Clash Royale esports? Yep, that is officially going to become a thing and we’re all for it.

In fact, there have been some huge names that have signed up for the inaugural tournament, so there is plenty of legitimacy behind it.

There is no doubting the popularity of the game, with it reaching $1bn in revenue in the first year of its release. Oh, and there is the fact that more than 100M players are on Android alone – you’re starting to get just how popular it is.

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So with its vast popularity, it seems like a shrewd move to enter the world of esports, with 36 teams revealed so far, with the likes of Cloud9, 100 Thieves and Fnatic.

Patrik Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer and Co-owner, Fnatic, had this to say about the revelation:

“We couldn’t be more thrilled than to be marking our debut in Clash Royale with this exciting global league in partnership with Supercell,”

Tim Ebner, who oversees esports at Supercell revealed how excited he was for the start of Clash Royale’s competitive scene.

“The level of enthusiasm we’ve seen from the most respected esports teams in the world is as humbling as it is exciting, and we’re looking forward to supporting them to grow the Clash Royale esports ecosystem for our players.”

As you can imagine, there has been a fair bit of reaction on Twitter to the game becoming an esport and here are some of the best:

Fair to say the reaction is positive, so we’ll keep you up to date with any more news on the game’s competitive game. Oh, and while we’ve got you, here are all the teams involved so far.

European Clash Royale League Teams

  • FNATIC
  • Misfits
  • SK Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Queso
  • 100 Thieves
  • Allegiance

North America Clash Royale League Teams

  • Cloud9 Esports
  • Team SoloMid
  • Tribe Gaming
  • Immortals
  • NRG
  • Complexity
  • Team Dignitas
  • Counter Logic Gaming

Asia Clash Royale League Teams

  • CJ OGN
  • Sandbox
  • Kingzone
  • OP.GG
  • GameWith
  • PONOS Sports
  • DetonatioN Gaming
  • Fav Gaming
  • AhQ
  • HKeSports Chaos theory
  • TBD

China Clash Royale League Teams

  • EDG.M
  • GO
  • JDG
  • LGD
  • NOVA
  • OP
  • SNAKE
  • WE