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Tournaments is a feature in Clash Royale that allows players to compete against each other in a short-term competition for Gold and Cards. Once you have reached King Level 18, you will be able to join Tournaments and Victory Challenges as well as create Private Tournaments. Winning more matches in Victory Challenges, Special Event Challenges and Global Tournaments before reaching a certain number of losses results in more rewards.

Victory Challenges

  • There are three types of Victory Challenges: Classic Challenge, Grand Challenge, and Mega Draft Challenge. Players can join either one at any time.
  • The Classic Challenge costs 10 Gems to enter, while the Grand Challenge costs 100 Gems to enter. The Mega Draft Challenge costs 50 Gems.
  • Once the Challenge has started, players will be able to battle. The Challenge lasts indefinitely and a battle can be started at any time.
  • The player will be matched with other players who have the same number of wins as them.
  • The number of wins accured by the player will be recorded in a purple shield, while the losses are denoted with red X's, placed within boxes.
  • During the Challenge, the player will be able to see the prize that they have accumulated, and the prize awarded on top of their current prize for the next win.
  • Once the player has won 12 times or lost 3 times in total, the Challenge will automatically end, and the player will receive a Chest containing their current prize (or top prize, if they have won 12 times). The player will then get a chest containing the rewards that he/she can immediately open.
  • Crowns won through battles contribute to Crown Chests.
  • Classic and Grand Challenges use the standard 1v1 battle rules, while Mega Draft Challenges follow the Mega Draft mode format.

Special Event Challenges

Main article: Tournament/Special Event Challenges
  • Special Event Challenges are temporary challenges that have special rules.
  • These challenges often have less rewards in the Challenge Chest but more in total from one-time rewards.

Global Tournaments

  • Global Tournaments occur twice a month.
  • They can use the normal rule, but can also use a Special Event Challenge rule.
  • For those rules using player's own decks, the Level cap can be anywhere from 11 to 14.
  • The minimum King Level to enter a Global Tournament is Level 19.
  • Rules are similar to Special Event Challenges: players accumulate wins to get one-time rewards, and drop out after a certain number of losses.
  • Depending on the number of wins, players can claim the free rewards, as well as buying the bonus rewards with Gems.
  • You can get extra bonuses if ranked sufficiently high on the global leaderboard.

Starting and Participating in Private Tournaments

  • 10 Gems are required to create a tournament.
    • The creator of the tournament pays the Gems. Participants do not pay Gems to enter the tournament.
  • The duration of the tournament can be customized from 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • There are three options for making a tournament, a host may set:
    • Open - Where anyone can participate in the tournament
    • Password Protected - Where players must enter a password to join the tournament
    • Closed - Where no one can join the tournament
  • The creator can set the battle type of the Tournament, either normal or using a Special Event Challenge rule.
  • For modes that use players' own decks, the creator can set the Level cap for Crown Towers and Cards, from 11 to 14. For modes that do not use players' own decks, all Crown Towers and Cards are fixed at Level 11.
  • Players will join a pool. In that pool, only players participating in the tournament can battle each other.
  • Participants can battle others in the tournament at any time by pressing the Battle button in the Tournament interface.
  • Tournament battles have the same mechanics as regular battles except that there are caps on the Levels of cards and Crown Towers (discussed below).
  • While not in battle, you can spectate players that are currently battling others in the Tournament, by tapping on the red button with an eye. This can be done even if you are not in the Tournament.

Tournament Standard Caps

  • Tournaments and Victory Challenges will use Tournament Rules, just like in Friendly Battles.
  • By default, this means that a player whose King Level and/or Card Levels are higher than the caps will have their Levels reduced to the cap. King Level or Card levels lower than the cap will still be unaffected.
  • King Level is capped at level 11. Because of this, each player's King and Crown Towers will be Level 11 at most.
  • Similarly, all Cards are capped at level 11.
  • However, in Private Tournaments, the creator can set the Level cap to be anywhere from 11 to 14, if the game mode uses players' own battle decks.

