League of Legends players have been patiently waiting for the return of Clash and it seems the time will come soon. Public Beta Environment (PBE) will be updated on 2 July 2019 for another round of Clash testing with a new format.
Clash is the tournament system for organised League of Legends players who prefer to give it their all and be rewarded in return. It features several different brackets with various loot box rewards.
Many players liked it the first time around but Riot Games pulled the mode due to server load and other difficulties, leaving players hoping for Clash's return but maintaining radio silence for a long while.
Riot MoreChrono broke the radio silence on 27 June 2019 with a forum post that announced a new round of testing on PBE on 2 July 2019.
Players can already start registering their teams but can't play matches before that fateful Tuesday. Bracket formation will start on the same day the tournament starts at 2 PM PDT and will last for one hour.
Once the brackets are formed, the scouting phase will begin where teams will be able to preview their opponents' stats, previously played champions, mastery points and other useful indicators that will help them during the draft phase.
The tournament then begins after at least five minutes of scouting and each team will be guaranteed at least two games.
Unfortunately for Clash enthusiasts, the mode could potentially be a heavy load on the servers which means it might not come anytime soon due to both League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics being extremely popular at the moment which resulted in server instability already.
Since this will be a test on PBE where the population isn't as big as on live servers, skill-based matchmaking will be disabled in order to actually get some matches. On the other hand, this might result in imbalanced games where one side dominates the other.
If you are interested in participating in the Clash test, you can check out the full forum post by MoreChrono.