Thursday, April 25, 2013

Custom World Champion Skins

The winners of Riot's League of Legends Season 2 will have custom skins made for each player to commiserate their victory in season 2. These custom skins in addition to the million dollar prize pool they recieved shows just how fast eSports is growing. League of Legends player base is growing rapidly along with the number of ametuer and pro gamers trying to qualify for Season 3. You can expect more competition then ever and an increase in production quality for Season 3 that rivals the super bowl. Source:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

OGN The Champions Summer 2012

After the success of The Champions Spring 2012 - OGN is launching straight into season 2 with a summer league. The Champions Summer 2012 will have 150,000,000 WON or about $130,000 USD. The tournament will include the top four teams from spring 2012. More details on The Champions Summer 2012.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

DreamHack Eizo airing on Swedish Television

First GOMTV starting airing StarCraft on live television all around Asia. Now for the first time Europe will be airing its first eSport event DreamHack Eizo Open. It will be aired live by STV (Swedish TV). This is one step closer to airing on TV in America.

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

CBS Interactive getting into eSports

Huge news today April 17, 2012 as CBS Interactive gets into eSports. Partnering with Twitch.TV, MLG and NASL.TV CBS Interactive is joining the eSport community. With its huge advertising network eSports will finally get the major advertisers it needs to pay gamers better salaries, larger tournament cash prizes and better entertainment during at eSport events.

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.

OGN The Champions

OnGameNet is currently holding League of Legends largest tournament in history with over $150,000 in prizes. The tournament is taking place now and can be watched online. The tournament is being streamed on Twitch.Tv a popular eSport streaming site. The tournament is taking place in Korea and is filled with mostly Korean teams with a few exceptions. One of those exceptions is an American team Counter Logic Gaming who have made it into the play-offs.

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

The Champions play-offs can be watched on Twitch.TV at