Over the last few weeks of competitive League of Legends play throughout the world, fans in North America, Europe, Korea, China and Southeast Asia voted on All-Star rosters to represent their regions in this weekend’s tournament. The tournament is officially underway in Shanghai, China and is streaming live on Twitch.tv via a number of different individual streams. Below we embedded the English version of the youtube stream that is being produced by Riot Games.
In addition to the regional matchups, the event will also play host to a sort of “skills” competition, where players from each role are being pitted against one another in a secondary tournament to determine the best players at any given position. Riot Games has unveiled the Magma Chamber specifically for that purpose, which is a map with a scale similar to that of the Howling Abyss but designed specifically for 1v1 and 2v2 matchups.
The stakes are high for the main event, with the winner bringing an extra qualification slot home to their region for the world championships later this year. The tournament will be going on all weekend, with the finale scheduled for Sunday, May 26th at 12:00am PDT (3:00am EST). The hours are a bit rough to catch all of the action live for all of you in North America, but each of the streams will be available for replay immediately following each days events.
Source: 247PlayGames.com - Just Free Online Games