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Riot Games Supports Collegiate Scene

The League of Legends (LoL) collegiate scene has been growing steadily for the past two years. Some teams have even made it into the LoL Championship Series (LCS). Riot Games has decided that now is the time to make things a little more competitive.

After a region-wide playoff in North America (NA), Riot Games will be inviting the top four teams to compete for a prize pool of $100,000 in scholarships. These teams will be battling it out on the LCS stage following shortly after the day’s LCS matches. Not only will the winners get the chance at a great scholarship, they will also earn the title of North American Collegiate Champions.

Only players that are enrolled, full time, in a college in the United States of America (USA) or Canada may compete in this tournament.

The tournament starts on 25 January, with random seeding in a best-of-three, single elimination format.16 Teams will then move on to the round robin stage consisting of four groups. Two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals.

Once the top two teams have been found, they will be flown to the Manhattan Beach studio to compete for the 2014 North American Collegiate Championship. This will take place on 22 and 23 February in front of a live crowd and have the official LoL casters commenting on the games. Games for first place and third place will be played during this time and it will be interesting to see which collegiate team will manage to come out on top.

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