Three and Ireland’s EStars League have teamed up to bring a massive League of Legends tournament to Ireland, with a winning prize of €20,000 and a trip to Las Vegas.
The tournament began in March 2018 and the eight teams are currently battling it out to claim places in the live semi-finals and grand final which takes place in the 3Arena on Sunday, 13th May 2018.
Current league matches are played on a moving esports bus, dubbed Big Betty (the world's first), which sets up shop at a different location around the country for matches.
Check out the and . If you can't get to the final, all the current matches and the live final games are being streamed on Twitch.
League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world, with over 100 million players per month and a thriving competitive scene around the world. The 2017 World Championship had 60 million unique viewers and a total prize pool of over $4 million.
Commenting on the Three Ireland EStars League, Karl Donnelly, Head of Sponsorship, Three said, “We are delighted to announce this sponsorship of the EStars League which will deliver a really unique experience."
Mags Byrne, MD, Ireland’s EStars added, “Three is a forward thinking, innovative brand and we are delighted with this partnership, bringing the first major esports tournament to Ireland. The Three Ireland’s EStars League provides a platform where competitors can test their mettle, and the final at the 3Arena will provide Ireland’s newest breed of esport champions the platform and opportunity to shine.”