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Posted by Caitlyn Muncy on Aug 7, 2012

Riot Games Announces League Of Legends Championship Series

It’s crazy to think how far eSports has come in the past thirty years. From humble arcade beginnings, games have reshaped and evolved, while still having ties to their roots. Now there are tons of games from different genres that are played competitively, and currently, the one of the most popular games is League of Legends.

This game has been picking up speed since its launch in late 2009, and it’s now a world-wide sensation. The competitive nature of the game makes it perfect for the eSports scene, and those of you who are interested in it will be happy to know that Riot has announced a Season 3 “Championship Series” that will start up next year, where you can watch the elite tear each other apart (in a sportsman-like way of course).

This season will have eight salaried pro teams from North America, Europe, and Asia that will compete on a regular basis. The best part about these matches is that they will be streamed for free in HD, and have five million dollars in the prize pool. Teams will compete regionally and globally during a season that will have several matches per week, and this will lead up to a World Championship.

The only sad part about this awesome new endeavor is that it won’t be starting until 2013, but there’s still some exciting happenings for Season 2 at the moment. The two North American and European regional competitions will determine what three teams from each region are going to qualify for Season 3.  These two events will be held at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington this month.

 

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