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LPL suspends League of Legends matches due to Coronavirus outbreak

Published: 26/Jan/2020 11:53 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:24

by Daniel Cleary

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China’s League of Legends Pro League has called off their upcoming week 2 matches and expressed safety risks following the spread of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China, has begun to spread to many other cities in the region and has even made its way to other countries.

As it is still unknown just how many people have been affected by the virus, the LPL has decided to take precautionary measures ahead of their second week of the 2020 spring split.

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LPL fans might have to wait a while to see to the top players face off once again.

Although the majority of the LPL’s Spring Split matches are set to take place in Beijing, the Chinese League revealed they would be postponing all of their upcoming week 2 matches.

“We have decided to postpone week 2 of the LPL until we can ensure the safety and health of our players and fans,” the LPL posted on their Twitter on January 26.

“To our fans, we sincerely apologize that it has come to this and we will share any and all info as soon as we can,” they expressed, thanking fans for their support.

As a lot is still unclear about the coronavirus, it is quite possible that the LPL could be forced to postpone further weeks of the split, causing a massive delay in their season.

Such a delay could cause issues for their attendance at major international events such as the Mid-Season Invitational, which consists of champions from each region, that is scheduled to take place following the conclusion of the spring split.

However, as for now, Chinese League of Legends fans will just have to wait over the coming weeks to see what the future holds for LPL.

Many esports fans have also highlighted the fact that the Overwatch League could be soon to follow in the LPL’s footsteps by postponing upcoming games, as they will be hosting multiple homestands in China to kick off the 2020 year.

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.