That’s right, folks!
eSports has become huge over the past decade. It’s everywhere. Even some Twitch streamers make over $100K per month now.
League of Legends (LoL), North America’s premiere eSports league owned by Riot Games, is bringing their Legends Championship Series (LCS) to DETROIT!
The grand prize is $100,000 and the winner goes on to compete in the League of Legends World Championships later this year.
They are expecting about 20,000 attendees.
eSports refers to organized multi-player video game competitions between pro teams for money.
Detroit even has their own pro eSports team, the Detroit Renegades, owned by Jonas Jerebko. They train at 10,000-square foot GameTime Detroit in Auburn Hills.
The highest paid eSports player is currently Germany’s KuroKy (Kuro Takhasomi) at $4.3 million dollars.
Some eSports teams have names like Team Liquid, FaZe Clan, Cloud9, 100 Thieves, etc.
Some eSports players are Faker, Ninja, Flash, GeT_RiGhT, Boxer, Daigo, Dendi, etc.
There are also several female eSports players like Nylon (Nikolett Keszeli), Vanessa (Vanessa Arteaga) zAAz (Zainab Turkie), etc.
eSports global industry revenue is projected to reach $2 billion dollars annually by next year.
What: LCS Summer Finals
When: August 24-25, 2019
Where: Little Caesars Arena (2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI)
Matches: 3rd place matches (Aug. 24), Finals (Aug. 25)
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