Clash of Clans World Championship Finals and Clash Royale League (CRL) World Finals 2022 of Supercell’s world-renowned mobile games were held in Helsinki, Finland last weekend (September 24-25, 2022) with Supercell hosting “Clash Fest” offline viewing parties in major cities around the world, including the Philippines. Over 300 enthusiastic players gathered in Manila to enjoy the livestream of the finals and we’re here to share the highlights in case you missed it.
After three days of fierce and exciting battles, QW Stephanie from Japan and Mohamed Light from Egypt won the world championship of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale respectively.
The Clash of Clans World Championship Qualifiers are a global competition that happened across four stages within five weeks. At the initial stages of the qualifiers, the 64 teams battled for the top 16 positions, then the 8 teams out of 16 made it to the final stage of the qualifiers, where the final 4 teams got the Golden Tickets to the Clash of Clans World Championship Finals. Together with the 4 teams that had previously won the Golden Tickets, these 8 teams battled head-to-head to determine the 2022 World Champion.
On the first day of the competition, the battles among the clans were fierce like a firestorm with Space Station, Tribe Gaming, Repotted Gaming and QW Stephanie defeating their opponents to proceed into the top 4 bracket, while M.S Esports, STRUT Esports and GS fell into the losers bracket and needed to recapture the momentum. Unfortunately, X Team Esports was eliminated on the first day.
After the first day’s drastic competition, all the teams also showed their specific strengths the next day. After 3 days of cut-throat battles, it was but yesterday that QW Stephanie and Tribe Gaming defeated all other players to earn the qualification for the ultimate championship game. Following the rat race between the two teams, QW Stephanie finally won the highest honor of the year, the title of the world championship, and the prize of up to US$300,000, marking a milestone for the team!
QW Stephanie failed to claim the championship by a narrow chance in both Global Finals of 2020 and 2021, ending up as the runners-up. This year, they finally got what they desired. The moment they beat Tribe Gaming to win the championship, all the team members were overwhelmed with tears.
The CRL World Finals Qualifiers happened across five stages within five weeks. Following that, the 16 top players from around the world, including 10 players who earned the Golden Tickets through the Qualifiers and 6 players who got the Golden Tickets through community tournaments, competed for the crown of Clash Royale League (CRL) World Finals 2022. After 3 days of intense and thrilling battles in pairs, Mohamed Light bulldozed his way to victory and won the global championship and the prize of US$250,000, leaving a glorious chapter in the history of Clash Royale.
Mohamed Light had a rough start and fell into the losers bracket in the first round. However, he bounced back with flying colors, keeping his winning streak to seven battles until the Grand Finals. He beat his opponent SK Morten with diverse tactics and took the title of the world champion. The moment the ribbons flew all over the place, everyone present was exhilarated. Not only did he win the prize of US$250,000, but he also left a legendary and glorious chapter in the history of Clash Royale.
In Manila, the Clash Fest T-shirt representing Supercell’s annual event was given to every coming player as an admission gift to the viewing parties. There were also a number of game-related activities such as “Are you Clash of Clans Fan” quiz, as well as some mini competing games, which were woven into the finals viewing to ease the audience’ tension while watching the livestreams.
In addition to watching the finals and participating in the activities at the parties, attendees also got a physical photo printed with the Clash Fest logo. This viewing party went on with the exciting finals until the next day (Finnish local time), while the viewing players were still in high spirits and completely focused on the finals progress. The event ended with the crowd cheering for the winners, pushing the atmosphere into full swing.