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[Riot]League of Legends Season Two to Feature a $5 million Prize Pool

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Summoners!

With League of Legends fans setting viewership records in the Western world for the League of Legends Season One Championship, we're as excited as you are to kick Season Two off in style. As you've helped us become one of the most popular online titles to date, we thought it was only appropriate that League of Legends Season Two should boast the largest prize pool in eSports.

The League of Legends Season Two prize pool will feature a record setting $5 million prize pool!
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Uh, whoa. Certainly seems like they are trying to take some thunder away from Valves "The Internationals" $1 million tourney that is starting August 17th. I'm not a LoL player and I had no idea they had this much cash to throw at a season, quite impressive.

Edit - One major difference is that Riot's $5 million prize pool is for an entire season as compared to Valve's $1 million 5-day tourney. Still pretty crazy. Anyone know how long a LoL seasons are?
Edited by Zulli85 - 8/15/11 at 2:47pm
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http://www.gamersdailynews.com/story...5-Million.html

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Riot Games today announced the first details surrounding the second competitive season for its hit multiplayer online battle arena game, League of Legends. With a record-setting five million dollar prize pool, League of Legends Season Two will mark the next step in what has already become one of the biggest eSports titles in history.
Zulli's was a tiny bit before yours, but basically the same time. -kingsnake2
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http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...wo-equals.html

Posted it as well, need to delete one please mods.
We both posted at like the same exact time.
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That's the total prize pool for all of their various tournaments held throughout Season 2.

Looking like Riot is desperately trying to hold off Valve because they know their game will not be able to compete once DOTA2 is released.
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Looking like Riot is desperately trying to hold off Valve because they know their game will not be able to compete once DOTA2 is released.
Please, please, please, stop spouting this nonsense.
Yes, they are similar games
No, they are not the same game

DotA2 is exactly that, DotA redone, and that is why I will not be playing it. I do not want DotA. To the average player they are the same game, but mechanics are very very different in the two games.

I am sure that LoL will loose players over to DotA, but LoL isn't going anywhere.
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How can they put a lump sum of that amout on something soo buggy!?
I guess Valve have scared them.
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How can they put a lump sum of that amout on something soo buggy!?
I guess Valve have scared them.
Buggy? I guess yes if you mean the occasional queue and matchmaking issue, but the actual gameplay is polished to Blizzard levels.
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I never knew LoL was so popular. I always thought it to be a poor man's HON. Maybe I should try it sometime.
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At any rate this can't help but be good news for the fans of the 'defense of the ancients' action rts genre so... nice.

The more alternatives players have (not to mention free ones like LOL) the better.
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