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League of Legends Championships returning to Europe

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LoL euro trip

League of Legends is the biggest eSports game in the world, as well as the most popular MOBA. No, the championships don’t have the ridiculous prize pools of Dota. And thanks to a confusing schedule leaving up to the finals, I honestly don’t get as interested in it as The International. However, it’s returning to Europe and might recapture my imagination.

2015’s World Championship will be heading to Europe this October. In a way, it’s like returning to the tournament’s roots.

We can’t wait to head to Europe and bring the best League of Legends pro teams from around the world to fans across multiple cities and countries. Europe has been a home for LoL esports since the very first steps in our journey. It’s the setting for the EU LCS, the host for many memorable esports tournaments and events, (including our inaugural World Championship in 2011, IEM, Dreamhack, and last year’s All Star tournament) and the home of some of the most talented players to dominate the game. It feels great to bring the 2015 Championship back to players and fans who have played such a big part in our story.

They haven’t yet announced which countries and cities within Europe will be involved, but we do know that it will be spread around for the group stage, quarterfinals, semis and final showdown. Now that would be a fun tour to go on with a team.

Do you like to watch the LoL championships, or are you partial to other eSports events? I find The International is so well marketed – it’s such a slick thing to watch. Then again, LoL is much more professional in its sports casting. Presenters even wear suits. At least with it taking place in Europe the timing should also help make it easier to watch this year.

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Last Updated: January 22, 2015

111 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 22, 2015 at 14:03

    I used to have such a thing for Michelle Trachtenberg…Did not like her in Buffy though…also, I’m old πŸ™

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 22, 2015 at 14:06

      Pah, you’re still a child

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        January 22, 2015 at 14:12

        Says the man running around with a plastic knife

        Reply

        • HairyEwok

          January 22, 2015 at 14:12

          on his wrist*

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:12

            And he put it on the WRONG way around! (I have photographic proof of this)

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:13

            LOOOOL!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:14

            I’m really not joking about this

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:15

            You get all the good stuff. XD

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:16

            I should really post the picture…maybe when it is ION time…

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:16

            Maximum exposure πŸ˜€

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:16

            Indeed, it IS homegrown hottie time…

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:16

            Let’s help the bro get even more famous than mister 7 XD

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:16

            I just might do that

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:18

            I’m such a knob. Who would have thought the crossbow goes under my wrist and not on it πŸ™

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:19

            Well, suddenly I feel sorry for your gf XD

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:20

            He won’t know where to put it in?

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:20

            oh you caught that, did you?

            Noddy badge?

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:21

            That’s 4 noddy badges now and 3 fanta caps. I’m on a role here.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:22

            *roll

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:22

            4 + 3 = ?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:23

            Bwahahahaha……yes………… πŸ™

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 14:23

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:24

            lol

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:24

            That picture is totally going up on the ION today

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:24

            It was loose. It slipped around. I’m serious.
            *snickers

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:24

            “loos” nogal

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:28

            *Fixed it

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:31

            As well as correct posture of the hidden blade?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:33

            Gonna buy me a hoodie and visit Pretoria again. Then again people will point and laugh so much I wont be able to sneak up on you.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:35

            That, and I’ve got a very high awareness skill

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:37

            Maybe I’ll wear the medium sized t-shirt I got with my prize as well and stand on the off ramp. Your high awareness skill wont count in your favour as you laugh hysterically while driving πŸ˜›

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:39

            Hammersteyn casts blatant distraction

        • Hammersteyn

          January 22, 2015 at 14:13

          XD I’m gonna put a real blade in it…..

          Reply

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:14

            Yes…. Yes you do that, not like anything can happen now right? right? guys?

  2. hairyknees

    January 22, 2015 at 14:05

    10/10 photoshop skills πŸ˜›

    Reply

    • ToshZA

      January 22, 2015 at 14:08

      At least there weren’t any eye patches.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 14:08

        Or PS+ signs. This is her best work so far imo

        Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    January 22, 2015 at 14:06

    Someone tell Scotty. He doesn’t know

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      January 22, 2015 at 14:12

      Now THAT girl, sjoe sjoe sjoe

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 14:13

        Was also funny seeing Matt Damon.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          January 22, 2015 at 14:15

          Indeed, quite different from the Team America version…

          Reply

          • Scruff304

            January 22, 2015 at 16:04

            I preferred the Team America version… Found it to be more accurate…

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 22, 2015 at 14:15

        Mike hahahaha

        Reply

    • Quo Vadis?

      January 22, 2015 at 14:13

      That scene in the nightclub, all high on Absinth… with his sister…. no…..

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 14:14

        Wish my sister looked like that…..I mean no, wait what?

        Reply

        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 22, 2015 at 14:16

          Dude…0_o

          Can i get you a ticket to redneckville??:-P

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:19

            They frown on that. Cousins are fine though

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 14:22

            I worked with a guy who was dating his cousin. Apparently family get-togethers were a very intimate affair.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:23

            O_O

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:24

            LOL

          • Lord Chaos

            January 22, 2015 at 14:25

            Affair or affair?

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:26

            As if Trev’s thought wasn’t disturbing enough XD

          • Lord Chaos

            January 22, 2015 at 14:27

            Glad I could help. πŸ˜›

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 14:29

            DOUBLE ENTENDRE FTW!

