The ‘League of Legends’ World Championship is underway. What to know about esports’ Super Bowl. – The Washington Post

The ‘League of Legends’ World Championship is underway. What to know about esports’ Super Bowl. – The Washington Post

The annual “League of Legends” World Championship, commonly referred to as “Worlds,” is well underway with live competitions in Reykjavik, Iceland, though players haven’t had much time for tourism. Starting with a double round-robin tournament, qualifying professional teams from across the globe compete for a chance to win part of a prize pool of $2,225,000. So far, South Korean teams are knocking out the competition, leaving a single North American team competing for the finals. The tournament, which began Oct. 5, resumes Friday Oct. 22 and will culminate with the final on Nov. 6 to crown the world champions.