediate spell cast when she transforms. Additionally, Diana will also receive a fix on her shield’s stacking ability, on which a bug can still be found as of now.