The League of Legends World Championships are upon us. Fourteen teams from North America, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Europe, and an international wild-card qualified in regional qualifiers and will complete for the ultimate prize– the World Championship Summoner’s Cup and 1$ million in cash. These international teams from season 3 will be going head-to-head for the first time beginning on September 15.
This year’s Championship will be held in California. Starting off this month of intense competition, the semi-finals will take place at the Galen Center– the site of last year’s finals. Which ever teams are left standing after the tournament will head to the Staples center in Los Angeles for finals. On October 4th, the World Championship finals will take place in front of more than 10,000 live fans, plus millions more online.
Interest in esports has skyrocketed this past year with a viewership of League of Legends All-Star event peaking at 18 million unique viewers and 15 million viewers who casted their vote for the All-Star line-up. With thousands of seats filled and millions of viewers at home, this year’s Championships close out a historic season for professional esports.
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