- Riot Games announces the Legends of Runeterra World Championship
- The event will feature a $200,000 prize purse and 16 of the best LoR players
- Further details about the event and its format in September will be released later
Legends of Runeterra will get its first World Championship event in September with the event prize purse posted at $200,000.
Legends of Runeterra Sees First World Championship Event
Riot Games continues to build on the esports momentum for all of its titles, including the free digital collectible game Legends of Runeterra. The Legends of Runeterra World Championship is the latest competitive event hosted by the company and the event will hold a $200,000 prize pool.
A total of 192 players from several regions, including the Americas, Europe and Asia will vie for a spot in the 16-seat final showdown this September. Players are welcome to bring their decks and try their luck at the events, building from the previous competitive event which was held last December and featured a modest $10,000 prize purse.
Legends of Runeterra was released in April 2020 and it completely altered the industry paradigm with Riot Games making a point of players not having to pay for their collectible cards to own them.
Commenting on the upcoming event, Riot Games Comms Strategist Jon Stebel posted a comment on the game’s official blog, detailing the opportunity that will make it possible for thousands of players to try their luck and compete in the LoR World Championship.
Making the Cut and Qualifying for the Finals
“Today, we are excited to announce our greatest competitive milestone yet; the Legends of Runeterra World Championship — a major global event that provides a new opportunity for fans and players alike to engage like never before, pushing competitive LoR play to new heights,” Stebel added.
Players will have access to the World Championship through either a Seasonal Tournament or their Ranked performance. Another way will be through the acquisition of Seasonal Tournament Points.
A total of 64 players will be elected from each region with the quotas favoring ranked and seasonal tournament points players slightly with 22 available slots and another 20 slots available to the seasonal tournament finalists.
Specific dates and additional information will be posted at a later point.