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What to Watch: IEM Sao Paulo

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) heads to Sao Paulo, Brazil from January 31 to February 3 for its last stop before the IEM Season 7 Finals.

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) burst into action with the North American Qualifier, broadcast live from Los Angeles, California. Sixteen teams, some veterans and some dark horses, battled for five spots in the LCS.
In Season 3 we’re making some exciting renovations to ranked play. At the heart of the update is a new league system that provides more challenges for competitive players and a greater sense of progression for newcomers. You’ll find an overview of how they work in the infographic below.
The North American Qualifier is underway, ready to close the door on Pre-Season 3 and welcome the new League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).
Over the past few weeks, we had the chance to follow one of NA’s most prominent teams, Curse Gaming, and talk to them about their journey to qualify for Season 3.

The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) is about to begin!

Season 3’s Path to Pro rolled along last weekend with the top 32 ranked teams in Europe and North America competing in do-or-die online qualifiers for the chance to go pro.

OGN League of Legends Champions

OGN LoL Champions, Korea’s most-watched eSports tournament, hosted by OnGameNet, is back this winter with more competitive League of Legends action. Twelve teams battle throughout OGN’s Champions Winter 2012 – 2013 season for their share of more than $240,000 and glory as the newest OGN League of Legends Champions.

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Cologne is underway just in time for an early holiday dose of League of Legends competition.

What to Watch: IEM Cologne

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) closes out the year in dramatic-fashion with the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) in Cologne, Germany from December 14 through December 16. Eight teams from Korea and Europe will compete for $50,000 in prizes and points to qualify for the upcoming IEM season finals at CeBIT 2013.