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Faker is doing something amazing with his October stream revenue

Published: 15/Oct/2018 16:28 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 16:36

by Matt Porter

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League of Legends star Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has announced that he will be making an incredibly generous gesture with his stream revenue in October.

The SK Telecom T1 player is planning to donate his entire stream revenue for the month to the United Nations Foundation, the charitable branch of the global organization.

He has also promised to take part in more charity-related events in the future, in an effort to use his immense fame and success to help raise money and awareness for great causes that he believes are worth supporting.

The mid-laner also recently wore clothes on stream from the United Nations Children’s Fund in an effort to provide the charity with publicity. The UN Children’s Fund, also known as UNICEF, provides relief and support to children around the world who are suffering from ill health or incredible poverty.

The three-time League of Legends World Champion will be streaming throughout October, as his SK Telecom T1 side watch from the sidelines as this year’s World Championships take place.

Faker and his squad finished fourth in the eighth season of the League of Legends Champions Korea, failing to qualify for the 2018 World Championships.

While it’s unfortunate that Faker and his squad will not be competing at this years Worlds, it’s great to see the League of Legends star use his incredible fame, and free time, to do something for charity and people in need.

Esports

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal

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Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

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FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

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The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.