Clash Royale esports league debut features $1 million prize pool

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.

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Teams that have signed players include 100 Thieves, FNATIC, WE, Counter Logic Gaming, and Team Liquid among others. All broadcasts will be shown on the official Clash Royale Esports YouTube channel.

Dropping into Paris

Rainbow Six Siege Pro League

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.

More details on the tournament can be found in the news post and follow the official Twitch channel to be notified when the broadcast kicks off.

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.
Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.