This week saw big news come out of camp Clash Royale with a huge prize pool of $1 million for the debut of the Pro League. Here's what you need to know about professional sports and upcoming live events.
Clash of the Royals
It's not just the big "AAA" titles on PC and console that are making the esports rounds. Supercell, the maker of mobile game Clash Royale, is kicking off its Pro League (CRL) on August 20 that will cover Europe, Asia, North America, and China. The prize pool is a massive $1 million that will see 44 teams compete against one another on the small screen.
More than 25 million players competed to qualify for the CRL earlier this year, resulting in less than 7,000 who were then shortlisted and signed by organizations.
Dropping into Paris
A total of 16 teams will be representing all four regions of the Rainbow Six: Siege Pro League after being confirmed for the Paris Major. This tournament is set to take place between August 13 and August 19, allowing squads to compete for a prize pool of $350,000. The recently announced Team Secret will also be participating.
Upcoming live events
- Call of Duty World League Championship - August 15 - 19, watch on Twitch.
- Clash Royale League - August 20, watch on YouTube.
- Rainbow Six Siege Pro League - August 13 - 19, watch on Twitch.
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