Know more about the League of Legends World Championship
If you are a fan of esports, you have probably heard of the League of Legends World Championship which is also commonly known as Worlds. It is an annual professional esports championship tournament founded by Riot Games in 2011.
Aside from the 70-pound champion title also called Summoner’s Cup, the winning team gets to win millions of dollars depending on the season’s pool prize. The league is also recognized for its emotional and dramatic nature.
With the continuous popularity of the league, League of Legends betting was introduced. It is even included in the list of sportsbet markets together with traditional sports such as basketball and football.
The tournament is held across major countries and regions every year. Even so, South Korea’s T1 is among the successful teams for winning three world championships (2013, 2015, and 2016).
LoL’s community is bigger than you could ever imagine. On average, a championship has more than 22 million viewers across different streaming platforms. It might be impossible to believe but there are more than 99.6 million viewers during the championship in 2018. According to some experts, the number will continue to increase along with the popularity of esports.
Worlds’ top players
With the number of professional esports players, some took the spotlight and showcased their skills. These are:
Lee Sang Hyeok
Popularly known as Faker of T1, Lee is recognized for his high mechanical skill and the first player to score 1,000 and 2,000 kills. He is one of the two players who won the League of Legends Championship three times. In early 2020, Lee became a part-owner of T1 Entertainment & Sports.
Also known as Doublelift, he is a former LoL professional player who is now a streamer and content creator. He holds the most number of League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) in history and has represented North America in every All-Star tournament since 2013. He also played for Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, and Team SoloMid.
Commonly known as Perkz, he is currently the mid laner of Cloud 9 who holds the record of the most League of Legends European Championship (LEC) titles. He is also the 3rd player to score 1,000 kills in LEC. Believe it or not, he is a graduate of music school and plays the guitar.
Also known as Rekkles, he currently plays as the bot laner of G2 Esports and the first player to reach 2,000 kills in the LEC. He was a promising football player but injured his leg at the age of 14. Even though he is one of the top players in the industry, Larsson is an emotional player who sometimes cries on stage after an important game.
With the popularity of esports, there is no doubt that there are more esports professional players who will capture the hearts of esports enthusiasts. You might as well try League of Legends betting at your preferred sportsbet site and have a great time while watching.