Hello fellow elitepvpers! Today Riot Games announced more details about the League of Legends World Championship! This is a great finish to the Season Two of the top MOBA game League of Legends. So if anyone has ever told you that sinking countless hours into League of Legends is a waste of time, you can gladly tell them they're wrong.
A total of three million dollars will be given away as prizes in both the regional and world finals!
This tournament has been a real hit so far, with various smaller Challenger Circuit tournaments hosted this year. During the next phase we can only wait and hope that our favorite teams will make it to the World Championship at the University of Southern California’s 250,000 square foot arena:
Mainland China: July 26 - Shanghai, China at China Joy - 2 teams
Europe: August 16 - Cologne, Germany at Gamescom - 3 teams
North America: August 31 - Seattle, United States at PAX Prime - 3 teams
Korea: September 21 - Seoul, Korea at the OGN eSports Stadium - 2 teams
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau: September 22 - Taipei, Taiwan at G1 - 1 team
Southeast Asia: September - Singapore at Garena Carnival - 1 team
How do you enter? The European qualification battles will take pace in August and will be hosted at "Gamescom", Germany, Cologne. The top three teams will earn the right to fight in the main tournament in Los Angeles (October 13, 2012).
“We’ve already awarded more than $1,000,000 in prize money to the incredible competitors of League of Legends this season,” said Brandon Beck, co-founder and CEO of Riot Games. “It’s been humbling to watch the level of competition and the enthusiasm of the live audiences – it’s something you really have to see in person.”
“I can’t wait to see how many fans tune in online for the final matches of Season 2 – we’re halfway through the season and we’ve already seen more than two million live viewers for a single circuit event,” said Marc Merrill, co-founder and president of Riot Games. “Just to put that in context, that’s a bigger audience than a Major League Baseball game on ESPN – it’s incredible to think about.”
The awesome people at Riot Games have provided us with a trailer and a chart with some amazing statistics about the tournament so far!
Good luck to the teams that are already in the tournament, I hope your favorite teams will make it!
Thanks for reading,