Team Liquid announced the Teamfight Tactics Liquid Galaxy Qualifier (LGQ) presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, in partnership with Riot Games, beginning this Saturday, May 16. The LGQ will see 2,000+ participants battle for two seats at the Teamfight Tactics: North America and Oceania Final. From there, two players will go on to compete at the global Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies Championship for a $200,000 prize.
The LGQ is a tournament of many firsts. It’s the first qualifying event for North America and Oceania, as part of Teamfight Tactics’ first global competitive circuit, and Jersey Mike’s – a long-time partner of Team Liquid – wiil be the first presenting sponsor of a competitive TFT event. Jersey Mike’s and Team Liquid will provide branded online check-ins for participants, special deals for entrants, and more activations to be streamed live at the Liquid Galaxy Final on July 18.
Teamfight Tactics is an auto-battler game that’s both light-hearted and deeply complex, and has attracted 80 million players since launching in June 2019. TFT has been the center of a lively community of content creators, competitors grinding to the top of the in-game ladder, and fans who enjoy a competitive thrill similar to watching a poker player plan, bluff, and execute to be the last one standing.
The Liquid Galaxy Qualifier begins Saturday, May 16, with a final tournament held Saturday, July 18. The LGQ is an eight-week, open sign-up tournament, which will see 256 participants compete at each weekly event. The winner of each event will secure a seed in the final tournament. After eight competitive weeks, the winners will converge at the Liquid Galaxy Final, which will be live-streamed on twitch.tv/teamliquid and supported by Twitch Front Page. More details and sign-up info can be found at: https://liquidtactics.gg/
The LGQ will be the latest in a long series of tournaments Team Liquid has hosted for communities across all esports genres. Team Liquid has recently hosted a weekly VALORANT Academy series, two online VALORANT showcases (one of which featured DJ Zedd and WNBA star Aerial Powers), and two of the biggest online Smash tournaments in history: The Box (with 8,000+ entrants) and the Soaked Series Invitational (4,000+ entrants and a $10K first-place prize).
Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO of Team Liquid, says: “Teamfight Tactics players have some of the biggest hearts (and biggest brains) in esports, and we’re honored to work with Riot and Jersey Mike’s to give them their first chance to shine on a regional and potentially global stage. Team Liquid’s roots are in supporting communities around esports, and the Liquid Galaxy Qualifier is our way to support the community around TFT – by celebrating the top players in the space and creating moments fans will remember years from now.”
Jeff Hemschoot, Marketing Director at Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc., adds: “Teamfight Tactics has quickly become one of the most popular strategy games, and Team Liquid has built one of the most passionate esports communities in the world. So when we heard about the Liquid Galaxy Qualifier, we knew we had to take part. We’re proud to be the first presenting sponsor of a major TFT event in North America, and help put a spotlight on the region’s greatest stars.”