Microsoft Enters New Partnership to Hold Weekly League of Legends Tournaments
Select Microsoft Stores around the world have joined hands with Asus and HyperX to host weekly local tournaments for League of Legends.
The competition invites everyone to take part and disregards skill level. Those interested must take note of two things. Firstly, players must compete on the hardware (Asus) and peripherals (HyperX) provided by the Microsoft Store. Secondly, players will have access to special tournament accounts that unlocks all content in League of Legends.
All valid participants will be given IP (in-game currency) and XP boosters for their personal accounts. Those who manage to be victorious in the tournament will be rewarded with RP (real-world currency), the rare Triumphant Ryze skin, mystery summoner icons, goodies from Asus, and more. There will also be special giveaways for the crowd.
According to the press release (via Slingshot Esports), players can sign up either individually or as a team to enter in a single-elimination bracket. The first in a series of weekly competitions will start this weekend. Registrations are on a first-come first-serve basis and can be done by visiting the nearest Microsoft Store location in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Puerto Rico.
Henrik “Froggen” Hansen and Brandon “Brandini” Chen from Echo Fox will be present at the Microsoft Store in Westfield Century City, Los Angeles, for a meet-and-greet with fans. It is unknown as to whether other store locations will also feature professional League of Legends players.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has not published a list of Microsoft Stores that are authorized to conduct these weekly tournaments. It falls to the players themselves to do the legwork.