After today's patch from Riot, the LoL servers went down. Currently, servers are still down and according to Riot, they are working on it. Riot has tried to support us with Tournament Realm access, however... Tournament Realm clients from Riot for LoL did not crash (matches are still going), but the spectator feature of the TR client is not working (bug in the spectator feature), which caused the caster client to crash. Therefore, the current matches being played are not properly streamed. Hope this clears things up. We'll keep you guys updated.
The MOBA scene has recently exploded within the esports world, and the game leading the pack is Riot's League of Legends. Known for its fast paced gameplay and teamwork oriented battles, League is sure to be a crowd favorite. Sporting eight of the world’s best teams, the GESL is guaranteed to have some amazing matches. Arranged into groups for pool play and then seeded into a single elimination bracket, teams will have to be on the top of their game throughout the event to take the top spot. In addition to the teams, there will also be casters on-site to capture every play and decision for the audience.
Spectators who are lucky enough to make it in person will have the chance to mingle with the pros, get autographs, and take pictures. Those of you viewing the stream will be pleased to know we have thought of you as well. Games will be casted in crystal clear HD, all for free. All you need to do is relax, grab a drink and some snacks, and enjoy the matches from the comfort of your home. Whether you're a veteran player or just getting into the game, we're sure to have something you'll like.
There really is no need to introduce a game like StarCraft 2. The rightful heir to the RTS empire is here, no esports event is complete without it. We've managed to grab 24 of the best players in the scene and are putting their skills to the test. GESL will feature a hybrid format with group play leading to a single elimination bracket that ensures each game is intense and meaningful.
There is also a little twist for the players; they won't know which group they're in till the day of. That’s right, for the first time, outside of the GSL, there will be live group drawings on stage.
Aside from great games you can also expect plenty of time with the pros for meet-and-greet, pictures, and signings; bringing you closer to the player is our goal. There will also be great casters throughout the event to make your viewing experience that much better as well as some very awesome personalities from the StarCraft community. If by chance you can't make it live don't fret, the event will be broadcast in HD 100% free so you can enjoy the matches no matter where you are. We would also like to announce that there will be in game player cams for each competitor, in addition to the caster stream. We're brining you the fix for all your StarCraft needs.
StarCraft II and League of Legends pros battle live at Cal Poly Pomona for their share of a $21,000 prize pool in the Gigabyte eSports LAN. Taking place the weekend of June 15th-17th the competition will draw hundreds of fans to the live event and tens of thousands of additional spectators on the live HD Broadcast.
In this invitation-only event, 24 Starcraft II players and 8 League of Legends teams will battle throughout the weekend culminating Sunday to crown the Starcraft II champion and top League of Legends team.
The GIGABYTE eSports LAN will feature an array of groundbreaking improvements to enhance the spectating experience both in person and online. Among the enhancements will be live, onstage group drawings for Starcraft II and a live picking and banning room for League of Legends. A dedicated media room for interviews prior to and following matches will allow greater access to players and a higher level of interaction between the gaming pros and their fans.
GESL is brought to you by one of the world’s largest motherboard and video card manufacturers, GIGABYTE™, in conjunction with SoCal LANFest sponsored by Intel®.
Champion $6000 2nd $3000 3rd $1000
LoL Prize Pool
Two groups of four teams.
Best of 1 (BO1) round-robin
All eight teams will be seeded into the bracket according to Group Stage results
Best of one(1) matches
Grand Finals and third place match will be best of three(3)
Whether you’re there to watch professional gamers duke it out or to hang out with eSports friends, the GESL will be a great time. We believe in providing spectators with a great experience and are doing everything we can to make it a fun filled weekend. We hope that you will come down to Cal Poly Pomona and join us for a weekend of esports epicness, SoCal style!
Planned Fan Activities
Player meet and greets
Question and answer panels
Friday live group drawing
Saturday and Sunday pre-show
Raffles and contests
Over $20,000 in product giveaways by GIGABYTE and our other sponsors including 3 full system giveaway
Ontario International Airport (22 minutes away)
John Wayne International Airport (35 minutes away)
Los Angeles International Airport (40 minutes away)
Burbank 'Bob Hope' Airport (40 minutes away)
Located adjecent to Cal Poly Pomona campus, the Kellogg West Hotel is less than five minute walking distance from the venue. The hotel cost for attendees of the event is $79.99 per night For more information, please visit: http://www.kelloggwest.org/.
GIGABYTE Esports LAN and Intel LanFest will be located in the Bronco Student Center - BLDG 35. Parking Permits are $11 for 3 days.
Striking a balance between urban excitement and rural charm, Cal Poly Pomona is nestled in 1,438 rolling acres on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County. As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. Cal Poly Pomona is located near the 10, 57, and 60 freeways.
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Bwiggly United States. May 09 2012 08:35. Posts 141
Absolute Legends.NA steps back, GESL takes a Dirtnap
The GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN is happy to announce that Dirtnap Gaming will fill the final spot in the 8 team, $10,000 invitational tournament taking place June 15-17th at Cal Poly Pomona in Southern California.
Dirtnap Gaming: Formed in November of 2011, this strong roster is comprised of a group of friends local to Southern California. Recently crowned victors of the MSI BattleGround Tournament, they are an up-and-coming team with a lot to prove.
PawnGypsy - Top
Flappy BearFish - AP
LovelyChris - Jungler
LoopyNess - Support
RagingKenny - AD
SmaCkexe, Dirtnap's Founder/Owner, said this about the event:
When I first read the email I shook with excitement. And now 12 hours later I am still excited beyond belief. I am ready to see what our team can do against the top tier teams. I have a tremendous amount of faith in our team. Its great to see all the hard work finally paying off with this wonderful opportunity. BE READY! WE COMIN!
Statement from Absolute Legends.NA regarding their withdrawl from GESL:
We thank the GESL for the opportunity and invitation to this wonderful event. We were looking forward to meeting the fans of Absolute Legends and the fans of League of Legends in general at GESL. Absolute Legends NA cannot attend due to travel restrictions of two members. We apologize for this. Look forward to seeing us at our next LAN event or next online tournament
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