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Riot Games’ League Championship Series Coming to Raleigh

Riot Games’ League Championship Series is coming to PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, this spring. The League Championship Series is North America’s largest professional esports league in League of Legends. PNC Arena will host the LCS Spring Finals, delivered by Grubhub, April 8–9. “Raleigh has established itself as an international hub for esports and […]

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Butler Opens Esports Park, Will Host Big East Championship

Butler University unveiled its new Esports Park on October 20 with a big announcement — the 7,500-square-foot facility will host the 2023 Big East Esports championships next March. The Butler Esports Park includes PC and console gaming and event space, as well as office spaces, a studio and production room, and a café. Butler will […]

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League of Legends LCS Championship Heading to Chicago

The 2022 League of Legends LCS Championship will be held September 10–11 at the United Center in Chicago, the organizers have announced. Finals Weekend in Chicago is the culmination of a four-week, eight-team LCS Summer postseason, with the concluding best-of-five matches played at the United Center — the lower bracket final on September 10 and […]

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Fans watch from a general view of Chase Center during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Chase Center to Host 2022 League of Legends World Championship Finals

The 2022 League of Legends World Championship Finals will be held at the Chase Center in San Francisco after Riot Games made the official announcement over the weekend, marking the first time the Worlds will be in North America since 2016. There will be a full North American feel to the championship event with the […]

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Crypto Company FTX Strikes Deal With Riot Games

League of Legends has an official cryptocurrency sponsor after the game’s publisher, Riot Games, agreed to a sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The reported seven-year deal will grant FTX branding and sponsorship rights across LCS platforms. The branding will be on LCS broadcasts; player net worth, total team gold and gold graphs will all […]

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Events DC Launches Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference

Events DC will launch its own collegiate esports conference in partnership with Game Gym that will host competitions and other esports programs for colleges and universities in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The Mid-Atlantic Esports Conference will be designed to create local rivalries and foster friendly competition among the participating universities and support the development […]

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League of Legends Championship Series Changing in 2021

The 2021 League of Legends Championship Series is going to have major overhauls to its season format with a three-week season kickoff and split regular seasons into a Spring and Summer series among other changes. The LCS Lock In will start the season with a three-week tournament with a $150,000 winner-take-all grand prize starting January […]

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Buffalo Wild Wings Becomes Official Sports Bar of League of Legends Championship Series

Buffalo Wild Wings is teaming up with the League of Legends Championship Series on a multiyear partnership that will make it the Official Sports Bar of the gaming league, the first-ever streaming deal between an esports property and a major restaurant chain to livestream events. The first event livestream at participating Buffalo Wild Wings will […]

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League of Legends World Championship Set for Shanghai in 2020, 2021

Riot Games will have the 2020 and 2021 League of Legends World Championships in Shanghai, the company announced. The 2020 event will be held at Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium from September 25 through October 31 in one site instead of a tour as it traditionally has been organized. We're excited to celebrate the 2020 World […]

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Mid-American Conference Schools Form Esports Collegiate Conference

The Mid-American Conference will have its 12 member schools form the Esports Collegiate Conference starting with the 2020–2021 academic year with fall and spring seasons in a variety of titles. The Esports Collegiate Conference will provide structure, scheduling and championship opportunities and will operate separately from the Mid-American Conference. The founding members are University of […]

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