Sunday, May 6th 2012, 11:17pm

$10000 GIGABYTE Esports LAN SoCal LoL Invitational

On June 15-17th at Cal Poly Pomona, eight of the world's best LoL teams will compete for $10,000 in the first ever


StarCraft II and League of Legends pros battle live at Cal Poly Pomona for their share of a $21,000 prize pool in the Gigabyte eSports LAN. Taking place the weekend of June 15th-17th the competition will draw hundreds of fans to the live event and tens of thousands of additional spectators on the live HD Broadcast.

In this invitation-only event, 24 Starcraft II players and 8 League of Legends teams will battle throughout the weekend culminating Sunday to crown the Starcraft II champion and top League of Legends team.

The GIGABYTE eSports LAN will feature an array of groundbreaking improvements to enhance the spectating experience both in person and online. Among the enhancements will be live, onstage group drawings for Starcraft II and a live picking and banning room for League of Legends. A dedicated media room for interviews prior to and following matches will allow greater access to players and a higher level of interaction between the gaming pros and their fans.

GESL is brought to you by one of the world’s largest motherboard and video card manufacturers, GIGABYTE™, in conjunction with SoCal LANFest sponsored by Intel®.

Prize Pool

Champion $6,000
2nd $3,000
3rd $1,000

Total Prize Pool for LoL

Group Stage
  • Two groups of four teams.
  • Best of 1 (BO1) round-robin

Bracket Stage
  • All eight teams will be seeded into the bracket according to Group Stage results
  • Single Elimination
  • Best of one(1) matches
  • Grand Finals and third place match will be best of three(3)


GESL uses Competition & Conduction Rules by SoCal Esports.



Going to MLG Anaheim? Why not stick around for an extra week and check out the GESL at CalPoly Pomona?

Spectator pass is $15. To receive a free GESL event shirt, additional raffle entries, and additional bonuses, registering online!

Whether you’re there to watch professional gamers duke it out or to hang out with eSports friends, the GESL will be a great time. We believe in providing spectators with a great experience and are doing everything we can to make it a fun filled weekend. We hope that you will come down to Cal Poly Pomona and join us for a weekend of esports epicness, SoCal style!

Planned Fan Activities
  • Player meet and greets
  • Question and answer panels
  • Friday live group drawing
  • Saturday and Sunday pre-show
  • Raffles and contests
  • Multiple full system giveaways by CyberPowerPC
  • Over $20,000 in product giveaways by GIGABYTE and our other sponsors

  • Ontario International Airport (22 minutes away)
  • John Wayne International Airport (35 minutes away)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (40 minutes away)
  • Burbank 'Bob Hope' Airport (40 minutes away)


Located adjecent to Cal Poly Pomona campus, the Kellogg West Hotel is less than five minute walking distance from the venue. The hotel cost for attendees of the event is $79.99 per night For more information, please visit: http://www.kelloggwest.org/.

Bronco Student Center

3801 W. Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

GIGABYTE Esports LAN and Intel LanFest will be located in the Bronco Student Center - BLDG 35. Parking Permits are $11 for 3 days.

Striking a balance between urban excitement and rural charm, Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in 1,438 rolling acres on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. Cal Poly Pomona is located near the 10, 57, and 60 freeways.

The first 60 people who pre-purchase a pass will receive a Dolby Laboratories gift bag that includes 2 regular raffle tickets, a special system giveaway raffle ticket, an event t-shirt, sponsor coupons, an energy drink and more. One random bag will contain a GOLDEN TICKET redeemable for a special Dolby gift. Make sure you order early so you don't miss out. Spectator badges are only $15 and can be purchased through our website at http://thegesl.com/spectate/


For media, team, and general inquiries, please write to support@thegesl.com.
The GESL reserves the right to make any changes without event notice.

This post has been edited 5 times, last edit by "theGESL" (May 17th 2012, 2:17am) with the following reason: update


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Monday, May 7th 2012, 4:19am

If you would have checked the news you could see I wrote an extensive article on this. No need to post it on the forums.


Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:39pm

If you would have checked the news you could see I wrote an extensive article on this. No need to post it on the forums.
Sorry, thank you for the original news post, it was awesome to see. If we would like to put out updates regarding players and giveaways, where should we post this information? Would you like us to send them to you to update your original news article?


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Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 4:35am

You can contact one of the news writers, whether that is me or another editor is not relevant. Just pick one you like, you can find contact information on the personal profiles of each respected news writer.

I will make sure to post an update today on your tournament, and I am looking forward to it.