NZ eSports live on Twitch and SKY Sport 3 kicks off

Press Release –

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS PREMIERSHIP 2016, Australasia’s home of eSports is bringing competitive gaming to New Zealand with the New Zealand Gaming Championships (NZGC) League of Legends Premiership 2016 in association with Logitech and Twitch.

From September 3rd eSports fans can follow their favourite players and teams in a six-team, six-week tournament that culminates in a live Grand Final spectacular at MOTAT’s Idea Collective onWednesday October 12th.

2015 Champions ‘Villains’ will take on five new qualifying teams – Decode, Tiger Eye, 2EZ Gaming, Team D.N.A., and King V – with the winning team heading on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the League of Legends World Finals in Los Angeles. spokesperson Duane Mutu says; “Villains have set the benchmark for total professionalism in eSports with an outstanding tournament winning record and exceptional playing roster. It will be exciting to watch our next top gaming teams trying to take them down live and SKY.”

Round-robin and playoff matches take place weekly online at www.letsplay.liveand on Saturday and Sunday nights from 7pmstarting September 3rd.

Then from Wednesday September 7th, coverage moves up a notch as the NZGC goes live in HD on Sky Sport 3 every week from 7pm.

Players will be flown from around the country to Auckland each week to face each other in the Hexedome – NZ’s first purpose-built eSports Arena. Each match is a best of three games with expert analysts and shoutcasters (commentators) educating and entertaining viewers in the fast-moving, high-energy world that is competitive gaming. breaks even more new ground when all roads lead to the live NZGC Grand Final event on October 12that The Idea Collective at MOTAT in Auckland. This is the chance for eSports fans to experience the magic in person with limited ticket sales available later this month.

NZGC President Dan Wrightson said, “Delivering the first live broadcast of eSports with SKY in December was just the beginning of something massive. Esports is growing like wildfire and the NZGC Premiership will introduce new teams, players and champions to fans in 2016.”

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