League of Legends World Championship 2014 kicks off today

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The League of Legends World Championship final may only be on October the 19th, but the preliminaries start today, on September the 18th. Riot teamed up with the popular band Imagine Dragons to put together a war cry  to kick things off. Check that, as well as the schedule for the tournament below.

The battle begins, and sixteen teams across the globe are fighting towards one goal – to win the League of Legends World Championship. To kick off the start of the action, we set out to craft a war cry to rally behind. Whether you’re a solo queue warrior or fighting off the LCS jitters – every moment counts.

“Warriors” — a creative collaboration by Imagine Dragons and Riot Games

I think that’s rather rad. It sets the tone for what is to hopefully be the best League of Legends tournament yet. Like the song? You can download it for free right here.

Schedule

I’ve never delved into the eSport side of League of Legends myself, but I do plan on catching some of the action for this year’s tournament. Interested too? Here’s the schedule, as well as the Twitch channel you should keep your eyes glued to. Keep in mind that our local time in South Africa at the moment  is basically the same as CEST (via League of Legends).

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GROUP STAGE ONE: September 18th – 21st

Taipei, Taiwan

CEST: 11am – 5pm
PDT: 2am – 8am
KST: 6pm – 12pm

GROUP STAGE TWO: September 25th – 28th

Singapore, Singapore

September 25th-26th

CEST: 11am – 5pm
PDT: 2am – 8am
KST: 6pm – 12pm

September 27th – 28th

CEST: 8am – 2pm
PDT: 11pm – 5am
KST: 3pm = 9pm

QUARTER FINALS: October 3rd – 6th

Busan, Korea

October 3rd

CEST – 10am – 3pm
PDT – 1am – 6am

October 4th – 5th

CEST – 7am – 12pm
PDT – 10pm – 3am

October 6th

CEST – 10am – 3pm
PDT – 1am – 6am

SEMI FINALS: October 11th-12th

Seoul, Korea

CEST – 10am – 3pm
PDT – 1am – 6am

FINAL: October 19th

Seoul, Korea

CEST – 9am – 2pm (8:30am Opening Ceremony)
PDT – 12am – 5am (11:30pm Opening Ceremony)

Watch live video from Riot Games on www.twitch.tv

By the time you read this, the games should be well underway. I’m a complete newbie, so I have no idea what team I will be supporting. What about you? Who do you want to win the championship this year?

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Last Updated: September 18, 2014

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Who do I want to win? PROOOOOOOOOOOOOVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINCE!

    • Hammersteyn

      I see your taste in rugby is the same as your preference in how your steak must be prepared.
      TERRIBAD!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Why would I want my cup wins to be RARE? 😀

        • Hammersteyn

          The 2012 Currie Cup was a good year for you
          *Looks further down the line
          So was 2001
          *Looks at Super Rugby Champs
          Hmm, maybe you don’t like steak?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha I was just thinking I should have said victories instead of cup wins.

          • Hammersteyn

            There you go 😛

      • Jedi Consular Kromas

        Go Sharks!?

  • Jedi Consular Kromas

    When it comes to gaming and relevant music I only believe in L90ETC.

  • Hammersteyn

    Tons of people viewing this E-Competion live it seems.

  • Rags

    Just gonna leave this here:

    • Hammersteyn

      hehehe Mooooobas

  • SlagywaG

    This kind of article for stuff like Dota TI’s and CS:GO ESL would be great also (OR ANY OTHER ESPORTS)…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      They had a ton of articles for the international. It was great for my power naps.

    • hairyknees

      We did quite a bit of coverage for TI 🙂

  • Lothy

    I don’t play the game anymore but I got to say I really look forward to this event! Riot has shown how to bring gaming to the big screen (and now DOTA2 as well) and its truly a spectacle!

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