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The new year’s spotlight … on Teamfight Tactics!

Thursday, January 27, 2022
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I know it’s cliché, but we are in the new year now, so it’s time to get into some new games!

My current favorite is TFT, or Teamfight Tactics. It may not be new to the gaming world, but it’s definitely new to me.

It’s a League of Legends-based auto-chess (an 8v8 game where you use “chess” pieces of sorts to form a team and fight other teams … I’ll add a picture for reference).

Every round, you can buy characters with gold. You want most of them to all share the same attribute, like “challenger” or “academy.” It gives your team a bonus, which makes you stronger overall.

It sounds really complicated, but it can be so fun — especially with the characters you can play as!

Like, look at her! How could you not want to play as her?!!!!

The game can be quite competitive at times, but I enjoy playing it just to take a break with friends.

It allows you to think about something else for a while, and yet is a somewhat familiar game, as all the characters are related to League of Legends.

You still get mad at how overpowered some League characters are, even in TFT.

Thanks, Riot!

What I need to work on the most is actually understanding team builds. Sometimes, I just put random characters together and then get demolished by someone else. It’s kind of depressing.

So, therefore, my goal for the new year is to get better at understanding TFT logistics!

Or something like that.

If you’d like to get in contact with me to chat or play TFT together, add me on Discord at emma#2670, or follow me on Instagram, @emmakarrow.