League of Legends $5M Season Two Circuit Details

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Riot Games, developer and publisher of the acclaimed online game League of Legends, today announced the structure of the title’s second competitive season, which – as previously revealed – features an unprecedented five million dollar prize pool.league of legends Season 2

Teams will earn points in the Season Two Circuit by competing in high-profile tournaments from top eSports organizers, including Major League Gaming, the Electronic Sports League, IGN Pro League and others. At the end of the season, the teams that have accrued the most Circuit Points will do battle for the right to take on the world at the League of Legends Season Two Championship. There they will compete against the best teams from all regions, including North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China for a prize purse worth millions of dollars!

A video featuring Riot President Marc Merrill and eSports Manager Matt Marcou discussing the Season Two Circuit:

In addition, Riot today announced the debut of their highly anticipated Spectator Mode, in the form of a limited beta. Spectator Mode will be available in custom games during designated testing periods over the coming days as Riot prepares for full launch of the feature.

League of Legends Spectator Mode

We are also pleased to announce that the first public release of our highly anticipated Spectator Mode is now in limited beta. Previously limited to use only on our tournament realm, you will now be able to select this option to spectate a game during designated testing periods. As with our previous limited beta releases, Spectator Mode will become fully available as soon as we are comfortable with its performance.

As a spectator, you’ll be able to jump to the perspective of either team, following the action as they see it. You can even opt to remove the fog of war altogether for a truly global view of the battlefield. Additionally the spectator will be able to quickly and easily reference information on either team such as in-game stats, item builds, gold totals, and ability cooldowns.

While it is currently only available in Custom Games, remember that, like all things League of Legends, there are still plenty of updates to come. Stay tuned for more news on Spectator Mode in future patches.

Spectator mode can be an excellent tool for those players interested in learning more of the nuances of League of Legends gameplay, or for shoutcasters interested in commentating on competitive play. If you are interested in spectating games, you should pay a visit to the Spectator Mode FAQ to learn more about this exciting new feature.

This new feature is the first of many that will be forthcoming as we approach Season Two. Stay tuned for more information on this and other highly anticipated updates!

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