The League of Legends World Championships kicked off on Sunday, and will continue through out the entire week until October the 4th when the 2013 World Champion will be crowned. This is eSports ladies and gentleman, and this event will be without a doubt the biggest eSport event to date. To give you an idea how big this really is, the World Championship consists of 14 teams from North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, China, and Lithuania (filling the International Wildcard slot) competing for a $1 million grand prize. Last year saw 1.2 million concurrent on-line viewers watching the games being streamed on-line. This is one of the largest eSports grand prizes in history.
Here’s the preview to the League of Legends World Championships 2013:
Day One Recap:
In Group A Day 1, It was the Chinese team OMG that prevailed, Having to finish their brackets of with a 2-0 Score, followed by the Korean team SK Telecom, LemonDogs EU, TSM Snapdragon all with having 1 win and 1 loss each, and for the European team Gaming Gear.EU finishing the day with 2 losses.
In Group B, it was the European Team GAMBIT BenQ that showed dominance over the SEA team Mineski, then shutdown the korean team Samsung Ozone and ending the group being undefeated, and scoring 2 for nil. Gambit, being followed by Samsung Ozone, Vulcun Techbargains, and Fnatic all with 1 win and 1 loss each, and for team Mineski from the Philippines representing SEA ended Day 1 with no wins, and 2 losses.
The top 4 teams may be waiting in the Quarter-finals, but the Group stage matches features some of the best and must watch matches of the year.
Stay in touch with all the games, reviews, and game analysis via the LoL World Championships youtube channel.