Victory Challenge Chests

  • The player is guaranteed a prize simply for entering the Challenge. This prize increases for every win they get in the Challenge.
  • The Chest awarded contains the amount of gold stated in the prize, as well as the number of cards stated in their prize. Every 10th card will be a Rare card, while every 100th card will be an Epic card. There are no Legendary cards guaranteed within these chests.

History

2016

  • Tournaments were added to the game on 4/7/2016, in the Tournaments Update. On the same day, a maintenance break fixed a few bugs that appeared with Tournaments.
  • On 6/7/2016, an Optional Update, fixed a few bugs with Tournaments, particularly one where the location of the Tournament would show as longitude and latitude coordinates.
  • On 7/7/2016, the Tournaments Feature Update, increased the amount of players that could join certain tournament sizes and increased the amount of players that would receive prizes in those tournaments. In addition, the Chest unlock timer of the chest in the smallest tournament was decreased to 3 hours (from 4 hours).
  • On 13/7/2016, a maintenance break, fixed a few bugs with Tournaments.
  • On 22/7/2016, a maintenance break, fixed more bugs with Tournaments.
  • They were revamped on 19/9/2016, in the September 2016 Update, with a new mode called Challenge Mode. The other mode of Tournaments was then renamed as Custom Tournaments, where it was greatly simplified - with the change of numerous features such as:
    • Removal of customizability of duration of preparation and tournament
    • The original nine sizes were cut down to just four
    • The proportion of prize brackets were decreased, from the top 50% to the top 20%
    • The gem costs were greatly decreased, with the cheapest Tournament now costing 100 Gem instead of 500, and the most expensive Tournament now costing 10,000 Gem instead of 250,000.
    • The chest rewards were greatly reduced as a result of the above change - the largest Tournament Chest contained only 2,000 Cards as opposed to 15,000 pre-update.
    • Clan tournaments would show up in place of public ones.
  • On 21/9/2016, a maintenance break, fixed issues with Custom Tournament searching.
  • On 7/10/2016, a maintenance break, fixed a bug that caused the Challenge Chest to contain no cards.

2017

  • On 13/3/2017, the March 2017 Update, allowed Crowns gained in Victory Challenges to count towards the Crown Chest and the Clan Chest.
  • On 12/6/2017, the June 2017 Update, added 2v2 Challenges and allowed wins in Victory Challenges to count towards wins in the Player Profile.
  • On 9/10/2017, the Epic Quests Update, removed the full refund in Custom Tournaments if no matches are played. It also allowed 2v2 Challenges to be played with friends. The same update also made certain Challenges unlock from Experience Level 5.
  • On 12/10/2017, an Optional Update, allowed players to play 2v2 Challenges with their friends or Clanmates, even when they have completed their Challenge or have a different Challenge ongoing.

2018

  • On 25/4/2018, the Clan Wars Update, changed it so that spectating somebody playing a Challenge would display their current progress within the Challenge.
  • On 5/9/2018, the September 2018 Update, added a new 10-Gem tournament that offers no in-game rewards.
  • On 5/12/2018, the December 2018 Update, added Global Tournaments. It also renamed Custom Tournaments to Private Tournaments, removed the prizes but added more options. On the same day, a maintenance break, fixed some issues regarding spectating & connectivity issues affecting players in the Global Tournament.
  • On 12/12/2018, an Optional Update, allowed players to cheer for both players when spectating Global Tournament matches, allowed players to toggle the Global Tournament screen by pressing the Battle tab, allowed players to see the Global Tournament screen if the players has claimed Bonus Rewards, made it so that dragging Global Tournament no longer scrolls to other tabs, made it so that spectating top Global Tournament matches no longer flips the player to the opposite side and fixed an issue for players unable to claim Global Tournament rewards.

