Top 4 LoL leagues you should bet on
There is no doubt that League of Legends (LoL) is one of the most popular video games since it was released in 2009. It is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) developed and published by Riot Games. LoL is highly inspired by Defense of the Ancients, a custom map for Warcraft III.
LoL is played by two teams of five players in a player vs player (PvP) combat. Each player controls a character called ‘champion’ equipped with different styles of play and unique abilities. During the match, the champions get more powerful by earning gold, collecting experience points, and purchasing items. The game’s main mode, Summoner’s Rift, is played by pushing through the enemy’s base and destroying their ‘Nexus’. It is a large tower that serves as the base of each team.
With its popularity, the game is widely regarded as the world’s largest esports with a total of 12 leagues in the international scene. This is also one of the reasons why there is a huge League of Legends betting community in the online sportsbet scene. To give you an idea, here are some of the top LoL leagues you should know:
League of Legends World Championship
Popularly known as Worlds, it is an annual professional League of Legends world championship tournament hosted by Riot Games. This league is also considered the world’s most-watched and prestigious tournament. According to some experts, there is a huge possibility for the Worlds to be included in the Olympics in the near future.
League of Legends Pro League
The League of Legends Pro League (LPL) is a top-level professional league for LoL in China with a total prize pool of ¥2,350,000. The top three finishers of the tournament will receive automatic bids to the League of Legends World Championship.
The format of the league is patterned after the League of Legends Champions Korea. Since 2019, LPL has had two seasons: regular and the playoffs. In the regular season, all of the 16 teams compete in one group in a single round-robin format. On the other hand, the top eight teams will advance to the playoffs with all of the matches played in a best-of-five format.
League of Legend Champions Korea
The League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) is the primary competition of LoL in South Korea with two seasons per year and is also the golden ticket for the annual Worlds. The LCK is regarded as one of the strongest LoL leagues in the world. In fact, there are two seasons wherein no team was hailed as the champions. These are during the 2013 and 2018 seasons.
League of Legends European Championship
Also known as LEC, it is a tournament played during the spring and summer in a round-robin format. The top-performing teams will automatically qualify for the League of Legends World Championship. The LEC is also known as Europe’s highest-level LoL tournament.
With the success and popularity of LEC, the French State unanimously adopted the last version of the Numeric Law wherein it improves the visa process for LEC players and esports athletes in general. It also provides a legal framework for esports contracts with mechanisms to ensure the payment of cash prizes.
The privilege and support given to the esports players are among the reasons why the League of Legends betting community is continuously growing. Well, you might wager on your sportsbet favourites and have a great time!