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League of Legends season one championship details announced

by: Russell -
More On: League of Legends
Riot Games has announced the details for the finale of their first championship season for League of Legends.  With more than $100,000 cash on the line and the chance to be crowned the first champions of League of Legends, the finals will take place in Sweeden on June 20th.  If they find a way to show this live I'll definitely check it out.

Season One Draws to a Close on June 21st  at the World’s Largest Digital Festival as the Best League of Legends Teams Battle for the Title

Dublin, Ireland – Apr. 8, 2011 – Riot Games, developer and publisher of the award-winning PC game League of Legends, today announced details of the Season One Championship – the culmination of the first season of League of Legends. With $100,000 in cash on the line and the chance to be crowned the inaugural champions of hit multiplayer online battle arena title, competitive players everywhere will be watching as the finals unfold in Jönköping, Sweden on June 20, 2011.
View the Season One Championship announcement video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwrPHolkkOE
What:  League of Legends Season One Championship @ Dreamhack Summer 2011
When: June 18-21; Championship on June 20
Where:  Jönköping, Sweden @ Elmia Convention Center
Who: Eight of the best League of Legends teams from around the world
Why: $100,000 cash prize purse

League of Legends is quickly gaining in popularity as a competitive PC gaming experience, and the amount of support we’ve received from the eSports community is inspiring!” said Marc Merrill, president of Riot Games and executive producer of League of Legends. “We wanted to bring the end of Season One directly to our players and fans – the Championship at Dreamhack is going to be the largest, most competitive gathering of players, and will doubtless produce some exhilarating matches. We’re going to make the viewing experience amazing for folks at home, too – over 140,000 viewers streamed the Intel Extreme Masters exhibition match, and we can’t wait to see how many people tune in for the Championship!”
DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival, holding the official record as the world’s largest LAN party in the Guinness Book of Records. DreamHack Summer is a four-day, 24/7, all-ages event focusing on gaming, communication, programming, design, music creation and performance, and more. DreamHack is a recognized eSports destination, with an extensive schedule of tournaments for gamers of all skill levels – from casual to professional – and noteworthy cash prizes for winners.
League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, celebrated its first anniversary on Oct. 27, 2010. Since its launch in North America and Europe, millions of players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams. Built by a veteran development team, including original creators of the popular, player-made mod Defense of the Ancients,League of Legends combines elements of both strategy and competitive action genres. Visit www.leagueoflegends.com to learn more and play for free.
About Riot Games, Inc.
Riot Games is a direct-to-consumer video game developer and publisher of premium, competitive online games. The company was established in 2006 and has quickly become a leading global developer and publisher of premium free-to-play online video games for hardcore gamers, launching their debut title, League of Legends, in October 2009. To date, more than one million gamers play League of Legends and log more than half a billion minutes of playtime each month. For more information, please visit www.riotgames.com.