Championship Series(LCS) is the first big step that Riot Games take in order to make League of Legends and eSports a week based program.
Riot Games is hosting its own league, where the best pro teams from NA and Europe will compete each other week after week until the final round of the championship. More specific the NA teams will play every Thursday and Friday from the Riot Game’s battle arena in Los Angeles, while Europe teams will play every Saturday and Sunday from ESL studio in Cologne. That’s brings four days every week with high quality League of Legends action.
Read bellow what Dustin Beck and Whalen Rozelle said about Championship Series and how Riot Games plans to evovle eSports in 2013.
Dustin Beck, VP of eSports: “I think consistent programming has been lacking in eSports. There have been intermittent tournaments that occur every month or every couple of months, but being able to have appointment-based viewing for our viewers is something that we’re fired up about. It’s like Sunday night football or Monday night football. As a fan, you can expect the content to be coming out then. It’s going to be done at a high quality with high production values at our battle arena. It’s exciting for us, it’s exciting for our fans, and we can’t wait to get started.”
Whalen Rozelle, Senior eSports Manager: “If you’re a fan of TSM or CLG, you can look ahead to weeks four and eight, and say, “Oh, they’re playing against CLG next at 5PM on Friday.” You can plan out your week or set up a viewing party or do anything else that traditional sports fans have the luxury of doing. It’s pretty exciting.”