League of Legends Season 3 World Championship plans revealed
The world's best League of Legends players will battle it out in Southern California.
Riot Games has announced that the League of Legends Season 2 World Championship will kick off next month on September 16 when the top 14 teams from each region -- North America, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and Korea -- converge in Southern California for a month of playoffs.
After a group stage and two critical single-elimination rounds, the two remaining teams advance to the Staples Center for the final showdown.
The finale date has been scheduled for October 4, and Riot Games expects 10,000 fans of the MMO MOBA to watch the matches live plus millions others tuning in online.
The cash prize for the champion team will be $1 million in cash and the bragging rights (and possibly cool skins made in their fashion, as seen in the Taipei Assassins-inspired skins that have come out in commemoration of the Season 2 victors.) Runners-up stand to earn some consolation cash as the prize pool rounds total $2 million.
The League of Legends World Championship will primarily feature teams battling it out on the Classic 5-vs-5 map, with possible side events featuring other strategy rpg game modes as what happened in the recent All-Stars Championship.
Tickets for the League of Legends Season 3 World Championship are now on sale at lolesports.com.