The Brawl Stars World Finals 2023 recently concluded as the pinnacle event of this year’s Brawl Stars Championship. Twelve elite teams from across the globe gathered at the Elmia Exhibition and Convention Centre in Jönköping, Sweden from November 24-26 to compete for the world title and a slice of the $750,000 prize pool.
India’s Revenant Esports Capture Hearts on Debut
In a historic first, India was represented at the Brawl Stars World Finals by Revenant Esports. Their arrival on the global stage itself was an achievement, having faced several early struggles this season. Turning their campaign around after a roster reshuffle, Revenant Esports qualifying through the Last Chance Qualifiers.
At the Finals, Revenant Esports were placed in Group C alongside defending champions Zeta Division Zero and proven contenders SK Gaming. Few expected them to progress, but Revenant defied expectations to finish second in their group. This earned Revenant Esports a quarterfinal clash with Tribe Gaming, the top seeds from Group A.
Up against the seasoned Brawl Stars veterans of Tribe Gaming, Revenant Esports fought valiantly before narrowly going down 1-3. Tribe Gaming later finished third overall. Nonetheless, Revenant’s courageous debut run would have inspired countless esports fans back home in India. It sets up Indian Brawl Stars for an even bigger 2024.
Zeta Division Zero Dethroned in Final by LIG Gaming
The twelve Teams at World Finals 2023 were divided into four groups, with the top two progressing into an 8-team single elimination playoff bracket. Reigning champions Zeta Division Zero headed Group C and justified their top billing by winning the group. The Japanese stars entered the semi-finals brimming with confidence before unexpectedly crashing out to underdogs LIG Gaming.
LIG Gaming rode that momentum into the final where they faced off against Tribe NA. In a dramatic back-and-forth grand final, LIG Gaming prevailed by a 3-2 scoreline to be crowned new world champions. They pocket the grand prize of $250,000 USD for their efforts.
Zeta Division Zero had to settle for fourth place and $85,000 USD this time, but they will surely be back to reclaim their title in 2024.
Additional Tournament Notes & Stats
Here are some more noteworthy updates from Brawl Stars World Finals 2023:
- Tribe Gaming finish 3rd again after losing another final
- SK Gaming surprise by reaching the semi-finals
- STMN Esports best performer from Europe, finishing 5th-6th place
Final Tournament Standings
|1st||LIG Gaming||$250,000 USD|
|2nd||Tribe NA||$150,000 USD|
|3rd||Tribe Gaming||$85,000 USD|
|4th||Zeta Division Zero||$85,000 USD|
Looking Ahead to 2024 and Beyond
The incredible success of Brawl Stars World Finals 2023 sets up future events for even greater growth. The passion of the global player base and their national teams suggests that Brawl Stars can become one of esports’ most prestigious tournaments.
With the addition of new competitive regions like India and Africa this year, we can expect the level of competition to scale new heights in 2024. Mark your calendars early for the next Brawl Stars World Finals!