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LoL rises in South Korea

By Michael 'Wtblife' Ardelean
Mar 17, 2012 18:34

ImageDue to OGN's announcement of "The Champions", South Korea finally joins the League of Legends scene.

Whenever someone was talking about e-Sports and Koreans, they automatically got into Starcraft. This might now finally change:

As League of Legends is rising more and more in the e-Sports scene, South Korea decided to jump on the train and therefore start to boost the support for LoL.
The first big step into the League of Legends has been done by OnGameNet (OGN), an Korean cable television Company, which hosts a big tournament entitled as “The Champions”.

The Champions will be held from the 21st of March, and games will be twice a week. There will be 4 seasons a year and each season will take about 3 months.
The teams invited are the following:
CA Counter Logic Gaming , EU Fnatic , KR E-mfire (formerly known as KR EDG ), and KR MiG Blitz. In addition, there will be 11 national teams, which qualified through the preliminary group stage that already has been played. Since OGN will stream every game, there will be Korean commentators for this tournament; however there have not been any announcements for English shout casters yet.

Prior to IEM Hannover, confirmed, that they will attend to 'The Champions'. The players of will be living with one another for the duration of the tournament in their very own gaming house. A photo of a potential house for the team was posted, courtesy of CLG's website.

The prizes are nothing to sneeze at:
1st place: 100,000,000 KRW (~ $90.000)
2nd place: 40,000,000 KRW (~ $36.000)
3rd place: 20,000,000 KRW (~ $18.000)
4th place: 10,000,000 KRW (~ $9.000)

I guess I'm speaking for all, when I'm saying that I am really looking forward to a serious Korean LoL scene.

Partly written by "Nicholas 'Arthix' Ewing"



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