Clash is an in-game tournament in League of Legends where players team up as five and take on other teams of their same skill level. The first Clash of 2023 is the Bilgewater Cup


League of Legends Clash 2023: Bilgewater Cup Dates, Registration & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games revealed the dates for the first Clash tournament of 2023, the Bilgewater Cup.
Here’s everything you need to know about it.

League of Legends Clash is a monthly tournament organized by Riot Games that allows players to team up as five and compete against other teams of the same skill level. Players start by forming teams, scouting for players, and the matches take place on weekends. This competitive game mode in League of Legends allows teams to join an eight-team bracket on either Saturday or Sunday or both days to compete for rewards and prizes. Every Clash tournament in a season has a unique title like the Ionia Cup or the Piltover Cup. 

If you have been wondering why there has not been a Clash tournament yet this year, it is due to a social engineering attack that Riot Games suffered. Following this, many of the game’s features and schedules were disrupted. However, Riot assured that it was working swiftly to resume Clash tournaments which usually begin in February.

As promised, in the LoL Patch 13.4 notes, the company introduced the first Clash tournament of 2023: the Bilgewater Cup’s schedule.

Bilgewater Cup 2023: Clash details 

Notably, your team can only join one Clash bracket each day, and once you've joined, that specific team is locked in for the entire bracket. However, if things don't go well on Saturday, you can again participate on Sunday and try again, with the same squad or even a new one. 

In the LoL Patch 13.4 notes, Riot Games said, “The first Clash tournament of the year is coming up next month! Here’s a look at the upcoming Bilgewater Cup dates.

The schedule for the Bilgewater Cup Clash in League of Legends is as follows:

  • Bilgewater Cup Weekend 1 Registration Begins: 6th March at 11:00 am (Local Time)

  • Weekend 1 Tournament Days: 11th March and 12th March (~4-7 pm local, varies according to region)

  • Bilgewater Cup Weekend 2 Registration Begins: 20th March at 11:00 am (Local Time)

  • Weekend 2 Tournament Dates: 25th March and 26th March (~4-7 pm local, varies by region)

To join or create a Clash team, you need to have:

  • Reached level 30 in League of Legends

  • Completed placements in at least one Summoner's Rift ranked queue

  • Verified your League account by SMS (this is a Clash-specific feature)

In more exciting Clash news, on 16th February, Riot Games released a dev diary giving updates about Clash in 2023 and the comeback of fan-favorite ARAM Clash. The good news is Riot Games revealed that ARAM Clash is returning in 2023.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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