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:25

            Jy ken nog ni vry ni as jy nogie met jo niggie gevry het nie:-P

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:26

            Joh joh joh joh…… Heavy.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:29

            Lol are you doing it in a Zulu/Xhosa accent??

            Joh Joh Joh:-P

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:29

            Hoe weet jy sy niggie is vet?

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:30

            HAHAHAHA!!!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:32

            Bwahahahahaha

        • Quo Vadis?

          January 22, 2015 at 14:16

          Incest, the game the whole family can play… in Pretoria West πŸ˜€

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:17

            Haai sies dude, I really feel for the people living there πŸ™

            Some of them have it really hard

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:18

            Really “hard” would be a “under”statement

          • ToshZA

            January 22, 2015 at 14:18

            For their sisters, or their moms?

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:19

            I’m not mocking the poverty element. It is horrendous. I am mocking the “perceived” culture.

          • Anon A Mouse

            January 22, 2015 at 14:30

            Is that before or after they start kissing the sisters and nieces?

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:19

            Time to move then….. I mean no, stop it!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:20

            You hang around Trevor WAAAAAY too much.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:31

            Wait people in Pretoria really do that shit?!?!?

          • Lord Chaos

            January 22, 2015 at 14:33

            Planning on moving from Nam?

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:46

            LOL never, SA is gonna be the next Zimbabwe and Nam the next SA until the cycle repeats it self:-P
            Makes it seem like the reapers are a good idea:-D

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:36

            Wherever you find blue bull supporters, really. Delmas etc.

          • Lord Chaos

            January 22, 2015 at 14:37

            WHAHAHAHA. Winner

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:41

            Indeed, blue bull supporters are quite a weird breed
            #SharksFTW

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 14:41

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SHARKS! Oh wait… were you serious?

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:42

            He meant Lions. Forgive him his typo there πŸ˜‰

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 14:43

            It’s understandable.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:43

            You are a Lions supporter? THAT explains quite a bit about you

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:44

            Jhb – Lions. How hard is that to understand? LOL

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:44

            I stay in Pretoria and I do NOT support die flou bulle

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:45

            Who wants to support the bulls? Your counter argument is invalid ;P

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:55

            Ek skree vir die blou bulle, maar ek skree net lelike goed!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:56

            Ek ook!

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:47

            HAHAHAHAH!!!Wait…:-(…i am a Blue Bull:-(

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:52

            Shame man. Sorry to hear that!
            Answer the following questions:
            1) are you attracted to any family member within any degree of separation?
            2) do you believe Castle is the best beer ever?
            3) do you paint yourself blue for major sporting events?
            4) do you own Steve Hofmeyr albums?
            5) do you believe the whole bulls squad should be springboks?
            6) do you refer to your friends as “bra”?
            7) do you pronounce words ending with TH, such as “with” as “wiff”?
            8) do you own a double cab Hilux?
            9) if so, do you have ballas hanging from the back?

          • Admiral Chief

            January 22, 2015 at 14:55

            The sad thing is, those 9 points are the perfect test to determine Blue Bull zeffness

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:57

            Sadly, learnt from experience. They are just 60 km north of here, and clog our highways and offices everyday! That’s why I call them, the “tswane tsotsi’s” πŸ˜€

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:59

            LOL my brother went to Loftus, think i should ask him if he feels okey.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:59

            Zeff i bleed from my ears when i hear the Antwoords stuff

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 14:57

            1 HELL NO
            2 Tafel or Windhoek Lager
            3 NO
            4 I will buy a One Direction album before i touch steve stuff
            5 No i like players from the sharks and stormers all around and dont like Meyer
            6 tjoma of tjopa
            7 i speak perfect english
            8 no
            9 to common

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 14:59

            The good news is, you’re a blue bull supporter in recovery, or on the road to it. Stop supporting them now, dammit!

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 15:01

            LOL i rather game then watch rugby, its not the same sport anymore, and now with 2 refs even more so

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 15:01

            Maybe RyanZa should hop in and help he knows how to make people stop supporting something.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 15:02

            Get the Bulls a DRM???lol

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 22, 2015 at 15:03

            hahahahahahaha true.
            Don’t support the blue bulls, the rugby world cup is coming.

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 15:14

            *I speak perfect English.

          • Ghost In The Rift

            January 22, 2015 at 15:20

            LOL unfortunately i don’t type it as well as i speak it..:-(

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            January 22, 2015 at 15:27

            πŸ˜€

    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 22, 2015 at 14:15

      LOL that was Matt Damon that sang that song in the movie?

      Scotty doesn’t know!!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 22, 2015 at 14:20

        Yup

        Reply

        • HairyEwok

          January 22, 2015 at 14:23

          Woooow it’s the Damonator for real.

          Reply

        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 22, 2015 at 14:23

          I Freaking love that lol

          Reply

        • HairyEwok

          January 22, 2015 at 14:24

          What was the safe word again?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 22, 2015 at 14:26

            Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen
            *Had to Google

          • HairyEwok

            January 22, 2015 at 14:27

            Still can’t say it :/ That is the word of the day for sure.

    • Skyblue

      January 24, 2015 at 10:42

      One of the best cameo performances of all time.

      Reply

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    January 22, 2015 at 14:14

    I still want that absinthe they drank in the movie!!!

    Reply

  5. DrKiller

    January 22, 2015 at 14:28

    But does Scotty know?

    Reply

  6. Raptor Rants A Lot

    January 23, 2015 at 14:41

    Me scuuzy

    Reply

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