“League of Legends” comes to Dallas, Texas for week 5 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series. March 15-17 fans can watch the Major League Gaming Winter Championship where four teams will compete in the tournament. The MLG Winter Championship has some serious implications for the future of Riot’s season 3 so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
The MLG is one of the partner tournaments for the LCS and so week 5 will be taking place in Dallas to capture all the “League of Legends” action in one place. The MLG Winter Championship has a small group of four qualified teams playing against each other in a best-of-three, single elimination style tournament for big prizes.
The four teams earned their places in the Winter Championship along with all expenses paid travel to the tournament in Dallas. Now they will be competing for an opportunity of a life time. Not only will they be getting money (their share of a $30,000 prize pool) but also the opportunity to get into the LCS. The top two teams from this competition will earn themselves spots in the Spring Promotion Relegation for the LCS. The tournament could potentially qualify the lucky teams for the LCS Summer Split.
With the LCS coming to Dallas for week 5 means everyone’s favorite teams will be present as well. According to MLG everyone will be playing over the weekend. “The LCS matches will feature all eight teams from the North American LCS playing LIVE. Over the weekend, each team will play three action-packed matches.”
Perhaps the most exciting part of the MLG Winter Championship is its final segment. The championship will be going out with a bang as an international exhibition tournament will let fans see some of the best teams from the LCS NA and LCS EU compete against each other. This tournament is just an exhibition and will not affect anyone’s standings, however that doesn't mean there’s nothing on the line. So don’t expect any ARAM’s.
KT Rolster B, Gambit BenQ, Team Dignitas, and Curse will all be playing in the exhibition tournament competing for prize winnings, fan favor, and honor. The first place prize for this tournament is $10,000 and $5,000 goes to the second place winner. Regardless of the outcome these should be some good matches to watch.
Where can you watch all this “League of Legends” action this weekend? On Twitch of course or if you just happen to be in Dallas this weekend you might snag a seat. The MLG Winter Championship will be a little different this year but the excitement of the LCS may add some improving flair to the event. Other events at the MLG include “Call Of Duty : Black Ops II”, and “StarCraft II” championships.