The new season program has been formalized, with a prize pool ready to exceed the previous million dollars
According to a Q & A style blog post, the CRL next season will have a prize pool of “at least” $ 1M, with the full amount still to be determined. The first season included a $ 1M fixed sum for the regular season and regional championships, without cash prizes for the Tokyo World Finals. Supercell’s post does not specify whether a potentially greater amount could result from the sale of gaming items, for example, or through additional partnerships with sponsors.
The other key detail confirmed is that the CRL will officially flee portrait-oriented transmissions next season. North American and European transmissions have previously adopted this approach to better reflect the gaming experience and make it more ideal for viewing on mobile devices, but it was a controversial shift from traditional streaming standards that many fans didn’t like.
Supercell broadcast the world finals based on landscape orientation in all regions. Now we know that the CRL will actually transmit horizontally across the entire line.
Last week, Supercell announced the in-game qualification process for the Clash Royale League, with players needing to score 20 wins over a set period of time to reach the next stage. In February, the publisher revealed that the former North American, European and Latin American regions would merge into a single western region. This move is likely to translate into fewer overall teams for the second season.