Riot reveals TFT Galaxies Championship World players and format

It's championship time.

Galaxies Championship Teamfight Tactics
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Competitive Teamfight Tactics will reach new heights this week with the Galaxies Championship, featuring 16 of the best players from around the globe.

The first TFT Worlds tournament is scheduled to take place from Sept. 3 to 4. Showcasing Set 3.5 and 16 of the best players around the globe, Riot Games revealed who’s competing and what the format is in a YouTube video today.

Following months of qualifiers across various regions, a total of 16 TFT players will compete in the Galaxies Championship:

  • Shoemaker
  • Mismatched Socks
  • Hazte
  • Voltariux
  • ITZ Slooper
  • Achen
  • Juanzi
  • Alphago
  • KC Doouble61
  • Lev D TrotskiJ
  • Panda
  • Bobae
  • Adastra
  • Cupidtas
  • Calcifer
  • Oubo

The 16 players will be split into two lobbies featuring five rounds of gameplay. Points are earned based on standings upon each round, with the top-four points finishers in each lobby advancing to day two of the Galaxies Championship. 

Here’s the point breakdown for day one gameplay:

  • First: Eight points
  • Second: Seven points
  • Third: Six points
  • Fourth: Five points
  • Fifth: Four points
  • Sixth: Three points
  • Seventh: Two points
  • Eighth: One point

Points during day two are adjusted as the top eight players race to accumulate a total of 18 points. Once a player hits 18 or more points, a first-place finish in the next round will earn them the Galaxies Championship title.  

Here’s the point structure for day two of the TFT Galaxies Championship:

  • First: 10 points
  • Second: Eight points
  • Third: Six points
  • Fourth: Five points
  • Fifth: Four points
  • Sixth: Three points
  • Seventh: Two points
  • Eighth: One point

The first TFT Worlds tournament will take place on Sept. 3 and 4. A special gameplay premiere of Set Four Fates will be held on Sept. 5 featuring the top-eight Galaxies Championship players.