A city-vs-city battle is about to kick off in League of Legends through the second season of League of Legends City Champs, an online tournament that pits 12 participating North American cities against each other to decide which city will boast the title of City Champs for this season.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what it feels like to play in the big leagues in some fierce big-screen action, City Champs is the place for you, so long as you live near one of the major cities that are hosting the teams. Through the City Champs competition, players first play a series of games to qualify to be a part of their city’s teams, and after that, they take on opposing cities’ teams to see who will be crowned the champion.
For those players who are put off by their current rank and think that there’s no way they’d climb to the top of the City Champs competitions, don’t be dissuaded. After each player purchases a ticket for their qualifying matches, they’re put in a tier according to their League of Legends rank. You don’t even have to have an actual rank in-game to participate either, all you have to do is have a level 30 account, and you’ll be matched with opponents that are at your skill level. After playing your qualifying matches, the top players from each tier’s leaderboards are selected to be a part of their city’s teams.
And if you’re looking for a bit more than just bragging rights as a reward, they’ve got you covered there as well. The rewards for the competition include RP prizes for the first through fourth place teams and a City Champs trophy and Triumphant Ryze skin for the first-place winners.
Below are the 12 participating cities:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
Each ticket for the qualifying matches will only run you $5 a piece, so it’s a pretty affordable opportunity to compete for your city. You can buy your tickets right here for the qualifiers that begin on July 21, and check out the video that’s included above for a more in-depth look at how League Of Legends City Champs works.