Tencent is hosting an International League of Legends Collegiate tournament
It’s not about the prize, it’s about the pride of your school.
Earlier this week, a surprise announcement was made by League of Legends’ new owner, Tencent, who now owns LoL through their acquisition of Riot Games last Dec 2015, regarding their new International Collegiate tournament named the 2017 League of Legends International College Cup.
Happening later this year, Tencent hopes to invite collegiate teams from China, North America, Europe, South East Asia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong for a 4-day main event with the venue to be announced at a later date. A total of 12 teams will be decided via regional qualifier events, with the qualifying combatants to then compete for a major share of the RMB 100,000 prize pool.
The distribution of qualifying teams per competitive region will be as follows:
- China – 2
- North America – 2
- Europe – 2
- South East Asia – 2
- South Korea – 1
- Japan – 1
- Taiwan – 1
- Hong Kong – 1
Regional qualifying events will be taking place soon, however, as the announcement comes somewhat as a surprise to many, many details are still bleak regarding Tencent’s new tournament, although hopefully, more info is made available soon.