MLG have revealed details of their upcoming League of Legends tournaments that will be making up part of their Winter Season Championship. The matches are broken up across two events. First off is the North American Summer Promotion Qualifier taking place in February which sees 16 teams competing for one of the four qualifying positions. Those four then win a place at the Pro Circuit Winter Championship taking place a month later in March.
Further details below the break.
Beginning on the 26 February, the North American Summer Promotion Qualifier is merely the qualifying heat for the big event taking place in March. 16 teams go head to head, whittled down after round after round of punishing League of Legends combat, until just four squads are left standing. I imagine there will be fistfights, tears, and more than a little blood. (Though these qualifying matches are played out online.)
But the qualifier is merely the appetiser to get our stomach rumbling for some true gamer on gamer action. The main course doesn't kick off till 15 March in Dallas, Texas. There the Pro Circuit Winter Championship sees the conclusion of the North American Summer Promotion Qualifier, the final four teams play-off for $30,000 in prizes with the first place team receiving $20,000 and a spot in the May Promotion Tournament into the LCS.
The Pro Circuit Winter Championship will also play host the International Exhibition Tournament, where four teams compete for $15,000, and the Season Three North American League Championship Series. If you're interested in attending the thing in person then tickets are on sale here. Though for those that can't make it to Dallas, the whole event is going to be being streamed live by MLG.
You can read up on the fine print of the event over here.
Expect our own Rob Zacny to be covering these matches within an inch of their lives.