Coming on the heels of Dota 2‘s annual International tournament being broadcasted on ESPN3 this summer, League of Legends will also have its World Championship final on the digital channel.
ESPN and Riot Games have agreed to distribute the League of Legends World Championship final that features the teams Samsung White and Star Horn Royal Club clashing for the Summoners Cup live on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2:30 a.m. (late Saturday at 11:30 p.m. PT). ESPN will also integrate video highlights from throughout the competition across its various digital platforms leading up to the event. The World Championship will be held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in South Korea in front of a sold out crowd of over 40,000 fans. The popular band Imagine Dragons will also make an apperance, performing their hit new song “Warriors” during the broadcast.
It’s pretty incredible to see ESPN broadcast video game events as things like eSports continue to grow rapidly in popularity, even if the network doesn’t quite consider it a real sport. You can checkout the the big final series on ESPN3 at WatchESPN.com, on mobile devices on the WatchESPN app and by streaming it through several devices to your televsion.