Pledging to take eSports to the next level, the LoL Championship Series will be a global competition featuring the top 8 teams in the US and EU, the top 2 teams from the Asian regions, and millions of dollars in prizes. The series will hold weekly regional matches, including playoff events which will ultimately culminate in the World Championship.
This is also all still in conjunction with the Challenger Circuit – where up-and-coming hopefuls will be fighting it out for a chance at the Championship Series. That means meaning more tournaments, more prizes, and more LoL action than you can handle.
The kicker? All of this is FREE for us fans!
That’s right, the competitions will be streamed live – in HD – completely free to the fans. Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Gee, big deal – HD streaming should be standard.” My response is simply that Riot seems to agree! This is extremely welcoming news when you consider professional leagues such as MLG charge a premium fee for their HD streams.
The top 3 teams from Gamescom and PAX this year will immediately qualify for the LoL Championship Series, so be sure to tune in August 15 – 19 and August 31 – September 2nd respectively to find out who they are! And look forward to the Season 2 Championships October 13th in Los Angeles.
Personally, I’m flat out giddy. Are you? Let us know in the comments below!