Article published on Monday, August 15th, 2011
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DUBLIN, IRELAND – Riot Games released the earliest information encircling the 2nd competitive season for the hit free to play MOBA game, League of Legends. Having a record breaking 5 million dollar prize pool, League of Legends Season 2 will be the next phase in what has now grown to be one of the largest eSports game titles ever.

League of Legends continues to be chosen by the best eSports coordinators across the world as being a highly regarded title: the Electronic Sports League (where League of Legends has become the official title in the Intel Extreme Masters Series), Major League Gaming, and also the World Cyber Games. Arranged to begin this fall, Season 2 will have a selection of on-going competitions, from huge professional competitions to open enrollment events every week, providing gamers plenty of chances to compete for his or her portion of this unrivaled 5 million dollar prize pool.

“Season One of League of Legends was a resounding success, with over 1.7 million viewers tuning in to our first-ever championships,” said Marc Merrill, president of Riot Games and executive producer on League of Legends. “The competitive scene in League of Legends has grown like wildfire, and the five million dollars in prize money on the line is a testament to how massive the scene has become and is just the first glimpse of what our players have in store for the upcoming season!”

“Competitive gaming is hard-coded in Riot’s DNA. It’s been thrilling to watch the level of competitive play that evolved in Season One!” said Brandon Beck, CEO of Riot Games. “Players will certainly step up their game in Season Two - so it’s only fair that we step up ours.”

League of Legends, Riot Games’ very first title, commemorated its 1st anniversary on Oct. 27, 2010. Ever since its release in North America and Europe, more than 15 million gamers have downloaded the online game to indulge in session-based, multiplayer matches to stop rival teams, with over 1.4 million participants relishing League of Legends every single day. Developed by an experienced development crew, League of Legends mixes components of the two competitive and strategy action genres. Together with the plans to kick off in China, Korea and other nations around the world in 2011, the League of Legends community firmly carries on.