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MattMarcou 06-03-2011 01:32 PM

Season One Finalists with Record Viewership
 
The Season One Championship Finalists have been decided, with the top 8 teams in the world advancing to the Season One Championship. Watching the event, fans set a new viewership record for video game competition.

Each and every team showed tremendous talent and fighting spirit, but in the end, it was Against All Authority (aAa) and Team SoloMid (TSM) who are now the first League of Legends regional champions of Europe and North America respectively. The qualifying runners up were gamed!de and FanaticMSI in Europe and Epik Gaming and Counter Logic Gaming in North America. Together, these six teams along with two finalist from Southeast Asia will advance to represent their regions in the first ever League of Legends World Championship, competing for their share of a $100,000 prize pool!

The Season One Finalists are listed below:


Europe:
  • Against All Authority (aAa)
  • Gamed!de
  • FnaticMSI

North America:
  • Team Solomid (TSM)
  • Epik Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming (CLG)

Southeast Asia:
  • Xan
  • Team Pacific

Fans were also in the spotlight over the weekend, helping create another first for video games. Over the course of the weekend, close to 300,000 fans viewed the Season One North American Qualifiers stream a staggering 1,000,000 times. At its peak, nearly 69,000 summoners tuned in to watch the event all at the same time, a new record high for any North American online eSports event! That places League of Legends squarely into the halls of eSports history.

North American Stream Stats:
  • Unique Viewers: 300,000
  • Views: 1,000,000
  • Peak Concurrency: 69,000

We would like to thank everyone who tuned in to the qualifiers, but we are even more excited for the Season One Championships. Coming up in just two weeks we will travel to Jönköping, Sweden to recognize one team as the best League of Legends team in the World. Stay tuned for more news about the Season One Championship as we draw closer to the event!

cbr1000rider3 06-03-2011 01:33 PM

+1 to 69,000 fans watching the stream! Watched the entire thing.. best weekend ever.

Go CLG!

IS156133c1cc400f6a20029 06-03-2011 01:35 PM

This post is gonna be downvoted for no reason.

Ninjasoul 06-03-2011 01:36 PM

Awesome!

Yugi 06-03-2011 01:37 PM

Gogo TSM #1 Seed ftw. :d

(Also props to CLG and EG for their good comebacks/astonishing gameplay)

(Basically <3 all NA teams)

Europe teams were pretty good too..

I'm asian .. so I like asian teams too.

Basically.. I'm just so excited for the season one championship ^_^

Radish 06-03-2011 01:38 PM

Go Xpecial!

Go TSM!

fof0t 06-03-2011 01:39 PM

I almost died playing the Phreak drinking game.

Profeta 06-03-2011 01:40 PM

Fascinating, son.

RG Stylus 06-03-2011 01:41 PM

I'm rooting for TSM!

Edit: The blurb about fighting spirit and courage is on there twice...just so ya know.

Aekero 06-03-2011 01:41 PM

going to be cool to see the different pick/playstyles clash in this tournament, looking forward to it!


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