League of Legends tournament coming to 2020 Grey Cup Festival

League of Legends

Another champion will be decided when the Grey Cup comes to Regina in November.

For the first time ever in Canada, there will be a League of Legends National ESports Tournament held as part of the Grey Cup Festival.

League of Legends is the largest and most popular Esports game in the world, featuring a 5v5 Multiplayer Online Battle Arena in which players (individual or teams) compete in matches, working together to destroy the core structure on the enemies’ base after bypassing and destroying a line of defence.

“Technology is a huge focus for us as we plan the 2020 Grey Cup Festival,” said Grey Cup Festival Executive Director Mike Edwards in a release.

“League of Legends is the largest and most popular Esports game in the world. The tournament will help engage a new generation of fans with the Festival that may not have attended before.”

Teams from across the country will compete in four online qualifiers in the seven months leading up to the in-person tournament. Winners will compete in the live finals during Grey Cup week on the Festival site.

The tournament comes with a $50,000 prize pool, the biggest purse in Canadian history for a League of Legends Tournament.