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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.


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).

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

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