The top three teams from this year’s Season 2 European Regional Finals at GamesCom will qualify for the World Championship in Los Angeles as well as split part of the $150,000 prize pool.
This year’s Gamescom is promising. Hosted in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom is relatively new to the scene, but because of its accessibility it has become the world’s largest gaming show. In previous years Gamescom has been used to release new hardware and games from several different companies such as Microsoft, EA, and Nintendo. Games like Diablo III, Halo 3: ODST, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and League of Legends have been exhibited at the event.
Capcom, EA, Sony, and Ubisoft will all be hosting press conferences over the course of the event. Those who sit through the conferences can expect more news about Resident Evil 6, FIFA, Need for Speed and less news about the PS3 Super-Slim and Watch Dogs. More content will also be released about several games including Crysis 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3, and many more.
That’s not all, however. Gamescom will also be the home of the Season 2 European Regional Finals for League of Legends. With a $150,000 prize pool at stake the games are sure to be intense. The top eight teams from the European Challenger Circuit have qualified for this tournament. Contenders include Counter Logic Gaming EU, Moscow Five, SK Gaming, Team Curse EU, FnaticRC, Team Acer.pl, Team ALTERNATE, and EloHell.net. The top three teams from this tournament will qualify for the Season 2 World Championships in Los Angeles, California. Once there, the top 12 teams will compete for the $2 million grand prize.
The finals will last three days. Beginning on Thursday, the single elimination best of three’s will pit the eight teams against each other. CLG.eu and M5 have had an intense rivalry all year, things really heated up when CLG.eu took Dreamhack with a 2-0 score, but M5 2-0’d CLG.eu at the Warsaw tournament in return. Many fans predict that first and second place will be taken up by these two teams, and that the actual fight will be for third.
SK Gaming talks about the contest for third
While in the eye of the public the first and second place are reserved for CLG.eu and Moscow 5, the battle for the third spot will be more than ferocious.SK Gaming, Fnatic and Curse are the other three big names in the tournament, but unfortunately Europe will send only 3 teams to the Championship.
There will be nine different streams for this event, and some of the casters include Joe “Joe Miller” Miller, Leigh “Deman” Smith, Jason “ButButButILY” Kaplan, David “Phreak” Turley, and Rivington Bisland III. Rachel “SeltzerPlease” Quirico will host the games. If you want to check it out head over to the stream or just catch up on what happened by viewing the bracket.
- Moscow Five
- Counter Logic Gaming EU
- SK Gaming
- Team Curse EU
- Team Acer.pl
- Team ALTERNATE
$40,000 + Spot at Season Two World Championship + Qualified for Season Three Championship Series
$30,000 + Spot at Season Two World Championship + Qualified for Season Three Championship Series
$25,000 + Spot at Season Two World Championship + Qualified for Season Three Championship Series