Tencent LoL Pro League 2013 Kicked Off!
posted by matt5on, 1 year agoThe first season of China's fully professional League of Legends league Tencent LoL Pro League is about to kick off. The eight teams that managed to qualify from the Spring Qualifier and TGA Winter 2012 are now about to step into the ring and compete in a round robin group stage for ¥1,450,000 CNY (approximately $230,927 USD)!
With a total of eight spots in this tournament, two of the spots were picked up by the finalists Team WE and Royal Club Huang Zu from TGA Winter 2012. The remaining 6 teams managed to save their spot through the Spring Qualifier. Each team will play against the other four times in a best of one game under 10 weeks. The top four teams will be qualified for the playoffs where each match is going to be a best of three.
Favourites of the Tournament
With eight team in the tournament, there will be favorite teams that have been doing well in previous championships and tournaments without any loss. After the end of Season 2,
Team WorldElite have been going like an unstoppable train, with four first places in the last few months and beating teams like FnaticRC. Their most recent win is from the last weekend's tournament G-League 2012 Season 2 after winning the final with 3-2 against
Invictus Gaming, they are big favorites in this tournament. Invictus Gaming are the second favorite for this tournament and some people say this is iG's tournament. After numerous loses against Team WE this might be Invictus Gaming chance to strike back at their rivals. With these two big favorites in this tournament, we also have two other teams with chances to win this tournament. The team who managed to qualify for this tournament through the TGA Winter 2012, Royal Club Huang Zu! Royal Club managed to win the semifinal against Invictus Gaming and by taking that final spot they also qualified for this tournament. Positive Energy is another team who have been performing well lately with a 3th-4th place from G-League that ended last weekend. However, let's see if these favorites can keep on going and see what the remaining four teams have under their sleeves and if they will surprise us!
Every participating team will get some money regardless of a result. Prize will be distributed as shown below.
Week One Matches (Click Here to Open)
|Team A||Vs.||Team B|
|Team LH||vs.||Wings of Aurora|
|Positive Energy||vs.||Invictus Gaming|
|Team WE||vs.||Royal Club Huang Zu|
|Royal Club Huang Zu||vs.||OMG|
|Positive Energy||vs.||Team LH|
|Invictus Gaming||vs.||Wings of Aurora|
|Team WE||vs.||Wayi Spider|
What are your predictions for this tournament and what do you think about the Chinese Pro League? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
Sources: Leaguepedia, Official Website
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