We’re just days away from the Summer League of Legends Arena, which will be broadcast live on majorleaguegaming.com from August 3-5. Four top teams will be flown, all-expenses paid, to NYC to compete live for the $10,000 1st Place prize. All matches will be cast by Leigh Smith (Deman), Dan Dinh, and Trevor Henry (Quickshot).
Our two invited teams are none other than SoloMid and Azubu Blaze, teams that are on the absolute top of their game in North America and Korea, respectively.
Thanks to OGNLOL, we are incredibly happy to announce that Azubu Blaze, one of Korea’s best teams, will be competing at the Arena. Azubu Blaze won the OnGameNet The Champions Spring 2012 and have been tearing through the world’s top rosters lately. They will be looking to make an incredible splash at their MLG debut, which will mark the first time a Korean LoL team has competed in a tournament in North America.
Winners of the MLG Spring Championship, MLG Providence 2011, IPL 4, the Gigabyte eSports LAN, the Reign of Gaming International Invitational, and the Leaguecraft ggClassic, SoloMid are one of the best of the best when it comes to North American teams. They’ll be looking to maintain their MLG winning streak at the Arena.
The North American and European Online Qualifiers are complete, and we have our two qualifying winners–and what teams they are!
EU Qualifier: Team Black
Our European winners are a newly-formed team who hit the scene with a bang, blasting through the Online Qualifiers, taking out Curse EU in the Final to win their Arena spot. If this performance is anything to go on, the Summer Arena could well be the start of a long and storied career for this group.
NA Qualifier: Curse Gaming
Curse squeaked into the Top 8 at the MLG Spring Championship. In the Online Qualifier, they showed what they were truly capable of, defeating CLG Black and Orbit Gaming on their way to victory. Based on the incredible, jaw-dropping games of the OQ Final, we’re in for some incredible play from this lineup. VOD from the NA OQ Final is now available on MLG.tv.
Watch the Arena Live
Tune in starting on Friday, August 3 at 5pm ET, 11pm CEST as the Summer Arena goes live! You can watch all the gameplay free in standard definition all weekend long. We’ll also be offering a special look inside the players’ heads on our two Dr Pepper Ultimate Access streams, which will be broadcasting the teams’ in -game conversations. For the full experience, upgrade with an HD pass to get all streams in HD and watch the gameplay in up to full 1080p. The quality lets you easily see every stat; if you’ve ever seen it, you’ll know it’s the only way to watch LoL.