The 2013 League of Legends All-Star Event begins this week at the spectacular Shanghai Grand Stage in China.
Featuring 25 of the best players from around the globe, a tournament with World Championship implications and an exclusive skills competition, the All-Star Event promises three days of non-stop action from May 24 to 26.
Meet the players and the teams
OGN Champions (Korea):
Tencent LoL Pro League (China):
Garena Premier League (South-East Asia):
The five regional teams face off in a three-stage elimination battle. South-East Asia earned a bye into the second round with their region's victory in the Season 2 World Championship.
Round one features two matches:
The winner of Match 1 will meet South-East Asia in the second round, while the losing teams in the first round fight to face the winner of Match 2.
All-Star Skills Competition
League of Legends is a team game played by individuals. For the first time, the All-Star Event features a showdown between players of the game's five primary roles. With a custom map and victory conditions for both 1v1 and 2v2 duels, the All-Star Skills Competition ratchets up the tension and delivers the drama.
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Winning the All-Star Tournament earns the victorious region an additional spot at the season-ending World Championship, increasing their odds to take home grand prize money and the Summoner's Cup. The top four teams at the All-Star Tournament claim a bye and seeding into the elimination rounds at the World Championship; the last place region loses that bye and teams reaching the World Championship from that region will slug it out in the group stages.
Catch all of the high-stakes action from Shanghai starting Friday, May 24. Head here for more about the All-Star Event from the home of League of Legends esports, www.lolesports.com.