The League of Legends Esports World Championship tournament is held within the months of October through November and is a stage where the best teams from every region gather to compete for the championship title, the 70 pounds (32 kg) Summoner's Cup and US$1 million championship prize.
League of Legends Esport Setup and Current Standings
Since the start of League of Legends Esports in 2011, many professional teams have joined the stage to compete for prize money and fame. At first, Esport matches experienced a low stage of viewership due to the early stages of the game’s development, but through time were able to develop a mass number of players and spectators. It’s no wonder that last year’s final match between Fnatic and Invictus Gaming had a record breaking 99.6 million unique viewers. For context, this reaches almost the same highs as the Super Bowl. Amazed and intrigued by how far my favorite game has come, I will summarize the current standings in LoL for the season of 2019 and also include a brief description of how the matches are conducted on the big stage.
Esport LoL is divided into four distinct regions that include North America, China, Europe and Korea. These regions are independent of one another and teams only compete against other teams located in the same region. North America and Europe participate in the League Championship Series (LCS), which is composed of ten teams battling it out in the regular season (90 games) to earn a spot in the Playoff bracket. The bracket is made up of the top six teams from the regular season and is used to determine the final standings. Korea (LCK) and China (LPL) participate in similar series that coincides with the rules Riot has created for their Esport arena.
Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok is a Korean Esport League of Legends player that is regarded as the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T). With his aggressive playstyle and dominant mechanical skill, Faker has proven that he can perform at the highest stage of competitive MOBA games. He is currently signed with the prestigious SK Telecom T1 as their midlaner.