Clash Royale Tournaments – An Ultimate Guide

This Clash Royale Tournaments Comprehensive Guide are aimed at anyone trying to become a stronger, more dangerous, opponent. These posts will ultimately help you with ANY strategy game that requires precise and critical thinking. I’ve been in multiple tournaments for different activities, my best accomplishments come from chess tournaments. Ive won about 10 in the last 2-3 years so I know a thing or two about Tournament Preparation. So, these posts are for EVERY experience level.

Tournament Guide

Ultimate Guide to Clash Royale Tournaments

Playing Under Pressure

We’ve all been here– Rather it be online, ranked matches, in real life or whatever you’re competing in. We’ve all had to play under pressure at one point or another. Some people love playing under pressure, while others, in most cases, 90% of new-comers, don’t. What makes being “under pressure” so nerve-wrecking is you think you should be up to expectations, usually causing you to make misplays or mistakes that you never see yourself making in casual games or ladder matches– such as dropping wrong cards, panicking when your opponent plays something quick and your mind blanks and you give them elixir advantage. What separates top players from mediocre players is the ability to perform at a higher level despite the obstacles and adversity they may face. Here’s a few ways to work around these common mistakes and play against your odds:

  • Forgive your mistakes. This is the single most important thing you can do. You should never beat yourself up over a misplay or mistake that you made 30 seconds in to the game. Clash Royale is a “Right Now” game, meaning it only matters what’s happening right now, not what happened in the past. Recognize your misplay, remind yourself that you’re not perfect, and move on. It doesn’t matter if you’re down 2 towers and there’s 60 seconds left. Fight until the very end. If you get discouraged, at any point in the game, you WILL lose. Always remember…you’re better than every you play against, you just have to prove it. Don’t be your own worst enemy.
  • Don’t forget to eat and drink. This is another key factor for performing well. This might not seem like it’s really important or that it doesn’t play a big factor in competition but it does. If you haven’t eaten or If you’re not hydrated you will not play properly. Drink Water, not caffeine.
  • Sleep. If you’re playing in a serious tournament, you should get the proper amount of required sleep beforehand. Atleast 8 hours. Sleep is key to everyday activity not just tournaments. But if you want to perform at your absolute best, you need proper sleep.
  • Pressure or Performance anxiety goes away with experience. Experience is gained through time and time is gained through experience. Read my last post about this. Once you actually understand this, you can use “Pressure” to your advantage. If you make a misplay at any time throughout your match, due to nervousness, understand it happens to all of us, so it’s natural. This is nothing to be embarrassed of. Just shake it off and keep playing. Don’t worry about people making fun of your mistakes. Remember YOU are the one competing NOT them.
  • Nobody is going to take it easy on you or let you win. Everyone wants the same outcome; winning. Just because you’re new, nobody is going to take it 50% on you. Take this as a learning experience; prizes and pride is on the line. This is actually a sign of acceptance. If you want to be considered a top player, you need to prove it. There’s more to tournaments than just joining them and praying for the best. Study your opponent and try to see what his playstyle is, learn it, and break him down. I’ve wrote about this exact topic on how to break your opponent in my last strategy post.

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Analyze Previous Tournaments

This is also really important– By doing so, you can find out what decks/playstyles were the most dominant in the past tournaments. Chances are, if they dominate that high up in one tournament, you’ll most likely find yourself playing against those in the next. Then you can prepare yourself for those certain archetypes and tech against them, if need be. After analyzing past tournaments, you should do the following:

