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The League of Legends Championship Series is about to hit mid-season, which means it's time to start gearing up for All-Star Week. Five-player teams from North America, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Korea will come together to defend their regions on the international stage. We talked to some of the top contenders to find out what being an All-Star means to them.
Five teams punched their tickets to the League of Legends Championship Series this past weekend at the European Qualifier, held in Warsaw, Poland. A boisterous crowd turned out to cheer on a group of teams that put on a fantastic show. Fan favorites narrowly avoided being knocked out early, while others faced astonishing defeats at the hands of underdogs.
The Electronic Sports League (ESL) hosts its first Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) offline event of 2013 at Katowice, Poland, from January 18 through January 20. Eight teams from Korea, North America and Europe will compete for $34,000 in prizes and a chance to qualify for the upcoming IEM World Finals at CeBIT 2013.
Live from the Spodek arena, Gambit Gaming (formerly Moscow Five), MYM, Curse Gaming, Azubu Blaze, SK Gaming, FnaticRC, Absolute Legends, and Azubu Frost will meet on the Fields of Justice. There they’ll battle in group stages with the winners advancing to a single elimination bracket. The top two teams will qualify for IEM’s season finals in addition to taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool.
The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) burst into action with the North American Qualifier, broadcast live from Los Angeles, California. Sixteen teams, some veterans and some dark horses, battled for five spots in the LCS.
Over the past few weeks, we had the chance to follow one of NA’s most prominent teams, Curse Gaming, and talk to them about their journey to qualify for Season 3. With the North American Live Qualifiers hosted this weekend live from Los Angeles, the haunting memory of early defeat in Season 2 and the looming prospect of not qualifying for Season 3 holds greater threat than just a simple defeat.
Tune in on Friday 1/11 at 11:00am PST for the Season 3 North American Live Qualifier.
The League of Legends Championship Series is about to begin! For the first time, professional teams compete every week in regular season games that will determine who makes it into an intense playoff race. The regular season culminates in an action-packed World Championship tournament to decide who hoists the Summoner’s Cup as the Season 3 World Champion.
Eight teams from North America and eight from Europe will battle for divisional dominance in a two-part regular season. The first half of the season runs February 7 through April 20, and the second half follows from June 1 through August 31. The top teams from each division at the end of the second half will advance to the World Championship to compete for millions of dollars in prize money.
Season 3’s Path to Pro rolled along last weekend with the top 32 ranked teams in Europe and North America competing in do-or-die online qualifiers for the chance to go pro. The best-of-three single elimination tournament showed off brutal tactics and all-or-nothing strategic gambits, with the fierce competition reflecting the fact that each team sported some of the best players in their region’s respective scenes. The top eight teams from each region emerged alive from the weekend of qualifiers, and will advance to the NA and EU Live Qualifiers this weekend to face not only each other but storied fan favorite teams, all gunning for the ultimate goal of securing a pro player salary and a spotlight on the world stage.