Greetings, Summoner!

A global tournament like never before is coming to The Contest. For those who remember Summoner Showdown in 2019, The Battlerealm is back in search of the strongest and most skilled Summoner the world has to offer! 

We invite you to participate in this year’s Summoner Showdown, the biggest competition in the History of The Contest. Fight Bosses with limited-time quests– qualifying players will match up in an exciting new tournament format.

How to Participate in Summoner Showdown

This year, Summoner Showdown will be split into three parts: Qualifiers, Semi-Finals, and Finals. This Tournament is playing for more than just bragging rights. Get ready to face off against Summoners all over the world!


The Summoner Showdown in-game Qualifier Sessions will have three weekly Bosses to fight and will prove to be some of the most competitive content to date. Each week, you’ll face a new Boss powered by game-breaking buffs that will put all your skill to test!

Put these dates in your calendar and get ready to fight this year’s Bosses!

  • Week 1 Silver Surfer – Start: Monday, August 17th 2020 at 10am PDT
    • End: Monday, August 24th 2020 at 10am PDT
  • Week 2 Captain Marvel – Start: Monday, August 31st 2020 at 10am PDT
    • End: Monday, September 7th 2020 at 10am PDT
  • Week 3 Iron Man (Infinity War) – Start: Monday, September 14th 2020 at 10am PDT
    • End: Monday, September 21st 2020 at 10am PDT

This special quest will be broken down into two different difficulties to give all our Summoners an opportunity to try. Even better, neither difficulty will cost you any energy! 

Showdown Difficulty

Compete in the 2020 Summoner Showdown Tournament!

The Showdown difficulty is meant for the toughest Summoners of The Contest, meaning that you must be Level 60 and Cavalier in-game (i.e. completed Act 6 Chapter 1 “Great Revival”). To give our Summoners as much equal opportunity as possible, Summoners will use only 4-Star Champions available on their roster to fight the Bosses. Since this quest won’t cost you any energy, fight the Bosses as much as you’d like to earn your top spot on the leaderboard!

Note: You will not be able to use Boosts that would affect your ability to qualify into the Semi-Final session of the Tournament. If you are found to be using Boosts/Consumables your score will not be officially recorded. Any players found cheating and/or breaking the Marvel Contest of Champions Terms of Service will result in their accounts being permanently suspended.

The Qualifiers will be broken down into three sessions, with each session lasting one week (as listed in the schedule above). Upon the completion of each Qualifier Week, potential winners will be contacted to move on to the Semi-Finals. One Summoner from each region (Americas, Europe & Russia, Asia & Oceania) will be selected for the Semi-Finals each Qualifier Week. A total of nine winners will move onto the Semi-Finals, with three winners per Region. Below are the scoring parameters which will be used to determine the winners:

  • Boss Health: Amount of Hit Points (HP) remaining on the Boss when the fight concludes
  • Hits Taken: The Number of unblocked hits the Attacker received throughout the fight
  • Fight Duration: Total duration of the Fight, measured in Seconds
  • Damage Per Second: Total damage the Attacker dealt to the Boss, divided by the duration of the fight in seconds

For this difficulty, you will bring ONE Champion to take down each week’s Boss, with each of your fights recorded on your region’s leaderboard. We will be updating our leaderboard every 24 hours so that you can keep up to date with who is leading the charge for each Qualifier Week. 

Keep your eyes peeled on summonershowdown.com with updates to the leaderboard, as all potential winners will be contacted closer to the end of the Qualifying Session via an in-game message (this message does not guarantee a spot in the Semi-Finals). All potential winners will be asked to fill out a survey with essential information needed to move on to the Semi-Finals. If you do not respond within 24 hours of receiving the message, this may result in moving down the leaderboard to find the Summoner to advance in the Semi-Finals.

Show Up Difficulty

Participate for EPIC rewards! Show Up and fight the Bosses for fun!

If you’re not ready for the Showdown, feel free to try the Show Up Difficulty, which is open to all our Summoners, no matter their progression or level! This difficulty is a toned down version of the Showdown difficulty, with some other key difference.

You’ll be able to use a team of five Champions of any rarity with the ability to use boosts and consumables, and will be facing a version of the Showdown Difficulty fight with a much lower health pool. Scores completed in this difficulty will not be entered into the leaderboard and/or the official Summoner Showdown Tournament. We encourage all our Summoners to use the Show Up Difficulty to challenge themselves, and rake in some EPIC quest completion rewards. 

