League of Legends Esport is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. The game follows a freemium model and is supported by microtransactions, and was inspired by the “Defense of the Ancients” mod for Warcraft III. In League, players had to assume the role of an unseen “summoner” which fully controls a “champion” with unique abilities and battles against a team of other players or computer-controlled champions. The goal is usually to destroy the opposing team’s “nexus,” a structure that lies at the heart of a base protected by defensive structures, although some games have removed this plot element (e.g., “ARAM” and “Nemesis Draft”). As the game came out for everyone on October 27, 2009.
Below are details about every season of League Of Legends Esport:-
After the end of Season 1, League of Legends Esport has been increasing popularity for esports and growing exponentially throughout many years :
- First Successful Season OF League Of Legends Esport:-
The first complete well-known season was season 2: between February 16 to September 22, 2012. Thirty-two professional teams from Europe, North America, Korea, and China took part in this event.
- Second Season OF League Of Legends Esport:-
League of Legends Esport Season 2 World Championship was a live tournament held in California from October 4 to the 13th. The 16 teams played for a 1 million dollar prize pool.
- Third Season OF League Of Legends Esport:-
In season 3, Riot games developed a new concept where every month they have a small championship with different countries competing against each other. The world championship of season 3 is scheduled to take place in South Korea from 15/10/13 to 4/11/13.
- Fourth Season OF League Of Legends Esport:-
In season 4, Riot Games has been increasing prize pool and performing 2 splits with playoffs after it(the regular part of a year). In many regions, there was small tournaments called “IEM” where top teams played.
Other Details Regarding The Seasons of League OF Legends :-
The first season of the professional League of legends Esport championship was the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) which is the highest level competition in League of Legends, with eight teams that qualified to play in 2 splits(the regular part of a year) and playoffs that take place after it where only top 6 will qualify to world championships.
Besides LCS, there are two more major championships in League of Legends called “IEM” and “KeSPA Cup.” IEM is Intel Extreme Masters which are all over the world where top teams(usually from Europe or North America) plays against each other. The last one is KeSPA cup which is only for Korean teams where they find new opponents and see how they match against them.
League Of Legends Esport 2014 World Championship divided into parts –
- Group Stages
The highest level championship of the world is called the League of Legends World Championship, which has been developing every year since season 1(2011). In this championship, teams from different regions of the world fight for a quarter-million dollar prize pool and the title of best League of Legends team in the world.
Since season 2(2012), it has been taking place in South Korea where they have venues that fits thousands of people to watch live matches. In 2014 there was bigger venue called Sangam stadium where they had more than 40 000 people watching live and millions of others on streams. Millions of viewers watch League Of Legends Esport, IEM and other League of legends championships worldwide.
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Riot Games, founded in 2006, is an American video game developer and esports tournament organizer based in West Los Angeles, California. The company is best known for developing the strategic online multiplayer video game League of Legends, which was released in 2009 and has become the most played PC video game in the world.
Jason Yeh is an American film producer best known for his work on “League of Legends”, the world’s #1 online game with over 67 million players worldwide. Over 3 billion hours were tallied playing League of Legends this year, and Riot Games is in the business of creating not just compelling games but outstanding esports experiences. Riot’s flagship League of Legends Esport is one of the most popular spectator sports worldwide with an active weekly viewership of over 3 million (leagueoflegends.com). To date it has awarded more than $30 million in prize money.