Participation and Registration
Who can participate in RTP tournaments?
Got an active level 30 League of Legends account set up on either the EUW or EUNE server? If so, you’re welcome to compete on the Riot Tournament Platform. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements and are able to commit the necessary time, just create your team, select the tournament you’d like to join, and you’re all set.
For more information on tournament eligibility, click here.
Which countries are eligible to participate?
Your country of origin does not impact your eligibility to compete on the Riot Tournament Platform, provided you have a valid EUW or EUNE account. Keep in mind that many tournaments will be hosted in a particular language so be sure to confirm that you understand the host language of the tournament you intend to join, as all relevant information will be issued in that language. Every tournament has specific eligibility rules so make sure you and your team members are eligible before signing up.
Note: In some cases, tournaments might be restricted to specific countries. You can learn more about residential eligibility here.
What is the age limit to participate in the tournaments?
In the majority of tournaments you have to be at least 16 years old in order to participate. Some tournaments might have different age restrictions, so please check the rules for the tournament you are going to enter with your team.
Click here to read more about age restriction.
How do I create a team?
Follow these steps to create your own team:
- Go to the tournament website.
- Sign in with your username, password and region:
- You need to have a verified email in order to use the tournament tool. Click on "Email Settings" on the upper right corner and fill in the "Current Email Tab".
- You’ll then be asked log in to your email account to complete the verification process.
- Once you verify your email, you can then go ahead and create your team. Enter your desired team name and click on “Create”:
- Once your team has been created, copy the link provided and forward it to your teammates so they can join the roster:
Note: You have only eight slots available in your team. If you send the link to more than eight friends, the rule will be ‘first come first served’.
How do our team sign up for a tournament?
If you're the team captain, click "Join" on the tournament you want to participate in:
Please keep in mind that in order to join a tournament, your team should:
- Consist of at least 5 players
- Meet with the eligibility criteria of the tournament you intend to join
- Have no players that are currently banned
Note: Only the team captain can sign the team up for a tournament. If you're not the captain of your team and want to join a tournament, ask your team captain to do so.
If I’m not the captain of the team, can I still register my team?
Nope, only the team captain is eligible to register the team.
What types of tournaments are there?
There are three types of supported tournament formats:
A single-elimination tournament is a type of tournament in which the loser of each game is immediately eliminated from the bracket. Whichever team manages to come out on top in every single game played will be awarded victory for the overall tournament.
Single-elimination brackets work best when the number of teams participating equates to a multiple of two (4,8,16,32,64, and so on). If the number of teams in a given tournament doesn’t hit one of these figures then byes (automatic wins) will be assigned to the appropriate number of teams in the first round. This ensures that subsequent rounds always contains a number of teams equal to a multiple of two.
Most stand-alone tournaments use random seeding. Some tournaments use predefined criteria to determine the seeding order for a single-elimination bracket. The criteria usually involve the relative placement of teams in the previous tournament (or previous portion of the tournament), or the relative skill-rating of the players (as determined by some other system prior to the start of the bracket).
There are three different methods to seed players, typically designed to ensure the first seed and second seed only meet in the finals, so favorites don't get eliminated early. For example, in a group of eight players with seeds 1 through 8, the following order ensures that the highest-seeded teams only play as late in the tournament as possible unless an underdog pulls off an epic upset:
|Seed 1 vs Seed 8|
|Seed 4 vs Seed 5|
|Seed 3 vs Seed 6|
|Seed 2 vs Seed 7|
A double-elimination bracket is a tournament structure that pairs teams head-to-head, with the winning team advancing and the losing team dropping into a secondary losers bracket. Once a team is in the losers bracket, they continue to play against other teams that were defeated in the winners bracket. The final place in the bracket pairs the undefeated team from the winners’ bracket with the last team remaining in the losers bracket. The Final is played as a best-of-three or best-of-five match and the undefeated team will enter the final with a victory, consequently if the losers' bracket finalist loses a match (their second loss in the tournament) they're eliminated.
Single-elimination brackets work best when the number of teams participating equates to a multiple of two (4,8,16,32,64, and so on). If the number of teams in a given tournament doesn’t hit one of these figures then byes (automatic wins) will be assigned to the appropriate number of teams in the first round. This ensures that subsequent rounds always contains a total number of teams equal to a multiple of two.