Show Up Difficulty Rewards

Week 1 (Defeat Silver Surfer): 500,000 Gold & 3000 5-Star Crystal Shards

Week 2 (Defeat Captain Marvel): 500,000 Gold & 3000 5-Star Crystal Shards

Week 3 (Defeat Iron Man (Infinity War)): 500,000 Gold & 3000 5-Star Crystal Shards

Act Completion (Defeat all of the Bosses): 500,000 Gold & 6000 5-Star Crystal Shards


For all our Summoners looking to participate in the Showdown Difficulty, you must be above the age of majority in your place of residence and be in good standing with no undisclosed violations of Marvel Contest of Champions Terms of Service. 

Of course, we want you to be able to show off your skills on-camera and to the world. We ask that Summoners be available, willing, and committed to participating in all sessions of the Tournament.  Filming Dates for Semi-Finals will be between the end of September to the end of October, and Finals will be filmed in early November.

Summoners will be sorted by Regions and a total of three winning Summoners will be selected from each Region in the Qualifying Session(s). With a total of nine Summoners moving forward into the Semi-Finals. Below is a list of how each Region is broken down:

AmericasEurope and
Asia and
– (excluding Quebec)
United States
– (excluding Hawaii, Alaska)
Czech Republic 
United Kingdom 
Hong Kong 
New Zealand 
South Korea 

Note: If you are selected as a Semi-Finalist in any Qualifier Week, you will not be eligible to be selected as a Semi-Finalist in the following Qualifier Weeks. For example, if you are selected as a Semi-Finalist in Qualifier Week 1, you will not be eligible to be chosen again in Qualifier Week 2. 

What Comes Next…

Once the top 3 players from each region (Americas, Europe & Russia, Asia & Oceania) have been selected, they will move on to compete in a special new format, that will test their knowledge of The Battlerealm. The structure of the match will be a special 1v1 format, which includes choosing Defenders, Defense Tactics, Attackers, and a Picks and Bans Phase. Stay tuned for more, or visit https://playcontestofchampions.com/summoner-showdown-terms-and-conditions/ for our full tournament details!


Why can’t I use boosts and potions in the Summoner Showdown Qualifier? Why can’t I use 5 and 6-Star Champions? Why is the Showdown difficulty restricted to Level 60 / Cavalier Summoners?

In the spirit of competition, our vision is to create the most fair version of Summoner Showdown, where players are rewarded for their diverse roster of Champions and have played through the most difficult content that The Battlerealm has to offer. 

We understand that the toughest Summoners in The Battlerealm will have built out a fairly large pool of 4-Star Champions, in comparison to 5 and 6-Stars. If you haven’t already, make sure to rank up the perfect counters to each Qualifier Boss! If you’re close to becoming Cavalier, make sure to finish up Act 6 Chapter 1, so that you can participate in the Showdown difficulty!

Why isn’t my country eligible to compete in Summoner Showdown?

Due to competition laws and shipping feasibility in certain regions, some countries are not able to compete in the Showdown Difficulty. 

That being said, we created the Show Up Difficulty to be open to everyone to take part in the fun! We hope that these rewards will make up for any FOMO!

Do I have to be filmed and recorded to participate in the Semi-Finals and Finals?

Yes! For the Semi-Finals and Finals, we want to give Summoners a chance to take the Spotlight for their dedication to The Contest. As a result, we’ll be filming the Top 9 Summoners in an epic tournament, which will air on Marvel Contest of Champions’ social media channels and blog. Filming Dates for Semi-Finals will be between the end of September to the end of October, and Finals will be filmed in early November.

Will these quests cost energy?

No, the Summoner Showdown (Showdown and Show Up) quests will require no energy to play through. Practice makes perfect, so feel free to try the fight as many times as you’d like without worrying about Energy Refills!

Where can I find the Summoner Showdown quest in-game?

The Summoner Showdown Qualifier Quest will be visible on the main Fight! Screen under its own banner. 

Where can I find more information about the Bosses?

We’ll be releasing a ton of content to keep you in the loop about Summoner Showdown. This includes more details on the Bosses! Follow our social channels to get the latest updates!

YouTube: https://youtube.com/marvelchampions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarvelChampions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marvelcontestofchampions/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelchampions

Will players be going to Marvel’s Studio in New York again?

Due to the global climate of COVID-19, Kabam will not plan any in-person events for Summoner Showdown 2020.

How old do I need to be to compete in Summoner Showdown?

To compete in Summoner Showdown (under the Showdown Difficulty) you must be above the age of majority in your place of residence.


To stay up to date on everything Summoner Showdown 2020, visit our Official Summoner Showdown Page