Dabe Alan

$2 million in prizes, millions of viewers, and a packed house: the LoL Championship in pictures

$2 million in prizes, millions of viewers, and a packed house: the LoL Championship in pictures

Riot Games has done it. Only a month ago I was surrounded by thousands of eSports fans cheering for their favorite teams and players onstage at Valve's DOTA 2 International. The energy was incredible. I told myself that there was no way that it could be outdone so soon, but Riot has proved me wrong. While the championships hit some rough patches in recent days, the massive World Championship event put all the fears of cheating and poor management to rest with an event that proved that League of Legends may soon be a legitimate spectator sport in North America.