The International Wildcard competition hits Gamescom this week, more to follow.
The League of Legends Season 3 playoff qualifiers are underway, with Mineski officially taking the first ticket to Los Angeles. The Filipino team beat the Singapore Sentinels at the Southeast Asia qualifiers 2-0 on Sunday to emerge from the six-team bracket.
Meanwhile, the International Wildcard begins Wednesday, Aug. 21 in Cologne, Germany, at the Gamescom convention, where a team from outside the five major All-Star regions will get a chance to grab the second spot in the LoL playoffs. Teams from Brazil, Oceania, Turkey, Latin America and the Commonwealth of Independent States will play in a three-day competition.
The World Championship will eventually consist of 14 teams from North America, Europe, Korea, Southeast Asia, China, and a qualifying International Wildcard. The Grand Finals are on Oct. 4 at the Staples Center, but there is plenty of League action until then. Here’s a glance at the upcoming schedule:
- International Wildcard (August 21 - 23)
- European Regional (August 23 - 25)
- Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (August 29)
- North American (August 30 - September 1)
- Korea Regional (September 4 - 7)
- China Regional (September 7 - 8)
American LoL fans will have a chance to see the North American qualifiers in person at the PAX Prime convention in Seattle. Of the eight teams that play weekly to climb the standings, the top six – Curse, Team Dignitas, Counter Logic Gaming, TSM Snapdragon, Cloud 9 Hyper X, and Vulcun Techbargains – have a chance to earn of three spots at the North American Regional.
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