The Battle for Season 3 Continues!
posted by Gfinder, 1 year agoIt's still the beginning of 2013, but the League of Legends scene doesn't have any breaks or rest. Sixteen teams will fight for the five open spots of the Championship Series in the North American Offline Qualifier.
The tournament itself consists of four groups, with four teams in each group and each game being a best of one. The top two teams from each group progress to the winner's bracket. All matches there are best of three, with single elimination. The eight teams form pairs, and the winners of those pairs are qualified for the S3 Series. The four losing teams will then clash on Summoner's Rift for the valuable 5th spot.
Road to a Pro
The teams that qualified for the tournament have fought hard on their way here, so in the end it is going to be an epic series of games. Curse Gaming and Team FeaR came from the Season 2 NA Regionals, and Meat Playground qualified through IPL 5. Dirt Nap Gaming and Good Game University earned themselves a spot with IPL Online Qualifier.
Furthermore, Azure Gaming, Cloud 9 and The Brunch Club qualified though MLG Online Qualifier. The last eight remaining spots are going to be filled by 1 Trick Ponies,
Complexity Academy, Epik Gamer, Falafel Gaming, Team MRN, Team TowerDiveTV, The Salad Bar and Pulse Esports coming from 5v5 Ranked Games.
Seeing the teams, we find several newcomers in the LoL tournament scene while Curse, Fear and Epik Gamer, with a new lineup after forming again, seem to be the most experienced teams.
The fight for the five gold places is going to be really fierce. Who are your favorites? Can you predict the winner?
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