A Round Robin tournament (often called leagues) is a type of tournament that groups a certain amount of teams (usually up to 8 teams) and each team plays against each other once. Double round robin on the other hand is when teams in the group face each other twice. A usual Round Robin setup tournament is as follows. If there are 32 teams in total, the organizer would group them up into 4 groups with 8 teams in each group. The organizer then would assign the teams that would qualify for the next round (usually top 2 teams of each group). They would run through a single or double Round Robin format. Then the top 2 teams from each group would qualify into either a Single or Double elimination format and play it out till a victor has been crowned.
Tournaments and Matches
How can I view the brackets or end of game stats while in a tournament?
Once the tournament has started, you'll have access to the following details in the “My Matches” section in the upper-left section of the RTP page:
- Tournament name
- Opponent name
- Match date and time
- Tournament code
- Chat name
You can display the bracket view by clicking on the tournament name:
The following information can be viewed on the brackets page:
- Date and time of the next round
- All your opponents
- The current stage of the tournament
End of Game Stats
Once you’ve finished playing your latest scheduled game, click on the golden icon beside the match in the bracket view to access the End of Game stats:
When will I know our upcoming game time?
Once the tournament bracket has been seeded, teams will be provided with all the information they need in order to play their games by their round deadline. The information will be sent via email and is also available on the website under the “My Matches” section.
How much flexibility is there in when the games can be played?
The game time will be published together with the brackets in the tournament schedule. When a new round is published, the game time will be communicated to all the captains through email and will be available to all the team members logged in the tournament platform. The game can then be played from the moment the round is published until the scheduled game time. Captains can communicate with their opponents and find a suitable time before the game time to play the game if the scheduled time creates problems for their team. If no agreement is found both teams have to show up at the specified game time to avoid a no-show forfeit.
How do I use the tournament code?
When the time comes and your team is ready to play your scheduled game, you’ll need to highlight the tournament code, and copy it from the “My Matches” section:
Then carry out the following steps within the League client:
- Click on “Play” --> “Custom Game” --> “Tournament code”
- Paste the tournament code in the box, then hit “Join game”
If the tournament code is correctly copied, the “Join Game” button should turn orange.
Who is responsible for creating the lobby?
The match lobby is created automatically! When registered team members of each team use the Tournament Code, they will be taken into the correct lobby.
It is the team captain’s responsibility to make sure that all their players are in the lobby on time.
What happens in case of no-shows?
RTP automatically identifies teams that haven’t shown up for their matches at the specified time. The tool automatically assigns no-shows to teams that did not show up at all or did not have a full five-person team in the lobby at the designated time.
How does match reporting work?
RTP uses a system called Tournament Code, which automatically reports results at the end of the game. As long as you use the Tournament Code properly, you won’t have any reporting to do.
Do I have to take a screenshot after I’ve finished with the game and upload somewhere?
Nope, as the tournament utilizes a Tournament Code, everything will be updated automatically. If you encounter any issues or have any concerns, please contact an adjudicator.
Where can I find the official tournament rules?
You can find the official tournament rules here.
I am a team captain and I don't know what to do, halp!
Don't worry, we got you sorted! Check out our Guide for Team Captains article.
When and where I can get support during a tournament?
The availability of support resources may vary from tournament to tournament. Usually adjudicators are available in the specified chat room 30 mins before the official game time and until the end of the scheduled games for that day.
How do I enter a chat room in the client?
Follow these steps to enter a chat room:
- Click on the "Clubs and Chat Rooms" icon that is located on the bottom-right of your client:
- Click on "Join a Chat Room”:
- Enter the name of the chat room provided by email to your team captain (it is also to every team member in their “My Matches” box):
How do I know if I’m blue side or red side?
Each team will have a specific side assigned. An email will be sent to team captains in order to notify them about the side their team should be playing. Every team member will also be able to see which side to be on if they are logged in to the tournament platform. This can be found in the box displaying the upcoming match details.
What is the difference between blue side and red side?
During champion select, the blue side team will ban first and pick first, while the red-side team will ban last and pick last. When in game, the blue-side team spawns on the bottom left of the map while the red-side team spawns in the top right.
Which side of the custom game is blue side?
In a custom game the team on the left, called “Team 1”, is the one that will get the blue side when the pick-and-ban phase starts. The first player entering the custom game will be listed on the left side. If you are the first player entering the custom game and your team was assigned the red side, please move to the right.
Note: If both teams are full, move into the spectator area to allow the team members to move from one side to the other.