2019

  • On 28/1/2019, the January 2019 Update, made it so that Private Tournaments created by a clanmate could now appear in the Clan chat. It also allowed players to select a maximum number of losses in Private Tournaments.
  • On 13/2/2019, an Optional Update, fixed a bug that prevented Global Tournament Bonus Rewards from being discarded.
  • On 15/4/2019, the April 2019 Update, replaced the Tournament Tab with a new Event Tab and moved Private Tournaments to the Battle Tab.
  • On 5/7/2019, an Optional Update, made it so that Crowns from Private Tournaments would not contribute towards Pass Royale.
  • On 1/8/2019, a Minor Update, fixed a crash that would occur when first joining a Global Tournament.
  • On 30/9/2019, the End of September 2019 Update, fixed display issue with the Tournament tab in the Activity log where the tab would flash repeatedly if the player was underneath King Level 5. It also made it so that Global Tournament images are no longer stretched to fit the dimensions of their respective menus.

2021

  • On 30/3/2021, the 2021 Quarter 1 Update, fixed a crash that could occur when players are navigating away from an expired challenge screen.
  • On 27/10/2021, the Champions Update, changed the Tournament Rules so that each player will have Level 11 cards (from Level 9). It also made it so that every player, who joins on a Classic/Grand Challenge, Special Challenge & Global Tournament, would have every card at Level 11 (even if they dont have the card, or don‘t have the card at Level 11), and would be able to build their own deck from scratch, even with Champions.

2022

  • On 30/3/2022, the Miner Update, allowed players to paste decks to Tournaments and Challenges. It also fixed a crash that could occur in Mega Deck modes.
  • On 27/6/2022, the Summer 2022 Update, allowed players to delete a deck in Special Event Challenges, and made it so that it would remember the last deck used if the player uses the Continue feature. It also fixed a few crash that could occur in tournaments and fixed a bug where Card Mastery progression canceled tournament matchmaking.

2023

  • On 3/3/2023, a maintenance break, added Mega Draft to Private Tournaments.
  • On 27/3/2023, the Losers Update, decreased the cost and rewards of Grand Challenges by 50%, and added the Mega Draft Challenge. It also fixed the Global Tournament description which incorrectly claimed that you can reset losses.
  • On 18/4/2023, a maintenance break, swapped the cost and rewards of Grand Challenges and Mega Draft Challenges.

2024

  • On 10/1/2024, a maintenance break, fixed an issue where previous unclaimed Challenge rewards were preventing the start of a new Challenge.

Trivia

  • Players receive Victory Gold for winning battles in Global and Private Tournaments, which is contained in the daily 20-time limit.
  • Star Levels in Tournaments and Challenges remain visually intact despite the Level cap.

Statistics

Classic Challenge

Number of Wins Total Prize Increase from Previous Prize Guaranteed Cards
Gold Cards Gold Card
0 130 2 N/A N/A No Rare or Epic Cards guaranteed
1 180 3 50 1
2 240 5 60 2
3 310 8 70 3
4 390 12 80 4 1 Rare
5 480 17 90 5
6 590 23 110 6 2 Rare
7 720 30 130 7 3 Rare
8 880 38 160 8
9 1,080 48 200 10 4 Rare
10 1,330 61 250 13 6 Rare
11 1,630 78 300 17 7 Rare
12 2,000 100 370 22 1 Epic + 10 Rare

Grand Challenge

Number of Wins Total Prize Increase from Previous Prize Guaranteed Cards
Gold Cards Gold Cards
0 1,400 20 N/A N/A 2 Rare
1 1,900 30 500 10 3 Rare
2 2,500 50 600 20 5 Rare
3 3,200 85 700 35 8 Rare
4 4,000 130 800 45 1 Epic + 13 Rare
5 5,000 185 1,000 55 1 Epic + 18 Rare
6 6,200 250 1,200 65 2 Epic + 25 Rare
7 7,600 330 1,400 80 3 Epic + 33 Rare
8 9,300 420 1,700 90 4 Epic + 42 Rare
9 11,500 530 2,200 110 5 Epic + 53 Rare
10 14,200 670 2,700 140 6 Epic + 67 Rare
11 17,500 860 3,300 190 8 Epic + 86 Rare
12 22,000 1,100 4,500 240 11 Epic + 110 Rare
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