SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of its inaugural League of Legends City Champs season, Super League Gaming today announced the launch of eight additional city teams for the game, and the first-ever city versus city Minecraft City Champs tournament offering. Local gamers can now gather together in movie theatres to compete for their City while playing two of the world's most popular games.
"The first League of Legends City Champs showed how intense local pride can be in gaming, and we want to bring that intensity to even more players across America," said Ann Hand, CEO of Super League Gaming. "Adding a Minecraft tournament alongside League of Legends and expanding the number of cities are our next steps to bringing the big screen gaming experience to everyone."
League of Legends City Champs was the first esports competition featuring regional teams competing against each other, with the Chicago Force taking the championship over the Dallas Dynamite, Los Angeles Shockwaves and Miami Menace. Season two sees City Champs expand from four teams to twelve with the addition of: the Boston Revolt, Denver Drakes, Houston Blast, Las Vegas Wildcards, New York Fury, Phoenix Blaze, San Francisco Radicals and Seattle Surge. Qualifiers for both League of Legends and Minecraft City Champs will begin in Spring. For more information about Super League and City Champs, please visit www.superleague.com.
Minecraft City Champs adds a new dimension to SLG's existing Minecraft competition, by rallying players around their hometowns. Designed for players 17 and under who are interested in competing for their city, Minecraft City Champs features teams playing against each other in seven custom Minecraft games that will test players' strategic and creative skills. Players interested in learning more about Minecraft City Champs can visit: www.superleague.com.
About Super League Gaming Super League Gaming's mission is to give gamers an entirely new way to enjoy the games they love. The Santa Monica-based company cut its teeth producing hyper-competitive Minecraft events nationwide, an event series that continues to grow. Never content thinking small, Super League Gaming goes big. Their competitions begin online staying true to their mission to "leave no gamer behind" and culminate in live events that heighten the gameplay and camaraderie. All the action is broadcast on big screens and bolstered with thundering sound systems. In partnership with Riot Games, Super League Gaming is now readying City Champs and City Rec, which offer players new ways to compete, learn, and socialize while playing the game they love, League of Legends.