news\ Aug 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm

League of Legends North American Regionals are now underway


Starting today — as you read this — the best League of Legends teams in North America are competing for a chance at their share of a $150,000 prize pool during the Season 2 North American Regionals. Taking place at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend, the teams will compete Thursday through Sunday. The first matches are already underway and can be viewed below.

The top three teams will represent North America in the League of Legends World Championship in October, with a chance to win their share of $2,000,000 in prize money. They will also receive guaranteed placement in the League of Legends Championship Series.

Recently announced, the League of Legends Championship Series is a pro league that was organized by developer Riot Games as part of their ambitious plans to expand eSports. The league will consist of the top eight teams from both North America and Europe from Season 2, as well as top teams from Asia. They will be offered salaries by Riot Games as they compete in regional and global competitions for bragging rights and tons of prizes.

But to get there, they must first earn a spot and this weekend's Regionals will get them there. So for now, the focus is on the League of Legends Season 2 Regionals which can be enjoyed below.

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