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League Of Legends 2013 World Championship Inspires Anime Trailer
Tomorrow the 2013 League of Legends World Championship Finals will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. LoL fans probably don't need any additional reason to get excited for the match but just in case, Riot Games has released a snazzy anime trailer called "Road to the Cup."
In the trailer, top LoL teams have a big magical martial arts throw-down. Each possesses abilities based on a character from the game. For example, William "scarra" Li is wielding a cask of ale like Gragas the Rabble Rouser. Cloud 9's Will "Meteos" Hartman has jelly arms like Zac.
Whoever designed the trailer unfortunately guessed the finalists wrong. SK Telecom T1 and Royal Club, the two teams battling tomorrow night to become World Champions, aren't among the teams shown here. Still, it's an entertaining video that should totally become a Saturday morning cartoon.
Tomorrow's final will bring an end to Season 3 of the Championship Series. Season 3 began back in February with regular match-ups between the top regional teams. The field was eventually narrowed to 14 of the best teams, who have been battling it out since September 15th for a shot at the world championship.
Royal Club and SK Telecom T1 earned their spots in the finals by beating Fnatic and Najin Black Sword, respectively, in the semis. The teams will face off at 11pm ET tomorrow. The winning team will take home a $1 million purse. The runner-up will earn a prize of $250,000.
If you don't have tickets to attend the finals in person (they sold out in an hour), you'll still be able to watch. The match will be streamed live through lolesports.com. Over 8 million gamers across the world watched the Taiwanese team Taipei Assassins defeat Korea-based squad Azubu Frost in the finals last year. Some fans are organizing viewing parties for the finals as well. You can find a party near you with this interactive map.
I'm not knowledgeable enough about LoL or their competitive play to give some prediction on tomorrow's finals. In the videos below, though, you can find out what pros and fans think about the match-up. Azubu aims to provide lag-free streaming with clear-cut video streaming of League of Legends.
You can also tune into Azubu.tv, which is similar to Twitch, and check out the live-streams of the League of Legends championship series directly from the website.
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