The Heartland eSports Association is very excited to announce our first open tournament for the ever-popular League of Legends. The tournament will be held online, between the dates of Sept 14-16, 2012 and registration closes Sept 11, 2012. Teams of five will face off in a single elimination bracket in best-of-three format. All games will be played on Summoner’s Rift. Registration is $25 per team and only complete teams of 5 may register. Select matches throughout the tournament will be streamed with commentary via Twitch.TV, including the Semi-Finals, Grand Finals, and 3rd-place Match.
When and Where?
The tournament will take place Sept 14-16, 2012. Matches will start at 6:00 PM CST sharp on each night, and continue through the night until all scheduled matches have been played. The following is a tentative schedule for each night. Note that this is subject to change as the dates draw closer.
September 14 – Round 1 and Round 2
September 15 - Round 3 and Semi-Finals
September 16 - 3rd Place Match and Grand Finals
All matches will be played online via Riot’s PVP.net service.
REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE!
What are the prizes?
First Place – Team: $200 cash: $20 RP and Triumphant Ryze skin per player.
Second Place – Team: $125 cash; $15 RP per player
Third Place – Team: $75 cash; $10 RP per player.
Fourth Place – $5 RP per player
Riot Point prizes will be given to the 5 starting players on each team only; cash is given to the team at large to dispense as they see fit. Thanks to Riot for supplying the Riot Point contributions to the prize pool.
These prizes are base off an estimated 16 teams participating and are subject to increase depending upon registration numbers and pending sponsorships. Specifically, if 24 teams register, monetary prizes for each place in increase 1.5x, if 32 teams register they will be increase 2x. Registered participants will be notified of changes via email and updates will be made to this site as needed.
Who can participate?
Anyone with a LoL account in the NA region can participate, provided they register on a complete team of five. Teams must register online by September 11, 2012, 6:00 PM CST. Registration is $25 per team and only complete teams of 5 may register.
REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE!
What are the rules and match format?
Registered teams will face off in a randomly seeded, single-elimination bracket. All matches throughout the tournament will all be best-of-three. All matches will be played on Summoner’s Rift, with tournament draft mode champion selection. At present, there are no official bans on champion selection, other than the three bans each team is allowed under normal draft-pick settings.
Matches are to be played at the assigned times. Official match times will be announced at a future date before the event and players will be notified via email. Upon registration, each team may designate up to 3 players to occupy their bench; these players may be substituted into games at any point in the tournament at each team’s discretion. If a team cannot make assemble five players within 15 min of the assigned match time, they will forfeit the match and the offending team will receive a Technical Foul (see our General Event Rules).
Disclaimer: If fewer than 8 teams register, we will refund all registrations and cancel the event.