  • Study you recent matches. When studying your matches, you should look for common mistakes that you’ve made and write them down on a piece of paper and learn what not to do next time. Now, this isn’t necessary for EVERY tournament that isn’t big, but it’s extremely important to do this for important tournaments if you want to get better.
  • Play friendlies. You should do his regardless but when you friendly your teammates a lot they eventually learn how you play and it’s easier for them to tell you how to fix your mistakes. If you wish to take this a step further, you can give them certain decks to use, so you can tech against it, to help you learn how to counter them so you’re not suprised when you see them.
  • Set a Goal. You should set a goal/goals before the tournament starts. Like, finishing atleast Top X or Win X amount of games. Have fun, your goals don’t need to all be serious. So, if you don’t meet your goals at the end of the tournament, then you can find the mistake that caused you from reaching that goal/goals and learn from it, making you a better player.
  • Analyze Your Goal. Analyze how many cards you want, and decide when you can stop playing once you reach a goal. We all want to win, but if you’re extremely high in trophies and you don’t want to risk losing it all and you’re guaranteed X amount of cards, stop playing and spectate other battles. If you beat someone easily, you can also attempt to snipe them and take more trophies. This is High-Risk, High-Reward that can pay-off big time. Know your ability and know when to stop playing to avoid tilt.
  • Prepare for your opponent. This is a no-brainer. I was contemplating on putting this in or not, but this needs to be addressed. Preparing for your opponent is, again, one of the most important thing you can do. You can see how they like to play, what they play, how they react to certain things and tech against it. If you’re in a long, standard, bracket-styled tournament, You can scout your opponent and learn to read them.


I’ve been in a lot of tournaments in my career, not just chess. There’s a lot of stuff that goes in to winning one and overall just becoming a better player. With the guides that I’ll be writing in the future, you can easily learn them and become a better, more dominant, competitive player. Stay tuned for more informative guides down the road.

Clash on!

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  • Terry Bert

    Another thing in long tournaments is that you meet the same player more than once, The top guy 3 starred me, I changed a card in my deck and I beat him 1-0 twice

    • Will Potter

      Nice trick! Thank you Terry!

  • 1hentho

    Can anyone answer me these two questions:

    1) Do you get gems for winning a tournament?

    2) What is to stop you consistently creating a tournament and getting good two friends to join it only, so you get 100% of the win bonus?

    • Jakerules68

      1. No gems. There is an achivement for hosting them but not winning.
      2. Nothing is to stop you from doing that. The minimum is 2 people I believe

    • Muguet

      1) You do not. These hypocrite bureaucrats at Supercell will never, ever be THAT generous
      2) I’ll tell you what stops you from doing that. First, the steep gem cost. Tournaments are way too expensive. Then, why would you spend gems to create a tournament with you and feeders, and make sure you’re the winner, only to get a chest that takes time to open? Why would you do that, instead of using the gems for your personal benefit? I’ll scale this up, and do some maths with you.

      The biggest tournament costs 250,000 gems to create. This is roughly the equivalent of £1700, which is just insane. The top chest comes indeed with 15,000 cards and guaranteed legendaries, but I’ll tell you what’s more profitable to you.
      Imagine you’re Arena 9. The Supermagical Chest costs 4600 gems, and you get roughly 684 cards from each opening. You also get 22 guaranteed Epics with a strong chance at a 23rd one. If you decided to spend the gems to open Supermagical Chests (not recommended but heck, lots of people do it), you would have opened roughly 54 Supermagical Chest instead of 1 tournament chest. 54 chests, 684 cards per chest… this is roughly 36936 cards, way more than just the double of a tournament chest. You got that right. Way more than the double. Yes, there are no guaranteed legendaries but in 36936 cards, it indeed is unfathomable NOT to get a single Legendary card.
      But hey, you can get even MORE cards than that. With the same £1700, AKA 250,000 gems, you can buy 510 (!!) Legendary Arena Giant Chest (yes Legendary Arena, means that if you’re below of that you get even more Giant Chests) for a grand total of a fucking 173400 cards. Yes, you heard that right. This is over 10 times what you would get from a Tournament Chest. Just imagine how much gold comes with it! Heck, you could max out your Deck with that and stay afloat in Legendary Arena, and comfortably save up gold to buy the Legendaries you want to buy instead of letting the RNG do that for you.

      • Ero

        Wow man! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Zigge YT

    The chance of getting epics and legendaries from giant chests are MUCH smaller than Super Magical Chests so the best thing is to buy SMC’s

  • Maximiliano

    How can I find those huge tournaments?

    • Will Potter

      You need to follow top Clash Royale Youtubers and Twitch Channels to get into those Tournaments as fast as possible!

  • Ricky Mascarehnas

    Do the top 3 in the basic tournament (100 people)get garunteed legendary cards? If so then how many?

  • Antony P GEORGE

    Does finishing higher up in the 4-10 ranking matter. 8 cards is the prize in that category.