Riot Games announces new challenger series in partnership with Coke Zero

Riot Games announces new challenger series in partnership with Coke Zero

We’re excited to announce the formation of a new challenger competition, in partnership with Coke Zero, that will run in tandem with the League Championship Series (LCS) when it resumes for the 2014 season in North America and Europe.

This series supports rising teams seeking entry into the NA and EU LCS. Amateur players aspiring to go pro will now compete in weekly matchups broadcasted live on lolesports.com to fans around the globe. The new programming complements the dramatic LCS season and gives viewers even more thrilling, competitive League play.

Running in parallel with the LCS season, the challenger series pits top-ranked teams from the Ranked 5s Challenger Tier against one another. At the conclusion of the series, the highest placed teams will join us live to play in a championship tournament for a shot at the LCS.

We’re looking forward to shining a spotlight on the next generation of elite players as they fight to break into the pro scene. Get ready to climb the Ranked 5s ladder when the 2014 season kicks off and stay tuned for more news on the challenger series.