Thursday, April 19, 2012
DreamHack Eizo is a $20,000 StarCraft 2 LAN tournament taking place in Stockholm. The tournament airs April 21-22. The winner of the tournament will qualify for DreamHack Winter 2012 and thanks to the new partnership MLG's Spring Arena 2.
Although this is a StarCraft 2 event DreamHack Summer will be including League of Legends. This means DreamHack in partnership with STV will be the first ones to air League of Legends on TV. This will be a huge step for League of Legends eSports and definitely one for any LoL gamer to look forward to.
DreamHack Eizo has seating for over 2,000 people and as always with DreamHack events will be hugely popular. Both the live stream and the TV channel will expect to see hundreds of thousands of eSport fans tuning in. For more information on the DreamHack Eizo Open visit PGT.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This development is huge for all eSports including League of Legends which thanks to this deal is one step closer to live television in America. The eSports community is excidetly waiting for ESPN to pick up on League of Legends and air it on the big screen. MLG have been in talks with ESPN for over a year but so far still unable to get their events aired.
With this new CBS Interactive partnership MLG may have just the leverage they need to get ESPN to start airing their Pro Circuit which since last year includes League of Legends.
Currently in The Champions League of Legends tournament there are 8 teams remaining. The players begin tomorrow with the below schedule:
OGN The Champions: Play-off Week one schedule
Wednesday April 18th
6:30 EDT / 12:30 CEST / 19:30 KST - Mig Frost vs Najin e-mFire
Friday April 20th
6:30 EDT / 12:30 CEST / 19:30 KST - Xinic Storm vs MKZ
OGN The Champions: Play-off Week two schedule
Wednesday April 25th
6:30 EDT / 12:30 CEST / 19:30 KST - MiG Blaze vs Counter Logic Gaming
Friday April 27th
6:30 EDT / 12:30 CEST / 19:30 KST - TeamOP vs FnaticRC