E-sports fans can watch the League of Legends Championship series live online and see which teams take home the EC LCS and NA LCS titles.
The finals for the spring playoffs will be held on Sunday, April 19. The EU LCS final will feature No. 5 Unicorns of Love taking on No. 2 Fnatic, with start time at 11 a.m. ET. In the NA LCS final, No. 1 Team Solomid will face off against No. 2 Cloud9, with the action starting at 3 p.m. ET.
For fans of League of Legends, the matches give fans a chance to see some of the best players in the world competing for the spring playoff title. But for those not quite as familiar with League of Legends or e-sports in general, it’s a great chance to become acquainted with one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. To get an idea of just how big it now is, the Season 3 world championship drew 32 million viewers worldwide.
“In case you’ve been living under a rock these past five years or simply keep anything related to esports off of your radar, League of Legends is one of the leading Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games, where two groups of players square off to vie for control of a map. The deepest part of the strategy comes from team makeup. League of Legends is home to dozens of “champions,” characters with various types of strengths and weaknesses geared toward helping out their teammates and earning a win. Finding the right mix of players who are skilled with the right mix of characters is half of the challenge. Teams that manage to pull that feat off well often put together the most entertaining runs, mixing and matching their abilities to utterly dominate the competition.”
There will be ample opportunities to watch the League of Legends championship matches live online. The game’s officials website offers live streaming video of all the matches.
Fans who want to watch the League of Legends championship matches but don’t feel like sitting in front of a computer can check out some of the live viewing parties. A number of bars and other venues across the United States will be offering live streaming video of all the action. A full list can be found here.