COG Prime scoops $1.3m Smite World Championship win

The winners of the first ever Smite World Championships have been crowned, with American team COG Prime scooping the $1.3m prize. The US team bettered European rivals Titan in the final, although the losers still pocketed $522,452 thanks to the colossal $2.5m prize pool developer Hi-Rez Studios had previously raised …

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US universities are offering League of Legends scholarships

The University of Pikeville in Kentucky is offering 20 scholarships for top League of Legends players this autumn. PC Gamer reports that Pikeville isn’t the first to offer this – Chicago institution Robert Morris did the same last year. An extensive college network, called the Collegiate StarLeague, is already established …

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27m viewers watched the 2014 League of Legends final

Riot has revealed that 27m unique viewers streamed coverage of the League of Legends 2014 Finals. Over 100 hours of live content in 19 languages was broadcast by 40 partners throughout the event’s 15 days, racking up 288m cumulative daily unique page impressions and 179m hours of watched eSport. The …

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