Riot Games has confirmed that it has agreed to extend and expand its partnership with the Australian-based esports organisation ORDER.
The deal means that ORDER will continue to host official Teamfight Tactics (TFT) esports tournaments and events through until mid-2023 at the earliest.
It is a just reward for ORDER, who have been the frontrunners in developing and organising the booming Oceania esports and esports betting scene for Riot Games’ League of Legends based auto-battler game.
“Highlight The Regions Top Players”
The expansion ensures that the partnership, which has already been in existence for several years, will continue and means that Oceania-based players of TFT will benefit from further competitive events and tournaments over the next couple of years.
In addition, the deal will allow ORDER to deliver streams and broadcasts that will “better highlight the region’s top players”.
The expanded deal also means that ORDER will be able to work hard on improving the experience for viewers and competitors at their events.
Speaking about the deal, the Head of Events at ORDER, Josh Swift, commented:
“We’re thrilled to expand the highly successful partnership between ORDER and Riot Games which began with the very first Ignition Series in the Oceanic VALORANT Open, signing on to run TFT esports in Oceania through until the end of Set 8 in 2023.”
“After the Galaxies Championship, ORDER worked hard to improve the competitive scene in Oceania and across Fates and Reckoning we continued to work hard to bring the best possible experience to competitors.”
ORDER is one of the relatively few organisations that not only organises events and tournaments, but which also runs its own esports teams, who compete across a range of different titles in the Oceania region.
This includes teams in League of Legends, CSGO, FIFA, VALORANT and Rainbow Six Siege.
Currently, ORDER is running the TFT Oceanic Gizmos & Gadgets Series in the region, which started in November 2021. The top player from the event will qualify for the Gizmos & Gadgets World Championship which is set to take place from the 1st to 3rd April 2022.
The partnership renewal comes just a year after ORDER underwent a significant expansion of its key personnel in 2021 with the appointment of a new CEO, Head of Commercial and Chief Brand Officer being amongst a number of appointments made at the company.
Derek Dennis, the NA and OCE Competitive TFT Lead at Riot Games, expressed his delight at the partnership being extended.
Over the past two sets, we have seen an incredible reaction from the Oceanic TFT community around the competitions that ORDER have organized as part of our global ecosystem.
We are excited to continue our partnership with ORDER through at least Set 8 and look forward to seeing a competitor from Oceania capture the World Championship in the near future.
Former Champions Razza and Esher have qualified for the World Championship through Oceania and have both made the top eight in the biggest TFT tournament of the year.
The news will not only help develop ORDER as an organization and organizer of esports tournaments, but be of huge benefit to the TFT community in the Oceania region.