League of Legends Season Two to Feature a $5 million Prize Pool

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Ryze

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08-15-2011
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Summoners!

With League of Legends fans setting viewership records in the Western world for the League of Legends Season One Championship, we're as excited as you are to kick Season Two off in style. As you've helped us become one of the most popular online titles to date, we thought it was only appropriate that League of Legends Season Two should boast the largest prize pool in eSports.

The League of Legends Season Two prize pool will feature a record setting $5 million prize pool!

The thriving eSports community surrounding League of Legends continues to grow at an incredible pace, and it's the enthusiasm of competitors from across the globe that has engendered this special opportunity. And with League of Legends featured as an official title in such landmark eSports organizations as Major League Gaming, Electronic Sports League, and the World Cyber Games, this substantially increased prize pool is just the first glimpse into what we have planned for the upcoming season.

The money will be funding prizing for local, national and international tournaments to foster and grow the League of Legends eSports scene. For starters, the new season will feature weekly livestreams of our ongoing regional tournaments in North America, and across both European environments, so stay tuned for more information on these broadcasts and to see a lot more of League of Legends enthusiasts like Phreak, Rivington III and Nikasaur.

League of Legends Season Two is coming this fall, summoners! And with $5 million on the line this time around, the League of Legends eSports scene just got even more exciting!


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ShadowOrigin

Senior Member

08-15-2011

I really enjoyed the season 1 tournament games overall. The hiccups in some of the later games with disconnections were a little silly, but I still honestly cannot wait to see this. Hopefully at the next tournament either pause function or a better network setup will be available.

Either way, great to see League of Legends growing this much.


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KnowYourPlace

Senior Member

08-15-2011

meanwhile at riot hq


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m4ngler

Senior Member

08-15-2011

gg 5m LoL > DotA 2

jk we all know valve #1


edit: real downvotes


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Lady Cardboard

Senior Member

08-15-2011

wait, Riot has a CEO named Ryze? Thought Trynd would be makin' this announcement. But yay for money to sponsor tournies! =D Thought that $5 mill was to be the grand prize for the season finale before I read the whole thing.

Edit: "The money will be funding prizing for local, national and international tournaments to foster and grow the League of Legends eSports scene."

Learn to read what the man is saying before you assume that this is the grand prize for the finale, guys.


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King Krule

Recruiter

08-15-2011

You may have a pool worth five million dollars, BUT DOES IT EVEN COMPARE TO A POOL THAT MAKES YOU INVINCIBLE FOR 2 WHOLE SECONDS?


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Chronofantasy

Senior Member

08-15-2011

nice alot of money


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sicdeath

Senior Member

08-15-2011

Ryze ~ CEO. What the...who are ...


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Admiral Catface

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08-15-2011

So... A $5,000,000 dollar prize..... HOLY****WTFBBQ!!! Must compete!


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frunmasterx

Senior Member

08-15-2011

CEO' s username is ryze.... but uses TF's icon.

Like a boss.