news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Riot Games Announces First Details of LoL Season 2


Riot Games today announced the first details surrounding the second competitive season for League of Legends. With a record-smashing five million dollar prize pool, League of Legends Season Two will mark the next step in what has already become one of the biggest eSports titles in history. That's a big chunk of change to take home.

Set to kick off this fall, Season Two will feature a spectrum of ongoing competitions, from massive pro-level tournaments to weekly open registration events, giving players countless opportunities to vie for their share of the unprecedented five million dollar prize pool.

“Season One of League of Legends was a resounding success, with over 1.7 million viewers tuning in to our first-ever championships,” said Marc Merrill, president of Riot Games and executive producer on League of Legends. “The competitive scene in League of Legends has grown like wildfire, and the five million dollars in prize money on the line is a testament to how massive the scene has become and is just the first glimpse of what our players have in store for the upcoming season!”

“Competitive gaming is hard-coded in Riot’s DNA. It’s been thrilling to watch the level of competitive play that evolved in Season One!” said Brandon Beck, CEO of Riot Games. “Players will certainly step up their game in Season Two – so it’s only fair that we step up ours.”

With only a few months left until fall, I better start getting my team of five together.

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