Pokimane announces inaugural Teamfight Tactics streamer tournament 'TFT Thursday' to begin this week

Isaac McIntyre

Teamfight Tactics is set to become a competitve esport very early into its release cycle, after variety streamer Imane "Pokimane" Anys announced she would be hosting a streamer-based event titled TFT Thursdays.

"TFT Thursdays is official," the 23-year-old wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to everyone that's willing to be a part of this, hoping for it to be a great time for streamers and viewers!"

Based on the massively popular Fortnite Friday format, TFT Thursdays will host its first iteration on July 4 at 12pm CT. The inaugural tournament boasts a $15,000 prize pool, with $1,500 going to the event's most valuable player. The prize pool will be shared out via the number of wins each player earns during the event.

Pokimane's announcement is a major step forward for the fledgling game's competitive scene. While Riot Games has been heavy-handed in removing community events based around League of Legends due to their franchised leagues, it appears the company will be more lenient in regards to Teamfight Tactics - at least for now.

All streamers involved in the event are expected to stream their participation. The main viewing stream will be hosted on Pokimane's Twitch channel for the duration of the event.

The tournament will take place on Thursday, July 4, kicking off at 10AM PST / 1PM EST.

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