And so begins another big weekend in League of Legends tournaments! MLG Raleigh begins on Friday, August 24th. Campus Party Berlin begins on Wednesday, August 22nd. The first and most popular tournament is the MLG Summer Championships - Raleigh! This is a majorly star-studded event.
|MLG Summer Championship begins this weekend!|
MLG Summer Championship - Raleigh
This tournament consists of eight invited teams and four qualified teams. Since this tournament has twelve teams, it is organized into two double elimination brackets played as best of 3's. Each bracket will play itself out, and then the winners from both brackets will play each other in the grand finals match! The grand final is the only match up that will be played as a best of 5. If two teams play each other in more than one BO3, they second match up will be played as an extended series. The extended series is a best of 7.
These teams will be playing for the grand prize of $40,000!
- Team SoloMid Evo
- Team Dynamic
- Orbit Gaming
- Team Curse
- Team Legion
- unRestricted eSports
- CLG Black
- Meat Playground
Originally, Team SoloMid and CLG Prime were invited to attend but they decided against it in hopes for better preparation for the Season 2 Regional Finals North America - PAX Prime next weekend! However, both teams will still be represented by their counter parts - TSM.Evo and CLG Black.
"TSM will not be attending MLG Raleigh"
Here is a link of TSM's Xpecial explaining why they will not be attending MLG - Raleigh.
"yes CLG will not be attending MLG Raleigh"
Games begin at 5:30pm EST. I'll keep you updated on specific match ups and timing when they're posted closer to the event.
Campus Party Berlin
This tournament, which begins on Wednesday, is a European tournament! Just in case you didn't get enough of the European teams last weekend during the Season 2 qualifiers at Cologne, Germany, they've got you covered. This tournament has seven invited teams and only one qualified team. It is conducted using two brackets of four teams. The top two of each bracket will move on to the semi finals. This is only a single elimination tournament with all games except the finals being a best of 3. The finals will be a best of 5.
These teams will be playing for a grand prize of $10,000!
- SK Gaming
- Team Curse EU
- Meet Your Makers
- Tt DragonsQualified:
Again, I'll keep you updated on times and brackets once they're out. So get ready for another great weekend in the life of a League of Legends eSports watcher!
Remember: As we get closer to the Season 2 Championships it can only get better and more intense! Here we go!