Season3 EU takes place in Cologne
Riot Games and Turtle Entertainment, the company behind ESL, announced the ESL Arena as the official place for the upcoming League of Legends Championship Series in Europe. Every match will be played in the newly built (and still not finally finished, from what the Vice President David 'affentod' Hiltscher said on Twitter) ESL Arena in the capital of German eSports: Cologne.
As already announced by Riot some weeks ago, the European matches of LCS will be played on Saturday and Sunday. Team Acer will be on court every weekend to bring you exclusive LCS live coverage, just like we did at the LCS EU Qualifier in Warsaw last weekend.
Statement from Dustin Beck, Vice President eSports of Riot:
"League of Legends fans have made it clear that they care about eSports, and so we’re committed to making Season 3 the best experience possible, both for the pros competing and for fans watching at home. ESL has years of experience producing amazing eSports events, and we’re looking forward to working with them to make the European LCS awesome. Their new ESL Arena will be an excellent home to the very best League of Legends players in Europe."
Statement from Ralf Reichert, Managing Director of TE:
"League of Legends has taken the eSports world by storm in record speed, with millions of enthusiastic players worldwide. Riot Games has high expectations of its own game as well as the professional tournaments. We are proud of the great trust Riot puts in us to celebrate the fascination with League of Legends at the highest level of gaming. We are looking forward to some unforgettable moments in the ESL Arena, our new eSports temple."
official announcement: turtle-entertainment.com