Tyler "Tyler1" Steinkamp is holding another tournament in 2019. While not the biggest international event, it is the last chance to win one before 2020, on top of being hosted by the embodiment of everything alpha.
Tyler1 Championship Series is coming back with another $50,000 prize pool and the tournament is international as there is no rule that prevents players from outside of NA from participating. The knockout stage will be held on 14 and 15 December 2019, with the finals, happening one week later, on 21st. If you ever felt you needed some alpha influence in the days leading up to Christmas, this is the event to look out for.
More info was offered on Tyler1's Discord channel, including the rules. They are as follows:
- Pauses due to technical difficulties have to be announced in /all chat
- Pauses can last no longer than five minutes
- Trolling will result in disqualification of either the team or team member who did it
- Teams found to be sharing one or more players will be disqualified
- Trash talking is allowed, with some limits
- Being late or having incomplete roster has a wide range of penalties
- Teams will be picked based on the League Points (LP) of the five starting players
- Only the registered account can be used for each player
- LCS players are not allowed to compete in the tournament, meaning NA is left without an international trophy again
- Knockout stage is best of three, finals are best of five
- Winner takes it all
All the games on 14 and 15 December 2019 will be streamed on but Tyler himself will not be shoutcasting these. He will, however, be the caster for the finals, broadcasted on the same channel. Knockout stage will happen at 10:00 AM CST / 5:00 PM CET both times.
Jokes and memes aside, this is possibly one of the best events where new talent can break through if they can't get enough of a spotlight to get into a pro team. This also fits with Tyler's other efforts that promote talented players.