The countdown to “A Legendary Experience” for League of Legends is taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This Nexus event will take place on December 5, 6 and 7 of this year. The three-day event will feature six competitions, a festival, and a concert. With a cash prize pool of $2 million, fans and influencers are excited to participate. This sounds like a pretty big deal and something to get hyped about.
The competitions listed include:
- 5v5 Summoner’s Rift with a cash prize of $850,000
- 1v1 Competition with a cash prize of $100,000
- Teamfight Tactics with a cash prize of $100,000
- Cosplay with a cash prize of $200,000
The Game brackets for Summoner’s Rift goes as follows:
- Tournament format is Double elimination.
- All Stages Best of 1
- Semi Finals – Best of 3
- Losers Finals – Best of 3
- Finals – Best of 3
Influencer’s Tournaments include:
- 5v5 Summoner’s Rift with a cash prize of $650,000
- Teamfight Tactics Influencer with a cash prize of $100,000
Players who are looking to participate must be legal residents of one of the following countries:
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Unfortunately, professional players who are registered with The League of Legends Esports League-Recognized Contract Database are not allowed to be a part of any of the games.
But wait – there’s more!
There aren’t only competitions in this thrilling event. Riot Games will also provide 23 unique activities that truly give Nexus a fun festival-feel. These unique offers include:
- Merch Store
- Amumu’s Escape Room
- Piltover Laser Tag
- Shadow Isle Horror
- GangPlank’s Ship
- Runeterra Speed Race
- Zigg’s target practice
The “Nexus Park” Is considered to be a fun family experience, perfect for the everyday gamer or someone looking for a weekend getaway. This is an experience that League of Legends has never offered before. From mazes, target practices, and selfie booths – there is something here for everyone.
December 5th, 6th, and 7th in Riyadh: a Cosplay Contest open to all entries globally, a festival, and competitions for players who are residents of the Middle East and North Africa! $2,000,000 total prize pool with $200,000 for cosplay alone. https://t.co/GvLpAbMTRr pic.twitter.com/7hJtXHKESD
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) November 4, 2019
Of course, Riot Games brings out the music
In addition to all of the entertainment offered so far, Riot Games is also hosting an immersive concert with live music. The 3-layered lineup is detailed on their website and features iconic music from the world of League of Legends.
The opening ceremony starts at 7 PM on the first day of the event. Performers will include DJ Mako, The Crystal Method, and Jason Derulo.
The artists for the second concert are yet to be announced. This ceremony will also incorporate visual experiences – which seems to involve VR and other special effects.
Qualifiers for the tournaments had begun in November across the 13 MENA (Middle Eastern, North African) region. Although Riot Games have recently opened an office in Dubai, players of the MENA region still don’t have a proper server to play on. This causes high ping and lagged play times. But Riot Games appears committed to growing the region, stating in their 10th-anniversary announcement that League of Legends will support the Arabic language next year. This is a good step in accessibility for all players in the MENA region to enjoy the popular MOBA.
Finally, this event will be able to represent Saudi Arabia as a globally recognized entertainment destination. As it is part of the Riyadh Season, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority found Nexus as a great opportunity to immerse themselves in this rapidly growing industry.
Welcome to the team, @LoLArabia!
— Riot Games (@riotgames) October 16, 2019
You can view their countdown on their official Saudi Arabia website, which includes details on the mentioned events. Nexus is described to be a “celebration to remember through a unique and entertaining journey.”
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